Country House

Country House

Longest-reigning Kentucky Derby winner in history


Lookin At Lucky / Quake Lake, by War Chant, 2016, Chestnut
Country House

Longest-reigning Kentucky Derby winner in history

  • Kentucky Derby (G1) winner and earner of over $2.1 million
  • Overcame trouble and a wide trip to cross the finish line second in the $3,000,000 Kentucky Derby (G1), but emerged with the victory after the winner was disqualified
  • Fast-closing runner-up to eventual Classic winner War of Will in the Risen Star S. (G2) at Fair Grounds
  • A determined third-place behind multiple G1 winners Omaha Beach and Improbable in the Arkansas Derby (G1)
  • Impressive 3 1/2-length maiden special weight winner at Gulfstream Park in his 3-year-old debut
  • Trained by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott to win two races from seven starts. After breaking his maiden, he competed in four consecutive Graded stakes races, never finishing off the board
  • By multiple Champion and Classic winner LOOKIN AT LUCKY, a son of two-time Champion Sire and sire of sires Smart Strike
  • Lookin at Lucky captured the 2010 Preakness S. (G1) and is the sire of Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner and Eclipse Champion Accelerate, Grade 1 winner and Chilean Champion Wow Cat (CHI), and recent Louisiana Derby (G2) winner Wells Bayou
  • Out of a winning War Chant mare, QUAKE LAKE, a half-sister to Graded stakes winner and multiple Graded stakes-placed BREAKING LUCKY, who is also by Lookin at Lucky
  • Country House is a half-brother to four-time stakes winner MITCHELL ROAD, winner of the 2019 Gallorette S. (G3) at Pimlico, the 2020 Ellis Park Turf S., etc. and an earner of over $500,000
LOOKIN AT LUCKY
b.
2007
SMART STRIKE (CAN)
b. 1992 [IC]
MR. PROSPECTOR
b. 1970
[BC]
RAISE A NATIVE ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER b. 1962 *
CLASSY ‘N SMART (CAN)*
b. 1981
SMARTEN br. 1976
NO CLASS (CAN)   b. 1974 *
PRIVATE FEELING
b.
1999
BELONG TO ME
b. 1989
DANZIG   b. 1977 [IC]
BELONGING b. 1979
REGAL FEELING
b. 1986
CLEVER TRICK br. 1976
SHARP BELLE gr. 1975
QUAKE LAKE
gr/r. 2006
WAR CHANT
b. 1997
DANZIG
b. 1977 [IC]
  NORTHERN DANCER (CAN) b. 1961 [BC]
PAS DE NOM br. 1968
HOLLYWOOD WILDCAT
dkb/br. 1990
KRIS S blk/br. 1977
MISS WILDCATTER b. 1980
SHOOTING PARTY
gr/r.
1998
SKY CLASSIC (CAN)
ch. 1987
NIJINSKY (CAN) b. 1967 [CS]
NO CLASS (CAN)   b. 1974 *
AYANKA
gr/r. 1991
JADE HUNTER ch. 1984
AL’S CHARM gr. 1983

Race Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 2 0 1 0 $14,375
3 5 2 (1) 1 (1) 1 (1) $2,105,800
Totals 7 2 (1) 2 (1) 1 (1) $2,120,175
2nd at 2
  • A maiden special weight race at Aqueduct (8f, D, by 1/2 length to Kentucky Wildcat, defeating Felix the Fox, Midnight Curfew, Lion Dance, etc.).
Won at 3
  • Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs (10f, D, defeating Code of Honor, Tacitus, Improbable, Game Winner, Master Fencer (JPN), War of Will, Plus Que Parfait, Win Win Win, Cutting Humor, By My Standards, Vekoma, Bodexpress, Tax, Roadster, Long Range Toddy, Spinoff, Gray Magician, Maximum Security).
  • A maiden special weight race at Gulfstream Park (8.5f, D, by 3 1/2 lengths, defeating Ownitifyouwantit, Thetrashmanscoming, Mantra, Bebeau, Pow).
2nd at 3
  • Risen Star S. (G2) at Fair Grounds (8.5f, D, to War of Will, defeating Rolland, Hog Creek Hustle, Limonite, Manny Wah, Mr. Money, Owendale, Chase the Ghost, Henley’s Joy, Dunph, Gun It, Plus Que Parfait, Frolic More).
3rd at 3
  • Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park (9f, D, to Omaha Beach, Improbable, defeating Laughing Fox, Galilean, Long Range Toddy, Jersey Agenda, Tikhvin Flew, Gray Attempt, Six Shooter, One Flew South).

Country House News

Kentucky Derby winner Country House to stand at Darby Dan Farm

Country House, winner of the 2019 Kentucky Derby (G1) and an earner of more than $2.1 million, will take up stud duty at John Phillips’ Darby Dan Farm in Lexington to stand the 2021 breeding season. The longest reigning Kentucky Derby winner, Country House will be participating in Darby Dan’s “Share the Upside” program, and […]