Came Home

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Came Home
Sire Gone West
Grandsire Mr. Prospector
Dam Nice Assay
Damsire Clever Trick
Sex Stallion
Country United States
Colour Dark Bay/Brown
Breeder John Toffan
Owner John Toffan & Trudy McCaffery / W. S. Farish III & John Goodman
Trainer J. Paco Gonzalez
Record 12: 9-0-0
Earnings US$1,835,940
Major wins
Hopeful Stakes (2001)
Hollywood Juvenile Championship (2001)
San Vicente Stakes (2002)
Santa Anita Derby (2002)
Pacific Classic Stakes (2002)
Swaps Stakes (2002)
San Rafael Stakes (2002)
Affirmed Handicap (2002)

Came Home (foaled in 1999) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse that is now retired to stud. He was sired by Gone West, who was recently pensioned at Mill Ridge Farm. Came Home is out of the graded-stakes-winning mare Nice Assay.

Came Home got his name after a series of failed attempts in the sales ring; thus, he was always coming home. One of these sales attempts included Came Home getting spooked and falling down. According to witnesses, the colt got right back up again as though nothing had happened.

Racing career[edit]

Some of his victories included the Hopeful Stakes (Gr. 1) and the Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes (Gr. 3) at the age of two years.

At three, he won the Pacific Classic Stakes (Gr. 1), the Santa Anita Derby (Gr. 1), the Swaps Stakes (Gr. 2), the San Rafael Stakes (Gr. 2), the San Vicente Stakes (Gr. 2), and the Affirmed Handicap (Gr. 3)

At Stud[edit]

Came Home stood the first part of his stud career at Lane's End Farm in Lexington, Kentucky but was shipped to Japan's Shizunai Stallion Station in 2008.