Fort Larned

  • Jockey
    Brian Hernandez Jr
  • Trainer
    Ian Wilkes
  • Owner
    Janis R. Whitham
  • Breeder
    Janis R. Whitham
  • Sire
    E Dubai
  • Dam

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.

Lifetime Stats

Breeders’ Cup Winner
2012 Classic
2018 Graded Stakes Points

Previous Races

November 02, 2013Breeders' Cup ClassicSANTA ANITA PARK14
September 28, 2013Homecoming Classic S.CHURCHILL DOWNS 1
August 03, 2013Whitney Invitational H.SARATOGA15
June 15, 2013Stephen Foster H. Presented by Abu DhabiCHURCHILL DOWNS11
April 13, 2013Oaklawn H.OAKLAWN PARK25
March 09, 2013Gulfstream Park H.GULFSTREAM PARK26
November 03, 2012Breeders' Cup ClassicSANTA ANITA PARK11
September 29, 2012TVG Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational S.BELMONT PARK13
August 04, 2012Whitney Invitational H.SARATOGA11
June 30, 2012Prairie Meadows Cornhusker H.PRAIRIE MEADOWS31
June 16, 2012Stephen Foster H.CHURCHILL DOWNS18
May 04, 2012Alysheba S.CHURCHILL DOWNS22
March 31, 2012Skip Away S.GULFSTREAM PARK31
March 03, 2012Challenger S.TAMPA BAY DOWNS 1
February 04, 2012 TAMPA BAY DOWNS 4
November 27, 2011 CHURCHILL DOWNS 1
November 10, 2011 CHURCHILL DOWNS 10
October 09, 2011 KEENELAND 9
September 10, 2011 KENTUCKY DOWNS 1
May 28, 2011Arlington Classic S.ARLINGTON 8
April 22, 2011 KEENELAND 7
March 20, 2011 GULFSTREAM PARK 2
February 05, 2011 GULFSTREAM PARK 5
January 08, 2011 GULFSTREAM PARK 1
November 27, 2010 CHURCHILL DOWNS 4