foal of 1980 by Icecapade, out of Bushel-n-Peck, Wild Again arrived at Three
Chimneys in December of 1991 as part of the dissolution of Calumet Farm. At that point, he had three crops of racing
age. Throughout his career he commanded
billing as a leading general sire, juvenile sire, and broodmare sire. He has sired eight millionaires, four
champions, 88 stakes winners, and 148 two-year-old winners. His offspring earnings consistently ranked
above $4 million year after year and his runners won at the highest levels over
all distances. Due to declining
fertility, he was pensioned in October of 2004, but remained in good health
until his death.
Again earned $2,204,829 on the track, but will always be remembered for his
longshot win in the inaugural Breeders' Cup Classic-G1. In that race, Wild Again, supplemented at a
cost of $360,000, prevailed in a ferocious stretch drive that involved
considerable bumping between Wild Again, Gate Dancer and Slew o' Gold and --
finally -- survived a nine-minute-long stewards' examination of the finish to
become the first winner of Thoroughbred racing's richest event.