RIP Go Between

Go Between and Garrett Gomez winning the 2008 Pacific Classic at Del Mar (Charles Pravata)

Sad news from Payson Park Training Center as 6yo Go Between died after a work out of an apparent heart attack.

A 6-year-old son of Point Given trained by Bill Mott, Go Between won eight of 27 starts, with 13 second- or third-place finishes, while earning $2,908,880. With his trademark late-running style, Go Between also won the Virginia Derby (gr. IIT), Fayette Stakes (gr. III), Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT), Sunshine Millions Classic, Unbridled Breeders’ Cup Handicap, and Cherokee River Stables Classic Stakes.

To me Go Between was a staple of the older horse division, you could almost always count on him to be entered. I always found him to be a wild card that I was never sure how to factor.

Here are a couple of his winning efforts, both from last year. Rest in Peace Go Between, and many thanks and condolences to his connections.

2008 Sunshine Million Classic:

2008 Pacific Classic: