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NEW YORK HERO overlooked at 14-1 in his stakes debut, surprised a large Turfway Park crowd and national television audience on ESPN when he held off Eugene's Third Son to capture the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes-G2 by a neck.
The victory in the Grade 2 Lane's End was the third in five career starts for NEW YORK HERO, who went on to earn $585,560 to become his sire PARTNER'S HERO's leading money earner.
Ch.c. 2000, Partner's Hero–Nin Two, by John Alden.
Bred by Dark Hollow Farm and William Beatson. Sold by Dark Hollow Farm for $6,000 at the Keeneland September 2001 Yearling Sale. Purchased by Paraneck Stables for $135,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

A half-brother by Danzig to Hall of Famer and Eclipse Award-winning sprinter SAFELY KEPT, PARTNER'S HERO was also a speedster on the track. He became a graded stakes winner by winning the six-furlong Kentucky Cup Sprint-G2 in 1:09 and equaled Turfway Park's six-furlong track record of 1:08 1/5 while winning the Hansel S. The huge dark bay horse earned $554,731 over three seasons, with five stakes wins and eight stakes placings, including a third to Kelly Kip and Affirmed Success in the Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash-G2. 

PARTNER'S HERO was named Maryland-bred champion older horse of 1998. After his racing career was completed he retired absolutely sound and was syndicated by Northview Stallion Station, where he launched his stud career, siring, among others, millionaire HEROS REWARD

Dk.b./br.h., 1994, Danzig—Safely Home, by Winning Hit
Bred by Dark Hollow Farm and Gilman Investments. Sold at Saratoga Select Yearling Sale to Horton Stables for $390,000. Stands at Castle Rock Farm in Pennsylvania