WILL'S WAY

Easy Goer - Willamae, by Tentam | 1993 Horse - (View Pedigree)

A rivalry with Skip Away and breath-taking battles to the wire

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4 Wills Way, summer 2008 4 Wills Way, summer 2008 - Flashpoint Photography
3 Will's Way February 2008 3 Will's Way February 2008 - Photo by Ruthann VandenBurg
6 Will's Way 6 Will's Way - Photo by Ruthann VandenBurg
1 Will's Way arrives at Old Friends 1 Will's Way arrives at Old Friends
5 Wills Way 5 Wills Way - Photo by Flashpoint
Will's Way, the handsome bay son of Easy Goer, caused a sensation when he captured the Travers Stakes (G1) in 1996, beating Louis Quatorze and Editor's Note, the winners of that year's Preakness and Belmont, as well as Skip Away, who'd taken second in both those Triple Crown races. In 1997 he prevailed in the Whitney Stakes (G1), beating Formal Gold nose-to-nose (with Skip Away a distant third).

At stud, Will's Way sired the multiple graded stakes winning millionaire Lion Tamer (2000).  After standing in Pennsylvania for some years, Will retired to Old Friends in December 2007, where his good looks and spunk endeared him to all.

The courageous champion is on hand at Old Friends Cabin Creek in New York to greet his friends thorough the generosity of Brookdale Farm and the Will's Way Syndicate.
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WILL'S WAY's Info:

Bred in KY by Robert Quinichett. Foaled April 22, 1993

13 Starts, 6 Wins, 2 Places, 3 Shows. Career Earnings: $956,400

Racing Owners: William Clifton, Jr. & Rudlein Stable
Trainer: James H. Bond
Regular Jockeys: Jorge Chavez, Jerry Bailey

Biggest wins: Travers (G1) at Saratoga in 1996, Whitney at Saratoga in 1997. Will's first race also deserves mention. He hit the gate coming out, was bumped at the start, had to be steadied on the turn, yet still drove a path on the inside to win, with Jerry Bailey up.

Other notable races: 2nd in the Jim Dandy (G2) at Saratoga in 1996, 2nd Suburban (G2) at Belmont 1997, 3rd Woodward (G1) 1997, 3rd Flamingo S (G3) at Hialeah in 1996, 3rd Mass Cap (G3) at Suffolk Downs 1997

At Stud:
Stood at Pin Oak Lane Farm, PA and Brookdale Farm, PA
Sire of six crops, 171 foals, 131 starters, and 96 winners of over $5.5 million

Sired Lion Tamer (Cigar Mile, millionaire), Gang (Woodlawn S), Librada's Will (Clasico Ambrosio Boyce Brichwood) and other winners

Joined Old Friends: December 2007
Modified On: 3/11/2013

More Links for WILL'S WAY

1997 Whitney Handicap
Formal Gold, Will's Way and Skip Away battle it out

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