Ikigai

  • Chestnut Colt
  • Born 2005
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Benny the Bull Eyes Smile Sprint Repeat

Benny the Bull Eyes Smile Sprint Repeat

Last season, IEAH Stables and partners' Benny the Bull capped a five-race win streak in the Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II), a victory that solidified his Eclipse Award as the nation's top sprinter. Now, months after being brought back from retirement the 6-year-old horse will try to win the event for the second year in a row, as he takes on five rivals July 11 at Calder Race Course.

Isn't It Obvious

Isn't It Obvious

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter

Whywhywhy is now back with a bang, with Nownownow capturing the San Fernando Stakes (gr. II) and another son, Ikigai, capturing the Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III).

Two Proven Sprinters Top Mr. Prospector

Two Proven Sprinters Top Mr. Prospector

The $100,000 Mr. Prospector Handicap (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park came up particularly strong with Summerplace Farm's 8-year-old gelding Kelly's Landing coming out for another season and Wind River Stable's 5-year-old Black Seventeen shipping in from California for the six-furlong dash on Jan. 17.

Connections

Trainer Martin D. Wolfson
Jockey Jose Angel Garcia
Owner Edmund A. Gann
Breeder Hedberg Hall, Inc

Pedigree

Ikigai View Five-Cross Pedigree Whywhywhy Mr. Greeley
Thorough Fair
Contessa Halo Southern Halo
Queen of Savoy

Auction History

Sale / Hip Type Buyer Consignor Price
KEEJAN2006
Hip 1629
Yearling Bob Knight III Millennium Farms Kentucky, agent $35,000
KEESEP2006
Hip 2363
Yearling Dapple Bloodstock Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent $400,000
BARMAR2007
Hip 52
Two-year-old John W. Sadler, agent Wavertree Stables, agent $470,000
KEENOV2010
Hip 3749
Racing or stallion prospect Paulee Thoroughbreds Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent for Edmund Gann $27,000

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