Grade I Winners Wilko, Cash Included Retired

Grade I Winners Wilko, Cash Included Retired
Photo: Barbara D. Livingston
2004 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Winner Wilko has been retired.

Wilko, the 2004 Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup  Juvenile (gr. I) winner, and grade I winner Cash Included have been retired from racing.

Five-year-old Wilko, who raced for J. Paul Reddam and Susan Roy, hadn't won in his last 18 races. He was sent to a Kentucky farm following his retirement.

Cash Included, who is owned by Reddam, hadn't run since finishing unplaced in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) in early May. Craig Dollase trained both runners.

Wilko, who shipped over from England to contest the Juvenile, captured the rich race by three-quarters of a length over Afleet Alex. In his next start, he ran third in the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I).

Wilko finished third in 2004 Eclipse Award balloting and shared top weight of 126 pounds with champion Declan's Moon on the Experimental Free Handicap for males.

Although he hadn't won since the Juvenile, Wilko placed in several graded stakes, including the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), and Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup (UAE-I). He retired with three wins and 13 placings from 29 starts and earnings of $2,435,133.

Bred in Kentucky by Ro Parra, Wilko (Awesome Again  --Native Roots, by Indian Ridge) initially raced for Roy in England, where he was stakes-placed five times.

Cash Included won last year's Oak Leaf Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. I) and placed in this year's Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) and Fantasy Stakes (gr. II). The daughter of Include   retired with two wins from eight races and earnings of $316,872.

Bred in Kentucky by Brereton C. Jones, Cash Included was produced from the Chimes Band mare Henderson Band.







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