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Easy Goer

Status:
Deceased
Owner(s):
Bred:
Kentucky (USA) by Ogden Phipps  -  [Add Data]
Pedigree:
Alydar  -  Relaxing  by  Buckpasser
Rating:
8.42/10  
EasyGoer
Easy Goer won the 1989 Gotham before going on to win that year's Wood Memorial, Belmont Stakes, Whitney, Travers, Woodward and Jockey Club Gold Cup (photo courtesy of Adam Coglianse)
Adam Coglianse

Easy Goer - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View Details07/04/90Easy Goer1stBel11 1/4 mDSuburban Handicap-G1 3+ MEasy GoerDe RocheMontubio2:00.00
View Details05/28/90Easy Goer3rdBel11 mileDMetropolitan Handicap-G1  Criminal TypeHousebusterEasy Goer1:34.40
View DetailsView Video11/04/89Easy Goer2ndGP101 1/4 mDBreeders' Cup Classic-G1 3 MSunday SilenceEasy GoerBlushing John2:00.20
View DetailsView Video10/07/89Easy Goer1stBel81 1/2mDJockey Club Gold Cup-G1 3+ MEasy GoerCryptoclearanceForever Silver2:29.20
View DetailsView Video09/16/89Easy Goer1stBel81 1/4 mDWoodward Stakes-G1 3+ MEasy GoerIts AcedemicForever Silver2:01.00
View DetailsView Video08/19/89Easy Goer1stSar81 1/4 mDTravers Stakes-G1 3 MEasy GoerClever TrevorShy Tom2:00.80
View DetailsView Video08/05/89Easy Goer1stSar81 1/8 mDWhitney Handicap-G1 3+ MEasy GoerForever SilverCryptoclearance1:47.40
View DetailsView Video06/10/89Easy Goer1stBel81 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MEasy GoerSunday SilenceLe Voyageur2:26.00
View DetailsView Video05/20/89Easy Goer2ndPim101 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes-G1 3 MSunday SilenceEasy GoerRock Point 1:53.80
View DetailsView Video05/06/89Easy Goer2ndCD81 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MSunday SilenceEasy GoerAwe Inspiring2:05.00
View DetailsView Video04/22/89Easy Goer1stAqu81 1/8 mDWood Memorial Stakes-G1 3 MEasy GoerRock Point Triple Buck1:50.60
View DetailsView Video11/05/88Easy Goer2ndCD81 1/16 mDBreeders' Cup Juvenile-G1 2 MIs It TrueEasy GoerTagel1:46.30
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Older Comments about Easy Goer...

My favorite of all time. Rare talent and great stamina. Six furlongs to mile and a half, who does that anymore,great champion
  • travel_vic · clandestinely injured during his 23 year old year and kept quiet. His "ankle" was enormous over time. Died young of cancer poor guy. · 1034 days ago
  • travel_vic · THREE year old year of course · 1034 days ago
Uploaded Belmont win from the offical photo
Easy Goer may be the best three year old who did not receive an end of the year award. Winner of the Swale, the Gotham, the Wood, the Belmont, the Whitney, the Travers, the Woodward and Jockey Club Gold Cup. His 1:32 2/5 time in the Gotham was the fastest mile for a three year old ever and only 1/5 off Dr. Fager’s world record. To finish their great rivalry, Sunday Silence prevailed to take Champion 3-Year-Old Colt and Horse of the Year honors.
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  • travel_vic · I have his Belmont win photo I should put up if the damn software would accept it. · 1627 days ago
  • travel_vic · Died stangely in his paddock of a toxin released by an undiagnosed tumor, the anaphylatic shock from that killed him but they had not idea of the malignancy. · 1627 days ago
157th? You've got to be kidding! If not for Pat Day he would have beaten Sunday Silence more than once.
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  • icyhotboo · Pat Day had a great sense of timing.Took a lot of close ones at the wire. · 1810 days ago
  • travel_vic · I have the PReakness photo and the two are so close at the wire that you would only know that Easy Goer was inside by counting all the legs below · 1810 days ago
The second part of the Sunday Silence rivalry...two top 3 year olds at their prime....at 4 lost to Criminal Type who was Horse of the Year
One of my all time faves.
All you have to say about why Easy Goer isn't one of the all time greatest horses ever is Pat Day. If a handful of other riders had ridden him, he most likely would have never lost a race.
  • humphrey · Have to disagree. EG had chronic fetlock problems and the rider did as well as he could. Horse always broke slow giving the field many lengths. I was sucked in too by this one but outside of his brilliant races in New York, he was not the same animal......Began to wonder when Is It True, thanks to a great reading of the race track by Laffit, beat him in the off going at Churchill,.,.,.the same track and conditions where he lost out to Sunday Silence. · 2256 days ago
  • humphrey · interesting fact: In Easy Goer's 20 race career, he was never defeated by more than 2½ lengths. · 2256 days ago
Easy Goer is one of my all-time favorite colts. But giving credit where it's due, Sunday Silence must have been lightning fast to have beaten Easy Goer 3 out of the 4 times that they faced each other. Because if you watch Easy Goer in his races without Sunday Silence, the Wood Memorial, the Travers, the Woodward, the JCGC, and the Suburban Handicap, that long, powerful, explosive stride that he had completely overwhelmed the fields that didn't include Sunday Silence. But one comment I must make, I don't think anyone questions Easy Goer as an all-time great. But besides the Ky. Derby, the Preakness, and the B.C. Classic, he almost never left the state of New York for any of his other races, yet no one questions his greatness. But because Zenyatta has almost never left the state of California for any other races, a lot of people question her greatness. Hopefully, after the 2010 racing season ends, they won't again.
"Easy Goer with one... final... acceleration... and Sunday Silence... holds-on!"
Easy Goer was a tremendous horse, but once he lost the Derby, he was never going to catch Sunday Silence on those tight turns at Pimlico or Gulfstream.

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