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Desert Code

Desert Code

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
R. Migliore
Trainer: 
D. Hofmans
Owner: 
Tarabilla Farms, Inc
Breeder: 
Classic Star

It took jockey Richard Migliore more than two decades to get his first Breeders’ Cup victory, but it couldn’t have come in much more dramatic fashion. Sitting 10th entering the stretch, Migliore guided Desert Code to a scintillating come-from-behind victory over Diabolical by a half-length over Santa Anita’s hillside turf course for one of the biggest upsets in Breeders’ Cup history in the first-ever Juvenile Turf. Sent off at odds of $36.50-1 with only one victory on his resume from six career starts, the 4-year-old trained by David Hofmans provided the fifth-largest Cup winning mutual of $75 at the time of the victory. Desert Code covered the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:11.60 after the early leaders dueled into defeat with a 41.81-second half mile.

Desert Code would return to racing in 2009 for Susan Osborne’s Tarabilla Farms, but he was unable to duplicate his 2008 Turf Sprint win and finished 13th in the following edition. The son of E Dubai was retired to stud duty in California at Harris Farms in early 2010.

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  • 2008 Turf Sprint

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2008 Turf Sprint

Lifetime Stats

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Previous Races

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Pedigree

Desert Code
E Dubai
Mr. Prospector
Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Words of War
Lord At War (ARG)
Right Word
Chatta Code
Lost Code
Codex
Loss Or Gain
Chattahoochee
Mount Hagen (FR)
Georgia More

Career Highlights

May 23, 2004
Born in Kentucky.
October 25, 2008
Won Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint.
February 10, 2010
Retired to stud at Harris Farms.
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May 23, 2004
Born in Kentucky.

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