Today marks the sixteenth anniversary of Wild Express's victory in the 1993 Las Ninas Stakes at Fairplex, which was her only stakes win in a thirty-race career. Wild Express was a solid racehorse however, a model of consistantly that ran monthly over her two and a half year career,finishing in the money ten times and earning $117,286. Not only did she perform consistantly, but as a claiming horse she also had to adapt to being in six different barns. A lot was asked of this young mare.
Wild Express at Tranquility Farm, Sept. 16, 2009.
Following her racing career Wild Express joined the broodmare band at Golden Eagle Farm and there produced seven foals, with four of them going on to become useful racehorses like their mother. Wild Express typifies the bread-and- butter horses that truly make racing possible. Sportwriters were never hovering to see her go to the track every morning, but she gave her best over thiry starts and then produced seven sons and daughters to follow in her footsteps. Congratulations, Wild Express. Job well done.