THE WICKED NORTH 1989 - 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


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Far North - Wicked Witchcraft - Good Behaving | 1989 Horse

Obit:  From Michael...
We lost The Wicked North last Monday. He was humanely euthanized at Hagyard's Equine Medical after suffering with a fatal lipoma. He was a great racehorse and a better retiree. Outgoing, friendly and proud. It's been a tough few months with our recent losses but I hope that the harbingers of spring will bring us longer periods between these heartbreaking events.

History:   An Eclipse Award winner and record setter, The Wicked North won 8 of his 17 starts, including multiple Grade 1 victories. Bred by Edward Zurek and raced by the Philip and Sophie Hersh Trust, the bright red colt won the Bing Crosby Stakes (G3) and San Francisco Handicap (G3) in 1993. At in 1994 he was even more impressive, taking the San Antonio Handicap (G2), the Oaklawn Handicap (G1) , and setting the record for a mile and an eighth at Hollywood Park in the Californian Stakes (G1). He crossed the finish line first in the Santa Anita Handicap (G1), but received a controversial disqualification for drifting into the path of another horse.

His achievements earned the 1994 Eclipse Award for Older Male Horse, and his earnings totaled $1,180,50. From 1995 to 2006 he stood at stud in California, New York and Kentucky, most recently at True North Farm in Versailles. Battles with EPM and colic closed his stud career. In October, 2008 he was generously donated to Old Friends by former Michigan racing commissioner Annette Bacola. With his brilliant red coat and a white leg, The Wicked North has oodles of flash, and even more class. Even Creator seems impressed! 

 

FAR NORTH
b 1973
NORTHERN DANCER
b 1961
NEARCTIC
br 1954
NEARCO
LADY ANGELA
NATALMA
b 1957
NATIVE DANCER
ALMAHMOUD
FLEUR
b 1964
VICTORIA PARK
b 1957
CHOP CHOP
VICTORIANA
FLAMING PAGE
b 1959
BULL PAGE
FLARING TOP
WICKED WITCHCRAFT
dkbbr 1980
GOOD BEHAVING
b 1968
AMBEHAVING
br 1954
AMBIORIX
DENTIFRICE
MISS COR
ch 1962
CORRELATION
MOMAMAMU
SURROGATE
b 1962
YATASTO
b 1948
SELIM HASSAN
YUCCA
ALIBHAI LYNN
br 1950
ALIBHAI
LYNN
Pedigree generated by PedigreeQuery.com

Bred in KY by Edward Zurek. Foaled May 25, 1989

17 Starts, 8 Wins, 4 Places, 1 Show. Career Earnings: $1,180,750

Racing Owners: Philip & Sophie Hersh Trust
Trainer: Cavid Bernstein
Jockeys: Kent Desormeaux, others

Championship: Eclipse Older Male Champion 1994

Biggest wins: Oaklawn H (G1) in 1994, Californian H (G1) at Hollywood Park in 1994, San Antonio H (G2) at Santa Anita in 1994, Bing Crosby (G3) at Del Mar in 1993, San Francisco H (G3) at Bay Meadows in 1993

Other notable races: Santa Anita Handicap (G1) 1994 - controversially disqualified to 4th (the official win going to Jade Hunter's son, Stuka), 2nd in the Malibu S (G2) at Santa Anita 1992, 2nd in the San Carlos H (G2) at Santa Anita 1994, 2nd Lazaro S. Barrera H (G3) at Hollywood Park 1992, 3rd San Fernando (G2) at Santa Anita 1993

Prevailed in stakes from 6 furlongs to a 1 1/4 mile, most wins were on dirt but also won stakes on turf
Joined Old Friends October 2008   

1 The Wicked North arrives at OFCreator and Fortunate Prospect watch as he explores his new home.

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