Bred by Stiftung Gestüt Fahrhof, turf competitor Wake Forest was rarely beaten in his native Germany and is a winner in France. At five years old he was imported to the United States and ran in the Arlington Million for owners Klaus Allofs and Gestüt Fahrhof with trainer Andreas Wohler. Purchased by Michael Dubb, Wake Forest went to trainer Chad Brown, from whose barn he won the Man o’ War Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park with John Velazquez up and finished in the top three in the United Nation Stakes (G1) at Monmouth as well as the Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (G1) and Pattison Canadian International Stakes (G1) at Woodbine, the Pan American Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park, and the Red Smith Handicap (G3) at Aqueduct. At seven he won the Mac Diarmida Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream with jockey Javier Castellano. At eight, Wake Forest raced for owner R. A. Hill Stable, trained by Danny Gargan. In all he earned $951,745 in 28 stars with 8 firsts, 3 seconds and 4 thirds. Reclaimed by Michael Dubb in November 2018, Wake Forest took up his well-earned retirement at Old Friends.
28 Starts: 8 - 3 - 4, $951,745
At 2: 1st Ferdinand Leisten-Memorial (Ger-R,7fT)
At 4: 1st Preis der Deutschen Einheit (GER-G3,10fT)
At 5: 1st Hamburg Trophy (GER-G3,10fT); 3rd Premio Presidente Della Repubblica (ITY-G1,10fT)
At 6: 1st Man o’ War S. (USA-G1,11fT,Bel); 2nd Northern Dancer Turf S.(CAN-G1,12fT,Wo), Pan American S. (USA-G2,12fT,GP); 3rd United Nations S. (USA-G1,11fT,Mth), Canadian International S. (CAN-G1,12fT,Wo), Red Smith H. (USA-G3,11fT,Aqu)
At 7: 1st Mac Diarmida S.(USA-G2,GP,11fT)
BBAG’11 40,000 EUR
ARQOCT’15 140,000 EUR (sent to U.S.)
FTKHRA18 $90,000 (R. A. Hill)
Raced in Germany, France, Italy and N.A. Claimed for $8K by former owner Michael Dubb 24Nov2018 and retired to Old Friends, Kentucky.
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