two-turn turf gelding, ready to run
“He’s primed for his 3-year old season. He loves the turf & wants to go the distance.”
Three reasons to get excited about Biko:
READY FOR AN ACTION PACKED 2021
Two-turn turf geldings tend to have long, action-packed careers. We hope to have a calendar full of race dates and a lot of fun along the way!
STRATEGICALLY LOCATED IN KENTUCKY
Training from Kentucky allows us to strategically select the best races for Biko from all of the surrounding tracks: Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Ellis Park, Indiana Grand & more.
comes from a family of successful turf horses
His first, second, third and fourth dams have either won/placed in multiple stakes races or have produced graded stakes winners.
coming to a turf course near you
After a long winter’s rest, Biko is ready to make his comeback. Come join the ride!
GEORGE R. ARNOLD II
MINEOLA FARM & SILENT GROVE FARM
FEBRUARY 24, 2018
5F – 1:01.60
BREEDERS’ CUP, KTDF
MINEOLA FARM & DAVID HOUCHIN
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Sire (dad) won the 2013 Kentucky Derby & was 3rd in the Belmont Stakes
Sire earned $2.6M in 12 races.
Dam earned $115,716 in 22 starts.
Third dam, Chatique, is the dam of 7 winners, including 2 Graded Stakes horses and is half-sister to Fantastic Fellow who earned $633,369 in the U.S. & the UK.
Selected for Commonwealth by internationally renowned Irish bloodstock agent Marette Farrell. Trained by one of Kentucky’s leading horsemen, George (Rusty) Arnold II. Biko is primed for his 3-year-old turf campaign and looking for his next race.
“His recent race at Kentucky Downs was proof to us that he is a two-turn turf horse. He held his own in a fast race on a very tough track. He’s ready for us to point him toward longer distances where we think he is best suited.”
He has everything you look for in a classic turf horse: great feet, a strong lean body, and a pedigree full of proven racehorses. His pedigree includes world-record-setting turf stallion Elusive Quality, all-time great race mare Ruffian, Epsom Derby winner Henbit, and Breeders’ Cup-winning international turf star, Fantastic Fellow.
He is sound, strong, and loves to work. On August 29, he breezed 5 furlongs in 1:01.60, the fastest time for the day, and did it easily. Assistant trainer Jack Bohannon remarked, “He’s really impressing us in his works. He’s never been more ready to race.”
Turf geldings like Biko typically have long, action-packed careers and that’s exactly what we’re hoping for with him. Non-stop action and excitement. We hope to see you at the races!
Having questions is natural. Check out the most frequently asked questions below or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I make money?
Yes, if your horse wins, you’ll receive your portion of the horse’s net earnings whether from race purses or sales.
And it’s not just an investment, it’s an experience unlike any other! You’ll receive weekly updates, behind the scenes content, race replays, and so much more!
Are there any ongoing expenses?
No! Once you invest there are zero ongoing expenses. Each share includes 24 months of training and care costs so you can invest without concern of getting in over your head!
Can I see my horse race?
Yes! That’s what this is all about! You’re welcome to come watch your horse race on any day they’re active.
Who manages the horse and makes the decisions?
Biko’s racing career will be managed by Commonwealth in consultation with our trainers and