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Skip Away

Skip Away

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
M. Smith
Trainer: 
H. Hine
Owner: 
Carolyn H. Hine
Breeder: 
Anna Marie Barnhart

Known affectionately as “Skippy,” Skip Away was one of the most popular horses of his era. He was so successful on the track that he was inducted into the Thoroughbred racing Hall of Fame in 2004 but his popularity was enhanced by his humble beginnings, gray coat, and the charm of his owner and trainer Carolyn and Sonny Hine. Statistically, Skip Away qualified as great—nearly $10-million in earnings, a string of victories at the highest level including the 1997 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Hollywood Park, and 18 victories in 38 starts during a four-year campaign throughout North America. The sites of his biggest victories included New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Ohio, California, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Canada. After earning Eclipse Award at ages three and four, he was honored with the Horse of the Year title at age five in final season in 1998.

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  • 1997 Classic

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

1997 Classic

Lifetime Stats

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Previous Races

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Pedigree

Skip Away
Skip Trial
Bailjumper
Damascus
Court Circuit
Looks Promising
Promised Land
Fluoresee
Ingot Way
Diplomat Way
Nashua
Jandy
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Iron Ruler
Glorious Night

Career Highlights

April 4, 1993
Born.
October 18, 1997
Wins Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes at Belmont Park for the second straight year.
November 8, 1997
Wins Breeders’ Cup Classic at Hollywood Park.
September 19, 1998
Caps nine-race winning streak of graded races by taking the Woodward Stakes at Belmont Park.
August 9, 2004
Inducted into Racing Hall of Fame.
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April 4, 1993
Born.

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