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The Wicked North (1989-2011)




The Wicked North passed away on March 24, 2011.  Read Memorial.

An Eclipse Award winner and record setter, The Wicked North won 8 of 17 starts, including multiple Grade 1 victories.

Bred by Edward Zurek and raced by the Philip and Sophie Hersh Trust, the bright red colt won the Bing Crosby Stakes (G3) and San Francisco Handicap (G3) in 1993.


In 1994 he was even more impressive, taking the San Antonio Handicap (G2), the Oaklawn Handicap (G1), and setting the record for a mile and an eighth at Hollywood Park in the Californian Stakes (G1). He crossed the finish line first in the Santa Anita Handicap (G1), but received a controversial disqualification for drifting into the path of another horse. His achievements earned the 1994 Eclipse Award for Older Male Horse, and his earnings totaled $1,180,500.

From 1995 to 2006 he stood at stud in California, New York and Kentucky, most recently at True North Farm in Versailles. Battles with EPM and colic closed his stud career.


In October, 2008 he was generously donated to Old Friends by former Michigan racing commissioner Annette Bacola. With his brilliant red coat and a white leg, The Wicked North has oodles of flash, and even more class
.


Watch The Wicked North win the 1994 California Stakes


Watch The Wicked North win the 1994 San Antonio
Handicap


Watch The Wicked North win the 1994 Oaklawn
Handicap