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Saint Liam

Saint Liam

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
J. Bailey
Trainer: 
R. Dutrow Jr.
Owner: 
Mr. & Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.
Breeder: 
Edward P. Evans

Many racing greats show brilliance early in their careers while others grow into their peak performances as they mature. With eventual Horse of the Year Saint Liam, it was the latter. He made nine starts as a 3-year-old and did not win a stakes race. His career began to blossom late in his 4-year-old season when he missed by a neck to eventual Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, while drifting out in the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes. Blinkers were added to his equipment and he lost only two races throughout the rest of his career. During the first half of 1995, Saint Liam scored Grade 1 victories in the Donn Handicap at Gulfstream and the Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs.

He entered the Classic with a powerful redemption win in the Woodward under new jockey Jerry Bailey. Despite breaking outward from post 12, he gained good position and swept four wide to win by a length over a stubborn Flower Alley to give Bailey his 15th Breeders’ Cup score.

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Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2005 Classic

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

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Pedigree

Saint Liam
Saint Ballado
Halo
Hail to Reason
Cosmah
Ballade
Herbager
Miss Swapsco
Quiet Dance
Quiet American
Fappiano
Demure
Misty Dancer
Lyphard
Flight Dancer

Career Highlights

March 28, 2003
Wins his first race in his second career start as a 3-year-old.
November 26, 2004
Wins his first graded victory in grade 2 Clark Handicap.
October 29, 2005
Wins Breeders’ Cup Classic, his final race.
January 16, 2006
Voted Eclipse Award for Older Male and 2005 Horse of the Year.
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
March 28, 2003
Wins his first race in his second career start as a 3-year-old.