2006 Belmont Stakes
|Grandsire||A. P. Indy|
|Breeder||Nursery Place & Partners|
|Owner||1) Lawana and Robert Low
2) Polaris Stable
|Trainer||1) Daniel Pietz (flat)
2) Sanna Hendriks (steeple-chasing)
|Last updated on August 10, 2007|
Steppenwolfer (foaled March 16, 2003 in Kentucky) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He was sired by Aptitude, who in turn was the son of the 1992 U.S. Horse of the Year and U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, A.P. Indy, out of the mare, Wolfer.
Steppenwolfer was gelded in 2009 and was retrained for steeplechasing. He did not win any of his starts in 2009 or 2010. Steppenwolfer was sold to Gail Thayer of Unionville, Pennsylvania and was re-trained as a foxhunter. The stipulations of his sale to Thayer state that he may never be re-sold.
Steppenwolfer is owned by Robert and Lawana Low. He is trained by Daniel Pietz and is ridden by Robby Albarado. He was bred in Kentucky by Nursery Place & Partners. He was first owned by two very successful horseman John Mayer the owner of Nursery Place Farm and his wife's brother Happy Broadbent. He was walked as a yearling by the two sons of John Mayer, Griffin the older of the two and Walker the younger, and then sold as a two-year-old for $25,000.
|3rd||Kentucky Derby||One and a quarter miles (Dirt)||Churchill Downs||Fast|
|3rd||Rebel Stakes||One and One-Sixteenth Miles||Oaklawn Park||Fast|
|2nd||Southwest Stakes||One Mile||Oaklawn Park||Fast|
|1st||Allowance||One Mile||Oaklawn Park||Good|
|1st||Allowance Optional Claiming||One and One-Sixteenths Mile||Fair Grounds Race Course at Louisiana Downs||Fast|
|3rd||Allowance Optional Claiming||One and One-Sixteenths Miles||Fair Grounds Race Course at Louisiana Downs||Fast|
|1st||Maiden||Seven Furlongs||Aqueduct Racetrack||Fast|
|5th||Maiden||Six Furlongs (Turf)||Belmont Park||Good|
- Salk, Susan (April 26, 2013). "Steppenwolfer's life after Derby loss is rosy". Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. Off Track Thoroughbreds. Retrieved 12 June 2015.