Seeking the Soul
JockeyB. Hernandez Jr.
OwnerCharles E. Fipke
SirePerfect Soul (IRE)
DamSeeking the Title
Seeking the Soul's net worth isn't anywhere close to that of his owner/breeder Charles Fipke, who made his fortunes in mining precious stones, but the 6-year-old has hit a bit of a mother lode himself, banking over $3.3 million thus far in his career. Fipke has discovered gold and silver all over the world, and even diamonds in Canada, which weren't supposed to exist. In fact, Fipke's former multiple stakes winner, who is now a promising sire – Tale of Ekati – is named after that diamond mine, which is in the Northwest Territory, near the Arctic Circle. The flamboyant owner readily admits his professional life funds his “addiction” and is determined to create top-notch stallions from the ranks of horses he breeds and races. Seeking the Soul may just be the next one – and he is a true homebred. Fipke also bred and raced both his parents – sire Perfect Soul (IRE) and his dam Seeking the Title. Seeking the Soul's latest personal gold mine claim came when he won the Stephen Foster Stakes on June 15 at Churchill Downs, earning himself a berth in the starting gate for the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita as a part of the “Win & You're In” series of stakes races. "They can't take it away from us, we got our golden ticket," trainer Dallas Stewart told The Bloodhorse. "This is a great horse. He's a 6-year-old who acts like a young horse. He's very energetic about his training and about life. Chuck Fipke, he's got the momma and the daddy, and he's one of the greatest breeders ever." It was the first win for the season for Seeking the Soul, and his seventh lifetime. The Stephen Foster was his third graded stakes win, as he also won the 2017 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (G1) and last year's Ack Ack Stakes (G3), both at Churchill. After winning the Ack Ack, Seeking the Soul finished second to City of Light in both the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Churchill and the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park.
|January 25, 2020||Pegasus World Cup Invitational S. presented by Runhappy||GULFSTREAM PARK||1||7|
|November 24, 2017||Clark H. presented by Norton Healthcare||CHURCHILL DOWNS||1||1|
|October 21, 2017||KEENELAND||1|
|September 30, 2017||Lukas Classic S.||CHURCHILL DOWNS||3||3|
|August 23, 2017||SARATOGA||3|
|July 23, 2017||SARATOGA||1|
|June 10, 2017||BELMONT PARK||3|
|May 04, 2017||CHURCHILL DOWNS||7|
|January 21, 2017||Louisiana S.||FAIR GROUNDS||7|
|November 24, 2016||CHURCHILL DOWNS||2|
|October 29, 2016||KEENELAND||1|
|October 01, 2016||Jefferson Cup S.||CHURCHILL DOWNS||3|
|September 05, 2016||Smarty Jones S.||PARX RACING||3||3|
|July 16, 2016||INDIANA GRAND RACE COURSE||2|
|June 11, 2016||Belmont S. presented by NYRA Bets||BELMONT PARK||1||12|
|May 29, 2016||CHURCHILL DOWNS||1|
|May 07, 2016||CHURCHILL DOWNS||5|
|February 20, 2016||FAIR GROUNDS||2|
- September 10, 2019
Coming off a very quiet week in the Classic Division, the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings remain virtually the same as the results from last week’s poll. Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie leads the Top Ten, with the next six positions staying intact from Sept. 3.
- October 25, 2019
Breeders’ Cup today releases Episode 4 of Season 2 of ‘ALL IN: The Road to the Classic,’ the six-part original series documenting the world’s best trainers, jockeys, owners and Thoroughbred horses as they prepare for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.
- September 24, 2019
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s 5-year-old homebred mare Elate, winner of the Fleur de Lis (G2) and the Delaware Handicap (G2), has jumped into the Top 10 in the latest poll of the Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie remains in first place.