10/12/2004 11:00PM

Wild Again pensioned

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Three Chimneys stallion Wild Again, winner of the inaugural Breeders' Cup Classic in 1984, has been pensioned because of declining fertility. He is 24.

A son of Icecapade and the stakes-winning Khaled mare Bushel-n-Peck, Wild Again is the sire of 84 stakes winners and four champions to date. He was among the nation's leading sires by earnings in 1997 and again in 2002.

In addition to winning the Classic at Hollywood Park, Wild Again won the Meadowlands Cup, New Orleans Handicap, and Oaklawn Handicap (the last in track-record time of 1:46.80 for 1 1/8 miles) in 1984.

Wild Again was sold as part of the Calumet Farm bloodstock dispersal, which resulted in his being sent to Three Chimneys in 1991. As a sire, he has gotten such million-dollar earners as Milwaukee Brew, Wild Rush, Shine Again, and the 1997 Breeders' Cup Sprint winner, Elmhurst.

His champions to date are Wilderness Song (Canada), Free at Last (Canada), Super I. (Panama), and Blizzard (Dominican Republic).

Wild Again has sired 16 crops of racing age for $74,928,256 in progeny earnings.