Concern

WASHINGTON, OK -

The only Breeder's Cup Champion to race and stand at stud in Oklahoma died this week. He had just turned 25.

1994 Breeder's Cup Champion Concern was laid to rest at Oklahoma Equine Reproductive Center.  He moved from Maryland's Northview Stallion Station to OEH in 2004 where he stood until being pensioned in 2011.

Concern brought national attention to the young Remington Park Racetrack when he ran in the 1994 Great Western Stakes.  He was well known for his exciting come from behind style and while he finished third that day, he did it his way starting out in 10th place, but gaining only to third to be upset Al Horton's Oklahoma-bred Silver Goblin (Silver Ghost - Molly's Horton). 

It was after the race in Oklahoma that Concern won the 1994 Breeders Cup.  And, he did it his way.

Going off as the fourth betting favorite, Concern went from last to first.  Running six wide in the stretch, he caught Tobasco Cat in the final yards to win by a neck as the track announcer shouted, "And it's Concern from out of the clouds!"  (view here)

A winner of $3,079,350, Concern won more than any other horse to compete exclusively in North America in 1994.

In 1994 Concern ran 14 times, finishing in the trifecta in all 14.  He was a runner-up for the 3-year-old Eclipse Award to Holy Bull (who was named Horse of the Year).

A son of Broad Brush out of Fara's Team, Concern was bred by leading Maryland breeder Robert E. Meyerhoff and won the Arkansas Derby his three year old season.  Concern's Maryland connections then decided to pass on the Kentucky Derby and to run in the Preakness Stakes. He trailed the field of 10 for three quarters of a mile then... read more

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