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Ch. colt by Awesome Again-Native Robb by Indian Ridge
Owner: J. Paul Reddam
Trainer: Craig Dollase

Last Race: Santa Anita Derby (G1), April 2, 2005
Next Race: Kentucky Derby (G1), May 7, 2005
Horsehat.com FastFact: Wilko’s payoff of $58.60 in the 2004 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile was the second highest in history behind Anees ($62.60 in 1999)

At 2 (in America)
WON Breeders’ Cup Juvenile G1
3rd Hollywood Futurity G1

At 3
Santa Anita Derby G1


Stands Stud at Adena Springs

The connections of Wilko were just hoping to the board when the entered their colt in the 2004 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. What they did was hit pay dirt. The son of Awesome Again, making his first start in North America and his first start on dirt, shocked the racing world when he surged past Afleet Alex to win the Juvenile.

"I can't believe it," jockey Frankie Dettori said after the win. "I mean the horse worked well on the dirt but we were just hoping to hit the board. "I didn't think we had anything to lose. I thought we could get a piece of it," added trainer Jeremy Noseda, who saddled the horse for the last time in the Juvenile. John Paul Reddam bought a majority interest in the colt a month before the Breeders’ Cup and he will now attempt to win a Classic with his surprising colt. Mr. Reddam has been down the Triple Crown trail before with Ten Most Wanted, a major Kentucky Derby contender in 2003. That colt would later run second to Empire Maker in the G1 Belmont Stakes before taking the G1 Travers.

Wiko, who seems to never run a bad race is heading to the Kentucky Derby after his third place run in the Santa Anita Derby. Perhaps he will spring another big upset.



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