OwnerAugustin Stables (George Strawbridge Jr.)
BreederGeorge Strawbridge Jr.
Tikkanen, named by his owner, George Strawbridge, Jr., a Director of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, after the great Finnish hockey star Esa Tikkanen, had competed in top class company in Ireland, Italy, Germany and France before coming to the US late in his 3-year-old season of 1994. A gray son of 1985 Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Cozenne, Tikkanen showed that he liked his new surroundings by winning the grade 1Turf Classic at Belmont Park. Still, against a stellar field in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs, he was sent off at more than 16-1 for trainer John Pease. He was 14th and last through a half-mile, but moved boldly around horses leaving the final turn and was handled hard to the wire outfinishing French star Hatoof by 1 1/2 lengths.
|December 10, 1995||Hollywood Turf Cup S.||HOLLYWOOD PARK||1||7|
|October 07, 1995||Turf Classic Invitational S.||BELMONT PARK||1||6|
|September 16, 1995||Man o' War S.||BELMONT PARK||1||8|
|July 02, 1995||Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud||SAINT CLOUD||1||4|
|June 10, 1995||Vodafone Coronation Cup||EPSOM||1||4|
|May 05, 1995||Madagans Jockey Club S.||NEWMARKET||2||2|
|October 31, 1993||Criterium de Saint-Cloud||SAINT CLOUD||1||3|
|October 07, 1993||Prix de Saint-Pierre Azif||EVRY||1|