Awesome Again - Piano, by Pentelicus | 2003 Gelding - (View Pedigree)


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Awesome Gem ©Laura Battles Awesome Gem ©Laura Battles
Awesome Gem ©Laura Battles Awesome Gem ©Laura Battles
Awesome Gem ©Laura Battles Awesome Gem ©Laura Battles


Owner: West Point Thoroughbreds
Breeder: Runnymede Farm Inc, Catesby Clay & Peter Callahan
State Bred: KY
Winnings: 51 Starts: 11 - 15 - 7, $2,881,370
At 3: 2nd Sir Beaufort S
At 4: Won San Fernando S; 2nd San Diego H, Pacific Classic, Goodwood H; 3rd Breeders Cup Classic
At 5: 2nd Wickerr H, All American S; 3rd San Antonio H
At 6: Won Hawthorne Gold Cup; 2nd Eddie Read H, Longacres Mile; 3rd Berkeley S
At 7: Won Hollywood Gold Cup; 2nd Lone Star Park H, Charles Town Classic; 3rd New Orleans H
At 8: Won Longacres Mile, Lone Star Park H; 2nd Goodwood H, Cornhusker H
At 9: Won Berkeley S; 3rd Cornhusker H, Longacres Mile

Foaled February 6, 2003.
FTSAug'04: $150k; BarMar'05: $150k (West Point Throughbreds)
Four time Breeders' Cup Participant.

Retired fall 2012.
Modified On: 12/16/2020

Raced by the West Point Thoroughbreds partnership, Awesome Gem was the pride and joy of shareholders Clyde and Doris Haugan as he traveled the country for six years winning stakes races. The chestnut son of Awesome Again, trained by Craig Dollase, competed in graded stakes from a mile through marathon distance. Awesome Gem’s his first graded stakes win came at four years old in the San Fernando S (G2) with Tyler Baze up. He finished second in other top West Coast stakes and ended that campaign with a third in the 2007 Breeders’ Cup Classic. At five and six he proved one of the toughest and gamest around. With David Flores in the irons he won the 2009 Hawthorne Gold Cup (G2) in which Eldaafer also competed. At seven he scored his greatest victory, the 2010 Hollywood Gold Cup (G1), defeating Rail Trip. Though outrun by Eldaafer in that year’s Breeders’ Cup Marathon, the following year he won the Lone Star Park Handicap (G3) and Longacres Mile (G3) under Robby Albarado and David Flores respectively. At nine, in heavy traffic, he was judged the winner of the Berkeley Handicap (G3), finishing “full of run.” Awesome Gem retired with 52 starts, 11 wins, 15 seconds and 7 thirds, $2,881,370 earnings, and the affectionate respect of racing fans, whose visits he now enjoys at Old Friends’ Georgetown farm.

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