Precisionist

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This article is about the racehorse. For the art style, see Precisionism. For other uses, see the Wiktionary Entry on Precisionist.
Precisionist
Sire Crozier
Grandsire My Babu
Dam Excellently
Damsire Forli
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1981
Country USA
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Fred W. Hooper
Owner Fred W. Hooper
Trainer L. Ross Fenstermaker
John W. Russell (1988)
Record 46: 20-10-4
Earnings $3,485,398
Major wins
Swaps Stakes (1984)
San Miguel Stakes (1984)
Malibu Stakes (1985)
San Fernando Stakes (1985)
Charles H. Strub Stakes (1985)
Breeders' Cup Sprint (1985)
Californian Stakes (1986)
Woodward Stakes (1986)
San Pasqual Handicap (1986)
Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap (1988)
Cabrillo Handicap (1988)
Awards
U.S. Champion Sprint Horse (1985)
Honours
United States Racing Hall of Fame (2003)
Last updated on March 17, 2008

Precisionist (1981-2006) was an American Hall of Fame Thoroughbred racehorse. In 1985, Precisionist won the Strub Series at Santa Anita Park becoming only the fifth horse to win the Malibu Stakes, the San Fernando Stakes and the Charles H. Strub Stakes. Although he earned an Eclipse Award as a champion sprinter and Breeders' Cup sprint winner, Precisionist was also a winner of races beyond a mile including Grade I races at 1¼ miles.

In 1986, Precisionist and Turkoman were the heavy favorites for the Breeders' Cup Classic but ran second and third respectively to upset winner, Skywalker.

Retired at age 6, Precisionist proved nearly sterile, siring only four foals in his lifetime. As a result, his owners returned him to racing in 1988 under trainer John Russell. Overcoming both the 20-month layoff and a fracture to his left foreleg that was repaired with a pin, Precisionist set the current one-mile track record at Del Mar Racetrack in 1:33 1/5. William Donovan handled the training duties for Precisionist's final start when he finished twelfth in the 1988 Sunny Isle Handicap at Calder Race Course. Retired permanently, he was sent to live at a farm in Ocala, Florida where he remained until June 2006 when he was sent to the Old Friends, Inc. equine retirement center near Georgetown, Kentucky.

As a result of inoperable sinus tumors, Precisionist was euthanized on September 27, 2006. He was buried in his entirety at the Old Friends cemetery.

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