Eight Rings

Brief info

Owner: SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Hertrich, III, Frederick, Fielding, John D., Golconda Stables, Magnier, Mrs. John, Tabor, Michael B. and Smith, Derrick
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Jockey: John R. Velazquez
Lifetime Record: 4-2-0-0
Lifetime Earnings: $236,951

The son of 2003 Belmont Stakes winner Empire Maker, Eight Rings broke his maiden at first asking last summer at Del Mar before scoring an emphatic win at Santa Anita in the Grade 1 American Pharoah Stakes. He made his final start as a 2-year-old with a sixth-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Futurity. Unraced since that time, the Kentucky-bred appears on course for his return based on his recent worktab at Santa Anita. Empire Maker earned nearly $2 million on the racetrack, winning four times from eight starts. Among his leading progeny are Royal Delta, an earner of more than $4.8 million and 3-time Eclipse Award winner, as well as Pioneerof the Nile, runner-up in the 2009 Kentucky Derby and earner of more than $1.6 million.


11/01/2019 6th TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Gr. 1)
Santa Anita
1-1/16 miles Dirt 1:44.93
09/27/2019 1st American Pharoah Stakes (Gr. 1)
Santa Anita
1-1/16 miles Dirt 1:45.41
09/02/2019 DNF Runhappy Del Mar Futurity (Gr. 1)
Del Mar
7 furlongs Dirt 1:25.52
08/04/2019 1st Maiden Special Weight
Del Mar
5-1/2 furlongs Dirt 1:03.68