Prized
PRIZED
(1986 bay colt, Kris S.-My Turbulent Miss, by My Dad George)

Top-Weighted Colt at 3 on grass

Won Breeders' Cup Turf-Grade 1
Won Molson Million-Grade 1
Won San Luis Rey S.-Grade 1
Won Swaps Stakes-Grade 2

Prized was the first horse of national prominence for the stable, then known as Clover Racing Stables. He was raced in partnership with breeder Meadowbrook Farm. A Triple Crown bid was missed due to a minor ailment, but Prized made up for lost time by upsetting Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Sunday Silence in the Swaps, running to a script written by Irwin and trainer Neil Drysdale weeks before.

Prized further wrote himself into the history of the Turf with two other remarkable victories at 3 in 1989. In September he won the $1 million Molson Million on dirt in Canada, and in October he clinched the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Turf in Florida. In so doing, he became the first horse in racing history to win million-dollar events on dirt and turf in the same season and remains the only horse ever to achieve this feat. Secondly, he became the first horse in Breeders’ Cup history to win the Turf in his first start ever on grass.

Prized retired as an earner of $2,262,555. He was the co-highweighted grass horse of 1989 at 3 in North America on The Blood-Horse Free Handicap. His upset of Sunday Silence, his debut grass win in the Breeders’ Cup and his dirt/turf wins in million-dollar races insure that he will forever be remembered in the annals of racing.

A useful all-around sire, he has been a succesful dual hemisphere stallion, standing in North America and New Zealand.


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