Da Hoss during a show at the Kentucky Horse Park
|Owner||Wallstreet Racing Stables
Prestonwood Farm (1996)
Breeders' Cup wins:Breeders' Cup Mile (1996, 1998)
|Kentucky-bred Turf Horse Male (1998)|
|Last updated on January 1, 2008|
He was bred in Kentucky by Fares Farms and originally owned by Prestonwood Farm as well as Wallstreet Racing Stables.
1994–1996: Early career
Da Hoss had 3 wins in 3 starts at two years of age. In one start, he ran six furlongs in the record time of 1:07 1/5.
At three, he took the Grade III 'Best Turn Stakes (now known as the Jimmy Winkfield Stakes), the Grade II Jersey Derby and the Grade II Del Mar Derby, and came second in the Grade II Gotham Stakes, Illinois Stakes, Swaps Stakes, and Pegasus Stakes.
After Da Hoss won the 1996 Mile by one and a half lengths, he was out of racing for almost two years: 1997 and 1998.
Da Hoss had only one prep race for the 1998 Mile and that was an allowance event, which he easily won. He then came back, ridden by John Velazquez, to take his second Breeders' Cup by a nose over Hawksley Hill. Announcer Tom Durkin yelled, "Oh, my, this is the greatest comeback since Lazarus. He's had one race in two years."
The 1998 Mile was Da Hoss' final race. In his twenty starts, he won 12 races, placed in 5 others, and came home third twice. His career earnings amounted to $1,931,558.
Until Ouija Board took her second non-consecutive Breeders' Cup win in 2006, Da Hoss was one of only six horses to ever win two Breeders' Cup races and the only one to win in non-consecutive years.
- http://www.tapeta.com/trainer.html Michael Dickinson bio
- http://www.pedigreequery.com/da+hoss The pedigree of Da Hoss
- http://www.kyhorsepark.com/khp/champions/dahoss.asp Da Hoss at the Kentucky Horse Park