Champion Two-Year-Old and three-time Grade 1-winner, Game Winner will join Catalina Cruiser as the new additions to the Lane's End Farm stallion roster, which was announced today.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to stand Game Winner upon retirement in 2021,” said Lane's End's Bill Farish. “Champion Two-Year-Olds are hard to come by and we are honoured that Gary and Mary West have entrusted Lane's End with his stallion career.”
Game Winner, who has earned over $2 million from four graded stakes wins, is by perennial leading sire and Lane's End stallion Candy Ride. During his Championship season, Game Winner remained unbeaten with victories in the G1 Del Mar Futurity, G1 American Pharoah Stakes and G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs. As a three-year-old, Game Winner ran a terrific race in the G1 Kentucky Derby. Wide throughout, he finished fifth beaten just 3 ¾ lengths and good enough to earn the best Thorograph figure of .25 of the field. That same year, his graded stakes performances featured second-place finishes in the G2 Rebel Stakes and G1 Santa Anita Derby. He was most recently seen winning the G3 Los Alamitos Derby.
“It's not easy to find good horses, it's even harder to find Champions,” said trainer Bob Baffert. “I've been fortunate to have a few good horses, and even a few Champions but the Champions really stick out. Horses like Game Winner and Pharoah; to do what they did and to be Champion Two-Year-Olds, they're the best of the best.”
Game Winner will remain with Bob Baffert and target a spring campaign.
Lane's End 2020 Fees
|Candy Ride (ARG)||$100,000|
|Catalina Cruiser – new for 2020||TBD|
|City of Light||$40,000|
|Lemon Drop Kid||$20,000|
|Noble Mission (GB)||$20,000|
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