Timber Country

Timber Country

Trainer:D. Wayne Lukas
Owner: Overbrook Farm, Gainesway Stable, Robert & Beverly
Foaling Date: 1992
Pedigree: Woodman and Fall Aspen of Pretense
Dosage: 11-5-22-0-0 (38)
Dosage Index / CD: 2.45 / 0.71



Notes: Timber Country was foaled in 1992 in Kentucky by the Lowquest Limited. He is the first horse to win the Breeders Cup Juvenile then went for winning one of the US Triple crown races in the three-year -old category. His sire was Woodman, who was a champion colt in Ireland and son of Mr. Prospector . At the age of two, Timber Country was bought for $500,000 jointly by Overbrook Farm, Gainesway Stable, Robert and Beverly Lewis and was trained by the US Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas. In 1994, Timber Country raced at the Belmont Park and snatched victory; this stunning performanc e earned him US Champion 2-Year-Old Colt honor. In the next session, Timber country raced third in the San Rafael Stakes followed by second in the San Felipe Stakes. Though he had a difficult postpositi on seventeen out of nineteenth , Timber Country ranked among the trailers for most of the race. He had the tenth spot even after entering into the homestretc h but managed to finish third. In the next event, the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the US Triple Crown series, Timber Country was the favorite. He clinched victory after overtaking five horses near the turn. Everyone expected him to win the final leg of the Triple Crown â unfortunat ely he had to withdrawn from the Belmont Stakes due to his high fever just the day before of that fateful race. Timber Country was retired from racing and was shipped to Japan for breeding purpose. He has produced many champion horses while staying in Japan and thereafter in Australia and Dubai.


Facts
Major Racing Wins: â Balboa Stakes (1994), Champagne Stakes (1994)
American Classics / Breeders' Cup wins: â Breeders' Cup Juvenile (1994), Preakness Stakes (1995)
Racing Awards: â U.S. Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt (1994)