Capote

Capote

Trainer:D. Wayne Lukas
Owner: Barry A. Beal, Lloyd R. French, Jr. & Eugene V. Kl
Foaling Date: 1984
Pedigree: Seattle Slew and Too Bald of Bald Eagle
Dosage: 16-1-11-2-0 (30)
Dosage Index / CD: 3.00 / 1.03



Notes: Capote is an American thoroughbr ed stallion, which was bred in the year 1984 by Franklin Grovesâ North Ridge Farm located near Lexington, Kentucky. Sired by Seattle Slew, the 1977 US Triple Crown Champion and out of the great mare Too Bald, daughter of the 1960 American Champion Older Male Horse, Bald Eagle. At very early age, Capote was bought for $800,000 from the famous Keeneland July yearling sale in 1985. The then famous trainer, D. Wayne Lukas was assigned to train Capote by the owner of the stallion â Barry A. Beal, Lloyd R. French, Jr. and famous horseman, Eugene V. Klein. When Capote was only two year olds, he had four starts of which he clinched winning title in the three. After posting win in the Grade I Norfolk Stakes at Santa Anita Park, he was sent to race in the most important race of his group, the Breedersâ Cup Juvenile. Ridden by Laffit Pincay, Jr., Capote took the lead as soon as the Breedersâ Cup Juvenile began and held the lead throughout the racing and finally scored an impressive 1 Â length win. This is considered one of the giant feats of his career because he had to fight against the topmost performers of the season â Gulch, Polish Navy, Bet Twice and so on and so forth. Capoteâ s impressive performanc e during the 1996 session brought him many successes including the US Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt honors. He entered into the 1987 racing session as winter-boo k favorite of the season for the 1987 Kentucky Derby. But the fact is that, his three-year -colt session did not favor him as much it did him during the previous season. He had had six starts, out of which Capote earned the third place only once, which was his best of the season. Capote posted sixteenth place out of the seventeen horses participat ed in the 1987 Kentucky Derby. Capote was retired from racing in 1989 and was sent for the stud duty, which he carried out from 1989 through to the end of 1991. Initially, he was sent to the Calumet Farm but due to financial difficulty , he was then transferre d to Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Kentucky. Until 2003, Capote was the sire of twenty-one graded stakes winners among sixty-two stakes winners. Some of his offspring include grade I winners Capote Belle, Matty G., Agincourt, Basim, Boston Harbor and Surfing Home. At the age of twenty-thr ee, Capote died on August 24, 2007 and is buried at Three Chimneys Farm.


Facts
Major Racing Wins: â Norfolk Stakes (1986), Breeders' Cup Juvenile (1986)
Racing Awards: â U.S. Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt (1986)