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Career History
(race data complete)
DESERT WINE
(b.c. 1980, Damascus -- Anne Campbell x Never Bend )
Classic participant in: 1983

Notes: Died in 2003. Sire of 21 stakes winners. Broodmare sire of 24 stakes winners.

IMPORTANT VICTORIES & PLACINGS: (race data complete)

Finish Race Name
1stHollywood Juvenile Championship S.
1stHollywood Gold Cup H.
1stCharles H. Strub S.
1stCalifornian S.
1stSunny Slope S.
1stSan Rafael S.
1stSan Felipe S.
2ndJerome H.
2ndPREAKNESS STAKES
2ndSan Fernando S.
2ndBlue Grass S.
2ndDel Mar Futurity
2ndNorfolk S.
2ndHollywood Futurity
2ndKENTUCKY DERBY
3rdEddie Read H.
3rdHollywood Prevue S.
3rdMalibu S.


IMPORTANT OFFSPRING: (work in progress)

Name Sex, DOB, Pedigree Highlights
ADVOCATE TRAININGc., 1986 DESERT WINE -- Desire x GraustarkRegional Fourteen S.
DAZZLING DIAMONDSb.f., 1996 DESERT WINE -- Belle Centaine (NZ) x Centaine (AUS)Kachina H.
DESERT BOYch.c., 1986 DESERT WINE -- R. Thomasina x NadirDover S.
DESERT HOSTAGEbr.c., 2002 DESERT WINE -- Christmas Snow x HostageThoroughbred Maiden S.
DESERT RADIANCEf., 1989 DESERT WINE -- Handselen x GummoTiffany Lass S.
DESERT ROYALTYb.c., 1988 DESERT WINE -- Her Royalty x King of KingsNon stakes winner; Sire of stakes winners.
FACE OF FORTUNEb.g., 2000 DESERT WINE -- Tanzanite x Conquistador OroOregon HBPA H.
FLAMENCO WAVEf., 1986 DESERT WINE -- Armada Way x SadairIn Ireland: Moyglare Stud S.
MELROSE WINEf., 1991 DESERT WINE -- Melrose Nugget x Vicking SpiritSonoma H., California Cup Distaff Starter H.
MUSICAL WINEch.f., 2003 DESERT WINE -- Musical Selection x Knights ChoiceCity of Roses H., Inaugural H.
ONE SLICK ONEch.c., 1988 DESERT WINE -- Ellis Island x FIRST LANDINGMemorial Day H.
PERT LAURAf., 1995 DESERT WINE -- Beseya x Cajun PrinceC.T.B.A. Marian S.
PROFIT KEYc., 1987 DESERT WINE -- Sharm a Sheikh x New PolicyPeter Pan S., Dwyer S., Debonair S., Ben Ali S., Pioneer S.
SAHARA KINGg., 1989 DESERT WINE -- Queen Joan x Vaguely NobleBosselman Gus Fonner H.
SERGEANT STROHc., 1993 DESERT WINE -- Tasha Lanae x AIR FORBES WONAlamedan H.
TAPSTRESSf., 1990 DESERT WINE -- Ameridouble x NODOUBLEFleet Treat S.
VENETIAN PEACHbr.f., 1992 DESERT WINE -- Fa La Te Dough x Debonair RogerFairfield S.
WINE 'N MUSICf., 1989 DESERT WINE -- Music House (IRE) x HabitatBarretts Debutante S., C.T.B.A. S.
ZINc., 1986 DESERT WINE -- Pale Purple x VERBATIMSan matean H., Tiburon H.


IMPORTANT OFFSPRING OF HIS DAUGHTERS: (work in progress)

Name Sex, DOB, Pedigree Highlights
ARKY PEACHch.g., 2009 Primary Suspect -- Venetian Peach x DESERT WINESandy Downs Thoroughbred Derby S., Claiming S.
BALLINGARRY (IRE)b.c., 1999 Sadler's Wells -- Flamenco Wave x DESERT WINEPrix Noailles, Criterium De Saint-Cloud, Canadian International S., Stars and Stripes Breeders' Cup Turf H.(twice)
BARBARA O'BRIENb.f., 1999 ELTISH -- Brandy O'Brien x DESERT WINESteve Van Buren H., Chaposa Springs H.
CELTIC MELODYb.f., 1998 Mr. Greeley -- Ballynaugh x DESERT WINEDistaff H.
CLASSA RED WINEch.f., 2001 BAQUERO -- Classa Wine x DESERT WINEPrincess Margaret S., Filly Sale S.
COY COYOTEb.f., 2004 HONOUR AND GLORY -- Desert Prowler x DESERT WINEMazarine Breeders' Cup S.
DESERT BOOMbr.g., 2000 Boomerang -- Sand Dance x DESERT WINEBerkeley H., Claiming Crown Jewel S.
DISCREET HERObr.c., 1998 HONOUR AND GLORY -- Tapstress x DESERT WINEAlydar S., Round Table S., Mountaineer Mile H., Prairie Bayou S., Tejano Run S., Slipton Fell H., Fall S.
DOLL BABYb.f., 2003 Citidancer -- Sand Pirate x DESERT WINENiagara S.
ENUMERATORb.c., 2006 He's Tops -- Really Tops x DESERT WINENorthwest Stallion Strong Ruler S.
GRAND LADDIE (AUS)br.g., 2003 Grand Lodge -- Gee Mona x DESERT WINEIn Australia: www.qtc.org Maiden H.
HALF HEAVENb.f., 2002 REGAL CLASSIC -- Sand Pirate x DESERT WINEMy Charmer S. (twice), Wintergreen S., Fairway Fun S., River Memories S.
HOLLYWOOD AND WINEgr.f., 2001 Tactical Cat -- Melrose Wine x DESERT WINEBob Bryant S.
HOT RIZEbr.c., 2004 Sultry Song -- Donesia x DESERT WINEThe Springdale Timber S., The Middleburg Hunt Cup, The Virginia Gold Cup, New Jersey Hunt Cup
LITERAL PROWLERch.g., 1994 Literati -- Desert Prowler x DESERT WINEPhil D. Shepherd S.
LOVE COVEbr.f., 2004 Not For Love -- Sand Pirate x DESERT WINETiconderoga H., Shopping for Love S.
MALLEY GIRLbr.f., 2003 Malek (CHI) -- Sunday's Child x DESERT WINECover Gal S.
MANCHITAbr.f., 2006 Skimming -- Calladito x DESERT WINEIn Mexico: Clasico Gran Promesa
MARYFIELDb.f., 2001 Elusive Quality -- Sly Maid x DESERT WINECHAMPION Female Sprinter, Flower Girl H., Very Subtle S., Distaff Breeders' Cup H., Ballerina S., Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint S.
PHAENNAb.f., 1995 Frankly Perfect -- Redsand Dancer x DESERT WINESurvive S., Vacaville H.
RIGHT YOU AREbr.g., 2000 Petersburg -- Aged Right x DESERT WINEO.T.B.A. Sales S.
SCOTT'S POPPYbr.g., 2005 Smokester -- Itwasthewine x DESERT WINEThoroughbred Overnight Derby
SEA TO SEEch.c., 1998 Al Mamoon -- Sea Caylee Run x DESERT WINEHalf Moon Bay S., Khaled S.
SPINELESSJELLYFISHbr.c., 1996 SKYWALKER -- Silky Sand Sammy x DESERT WINECalifornia Turf Championship H., Khaled S.(twice), Sensational Star H.(twice)
STARBOROUGH (GB)ch.c., 1994 Soviet Star -- Flamenco Wave x DESERT WINEIn England: CHAMPION 3yo Miler, St. James's Place S., Thirsk Classic Trial; In France: Prix Jean Prat; Sire of stakes winners.
SWEET VENDETTAb.f., 2005 STEPHEN GOT EVEN -- Sand Pirate x DESERT WINEAndover Way S., Black-eyed Susan S.
WILD DESERTb.c., 2002 WILD RUSH -- Desert Radiance x DESERT WINEQueen's Plate S.


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