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Go For Wand

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Bred:
Pennsylvania (USA) by Christiana Stables LLC
Pedigree:
Deputy Minister  -  Obeah  by  Cyane
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Older Comments about Go For Wand...

23 years ago we were facing a very similar set up for the distaff. I remember the atmosphere surrounding what could potentially be one of the best filly/mare races ever. Unfortunatly the results were catastrophic. Lets us hope we have a much happier ending to this climatic race. It should be a good one.
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  • LAZMANNICK · I guess we don’t understand things like lactic acid the way you do Vic. This is what I do understand. Go For Wand’s individual Beldame fractions when running about a half-length off the pace setter for the first six furlongs: 0:23.41, 0:45.88 and 1:09.33. Turning for home, Go For Wand too9k over and hit the mile in 1:33.38 with a personal fourth quarter time of 24.05 and easily opening up a two length lead. She then finished the race in 1.45 91 with a final 8th in 12.53 and winning by just under 5 lengths. If she had been ridden out she probably would have beaten the JCGC time run in 2.00.63 later on the card by Flying Continental. Taking her rate of slow down between the final two 8ths, I extrapolated an additional eighth in 13.05 which would have given her the 10F in 1.58.96, this while winning easily…..In fact she won so easily and was so dominating that they strongly considered running her in the BCC instead of the Distaff. In fact many think that if she was entered she would have been the BCC favorite. There is no way that Bayakoa would ever outrun Go For Wand going 9F or more and I say this with no disrespect for Bayakoa. She was truly a great mare but, Go For Wand was one of those fillies that only comes around every once in a while. · 257 days ago
  • shuvee · I think Go For Wand had successfully turned back Bayakoa and was starting to pull away when she broke down. They were both extremely tough horses but Go For Wand was the better mare, I believe. Paul Moran from Newsday wrote a great column about the race in which he opined the same thing. I haven't been able to find that column now for sometime but will try to dig it out. · 256 days ago
I've been reading the Thoroughbred Legends series. I've read Sunday Silence (again), Man O'War, War Admiral, Dr. Fager, Personal Ensign, and now I'm reading Go For Wands. I've read most of the book, and now I'm up to her final race. I just can't seem to get myself to finish it. I know how it ends, I witnessed it on TV. Its one of those "burned" into the memory type things. I loved this filly. She was a very special, her wins were brilliant, and I think she was well on her way to being a Great One.
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  • Buckpasser · Sositricky. If you are interested in the CW Anderson books, here are the titles and the horses profiled: Twenty Gallant Horses: Fair Play, MOW, war Admiral, Blockade, Battleship, Dark Secret, Troublemaker, Seabiscuit, The Ugly, Tom Fool, Exterminator, Native Dancer, Heatherbloom, Amangasett, Stymie, Chase Me, Snow Man ( the show horse), Malicious, Moiffa, Gay Dalton,. A Touch of Greatness profiles these horses: Display, Marriage, Market Wise, Dark Secret, Dawn Play, Bee Mac, Marguerite, Billy Barton, Bolingbroke, Wise Counselor. Thoroughbreds includes many of the above horses and adds Omaha and Flares, Greyhound, Equipoise, Bordens Bob and Nig, Chasar. Deep Through the Hert has these horses profiled: Putnam, Humorist, Golden Meadow, Black Gold, Finance, Fair Play, Rough Time, Justin Morgan, War Plumage, Johnstown, Brown Jack, Discovery, Domino, Kinscem, Bimilech, Seabiscuit and Red, Eight Thirty, Carbine, Challedon and Little Squire. The Smashers has these horses: MOW, Crusader, Exterminator, Gallant Fox, Equipoise, Discovery, Seabiscuit, War Admiral, Alsab, Whilaway, Twilight Tear, Count Fleet, Busher, Armed, Dtymie, Gallorette, Assault, Hill Prince, Citation, Noor, Battlefield, Counterpoint, Tom Fool and Native Dancer. Obviously some overlap among the titles. · 325 days ago
  • SSilence86 · Ambitious- You asked before which one so far was my favorite read? I like Forego (reading now), but beside SS's, I really really enjoyed Dr. Fager's story. A definite must read. · 318 days ago
NBA finals are over and Ive been thinking what would be the dream team of horse racing. Rules are you need 3colts 2fillys to fill your all time dream team. Now you dont have to pick the best of all time just the ones you like the best and want on your starting 5 dream team. Mine would go like this- Seabiscuit, Cigar, John Henery, Go For Wand, Rachael Alexandra
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  • On The Gallop's · PG- Ta Wee, SG- Goldikova, SF- Danedream, PF- All Along, C- Zarkava · 384 days ago
  • UnionRagsRules · I'm a Miami fan :) PG-Ruffian SG- Seattle Slew SF- Man O' War PF- Zenyatta C- Secretariat. We will tear up the track! :) · 384 days ago
Today we honor the memory of the extraordinary Go For Wand who lost her life in the Distaff 22 years ago today. Another racing legend gone too soon. Rest In Peace, Beautiful Wand.
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  • Dressage3295 · My best friend was a fan of Bayakoa, I was one of Go For Wand. Obviously Bayakoa had the better career- she lived through it and went on to show what she was made off. Call me biased, but I believe my girl would have won that day. She was a tough filly and wasn't giving Bayakoa an inch at the stretch- she was hanging on. Will we ever know for sure? Course not, but we'll all have our own opinions, and mine is that Go For Wand was a truly talented filly who would've won that day · 624 days ago
  • Dressage3295 · RIP Baby girl · 624 days ago
don't think that she would've been beaten that day she broke down.
Would've won that Breeders Cup and beaten Bayakoa.
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  • travel_vic · Also being on the outsde her run, like most others on the outside, intimidated the horse nearest the raill · 814 days ago
  • larooski · Go For Wand was one of my dad's favorite horses and Bayakoa was one of mine. Dad cried after that race and I felt like crap too. I remember them both winning on BC day the year before at Gulfstream. Very sad. · 814 days ago
ALL HEART just like many other fillies!!
One of my all time favorite horse. !:45 and 4 at Belmot as a 3 yr. old fille, 2 fiths off Secretariats track record.

Go For Wand - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video10/27/90Go For Wand7thBel51 1/8 mDBreeders' Cup Distaff-G1 3 FBayakoaColonial WatersValay Maid1:49.20
View DetailsView Video08/11/90Go For Wand1stSar101 1/4 mDAlabama-G1 3 FGo For WandCharonPampered Star2:00.40
View Details08/03/90Go For Wand1stSar107 fDTest-G1 3 FGo For WandScreen ProspectToken Dance1:21.09
View DetailsView Video04/21/90Go For Wand1stKee81 1/16 mDAshland-G1 3 FGo For WandCharonPiper Piper1:43.60
View DetailsView Video11/04/89Go For Wand1stGP51 1/16 mDBreeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies-G1 2 FGo For WandSweet RobertaStella Madrid1:44.20
View DetailsView Video10/14/89Go For Wand2ndBel71 mileDFrizette-G1 2 FStella MadridGo For WandDance Colony1:38.80