Midshipman (horse)

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Midshipman Juvenile.jpg
Midshipman wins the 2008 BC Juvenile
SireUnbridled's Song[1]
DamFleet Lady[1]
DamsireAvenue of Flags[1]
CountryUnited States
BreederStonerside Stable
OwnerGodolphin Racing
TrainerBob Baffert (2008)
Saeed bin Suroor (2009)
Record6: 4-1-1
Major wins
Del Mar Futurity (2008) Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Juvenile (2008)
American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt for 2008

Midshipman (foaled March 26, 2006, in Kentucky) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse.

Owned by Stonerside Stable and trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, as a two-year-old Midshipman won 3 of 4 starts, including the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and Del Mar Futurity.

Two weeks before his run in the Breeders' Cup, Midshipman was sold to Darley Stable and as part of the sales agreement was transferred to trainer Saeed bin Suroor after the race.

The colt was a leading contender for the 2009 Triple Crown but fell off due to a 'soft tissue injury.'

Midshipman made his 3 year old debut in an allowance optional claiming race on Sept 18 at Belmont Park, which marked his first start on traditional dirt. He won by 3​12 lengths over co-favorite Just Ben.

Midshipman also ran in 2009's Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, where he finished 3rd to the longest shot in the race, Farthest Land.

Race Record[edit]

Date Track Race Distance Finish
8/17/2008 Del Mar Maiden 5 1/2 Furlongs 1
9/3/2008 Del Mar Del Mar Futurity 7 Furlongs 1
9/28/2008 Santa Anita Park Norfolk Stakes 1 1/16 Miles 2
10/25/2008 Santa Anita Park Breeders' Cup Juvenile 1 1/16 Miles 1
9/18/2009 Belmont Park Allowance 6 1/2 Furlongs 1
11/7/2009 Santa Anita Park Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile 1 Mile 3
1/28/2010 Meydan Racecourse Maktoum Challenge (Round 1) 1 Mile 4
2/25/2010 Meydan Racecourse Meydan Metropolis 7 Furlongs 1