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Flat Out

The veteran campaigner Flat Out is always in a New York state of mind. The 7-year-old son of Flatter, who races for Art Preston and trainer Bill Mott, has never finished worse than third, all in graded stakes company, in nine starts at New York tracks. He will be hoping the third time is the charm when he ventures outside of his favorite state for the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park. Flat Out finished fifth in 2011 Classic at Churchill Downs and third in last year’s Classic at Santa Anita. Flat Out was a stakes winner early in his 3-year-old campaign and was briefly on the Triple Crown trail, but hoof problems that have plagued his career, followed by a shoulder injury, sent him to the sidelines for over 19 months. Returned to the races, he rebounded by capturing the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap in his first start in New York in July 2011 at Belmont Park. He went on to finish second in a pair of Grade 1 events at Saratoga, the Whitney Handicap and Woodward Stakes - the latter against eventual Horse of the Year Havre de Grace - before winning the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park. He followed a similar path in 2012, finishing second to eventual Breeders' Cup Classic winner Fort Larned in the Whitney before scoring a repeat victory in the Gold Cup. This season, Flat Out continues to be one of the top older horses in his favorite state, winning the Suburban in July.

Lifetime Stats

Earnings
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2018 Graded Stakes Points

Previous Races

ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 30, 2013Cigar Mile H.AQUEDUCT11
November 02, 2013Breeders' Cup ClassicSANTA ANITA PARK18
September 28, 2013Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational S.BELMONT PARK13
August 31, 2013Woodward S.SARATOGA12
July 06, 2013Suburban H.BELMONT PARK21
May 27, 2013Metropolitan H.BELMONT PARK13
April 27, 2013Westchester S.BELMONT PARK31
March 30, 2013New Orleans H.FAIR GROUNDS25
February 09, 2013Donn H.GULFSTREAM PARK14
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 03, 2012Breeders' Cup ClassicSANTA ANITA PARK13
September 29, 2012TVG Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational S.BELMONT PARK11
August 04, 2012Whitney Invitational H.SARATOGA13
July 07, 2012Monmouth Cup S.MONMOUTH PARK22
February 11, 2012Donn H.GULFSTREAM PARK15
January 14, 2012Ft. Lauderdale S.GULFSTREAM PARK312
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 25, 2011Clark H.CHURCHILL DOWNS13
November 05, 2011Breeders' Cup ClassicCHURCHILL DOWNS15
October 01, 2011Jockey Club Gold Cup S.BELMONT PARK11
September 03, 2011Woodward S.SARATOGA12
August 06, 2011Whitney Invitational H.SARATOGA12
July 02, 2011Suburban H.BELMONT PARK21
June 18, 2011Stephen Foster H.CHURCHILL DOWNS16
May 30, 2011Lone Star Park H.LONE STAR PARK32
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
December 05, 2010 FAIR GROUNDS 1
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
April 11, 2009Arkansas DerbyOAKLAWN PARK26
February 16, 2009Southwest S.OAKLAWN PARK34
January 19, 2009Smarty Jones S.OAKLAWN PARK 1
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
December 14, 2008 FAIR GROUNDS 1
November 08, 2008 CHURCHILL DOWNS 6