Seeking The Gold

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Seeking The Gold
Sire Mr. Prospector
Grandsire Raise a Native
Dam Con Game
Damsire Buckpasser
Sex Stallion
Foaled 7 April 1985[1]
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Ogden Phipps
Owner Ogden Phipps
Trainer Shug McGaughey
Record 15: 8-6-0
Earnings $2,307,000
Major wins
Super Derby (1988)
Peter Pan Stakes (1988)
Dwyer Stakes (1988)
Swale Stakes (1988)
Last updated on August 10, 2007

Seeking The Gold (foaled April 7, 1985 in Kentucky) is an American thoroughbred horse and former racehorse and sire.


Seeking the Gold is a bay horse bred and owned by Ogden Phipps. He was one of numerous top class runners sired by Mr. Prospector. Seeking the Gold's dam Con Game, a daughter of Buckpasser, also produced the Remsen Stakes winner Fast Play and the Jamaica Handicap winner Stacked Pack.

Racing career[edit]

Seeking the Gold showed his best form as a three-year-old in 1988. He won the Super Derby, the Peter Pan Stakes, the Dwyer Stakes, and the Swale Stakes. He was narrowly beaten by Forty Niner in both the Haskell Invitational Stakes and the Travers Stakes[2] and finished second to Alysheba in the 1988 Breeder's Cup Classic.

Stud record[edit]

Seeking the Gold was pensioned in November of 2008 after standing stud at Claiborne Farm for a fee that was as high as $250,000 before being lowered to $125,000 (live foal) in 2005.[3] Seeking The Gold sired at least 85 Stakes winners, of which 18 were Grade I winners. His progeny include:


After being pensioned from stud duty in November 2008, Seeking the Gold was allowed to continue to reside in one of the stallion barns at Claiborne Farm, where he continues to reside at age 29 as of fall 2014.[4]


  1. ^ "Seeking the Gold pedigree". 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  2. ^ William Nack (1988-08-29). "Forty Niner nipped Seeking the Gold in the Travers". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  3. ^ "Seeking the Gold Pensioned". Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  4. ^