Bred: Windfields Farm (Ont)
Sire: Silver Deputy
Dam: Zuri Ridge, by Cox's Ridge
Pool Play earned a breakthrough win as a 6-year-old when he closed from well off the pace to win the Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) for trainer Mark Casse and owner William S. Farish. He was sidelined for more than a year, but Pool Play was back racing at seven in 2012 and his top form placed him among the best of his division. He won the Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap (G2) to cement his credentials as a contender for the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) where he finished eighth.
In 2013, Pool Play earned second in the Grade 3 Hal's Hope Stakes, fifth in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap, and placed third in the Grade 3 Greenwood Cup Stakes. He finished a dissapointing seventh in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Marathon.