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Tikkanen, named by his owner, George Strawbridge, Jr., a Director of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, after the great Finnish hockey star Esa Tikkanen, had competed in top class company in Ireland, Italy, Germany and France before coming to the US late in his 3-year-old season of 1994. A gray son of 1985 Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Cozenne, Tikkanen showed that he liked his new surroundings by winning the grade 1Turf Classic at Belmont Park. Still, against a stellar field in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs, he was sent off at more than 16-1 for trainer John Pease. He was 14th and last through a half-mile, but moved boldly around horses leaving the final turn and was handled hard to the wire outfinishing French star Hatoof by 1 1/2 lengths.

Lifetime Stats

Breeders’ Cup Winner
1994 Turf

Previous Races

December 10, 1995Hollywood Turf Cup S.HOLLYWOOD PARK17
October 07, 1995Turf Classic Invitational S.BELMONT PARK16
September 16, 1995Man o' War S.BELMONT PARK18
July 02, 1995Grand Prix de Saint-CloudSAINT CLOUD14
June 10, 1995Vodafone Coronation CupEPSOM14
May 05, 1995Madagans Jockey Club S.NEWMARKET22
November 05, 1994Breeders' Cup TurfCHURCHILL DOWNS11
October 08, 1994Turf Classic Invitational S.BELMONT PARK11
September 18, 1994Gran Premio d'ItaliaMILAN14
August 28, 199498 Furstenberg-RennenBADEN BADEN32
June 26, 1994Budweiser Irish DerbyCURRAGH15
June 05, 1994Prix du Jockey Club Les Emirats Arabes Unis-French DerbyCHANTILLY14
May 15, 1994Prix LupinLONGCHAMP13
April 24, 1994Prix GreffulheLONGCHAMP21
April 04, 1994Prix de CourcellesLONGCHAMP 3
October 31, 1993Criterium de Saint-CloudSAINT CLOUD13
October 07, 1993Prix de Saint-Pierre AzifEVRY 1