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The Prodigious Fund

Graded stakes-placed Prodigious won or placed in half of his 52 starts over an eight-year campaign. He ended his career at Emerald Downs in 2007 running in the claiming ranks.
(Photos © Reed Palmer Photography)

Beginning with the 2008 season, owners at Emerald Downs have had the opportunity to effortlessly make contributions to accredited Thoroughbred rescue, retirement and rehabilitation facilities through a voluntary $1 per start minimum contribution from their horsemen’s bookkeeper accounts.

All contributions to “The Prodigious Fund” will be disbursed at the end of each racing year to approved organizations. Emerald Downs will match every dollar raised by contributing owners.

The Prodigious Fund is named in honor of the former racehorse that finished his career at Emerald Downs in 2007 as a 10-year-old. He raced 52 times at tracks from Emerald Downs to Del Mar. Fifteen percent of his starts were in graded stakes races, including two appearances in the Longacres Mile (G3). He ended his career in a $3,500 claiming event, but still managed to finish with a performance record of 50 percent in-the-money.

To be eligible to receive funds, organizations must be a registered 501(c)(3) charity with a proven track record in the field for at least one year and must be Thoroughbred exclusive or dominant in their efforts. Emerald Downs and the Thoroughbreds who benefit extend their heartfelt thanks to all of the horsemen and racing stables who have generously contributed to this fund.

Prodigious (BC), 1997, g., Son of Briartic—Sweet Leader, by Mr. Leader.
Raced 10 years, 52-10-9-7, $251,395; 2nd Joseph T. Grace H., CTHS Sales S.;
3rd All American H.-G3, British Columbia Cup Keno Classic H., Juvenile H.