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Wild Again

Wild Again

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
P. Day
Trainer: 
V. Timphony
Owner: 
Black Chip Stable
Breeder: 
W. Paul Little

Black Chip Stable’s 4-year-old colt Wild Again was a game winner in a wild climax to the first Breeders’ Cup Classic at Hollywood Park as he bravely held off a furious challenge from Preakness hero Gate Dancer to score by a head under jockey Pat Day. Gate Dancer was subsequently disqualified by the stewards and placed third for repeatedly brushing with favorite Slew O’ Gold in the stretch.

Purchased as a yearling for a modest $35,000 by Black Chip Stable owner Bill Allen, Wild Again was easily the best horse trained by Vincent Timphony. Remarkably, Wild Again’s owners had paid a daunting supplementary fee of $360,000 just for the colt to have a chance to run in the race as a 31-to-1 longshot after having finished third in an allowance race on turf at Bay Meadows just two weeks before. Wild Again did have previously established credentials winning the Meadowlands Cup by six lengths at the 1 1/4 miles distance of the Classic in his previous start.

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  • 1984 Classic

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

1984 Classic

Lifetime Stats

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Previous Races

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Pedigree

Wild Again
Icecapade
Nearctic
Nearco
Lady Angela
Shenanigans
Native Dancer
Bold Irish
Bushel-n-Peck
Khaled
Hyperion (GB)
Eclair
Dama (GB)
Dante (GB)
Clovelly (GB)

Career Highlights

August 2, 1982
Scored first career victory in second start at Louisiana Downs.
September 9, 1984
Won Meadowlands Cup by six lengths at 9-to-1 odds.
October 29, 1984
Finished third in one-mile turf race at Bay Meadows just two weeks before Breeders’ Cup.
1982
1983
1984
1985
August 2, 1982
Scored first career victory in second start at Louisiana Downs.