Quiet American - Friendly Circle, by Round Table | 1993 Broodmare -
She dug down, fought back and refused to lose.
It was a sweltering, humid day at Saratoga. Hidden Lake, trying for her third stakes win, lost the lead with 1/16 of a mile to go. She dug down, fought back and refused to lose. Her jockey, Richard Migliore, summed up her greatness of spirit: “She reached down and found something that wasn't there.” That's what champions do.
Bred by Charles Nuckols, Jr. and sons, and raced by Robert Clay and Tracy Farmer, in 1997 she reeled off 4 graded stakes victories in a row, the Shuvee (G2), the Hempstead (G1), the Go For Wand (G1) and the Beldame (G1), resulting in earnings of $947,459 and the 1997 Eclipse Award for Older Female Champion. She was a true New York girl. Her West Coast trainer, Walter Greenman, felt that the California tracks were stinging her feet and that she would do better on the East Coast, so she was sent to trainer John Kimmel. That's when she really came into her own.
After racing, she spent several years as a broodmare, but after increasing difficulty carrying foals to term, she was donated to Old Friends by owner Robert S. Evans. Thanks to his generosity, the regal Hidden Lake now holds audiences for her many adoring fans.
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Modified On: 11/8/2012
HIDDEN LAKE's Info:
Bred in KY by Charles Nuckols, Jr. Foaled April 2, 1993
22 Starts, 7 Wins, 4 Places, 6 Shows. Career Earnings: $947,489
Racing Owners: Robert Clay & Tracy Farmer
Trainers: Walter Greenman, John C. Kimmel
Jockeys: Richard Migliore, Chris McCarron, Kent Desormeaux, others
Biggest wins: Hempstead S (G1) at Belmont 1997, Go For Wand S (G1) at Saratoga 1997, Beldame S (G1) at Belmont 1997, Shuvee S (G2) at Belmont 1997, La Brea H (G2) at Santa Anita 1996
Other notable races: 2nd in the Humana Distaff (G3) at Churchill Downs 1997, wnd Anoakia S at Santa Anita 1995, 2nd Edgewood S at Churchill Downs 1996, 3rd Santa Anita Oaks (G1) 1996, 3rd Las Virgenes (G1) at Santa Anita 1996, 3rd Santa Margarita H (G1) at Santa Anita 1997, 3rd Santa Ynez H (G3) at Santa Anita 1996, 3rd Dogwood S at Churchill Downs 1996. Competed in the Breeders' Cup Distaff at Hollywood Park 1997
Joined Old Friends January 2009