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Fort Larned

Fort Larned

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
Brian Hernandez Jr
Trainer: 
Ian Wilkes
Owner: 
Janis R. Whitham
Breeder: 
Janis R. Whitham

Fort Larned solidified his status as one of the nation’s best horses with his hard fought triumph in the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park. The bay colt took the lead at the start but had to fend off rivals throughout to win by a half length. Fort Larned was rewarded with a winter vacation before returning to action in a most unusual way in the Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) in March.

When the starting gate opened, Fort Larned stumbled to the ground and his jockey, Brian Hernandez, tumbled off. Fort Larned scrambled to his feet and instinctively followed the other horses. He quickly scampered to the front, but unseated his rider Brian Hernandez. Fort Larned raced again the following month and was back in the winner’s circle in June, dominating the Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) at Churchill Downs.

Fort Larned, whose grandmother is two-time Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic winner Bayakoa, dabbled with turf racing before proving his talent on dirt in 2012. Four weeks after winning a stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, he climbed the class ladder to win the Skip Away Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park on March 31, 2012. In August, he finished fifth as the favorite in the Whitney Handicap at Saratoga Race Course.

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  • 2012 Classic

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2012 Classic

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Fort Larned
E Dubai
Mr. Prospector
Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Words of War
Lord At War (ARG)
Right Word
Arlucea
Broad Brush
Ack Ack
Hay Patcher
Bayakoa (ARG)
Consultant's Bid
Arlucea (ARG)

Career Highlights

April 14, 2008
Born
August 14, 2012
Wins Whitney Handicap at Saratoga
November 3, 2012
Wins Breeders' Cup Classic
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
April 14, 2008
Born

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