Watch Forego playing at the Kentucky Horse Park
and win four consecutive Woodward Stakes.


Bay Gelding

Foaled April 30, 1970 at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky

Died August 27, 1997 at the Kentucky Horse Park

By Forli, out of Lady Golconda by Hasty Road

Breeder: Martha Gerry

Owner: Lazy F Ranch (Mrs. Martha Gerry)

Trainers: Sherrill Ward and Frank Whiteley Jr.

Titles / Awards

Horse of the Year (1974, 1975, 1976)
Champion Older Horse (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977)
Champion Sprinter (1975)
Inducted into Racing’s Hall of Fame (1979)
Retired as the 2nd richest horse in history
Received 8 Eclipse Awards, more than any other horse
Voted the 8th best racehorse of the 20th century
Lifetime earnings: $1,933,957

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Notable Wins

Roamer Handicap (G2)
Discovery Handicap (G1)
Donn Handicap (G3)
Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2)
Widener Handicap (G1)
Carter Handicap (G2)
Brooklyn Handicap (G1) (twice)
Woodward Stakes (G1) (four times – 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1977)
Vosburgh Handicap (G2)
Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1)
Seminole Handicap (G2)
Widener Handicap (G1)
Carter Handicap (G2)
Suburban Handicap (G1)
Metropolitan Handicap (G1)
Nassau County Handicap (G3)

Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Thoroughbred horse racing is the most popular form of horse racing in the world. Thoroughbreds were developed in England by crossing three foundation sires from the Middle East with native English mares. These horses race on dirt, turf or synthetic surfaces.

Hall of Champion Resident

1981 – September 1997