Lookin At Lucky Race Horse

Lookin At Lucky Race Horse

Lookin At Lucky was foaled in May 2007 in Kentucky. The American Thoroughbred racehorse took to the tracks for three years which were accompanied by several winning awards among them the 2010 Preakness Stakes and 2010 Eclipse Award.

Early career

He was bred by Gulf Coast Farms and was later purchased for $35,000 in 2008. He was seen as a potential racer after clocking 1/8 mile in 10 seconds which prompted the farm to allocate to Bob Baffert.

His first race was the Maiden race at Cushion Track at Hollywood Park on July 11 where he won on 6 furlogs. This was followed by Grade II Best Pal Stakeswin at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California where he was ridden by Garrett Gomez. He later won the 7 furlong, Grade I, Del Mar Futurity Stakes, with Garrett Gomez for the second time. He won the Grade I Norfolk StakesBreeders’ Cup Juvenile in Oak Tree Racing Association event at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.

Later he was runners up during the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile behind Vale of York. Sometimes later on December 19, he scooped the American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt honors beating arch rival Noble’s Promise during the CashCall Futurity.

Lookin At Lucky third year career started on March 13 at Oaklawn Park where he won the Rebel Stakes beating Noble’s Promise. On 3rdApril ridden by Garrett Gomez, he finished third during the Santa Anita Derby edition. However, it was during the Kentucky Derby when he had his worst performance by finishing sixth and hence becoming his first time ever to be off the board in a race.

It was after this disappointing results that trainer Bob Baffert did away with Garrett Gomez after three disappointing races and hired Martin Garcia. Garcia won his first event ridding Lookin At Lucky on May 15 during thePreakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.

This flourishing career continued with both Garcia and Lookin At Lucky winning the Haskell Invitational Handicap seeing of fellow contenders among them Super Saver, the Kentucky Derby winner,Trappe Shot and First Dude.

After the event, he was diagnosed by a disease and was forced to miss a month from training. After recovering he competed in the Indiana Derby held at Hoosier Park where amazingly he won the race by 1¼ lengths. His last race in his career came during the Breeder’s Cup Classic where he was diagnosed with a disease but was treated a week before the event. However, this did not help in any way as he finished a way fourth.

Lookin At Lucky retired in November 2010 and was purchased by Coolmore Stud. His very first descendant was born in Royal Pegasus Farm.

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