Corporate Report


Corporate Report
Corporate Report
Sire Private Account
Grandsire Damascus
Dam Ten Cents a Kiss
Damsire Key to the Mint
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1988
Country United States
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Equigroup Thoroughbreds
Owner Overbrook Farm
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas
Record 10: 3-5-0
Earnings $1,067,908
Major wins

Travers Stakes (1991)

American Classic Race placing:
Preakness Stakes 2nd (1991)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on September 23, 2009

Corporate Report (foaled in Kentucky in May, 1988) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. A descendant of Damascus, he was sired by Private Account by breeder Equigroup Thoroughbreds. Corporate Report was a grade one stakes winning millionaire that will be remembered most for his striking win in the Travers Stakes and a solid runner-up finish to Dual Classic winner Hansel in the 1991 Preakness Stakes.[1]

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Early career

Corporate Report was a late bloomer due to some shin conditions late in his two year-old season and did not race that year. He was a colt that was very consistent but not flashy. In fact by the time his career ended many considered him the ultimate bridesmaid having won a million dollars in purse ernings during his racing years primarily on second place finishes.

In the early part of his three year-old season he broke his maiden race and then trainer D. Wayne Lukas decided that they would take him down to Oaklawn Park Race Course and put him on the Arkansas track up through the Triple Crown trail. After winning an allowance race, Corporate Report placed second in the grade two Rebel Stakes. He was entered in the grade two Arkansas Derby and ran a very good race to place second to a little known horse called Olympio.

His owners at Overbrook Farm were encouraged by the two graded stakes placing and with a nudge from Lucas decided to enter him into the 117th Kentucky Derby in 1991. In that race, Corporate Report shot to just off the lead and battled on the front end in third for most of the race. Coming down the long Churchill Downs's stretch, the fast pace got to him and many closers past him in the lane as he faded to ninth. That would be the only time in his career that he would finish out of the money and not earn a check. Strike the Gold and Best Pal would finish one-two that day.

Preakness Stakes

Neither Overbrook Farm or D. Wayne Lukas lost any confidence in this colt and wheeled him right back in three weeks in the second jewel of the Triple Crown. The three the top finishers of the Derby and the Arkansas Derby winner Olympio took most of the public support relinqueshing Corporate Report to an 11-1 longshot in the grade one 1991 Preakness Stakes. All eight colts broke from the starting gate in good order. Passing the stands for the first time Corporate Report battled with Olympio for the lead with stalker Hansel just one length back.

Corporate Report led around the clubhouse turn and down most of the back stretch. Just prior to the far turn Hansel engaged Corporate Report for a fight on the front end. Then Hansel redeemed his Derby performance by pouring it on down the lane and winning by an incredible seven lengths. Corporate Report fought off challenges by Olympio, then Best Pal and finally Mane Minister to capture the place spot and $100,000 in purse money. The Derby winner, Strike the Gold was never a factor and finished a distant sixth.

In addition to runner-up finishes in the Preakness Stakes, Arkansas Derby and Rebel Stakes, Corporate Report also placed second in the grade one Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park later that summer and placed second in the grade two Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park in the autumn.

Travers Stakes

It was a tour de force for Corporate Report, who ran ninth in the Derby, second in the Preakness and fourth in the Belmont Stakes. On a muggy summer afternoon before 48,170 spectators at old Saratoga Race Course, he led almost wire to wire, fought off a rousing challenge from Hansel in the homestretch and beat him in a photo finish by the margin of a neck.

Two and a half lengths back in third place came Fly So Free, last year's juvenile champion, and three lengths back in fourth place was the favorite, Strike the Gold, who won the Derby but lost today for the fourth straight time. And this time, the front runner for horse of the year lost with a new jockey, Angel Cordero Jr.

Retirement

Corporate Report after a very long and successful breeding career and stallion operations all over the country is now standing at Erfle Thoroughbreds in North Dakota standing for only $1,500.[2]

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