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Today marked the 21st win of Famous Name's career, as he won the listed Trigo Stakes at Leopardstown. This made the 5th straight win for Famous Name, and he's won 7 of his 9 races in 2012. His only 2 losses were a 2nd to So You Think in the G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup and a 3rd behind Penitent and Questioning in the G2 Bet365 Mile at Sandown. Famous Name continues to be an incredible money spinner for Juddmonte Farms, and I suspect he will be until Prince Khalid Abdullah decides to retire him.
What a tremendous $ speinner this horse has been for Juddmonte and trainer Dermot Weld. Famous Name won the G3 Solonaway Stakes in Ireland on Sunday, making the 20th win of his career, and running his career record to an amazing 37-20-8-5. With the win at the Curragh on Sunday, Famous Name has now won 12 G3 races, 6 listed stakes races, and 1 G2 race. A win at G1 level is the only thing that continues to elude him. Famous Name has run in 8 G1 races during his career. He's finished 2nd in 4 of them and 3rd in 2 of them. He's been close to scoring at the highest level. Beaten only a nose by Vision D'Etat in the 2008 Prix Du Jockey Club, 1-1/2 lengths by Aqlaam in the 2009 Prix Du Moulin, and 1-1/2 lengths by Durban Thunder in the 2011 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis in Germany. Dermot Weld has said he really wants to see Famous Name win just 1 G1 race before he's eventually retired. Weld has said he's considering bringing him to Santa Anita to run in the G1 BC Mile in November. But even without a G1 win, this horse still has an amazing record in stakes races.
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  • ILuvTurfRacing · @footlick, I agree completely. Famous Name is one of my favorite Juddmonte horses still currently in training. For me, he's rivaled only by Frankel and Cityscape. Famous Name is living proof that you don't have to be a G1 winner to be a cash register for the connections. · 1551 days ago
  • yukichan · Famous Name--very under appreciated and under estimated in my opinion! · 1551 days ago
At listed to G3 stakes level, you just simply cannot hardly beat Famous Name in Ireland. At the Curragh, and most particularly at Leopardstown. Where he's definitely a course specialist. Famous Name won the G3 Meld Stakes for a 3rd straight year at Leopardstown today. But just because he's racked up so many wins at listed and G3 level, don't be fooled. Famous Name has also run some outstanding races at G1 and G2 level over the course of his career, too. His biggest run at G1 level coming in the 2008 G1 Prix Du Jockey Club in France. Where he was just barely nosed out at the wire by Vision D'Etat. Trainer Dermot Weld is strongly considering bringing Famous Name stateside next month for the G1 Arlington Million. Weld has said that the hope for Famous Name is to win just one race at G1 level before he's retired. Being that he's been so close more than once in his career of winning at G1 level. I'm big fan of this horse. Love the work ethic he has race in and race out.

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