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Golden Missile Pola , by Strawberry Road (AUS)
BRichard Rosee, KY.; OR. D. Hubbard; TBart G. Hone
Sing Baby Sing
Unbridled's Song Roll Over Baby , by Rollin On Over
BClassicStar, KY.; OTom R. Durant; TJack A. Bruner
Bold Badgett Feng Shui , by French Deputy
BSLU, Inc., CA.; OAdam R. Lewis; TChris A. Hartman
Going Wild, one of the key Triple Crown contenders in 2005, is undergoing a revival of sorts this year. The 6-year-old son of Golden Missile has won three consecutive stakes, including the Sept. 14 Premier Handicap at Zia Park. He won the six-furlong stakes by a half-length over Sing Baby Sing.
Owned by R.D. Hubbard, Going Wild started the streak with a victory in the Free Spirits Handicap in June at Ruidoso. He then won the Zip Pocket Stakes, also at the New Mexico track. The first-named was his first stakes win since 2006, when he won the Michael G. Schaefer Mile Stakes at Hoosier Park.
A $600,000 Fasig-Tipton Florida February sale 2-year-old, Going Wild was a Triple Crown hopeful for Robert and Beverly Lewis. He won the San Miguel and Sham Stakes in his first two starts at 3, and then ran second in the Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) to 2-year-old champion male DeclanÕs Moon. He ran in both the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), but finished unplaced.
Going Wild was bred in Kentucky by John OÕMeara, Charlie Goldberg, and Richard Rosee. The three men also are the breeders of Going WildÕs stakes-winning, younger half-sister PolaÕs Place. Five-year-old PolaÕs Place won this yearÕs Queen Stakes at Turfway Park for OÕMeara, who owns Milestone Farm near Lexington. She also placed in three stakes this year.
The Lewises bought Going Wild from M.W. Miller III, agent. Miller as agent had purchased Going Wild for $140,000 at the 2003 Keeneland September yearling sale from James B. Keogh, agent.
Hubbard, who raced in partnerships earlier grade I winners Fire the Groom, Gentlemen, and Puerto Madero, is represented by 2008 grade II winner Spring House.
Going WildÕs yearling half-brother by Tiznow sold at the recent Keeneland September sale for $340,000 to Kaleem Shah. The colt was consigned by Milestone Farm, agent for OÕMeara and the late David L. Mullins.
Going WildÕs dam, the Strawberry Road mare Pola, produced a Quiet American filly this year. She is in foal to Hard Spun.
Golden Missile has sired nine stakes winners, with four this year, including Miss Missile, who has won five stakes in 2008. Golden Missile stands at Dr. Jonathan DavisÕ Milfer Farm near Unadilla, N.Y. His 2008 fee was $7,500.ÑD.S.