Best Pal


Best Pal

Thoroughbred racehorse infobox
horsename = Best Pal


caption =
sire = Habitony
grandsire = Habitat
dam = King Pellinore
damsire = Ubetshedid
sex = Gelding
foaled = 1988
country = United States flagicon|USA
colour = Brown
breeder = John & Betty Mabee
owner = Golden Eagle Farm
trainer = Gary Jones
record = 47: 18-11-4
earnings = $5,668,245
race = Hollywood Futurity (1990)
Del Mar Futurity (1990)
Norfolk Stakes (1990)
Balboa Stakes (1990)
Pacific Classic Stakes (1991)
Swaps Stakes (1991)
Santa Anita Handicap (1992)
Charles H. Strub Stakes (1992)
Oaklawn Handicap (1992)
Hollywood Gold Cup (1993)
California Cup Classic (1993)
Native Diver Handicap (1994)
San Antonio Handicap (1995)
honours = Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar Racetrack run each year
updated= August 13, 2007

Best Pal (February 12, 1988 in Ramona, CaliforniaNovember 24, 1998 in Ramona, California) was a champion racehorse, who to this day holds the record for purses of any California-bred racehorse, earning his owners, the Golden Eagle Farm, US$5.6 million over his lifetime.

A descendant of Princequillo on both his sire's and dam's line, Best Pal won the first running of the Pacific Classic at Del Mar, and finished second in the 1991 Kentucky Derby as well as in the 1991 and 1995 Santa Anita Derby and won the California Gold Cup at Hollywood Park Racetrack.

Retired in 1996, Best Pal had a massive heart attack while on his way to a training track at Golden Eagle Farm. He was buried at the farm, and a large boulder with a plaque covers his grave.

References

* [http://www.pedigreequery.com/best+pal Best Pal's pedigree and racing stats]


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