Golden Hawk 2014-2016
Golden Hawk wins the 2016 Grey Stakes at Woodbine, Photo (X)
Golden Hawk (KY)
February 20, 2014- October 24, 2016
Golden Hawk, winner of the 2016 Gr.III Grey Stakes, was euthanized on October 24 following an injury sustained while working at Woodbine.
Golden Hawk was bred in Kentucky by Live Oak Stud and was owned by Live Oak Plantation. He was by Tapit (KY), out of the Gone West (KY) mare Gone Purrfect (KY). His mother is a full sister to champion sprinter Speightstown. The chestnut was trained by Mark Casse.
Golden Hawk was undefeated in two starts. His first start was a 7 furlong maiden race on the turf, defeating Woodbridge, and his second was the Grey Stakes, on dirt. The small field included Han Sense, King and His Court, Night Watchman, and Preemptive Strike. He won the race by 5 ½ lengths, and the final time was 1:43.38. The Grey Stakes was at one time a prep race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. It was removed this year and replaced by the Sam F. Davis Stakes. Had the race remained a prep race, Golden Hawk would’ve had 10 Derby Points.
King and His Court, who Golden Hawk soundly defeated, went on to win the Display Stakes and Coronation Futurity, and is now considered by many to be the favorite for the 2017 Queen’s Plate.
Golden Hawk’s race record stands at 2: 2-0-0 with earnings of $93,502.