Stevie Wonderboy

Stevie Wonderboy

Breeders’ Cup Champion
G. Gomez
D. O'Neill
Merv Griffin Ranch Co.
John D. Gunther, Tony Holmes & Walter Zent

Owned by media mogul Merv Griffin, Stevie Wonderboy was so respected by trainer Doug O’Neill that he was entered in the Grade 3 Hollywood Juvenile even though he had not won his first and only start. He ran a bit unruly that day while lugging out on the turn. Undaunted, O’Neill brought him back three weeks later and he won easily. Four weeks later he would have his breakout race with a last-to-first domination of ten rivals in the Grade 2 Del Mar futurity.

There were several hurdles Stevie Wonderboy would have to clear for a win in the Juvenile – an unprecedented 52-day layoff; shipping from California to New York, and a meeting with the undefeated Grade 1 winner First Samurai. He cleared every hurdle with ease. Adapting to the new surroundings at Belmont Park he put in a strong advance from 11th to win by 1 1/4 lengths while giving Garrett Gomez his first Breeders’ Cup victory.


  • 2005 Sentient Jet Juvenile

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2005 Bessemer Trust Juvenile

Lifetime Stats


Previous Races

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Stevie Wonderboy
Stephen Got Even
A. P. Indy
Seattle Slew
Weekend Surprise
Cox's Ridge
Baroness Direct
Heat Lightning
Summer Squall
Storm Bird
Weekend Surprise
Mystical Mood
Mystery Mood

Career Highlights

August 6, 2005
Wins his first race in his third start with ease under regular rider Garrett Gomez.
September 7, 2005
Easily captures the Grade 2 Del Mar Futurity.
October 29, 2005
Wins Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
January 16, 2006
Voted Eclipse Award as the top 2-Year-Old Colt.
August 6, 2005
Wins his first race in his third start with ease under regular rider Garrett Gomez.

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