Champion Older Male: Are You Kidding Me

Conditioned by Roger Attfield for owners and co-breeders Ronald K. Kirk, John C. Bates and Michael Riordan, Are You Kidding Me won a pair of Grade 2 events on the Polytrack; the Eclipse and Autumn Stakes; as well as taking the Grade 2 Nijinsky Stakes over the world-famous E.P. Taylor Turf Course. Jockey Alan Garcia was aboard for all six of the bay’s Woodbine starts, taking over from Brice Blanc who had guided Are You Kidding Me to a third-place run in the Grade 3 San Francisco Mile Stakes at Golden Gate to open his campaign in April. “He’s one of my favourites,” said Garcia, a multiple graded stakes-winning rider who took the 2008 Belmont Stakes with Da’Tara. “We’ve won a lot of big races together and this horse has a special place in my heart. I’m very happy to see him named champion older horse and I’m looking forward…

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