HALL OF CHAMPIONS

Wild Again

  • Jockey
    P. Day
  • Trainer
    V. Timphony
  • Owner
    Black Chip Stable
  • Breeder
    W. Paul Little
  • Sire
    Icecapade
  • Dam
    Bushel-n-Peck

Black Chip Stable’s 4-year-old colt Wild Again was a game winner in a wild climax to the first Breeders’ Cup Classic at Hollywood Park as he bravely held off a furious challenge from Preakness hero Gate Dancer to score by a head under jockey Pat Day. Gate Dancer was subsequently disqualified by the stewards and placed third for repeatedly brushing with favorite Slew O’ Gold in the stretch. Purchased as a yearling for a modest $35,000 by Black Chip Stable owner Bill Allen, Wild Again was easily the best horse trained by Vincent Timphony. Remarkably, Wild Again’s owners had paid a daunting supplementary fee of $360,000 just for the colt to have a chance to run in the race as a 31-to-1 longshot after having finished third in an allowance race on turf at Bay Meadows just two weeks before. Wild Again did have previously established credentials winning the Meadowlands Cup by six lengths at the 1 1/4 miles distance of the Classic in his previous start.

Previous Races

ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
October 19, 1985Meadowlands Cup H.MEADOWLANDS12
October 07, 1985 BELMONT PARK 2
August 23, 1985 SARATOGA 8
July 24, 1985 BELMONT PARK 2
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 10, 1984Breeders' Cup ClassicHOLLYWOOD PARK11
October 29, 1984 BAY MEADOWS 3
September 03, 1984Meadowlands CupMEADOWLANDS11
August 18, 1984Monmouth H.MONMOUTH PARK14
August 11, 1984Arlington H.ARLINGTON16
July 28, 1984Ak-Sar-Ben Cornhusker H.AK-SAR-BEN23
July 04, 1984Suburban H.BELMONT PARK13
June 23, 1984 MONMOUTH PARK 2
May 14, 1984 BELMONT PARK 4
April 20, 1984Oaklawn H.OAKLAWN PARK21
April 07, 1984Razorback H.OAKLAWN PARK38
March 18, 1984New Orleans H.FAIR GROUNDS21
March 02, 1984 SANTA ANITA PARK 1
February 20, 1984 SANTA ANITA PARK 3
February 05, 1984 SANTA ANITA PARK 1
January 21, 1984 SANTA ANITA PARK 4
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
December 22, 1983 HOLLYWOOD PARK 7
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
October 30, 1982Norfolk S.SANTA ANITA PARK19
October 20, 1982El Rio Rey S.SANTA ANITA PARK 2
October 02, 1982 LOUISIANA DOWNS 2
September 06, 1982Lafayette FuturityEVANGELINE DOWNS 4
August 27, 1982 EVANGELINE DOWNS 1
August 20, 1982 LOUISIANA DOWNS 1
August 06, 1982 LOUISIANA DOWNS 2