Grand Slam (horse)
|Damsire||El Gran Senor|
|Died||March 31, 2012|
|Owner||Robert & Christina Baker, William Mack, David Cornstein, Michael Tabor, John Magnier|
|Trainer||D. Wayne Lukas|
|Champagne Stakes (1997)
Belmont Futurity Stakes (1997)
Peter Pan Stakes (1998)
|Last updated on December 3, 2007|
Grand Slam was sired by Gone West and out of Bright Candles.
David Cornstein's wife Sheila named the colt after a bridge hand in which all 13 tricks are taken. In 1997 Coolmore Stud purchased half of the colt for $500,000.
1997: two-year-old season
At age two, the colt won the Belmont Futurity Stakes in September and Champagne Stakes in October, both Grade I races. Then in the 1997 Breeders' Cup Juvenile in November at Hollywood Park, he suffered a cut in his left hind leg going into the first turn and did not finish the race. He would end up missing four months of racing while recovering from his injury.
1998: three-year-old season
His first start back from injury was at Santa Anita in the San Pedro Stakes where he finished sixth. A month later he finished third in the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland and in May he won the Peter Pan Stakes.
The colt failed to win another race in his career, although after a 7th-place finish in the Belmont Stakes he managed a third-place finish in the Haskell Invitational as well as second-place finishes in the Swaps Stakes, Jerome Handicap, and 1998 Breeders' Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs.