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Wild Again (foaled May 22, 1980 in Kentuckymarker - December 5, 2008) was an Americanmarker Thoroughbred racehorse by Icecapade out of Bushel-N-Peck (by Khaled). He was broken and initially trained by Tommy Akin, but for the majority of his career was trained by Vincent Timphony. Bred by Paule Little and owned by Black Chip Stables, he is most famous for winning the inaugural Breeders' Cup Classic in 1984 over Slew o'Gold and Gate Dancer in a famous stretch run where all three battled head-to-head to the finish line.

The dark brown colt ran in 28 races in his four-year career, winning 8, placing 7 times, and coming in third on four occasions.

Year by year record:
  • 1982 = 7: 2-3-0 -- $33,700
  • 1983 = 1: 0-0-0 -- $0
  • 1984 = 16: 6-1-4 -- $2,054,409
  • 1985 = 4: 0-3-0 -- $116,720
  • Totals = 28: 8-7-4 -- $2,204,829


Aside from winning the first Breeders' Cup Classic, to which he had to be supplemented for a fee of $360,000, Wild Again won the Grade I Meadowlands Cup Handicap, the Grade II Oaklawn Handicap, and the Grade II New Orleans Handicap.

When he retired from racing, Wild Again stood at stud at Three Chimneys Farm where he became a successful sire. Among his sons and daughters are:

Wild Again was pensioned from stud duties in October 2004 and euthanized in December 2008 due to the infirmities of old age. He was the last survivor among the winners of the first Breeders' Cup.

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