GEORGETOWN, KY – JUNE 6, 2022 – You and I, the multiple graded stakes winning son of Kris S, has died.
A pensioner at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement in Georgetown, KY., since 2011, You and I was 31 and was suffering infirmities of old age.
In 1993, as a two-year-old, You and I was a star right out of the box for owner Triumviri Stable and trainer Stanley Hough. He followed his maiden win at Belmont Park—where he beat future Kentucky Derby Winner Go for Gin—with a victory in the GR2 Cowdin Stakes at Aqueduct.
In 1994, You and I was sold to owner Edmund Gann and transferred to the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel. The near coal-black colt went on to capture the GR3 Riva Ridge Stakes, the GR1 Metropolitan Handicap, and the GR2 Brooklyn Handicap before retiring in 1995.
In all You and I captured 6 of his 16 starts, and hit the boards three other times for lifetime career earnings of $701,235.
He stood as a stallion at Airdrie Stud in Kentucky from 1995- 2003 where he sired five-time GR1 winning filly, You.
From 2004 – 2008 You and I stood at Woodstead Farm in Washington before being retired from stud and eventually donated to Old Friends.
“When we lose a horse it's always difficult, but some are more difficult than others,” said Old Friends founder and President Michael Blowen. “You and I was tough, confident, and haughty. Bobby Frankel and Gov. Brereton C. Jones, two early, generous supporters of Old Friends, took care of You and I during his racing and breeding careers but we were honored to care for him in his golden years. To say he will be missed by all of us is a monumental understatement.”
Photo: You and I at Old Friends. Photo by Laura Battles