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Goldikova (IRE)

Goldikova (IRE)

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
O. Peslier
Trainer: 
F. Head
Owner: 
Wertheimer and Frere
Breeder: 
Wertheimer et Frere (IRE)

One of the greatest stars in Breeders’ Cup history made her first appearance against males in the 2008 Mile as a 3-year-old, and she quickly lived up to her European reviews. Goldikova, the magnificent Irish bred for owners Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, received a perfectly timed ride from Olivier Peslier and split horses in the stretch to outfinish defending champion Kip Deville by 1 1/4 lengths on the grass at Santa Anita.

Freddy Head, who won two Breeders’ Cup races as a jockey with another great filly miler named Miesque, won his first Cup start as a trainer with the $1.80-1 favorite Goldikova in the 25th edition of the $2 million race. The daughter of Anabaa covered the mile in 1:33,40 on the heels of a stunning victory at Longchamps in Paris in the Prix du Moulin in early September.

A 14-time Group 1 winner in her career, “Goldy” would return the Santa Anita the following year and repeated as the Mile winner. In 2010 at Churchill Downs, she made history by winning the Mile for an unprecedented third time. She tried for a “fourpeat” in 2011, but wound up third at Churchill Downs. Still, no other horse has ever won three Breeders’ Cup races.

Replay

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  • 2010 Mile
  • 2009 Mile
  • 2008 Mile

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2010 Mile
2009 Mile
2008 Mile

Lifetime Stats

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Previous Races

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Pedigree

Goldikova (IRE)
Anabaa
Danzig
Northern Dancer
Pas de Nom
Balbonella (FR)
Gay Mecene
Bamieres (FR)
Born Gold
Blushing Groom (FR)
Red God
Runaway Bride (GB)
Riviere D'or
Lyphard
Gold River (FR)

Career Highlights

March 15, 2005
Born in Ireland.
September 17, 2007
Won first race in career debut at Chantilly.
November 8, 2008
Won Breeders’ Cup Mile for the first time.
November 7, 2009
Won Breeders’ Cup Mile for the second time.
November 6, 2010
Won Breeders’ Cup Mile for record third consecutive time.
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2009
2010
2011
March 15, 2005
Born in Ireland.