Lure (horse)

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Lure
Sire Danzig
Grandsire Northern Dancer
Dam Endear
Damsire Alydar
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1989
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Claiborne Farm
Owner Claiborne Farm
The Gamely Corp. (partner in 1993)
Trainer Claude R. McGaughey III
Record 25: 14-8-0
Earnings $2,515,289
Major wins

Gotham Stakes (1992)
Kelso Handicap (1993)
Turf Classic Stakes (1993)
Fourstardave Handicap (1993)
Dixie Stakes (1993)
Elkhorn Stakes (1994)
Bernard Baruch Handicap (1994)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Mile (1992, 1993)
Honours
#85 - Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century
Last updated on December 9, 2006

Lure (foaled 1989) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred and owned by Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky, he is a son of the leading stallion Danzig, who in turn was sired by Hall of Famer and prominent sire Northern Dancer. He was out of the mare Endear by another Hall of Famer, Alydar.

Trained by Shug McGaughey, Lure is best known as the turf racing specialist who won back-to-back runnings of the Breeders' Cup Mile (at Gulfstream Park in 1992 and at Santa Anita Park in 1993). After winning three graded stakes races in 1994, Lure returned to again compete in the Breeders' Cup Mile but finished ninth. He was then retired to stand at stud at Claiborne Farm and in 2004 was pensioned due to poor fertility.

Witch Of The Air (USA) and Yen (CAN) are two of his progeny.

In 2013, Lure was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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