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Best Pal
Birth: Feb. 12, 1988
San Diego County
California, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 1998
San Diego County
California, USA

Noted Racehorse. In a six year racing career, Best Pal brought in $5.6 million for Golden Eagle Farms, the top California-bred racehorse in history. He retired No. 3 nationally and still holds the California bred horse earning record. This horse won the inaugural running of the $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar and finished a close 2nd in the 1991 Kentucky Derby and the Santa Anita Derby. Best Pal went on the win the California Gold Cup at Hollywood Park. Retired in 1996 at the age of eight, he was to live out his life in easy retirement at Golden Farm in Ramona, California. He died while leading young horses, yearlings and 2-year olds, to their daily exercise at the nearby training track. While being ridden and after a light jog, the horse suddenly stumbled and collapsed, crashing through a fence. Best Pal was dead at ten years of age the result of an apparent massive heart attack. He was buried on the ranch and a huge boulder mounted over the grave with a simple plague, the inscription simply reading: Best Pal 1989-1998. (bio by: Donald Greyfield) 
Golden Eagle Farm
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Near ranch office building
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Donald Greyfield
Record added: Aug 28, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7801911
Best Pal
Added by: Donald Greyfield
Best Pal
Added by: Donald Greyfield
Best Pal
Added by: Donald Greyfield
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Best Pal, you will always be in our hearts. Say hello to Flicka up there.
- Billy R. Edgar
 Added: Sep. 4, 2016

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