Optimizer

English Channel - Indy Pick, by A.P. Indy

Stud Fee: $5,000 LFSN

Biography

Optimizer, from English Channel’s first crop, is a Multiple Graded Stakes winner. A true “war horse” he participated in Graded Stakes company 30 times during his career through his 6 year old year. He began his career on the dirt, breaking his maiden his first race out in Saratoga and following that up with a second place performance in G2 With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga and a third place performance in the G1 Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland. Optimizer put up another second place performance in the G2 Risen Star Stakes before running in all three legs of the Triple Crown (the only horse to do so that year). He returned to the winners circle at the end of his 3 year old year in the Grade 3 Kent Stakes winning by 4.25 lengths and finished out the year with a third place finish in the G2 Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes. His four year old year started off with two wins in the G3 Colonel E.R. Bradley Handicap and the G3 Fairgrounds Handicap. He then ran a close second to Wise Dan in the G1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic. He added another third place performance in the G3 Dixie Stakes the next time out and finished a close second in the G1 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap behind Point of Entry. In his 5 year old year, Optimizer again ran a close second to Wise Dan (losing in a photo finish by a nose) in the G2 Bernard Baruch Handicap.

Pedigree

Highlights

Multiple Graded Stakes Winner

Graded Stakes Performances on both the Dirt and Turf

Competed in Graded Stakes Company 30 times throughout his campaign.

Close second place finish to Wise Dan twice

Race Records

Career Statistics

Starts:

33

1st:

5

2nd:

5

3rd:

3

Earnings:

$979,289

Earnings/Start:

$29,675

Highest Equibase Speed Figure:

124

Statistics By Year

Year Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
2015 1 0 0 0 $5,000
2014 4 0 1 0 $57,542
2013 9 2 2 1 $454,805
2012 14 2 1 1 $352,967
2011 5 1 1 1 $108,975

At 2:

Maiden win at Saratoga First Time Out
2nd in G2 With Anticipation Stakes
3rd in G1 Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity

At 3:

1st in G3 Kent Stakes
2nd in G2 Rebel Stakes
3rd in G2 Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes

At 4:

1st in G3 Colonel E.R. Bradley Handicap
1st in G3 Fair Grounds Handicap
2nd in G1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic
2nd in G1 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap
3rd in G2 Dixie Stakes

At 5:

2nd in G2 Bernard Baruch Handicap