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Squirtle Squirt

First or second in 12 of his 16 lifetime starts, including multiple graded stakes wins, Squirtle Squirt is perhaps best known as the horse who gave late Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel his first Breeders’ Cup victory. Frankel was on a 0-for-38 streak when Squirtle Squirt rallied for a half-length victory in a loaded Breeders’ Cup Sprint field that included past and future champions Xtra Heat, Kona Gold and Left Bank. The victory made a millionaire out of the Marquetry colt, one who cost a mere $25,000 at auction.

Squirtle Squirt beat another champion in Orientate to win the Grade 1 King’s Bishop at Saratoga in 2001, earning the Eclipse Award that year as leading sprinter. Winner of the Grade 3 Hollywood Juvenile Champion Stakes at 2, he was also second in four graded stakes, including the Grade 1 Vosburgh in 2001.

Lifetime Stats

Earnings
$
Breeders’ Cup Winner
2001 Penske Auto Center Sprint

Previous Races

DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
September 01, 2002Forego H.SARATOGA14
January 27, 2002Palos Verdes H.SANTA ANITA PARK22
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
October 27, 2001Penske Auto Center Breeders' Cup SprintBELMONT PARK11
September 22, 2001Vosburgh S.BELMONT PARK12
August 25, 2001King's Bishop S.SARATOGA11
July 01, 2001Triple Bend Breeders' Cup Invitational H.HOLLYWOOD PARK22
May 28, 2001Lazaro Barrera Memorial S.HOLLYWOOD PARK32
May 02, 2001 HOLLYWOOD PARK 1
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
September 24, 2000Barretts Juvenile S.FAIRPLEX PARK 1
September 13, 2000Del Mar FuturityDEL MAR27
August 23, 2000Best Pal S.DEL MAR34
July 23, 2000Hollywood Juvenile Championship S.HOLLYWOOD PARK31
June 25, 2000Haggin S.HOLLYWOOD PARK 1
May 29, 2000Willard L. Proctor Memorial S.HOLLYWOOD PARK 1
May 05, 2000 HOLLYWOOD PARK 1
April 21, 2000 SANTA ANITA PARK 4