Came Home is by Gone West, by Mr. Prospector, who was the third-leading sire in the United States in 1995. Gone West's best year on the track was 1987, when he captured the grade I Dwyer Stakes, and a pair of grade II's, the Gotham Stakes and the Withers Stakes. Gone West earned $682,251 from 17 lifetime starts.
Nice Assay is the dam of Came Home. She is a multiple-stakes winner, including the 1991 Linda Vista Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III), and won $409,620 from 24 starts. She hit the board on 17 occasions. Nice Assay's first foal was A.P. Assay, by A.P. Indy. A.P. Assay captured the 1998 edition of the grade II A. Gleam Handicap, and the Desert Stormer Handicap that year, both at Hollywood Park. She contested the Breeders' Cup Sprint in 1998, finishing a strong fifth behind Reraise. A.P. Assay earned $381,691, winning five times from 14 starts.
Came Home has already eclipsed the earnings of his dam's other produce. Maneland, by Mane Minister, earned $150,354, and Toyo Caesar, a colt by Summer Squall, earned $166,669 racing in Japan. Came Home has made $211,440 going into the Norfolk Stakes Sept. 29. Nice Assay has an unnamed yearling colt by A.P. Indy.
Came Home's second dam, In Full View, was a multiple stakes winner, having captured the Bassinet Stakes and Mademoiselle Stakes. She made $143,337 in her 19-race career. Nice Assay, her first foal, was by far her most prolific runner. Her other winners all ran in Japan, the best of whom was Floraison, a filly by Erhaab, who earned $176,380.