Gone West

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Gone West
SireMr. Prospector
GrandsireRaise a Native
CountryUnited States
BreederWilliam O. Reed
OwnerHickory Tree Stable
TrainerWoody Stephens
Record17: 6-4-2
Major wins
Dwyer Stakes (1987)
Gotham Stakes (1987)
Withers Stakes (1987)

Gone West (March 10, 1984 – September 7, 2009) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred by William O. Reed, he was a son of the influential sire Mr. Prospector. His dam, Secrettame, was a daughter of 1973 U.S. Triple Crown winner Secretariat.

Purchased by Alice du Pont Mills and raced under her Hickory Tree Stable banner, Gone West was conditioned for racing by U.S. Racing Hall of Fame trainer Woody Stephens. While Gone West won three important stakes races, he is best known as a sire and a sire of sires. At stud, among the notable horses he sired are:

Other sons of Gone West who became good sires were Zamindar, Mr. Greeley, Proud Citizen, Grand Slam, and Western Winter. Gone West is the damsire of 2005 Epsom Derby winner, Motivator.

At maturity, he reached 16 hands (64 inches, 163 cm) high.[1]

Gone West stood at Mill Ridge Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. They announced that the stallion would be pensioned after the 2009 breeding season. However, he was euthanized due to complications from colic.