Fort Larned

E Dubai - Arlucea, by Broad Brush , 16.1 hands

Classic Mr. Prospector Speed

  • Impressive first winner Fort Wise Treaty on the 4th of July! 
  • 3x Grade 1 winner of over $4.4 million
  • Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner over a future Classic winner
  • First juveniles - up to $170,000
  • Winner of historic Whitney Handicap (G1) in 'hand ride'
  • "Fort Larned's strength was his high cruising speed and ability to carry it
    a long way" - Trainer Ian Wilkes
  • Set new Gulfstream Park track record in Skip Away S. (G3)
  • Eclipse Award finalist; America's top Older Male on dirt in 2012
  • By one of the fastest sons of Mr. Prospector; free of Northern Dancer like Gone West, Smart Strike, Street Cry, Unbridled, Unbridled's Song, Pioneerof the Nile, etc.
  • Half-sister Walkabout a 2017 Graded Stakes winner
  • Earned 117 Beyer Speed Figure in Classic victory, highest two-turn dirt Beyer of 2012
  • Faster BC Classic final time than A. P. Indy, Sunday Silence, Tiznow, Awesome Again, Unbridled, Wild Again, etc.
  • 'Perfect American classic distance cardio. If his foals get it, he's the next Tiznow' - Byron Rogers, Performance Genetics
  • Other Breeders' Cup Classic champions include top stallions A. P. Indy, Sunday Silence, Ghostzapper, Curlin, Tiznow, Unbridled, Wild Again, etc.
Fort Larned E Dubai Mr. Prospector Raise A Native
Gold Digger
Words of War Lord at War (ARG)
Right Word
Broad Brush Ack Ack
Hay Patcher
Bayakoa (ARG) Consultant's Bid
Arlucca (ARG)
OBS March Hip #600 :10.1
Fort Larned - Breeders' Cup Classic (G1)
Fort Larned TV Commercial
Fort Larned - Stephen Foster H. (G1)
Fort Larned - Whitney H. (G1)
OBS March Hip #298 :10.1
Race Record
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 1 0 0 0 $2,936
3 9 3 1 0 $79,845
4 9 5 1 1 $3,598,455
5 5 2 0 0 $490,086
Totals 24 10 2 1 $4,171,322

At 4
Eclipse Award finalist

  • Breeders' Cup Classic - G1, wire-to-wire, defeating Mucho Macho Man, etc. 
  • Whitney Invitational H. -G1 
  • Skip Away S. -G3 
  • Cornhusker H. -G3


  • Alysheba S. -G2
  • Jockey Club Gold Cup Inv. -G1

At 5

  • Stephen Foster H. -G1 
  • Homecoming Classic S. 


Impressive First Winner for Fort Larned

Two youngsters who appear to have big futures were on display in Ellis Park’s fifth race Tuesday...

Two youngsters who appear to have big futures were on display in Ellis Park’s fifth race Tuesday for 2-year-olds running a mile on turf. Fort Wise Treaty and jockey Shaun Bridgmohan got through on the rail to edge favored Eclipsed Moon, who rallied on the outside only to come up a neck short.

Fort Wise Treaty is the first winner for the Adena Springs stallion Fort Larned, winner of the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita for Kentucky-based trainer Ian Wilkes and jockey Brian Hernandez Jr.

A $170,000 OBS April 2-year-old purchase owned by Mark Breen of Connecticut, Fort Wise Treaty did a lot of things right in his first start. Breaking from post 7, the colt settled nicely in mid-pack and was content to be on the inside, where he stayed the rest of the way, getting through traffic while finishing in 1:36.60, his last eighth-mile coming in under 12 seconds. 

“He ran great; he had a great ride, I can tell you that,” trainer Brad Cox said.  "Obviously the horse who was second looks like a really nice horse and had a wide trip. I sure don’t want to run again him next time. But it was a good effort. I was proud of the horse.”

Said Bridgmohan: “Brad did a phenomenal job. He was very professional, was there every time I needed him. All I had to do was just find him some room, and I did. And he gave me what he had.”

Cox said Fort Wise Treaty will stay at Ellis Park, where his assistant Tessa Bisha oversees that division, with the Aug. 20 Ellis Park Juvenile at seventh-eighths of a mile a possibility. 

“I wouldn’t hesitate to maybe try him on the Poly (synthetic surface) or dirt at the right distance,” he said. “I don’t want to shorten him up much. I would maybe try seven-eighths on the Poly or on the dirt, if the race came up the right way. If there’s a grass race, I prefer the grass with him, to be honest.”

-edited from www.

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Fort Larned retired in 2014. His first crop races in 2017.

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Updated October 11, 2016 

Fort Larned is a grandson of the great Mr. Prospector out of a mare by the multiple Grade 1 winner and champion sire, Broad Brush. Fort Larned has a pedigree free of Northern Dancer and Seattle Slew and he should go well with mares from a wide variety of broodmare lines.

Northern Dancer-line mares are obvious targets for Fort Larned and the Danzig, Storm Cat, Dixieland Band, Sadler’s Wells and Nijinsky II branches hold particular appeal.

For Larned's sire, E Dubai, has sired stakes winners out of mares by four different Danzig-line stallions: Dayjur, Langfuhr, Pine Bluff and Redoute’s Choice. War Front and Exchange Rate are bred on the Danzig/Mr. Prospector cross similar to Dayjur, making their daughters and granddaughters good candidates for Fort Larned. Redoute’s Choice is by Danzig’s top son Danehill, while mares by Langfuhr’s late son Lawyer Ron may also go well with Fort Larned.

E Dubai has sired stakes winners out of mares by the Storm Cat stallions Bernstein, Mountain Cat and Cat Thief. Daughters and granddaughters of other Storm Cat-line stallions are also strong candidates, stallions like Giant’s Causeway, Tale of the Cat, Forest Wildcat, Hennessy, Harlan's Holiday, Forestry, Stormy Atlantic and Bluegrass Cat.

E Dubai has sired a Grade 2 winner out of a Dixieland Band mare and a Grade 3 winner out of a granddaughter of Dixieland Band. This makes mares by Dixieland Band-line stallions Dixie Union, Union Rags and Gone Astray strong contenders for Fort Larned.

G2W My Gi Gi is by E Dubai out of a mare by Sadler’s Wells, and 2016 G3 winner Willy Dubai is out of a Sadler’s Wells granddaughter. The Sadler’s Wells sire line is going strong in North America primarily through El Prado’s sons Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy and Artie Schiller. Medaglia d’Oro’s daughters and granddaughters are especially interesting as he is out of a Damascus-line mare. E Dubai has sired at least five stakes winners, including G2W High Heels, out of mares carrying the Damascus influence. Among the others is SW Siren Lure out of a mare by Gilded Time.

High Heels also shows Nijinsky II in her pedigree as does G2W Ego and an additional E Dubai stakes winner.

Mr. Prospector over A. P. Indy is approaching 100 stakes winners. Many of A. P. Indy’s good sire sons are out of Mr. Prospector mares (Malibu Moon, Pulpit, Mineshaft, etc.) and E Dubai has sired at least four stakes winners out of mares that reinforce the Mr. Prospector influence. Two of those stakes winners are out of mares that show Fappiano, including SW Fordubai out of a mare by Unbridled. This put mares from the Tapit and Bernardini offshoots in play for Fort Larned as both are bred A. P. Indy over Fappiano.

Fordubai is one of the nearly 40 stakes winners bred on the Mr. Prospector/Unbridled cross. Seventeen of those are out of daughters of Unbridled’s Song and another trio are out of daughters of Grindstone making daughters of his son, Birdstone, interesting for Fort Larned. Another Unbridled son, Broken Vow (out of a Nijinsky II mare), is the broodmare sire of two more stakes winners in this sample, including a 2016 graded winner.

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