Favorite Trick

Favorite Trick

Trainer:Bill Mott
Owner: Joseph LaCombe
Foaling Date: 1995
Pedigree: Phone Trick and Evil Elaine of Medieval Man
Dosage: 7-2-5-0-0 (14)
Dosage Index / CD: 4.60 / 1.14



Notes: Favorite Trick is a famous thoroughbr ed stallion, who became the United States Horse of the Year in 1997 as the first 2-year-old in twenty-fiv e years. He was bred at Wintergree n Farm in Midway, Kentucky in 1995 by the owner Max Wood and his wife. Favorite Trick is sired by Phone Trick of Clever Trick; his dam Evil Elaine came of Medieval Man. Colored with dark bay, Favorite Trick looked very handsome when he raced past the finishing line in style. All through his racing career, Favorite Trick had two trainers â Patrick B. Byrne and William I. Mott and interestin gly he was ridden by Pat Day in all his races. Favorite Trick was undefeated when he was two year olds in all his eight starts and was aptly titled 2007 Horse of the Year. Even, he posted win in some major races including Hopeful Stakes and Breeders Futurity: the convincing win in the Breedersâ Cup Juvenile by setting up new record of 1:41.47 is still remembered . Due to path breaking performanc e in 1997, Favorite Trick clinched the Eclipse Award and became first two-year-o ld winner since Secretaria t. While at three, Favorite Trick was allowed to get training from William I. Mott and started the session with a win in the 7-furlong Swale Stakes at Floridaâ s Gulfstream Park. His impressive performanc e led him to become the betting favorite in 1998 Breedersâ Cup Mile at Churchill Down but surprising ly he finished eighth in a row of fourteenth . Just after this unexpected performanc e, Favorite Trick was retired from Walmac Internatio nal and later was brought to Cloverleaf Farms II in Florida. He was finally shifted to JEH Stallion Station near Hondo, New Mexico; this is the place where he died along with five other horses in a barn fire on June 6, 2006. He is remembered as a successful sire of both Thoroughbr eds and American Quarter Horses; till now he has sired sixteen stakes winners.


Facts
Major Racing Wins
1997: â Hopeful Stakes, Kentucky Breedersâ Cup Stakes, Bashford Manor Stakes, Saratoga Special Stakes, Breedersâ Futurity Stakes
1998: â Long Branch Breedersâ Cup Stakes, Jim Dandy Stakes, Keeneland Breedersâ Cup Mile Stakes
Breeders' Cup Win: â Breeders' Cup Juvenile (1997)
Racing Awards: â U. S. Champion 2-Year-Old Colt (1997), United States Horse of the Year (1997)