Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Go for Gin has arrived at the Kentucky Horse Park where he will reside in the Hall of Champions alongside fellow Derby winner Funny Cide, two-time Breeders’ Cup winner Da Hoss, and racing superstar Cigar.
“We’re glad that his connections chose to allow Go for Gin to spend the rest of his days at the Kentucky Horse Park, where he will continue to be respected, appreciated and well cared-for,” said John Nicholson, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park. “We entertain nearly one million visitors each year and they will be delighted to have the opportunity to meet a horse of his caliber, who performed so well in all three Triple Crown races.”
Go for Gin was bred in Kentucky by Pamela DuPont Darmstadt, owned by William J. Condren and Joseph M. Cornacchia, and trained by Nick Zito. The winner of the 1994 Derby, Go for Gin was in the money in 14 out of 19 starts with earnings of $1,380,866.
He entered stud at Claiborne Farm and was later sold to Bonita Farm in Maryland, where he had been standing since 2004. His progeny have earned more than $16.5 million, led by Albert the Great, winner of more than $3 million.
"I feel that their work providing for and displaying to the public the top Thoroughbreds is very beneficial to our sport,” William Boniface, owner of Bonita Farm, said.