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Midshipman

Midshipman

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
G. Gomez
Trainer: 
B. Baffert
Owner: 
Darley Stable
Breeder: 
Stonerside Stable

Despite a second-place finish in the Norfolk Stakes at Santa Anita in late September, Darley Stable privately purchased Midshipman from Stonerside Stable, and the son of Unbridled’s Song paid quick dividends by winning the 2008 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile less than a month later. Among his victims that afternoon at Santa Anita was future Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, who finished last of 12 in the field. Midshipman dueled with lukewarm favorite Square Eddie before finally shaking that one off and pulling away to a1 1/4-length score. He covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:40.95 under Garrett Gomez as the $3.60-1 second choice in the field of 12 for trainer Bob Baffert.

Midshipman would go on to win the Eclipse Award as top 2-Year-old Male, but a soft tissue injury kept him out of the Triple Crown the following spring. He recovered to finish third in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile the next fall before eventually being retired to stud by Darley in 2010 with five wins from eight career starts.

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Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2008 Bessemer Trust Juvenile

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Midshipman
Unbridled's Song
Unbridled
Fappiano
Gana Facil
Trolley Song
Caro (IRE)
Lucky Spell
Fleet Lady
Avenue of Flags
Seattle Slew
Beautiful Glass
Dear Mimi
Roberto
Carnival Princess

Career Highlights

March 26, 2006
Born in Kentucky.
October 25, 2008
Won Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita.
September 8, 2010
Retired to Darley Stud.
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
March 26, 2006
Born in Kentucky.

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