KIRI'S CLOWN

Foolish Pleasure - Kiri (GB), by Kris (GB) | 1989 Horse - (View Pedigree)

An impressive record on the turf

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Kiri's Clown photo © Rick Capone Kiri's Clown photo © Rick Capone
Kiri's Clown & Awad photo © Beth Shannon Kiri's Clown & Awad photo © Beth Shannon - Old racing rivals.
Kiri's Clown photo © Sue Kawczynski Kiri's Clown photo © Sue Kawczynski
Kiri's Clown photo © Kate Dunn Kiri's Clown photo © Kate Dunn
Kiri yawns photo © Flashpoint Kiri yawns photo © Flashpoint - Or is it a horse laugh?
Kiri's Clown Kiri's Clown - After a roll in the mud nothing's more fun than a good run.
Kiri's Clown Kiri's Clown
Kiri's Clown photo © Rick Capone Kiri's Clown photo © Rick Capone
Kiri's Clown napping photo © Candice Chavez Kiri's Clown napping photo © Candice Chavez
Kiri's Clown and Will's Way get acquainted Kiri's Clown and Will's Way get acquainted - December 2007, when Will's Way arrived at Old Friends. On the track, Kiri liked turf and Will liked dirt, so they never contended. At Old Friends they often celebrate evening by racing each other.
Kiri's Clown photo © Flashpoint Kiri's Clown photo © Flashpoint
Kiri’s Clown sports an impressive racing record on the turf, earning more than $1 million. This 17-year-old son of Foolish Pleasure set a course record at Saratoga Race Course for 1 1/2 miles while winning the 1995 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (G1) in a stretch battle with fellow Old Friends resident Awad, and setting a track record of 2:25.45.  He finished second in the Sword Dancer in both 1994 and 1996.  Kiri also won back-to-back editions of the New Hampshire Sweepstakes Handicap (G3) at Rockingham Park in 1994 and 1995, setting a course record each time, and the 1994 Knickerbocker Handicap (G3) at Aqueduct.

One of the many exciting highlights of his career was his rivalry with Old Friends fellow resident, Awad.  Kiri won his earliest victories with Hall of Fame jockey Jean Cruget up, who was also the rider of Seattle Slew.
 

Kiri’s Clown was donated to Old Friends by owners Bob and Mary Sullivan who continue to visit and generously support him.

 

 

 

Additional Description:

KIRI'S CLOWN's Info:

Bred in FL by Gardner F. Landon & Mary A. Sullivan. Foaled April 11, 1989

62 Starts, 16 Wins, 6 Places, 8 Shows. Career Earnings: $1,005,469

Racing Owners: Cobble View & Sulimar
Trainers: P. G. Johnson
Jockeys: Jean Cruguet, M. J. Luzzi, others

Biggest wins: Sword Dancer S (G1) at Saratoga 1995, New Hampshire Sweeps (G3) at Rockingham Park 1994 and 1995, Knickerbocker S (G3) at Aqueduct 1994, Belmont BCH (G3) 1996

Other notable races: 2nd in the Sword Dancer S (G1) at Saratoga 1994, 3rd (to his fiercest rival, Awad) in the Manhattan S (G1) at Belmont 1995, 3rd again in the Manhattan (G1) in 1996, 2nd Ft. Marcy H (G3) at Aqueduct 1993, 3rd Hill Prince H (G3) Belmont 1992

Besides his rivalry with Awad, Kiri's Clown competed against Fraise in the Man O'War S (G1) at Belmont in 1994

Joined Old Friends August 2006
Modified On: 3/10/2014

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