|Breeder||Edward P. Evans|
|Owner||Mr. & Mrs. William K. Warren, Jr.|
|Trainer||Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.|
Clark Handicap (2004)|
Donn Handicap (2005)
Stephen Foster Handicap (2005)
Woodward Stakes (2005)
Breeders' Cup Classic (2005)
U.S. Champion Older Male Horse (2005)|
United States Horse of the Year (2005)
|Last updated on October 2, 2006|
Sired by Saint Ballado out of the dam Quiet Dance, by Quiet American, Saint Liam was unraced as a two-year-old. At age three, he started in three races, earning his best result with a 2nd in the Iowa Derby. Owned by William Warren and trained by Richard E. Dutrow, Jr., in his four-year-old season, Saint Liam won the Grade II Clark Handicap and lost the Grade I Woodward Stakes by a neck to eventual 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper.
In 2005, Saint Liam captured four Grade I races, including the Donn Handicap, the Stephen Foster Handicap, and the Woodward Stakes. He was second in the Grade I Whitney Handicap to Commentator. In his last race, jockey Jerry Bailey rode him to victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic, after which he was retired with a record of 9-6-1 in 20 races and career earnings of $4,456,995.
Saint Liam was standing at stud at Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky when, in a freak accident in August 2006 he slipped and fell, suffering an untreatable left tibial fracture. The 6-year-old stallion was humanely euthanized at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Before his death he covered a number of mares, 115 of which were in foal and 96 that had foals that went on to race.
On January 11, 2007, his first foal (named Billy's Punch) was born to the Seattle Slew mare Slewzig. The 17-year-old mare's bay colt was born in Versailles at ClassicStar Farm. Slewzig has produced eight foals: six of them winners, three of those stakes winners. Billy's Punch never broke his maiden in 2009.
Saint Liam's most notable offspring is Havre de Grace (foaled May 12, 2007, out of Easter Brunette by Carson City) who won the 2011 HOTY Title while capturing the Azeri, Wooodward, Beldame, Apple Blossom H., and Obeah Stakes, and running against males in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Campus building named Saint Liam
In 2007, the owners of the horse, Mr and Mrs William K. Warren, Jr., donated $8 million to the University of Notre Dame for the refurbishment of the health center, which was renamed Saint Liam Hall. The Warrens are prominent donors to the University of Notre Dame; the Notre Dame golf course is called the Warren Golf Course. The university stated the building was named in honor of Mr. Warren's father William K. Warren, Sr. (Liam is Irish for William) and his namesake Saint William of York, and makes no mention of the racehorse. However, there seems to be no indication that the horse Liam was named after William Warren or Saint William, or whether anyone ever referred to Saint William or William Warren as Liam before this.
|2/22/2003||Gulfstream Park||Maiden||7 Furlongs||2|
|3/28/2003||Gulfstream Park||Maiden||1 1⁄16 Miles||1|
|4/12/2003||Oaklawn Park||Arkansas Derby||1 1⁄8 Miles||7|
|5/23/2003||Churchill Downs||Allowance||1 1⁄16 Miles||2|
|6/8/2003||Churchill Downs||Allowance||1 1⁄16 Miles||1|
|7/5/2003||Prairie Meadows||Iowa Derby||1 1⁄16 Miles||2|
|8/4/2003||Saratoga Race Course||Hall of Fame Handicap||1 1⁄16 Miles Turf||10|
|8/24/2003||Saratoga Race Course||Allowance||1 1⁄8 Miles||6|
|12/12/2003||Aqueduct Racetrack||Allowance||1 1⁄16 Miles Inner dirt||1|
|1/18/2004||Gulfstream Park||Allowance||1 1⁄16 Miles||1|
|2/29/2004||Fair Grounds Race Course||New Orleans Handicap||1 1⁄8 Miles||2|
|4/3/2004||Oaklawn Park||Oaklawn Handicap||1 1⁄8 Miles||3|
|9/11/2004||Belmont Park||Woodward Stakes||1 1⁄8 Miles||2|
|11/26/2004||Churchill Downs||Clark Handicap||1 1⁄8 Miles||1|
|2/5/2005||Gulfstream Park||Donn Handicap||1 1⁄8 Miles||1|
|3/4/2005||Santa Anita Park||Santa Anita Handicap||1 1⁄4 Miles||6|
|6/18/2005||Churchill Downs||Stephen Foster Handicap||1 1⁄8 Miles||1|
|8/6/2005||Saratoga Race Course||Whitney Handicap||1 1⁄8 Miles||2|
|9/10/2005||Belmont Park||Woodward Stakes||1 1⁄8 Miles||1|
|10/29/2005||Belmont Park||Breeders' Cup Classic||1 1⁄4 Miles||1|
|Halo||Hail To Reason||Turn-to|
|Quiet American||Fappiano||Mr. Prospector|
|Misty Dancer||Lyphard||Northern Dancer|
|Flight Dancer||Misty Flight|