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Tank's Prospect

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1985 Preakness Stakes. Tank's Prospect alongside Chief's Crown just before the wire.
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What the Nation is saying about Tank's Prospect...

Will Take Charge is primed to become a champion for D. Wayne Lukas, but where does he fit in with the best of the Hall of Fame trainer's Triple Crown runners?Read More
Will Take Charge reminds me an awful lot of my boy Tank's Prospect. Willy is gonna lay it down on May 4th.
Can Oxbow, or one of his others, finally bring D. Wayne Lukas to the magic number of 14?Read More
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  • drayton.nay · Normandy is a beast... · 417 days ago ·
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  • furlonger · Normandy should handle this Handily, but keep an eye on this bomb #8 I've Struck A Nerve. I won't be surprised if he's in the money · 417 days ago ·
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I am the only listed fan and the only one in HRN to list Tank's' Prospect as a favorite. I saw him win the 1985 Ark Derby and was overwhelmed. Do any of you California track folks have any back stretch stories about the Tank? Any idea what Tank's legacy should be? I do remember he had a blockage hampering his breathing that DWL equated to a human running a race while breathing threw a straw. Once they had that corrected his performances really improved.
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  • jay s. · CFC. I never knew that Pat Day lost his stirrup. Imagine what his time may have been if not for that. Thanks for the update. If memory serves, Gary Stevens was on Big Tank when he won the Ark Derby and again in Kentucky. Seems like DWL wasn't that happy with his KD ride and replace him with Pat Day at Pimlico. · 500 days ago ·
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  • jay s. · I do know that Pat Day rode Clever Allemont in the Ark Derby against Tank, cause I vividly remember my bank account taking a hit. · 500 days ago ·
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To me, one of the most UNDERRATED horses of all time. He left his heart and soul on the track each time. I saw him win the Arkansas Derby and he was super impressive in person. I was actually moved to tears when I watched him win the Preakness on tv. I found myself jumping up and down in my living room as he was coming down the stretch. What a great soldier.
Bottom line is, Derby Day just wasn’t their day. For a not-insignificant number of Preakness winners, the disappointment of their efforts two weeks beforehand in the Kentucky Derby sometimes has been difficult to rationalize. Some, such as Snow Chief (1986), Point Given (2001), and Lookin At Lucky (...Read More
1) The Arkansas Derby is a Grade 1 race restricted to 3-year-olds held at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It is run at a distance of 1 1/8 miles. 2) The race was run for the first time in 1936. The current purse is $1 million. In 2004, a $5 million bonus was offered to any colt to sweep the R...Read More
By Bill Christine May 30, 2003 ELMONT, N.Y. – There could hardly be a running of the Belmont Stakes without Woody Stephens’ fingerprints on it. Stephens has been dead for five years, and it has been almost two decades since he won his last of five consecutive Belmonts, yet when Funny Cide shoots for...Read More
May 13, 1985 Going some place in a feverish hurry, though exactly where is the next question, a bay bullet called Spend A Buck streaked away with the Kentucky Derby last week, posting the third-sprightliest mile and a quarter (2:00 1/5) in 111 springs at Churchill Downs. Stephan's Odyssey finished s...Read More

Tank's Prospect - Race Results & Past Performances

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View DetailsView Video06/08/85Tank's Prospect11thBel81 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MCreme FraicheStephan's OdysseyChief's Crown2:27.00
View Details05/18/85Tank's Prospect1stPim81 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes-G1 3 MTank's ProspectChief's CrownEternal Prince1:53.40
View DetailsView Video05/04/85Tank's Prospect7thCD81 1/4 mDKentucky Derby 3 MSpend A BuckStephan's OdysseyChief's Crown2:00.20
View DetailsView Video11/10/84Tank's Prospect2ndBHP11 mileDBreeders' Cup Juvenile-G1 2 MChief's CrownTank's ProspectSpend A Buck1:36.20