‘Golden Horn is a mightily impressive stallion standing 16.2HH. A pure breeding dark bay with tons of presence, excellent bone, a bold eye, tremendous musculature, and a swinging walk. You can quite see why he is producing so many successful jumpers as he has size, strength and class in abundance.’ SIMON SWEETING
Stallion show, summer 2023.
- Maiden race, 8½f, Nottingham, beating Storm The Stars, in a new course record time.
At 3: European Champion three-year-old
- Derby S (G1), 12f, Epsom, by 3½l, beating Jack Hobbs, Storm The Stars, Giovanni Canaletto, Epicuris, Kilimanjaro, Hans Holbein, Carbon Dating, Moheet, Elm Park, Success Days.
- Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), 12f, Longchamp, by 2l, beating Flintshire, New Bay, Treve, Erupt, Free Eagle, Prince Gibraltar, Siljan’s Saga, Found, Silverwave, Manatee, Spiritjim, Dolniya, Frine, Eagle Top, Tapestry, Shahah.
- Irish Champion S (G1), 10f, Leopardstown, beating Found, Free Eagle, Pleascach, Highland Reel, The Grey Gatsby, Cirrus Des Aigles.
- Eclipse S (G1), 10f, Sandown Park, by 3½l, beating The Grey Gatsby, Western Hymn, Cougar Mountain, Tullius.
- Dante S (G2), 10½f, York, by 2¾l, beating Jack Hobbs, Elm Park, Nafaqa, Ol’ Man River, John F Kennedy.
- Feilden S, 9f, Newmarket, beating Peacock, Disegno, Mustadeem.
- Juddmonte International S (G1), 10½f, York, by a neck, to Arabian Queen, beating The Grey Gatsby, Time Test, Dick Doughtywylie, Criterion, Cougar Mountain.
- Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1), 12f, Keeneland, by ½l, to Found, beating Big Blue Kitten, Slumber, The Pizza Man, Da Big Hoss, Red Rifle, Twilight Eclipse, Ordak Dan, Big John B, Shining Copper, Cage Fighter.
1st Derby (G1), 12f Epsom, beating stud companion Jack Hobbs
1st Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), 12f Longchamp, beating two Arc winners
By CAPE CROSS (1994) 5 wins from 2 to 5, including Lockinge S (G1), Queen Anne S (G2), Celebration Mile (G2). Sire of 1,754 runners, 67% winners, 7% Stakes winners, including GOLDEN HORN, SEA THE STARS, OUIJA BOARD, AWTAAD, BEHKABAD, SEACH
Fleche d’Or by Dubai Destination. Unraced. Dam of 9 foals, 6 to race, 5 winners:
GOLDEN HORN (c Cape Cross) Champion, see Race record.
EASTERN BELLE (f Champs Elysees) Winner (10f) at 3, Lord Weinstock Memorial S, 2nd New York S (G2). Dam of: MEGALLAN (c Kingman) Sovereign S (G3), Diomed S (G3), Burradon S, 2nd Dante S (G2), Earl of Sefton S (G3), Spring Cup, 3rd Huxley S (G2).
Dhahabi (c Frankel) Winner (7f) at 2, 2nd Denford S, 3rd Autumn S (G3).
ARROW OF GOLD (c Galileo) Winner (12f) at 3, 2020.
NURYANA by Nureyev. 2 wins (8f) at 3, Grand Metropolitan S. Dam of 10 winners:
REBECCA SHARP (f Machiavellian), 2 wins at 3, Coronation S (G1), 2nd Queen Elizabeth II S (G1), Challenge S (G2). Dam of:
MISS PINKERTON (f Danehill) Atalanta S. Dam of: PRECIOUS RAMOTSWE (f Nathaniel) Bronte Cup S (G3), 3rd Lancashire Oaks (G2); This Is The Day (f Footstepsinthesand) 3rd Nottingham Oaks; Vanity Rules (f New Approach) 3rd Princess Royal EBF S, Pipalong S. Grandam of: Ego Trip (f No Nay Never) 3rd Lake Placid S (G2); Elizabeth Darcy (f Camacho) 2nd Prix du Bois (G3).
Grand Central (c Sadler’s Wells) 2nd Leopardstown 2000 Guineas Trial S (G3), 3rd Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial S (G2).
MYSTIC KNIGHT (g Caerleon) 4 wins, 2 to 5, Derby Trial S (G3).
HIDDEN HOPE (f Daylami) Winner at 3, Cheshire Oaks, 2nd Lancashire Oaks (G2), Prix de Pomone (G2), 3rd Princess Royal S (G3). Dam of:
FRANKLY DARLING (f Frankel) Ribblesdale S (G2), 3rd Oaks S (G1).
OUR OBSESSION (f Shamardal) Galtres S. Dam of:
Frankellina (f Frankel) 2nd Musidora S (G3).
First In Line (c New Approach) 3rd Buckhounds S.
Nyarhini (f Fantastic Light) 2 wins, 3rd Lupe S. Dam of:
TOKEN OF LOVE (f Cape Cross) Dick Hern S. Dam of: MIGHTY ULYSSES (c Ulysses) Sir Henry Cecil S.
Nuryandra (f Reference Point) 3rd Chesham S. Dam of:
BROCCO BABE (f Brocco) Great Northern Foal S. Dam of: TIGER’S TOUCH (f Where’s That Tiger) Sycamore Sprint (G3).
LORALANE by Habitat. Winner at 3. Dam of 6 winners:
NURYANA (f Nureyev) Black type winner, see above.
Digger’s Rest (c Mr Prospector) 3rd Island Whirl H (G3).
Cowley (g Kalaglow) 3rd Royal Yorkshire S.
RED OCTOBER (f Soviet Star) Winner at 3. Dam of:
Mystery Creek (f Kaapstad) Placed at 3. Dam of: OBSESSION (f Bachelor Duke) Auckland TB Breeders’ S (G2), 3rd Captain Cook S (G1), NZ Bloodstock TB Breeders’ S (G1). Grandam of: HARLECH (c Darci Brahma) James & Annie Sarten Memorial S (G2), 2nd Livamol Classic (G1), NZ 2,000 Guineas (G1), Woodridge Levin Classic (G1).
Littlewick (f Green Desert) Placed at 3.
FONTANELLA BORGHESE (f Roy) Premio St Leger (G1).
Wild Pavane (f Dancing Brave) Unraced. Dam of:
DUKE OF GREEN (c Warning) Oceanside S, 2nd La Jolla H (G3).
Apache Star (f Arazi) 3rd Cheshire Oaks, Atalanta S. Dam of: NEW MEXICAN (f Dr Fong) Silver Tankard S; Coordinated Cut (c Montjeu) 2nd Dante S (G2). Grandam of: DAME MALLIOT (f Champs Elysees) Prix de Pomone (G2), 2nd British Champions Fillies & Mares S (G1).
Lolette (f Arazi) Dam of: HUME (g Zabeel) Tattersall’s Cup (G3).
Young Vic (f Old Vic) Dam of:
WALKING OR DANCING (c Falvelon) Newmarket H (G3). Sire.
IRONGAIL (f Canny Lad) Summoned S, 3rd Shannon H (G2).
Aim For Gold (f End Sweep) 2nd Champagne S (G1). Grandam of: VOW AND DECLARE (g Declaration of War) Melbourne Cup (G1), 2nd Caulfield Cup (G1), 3rd Australian Cup (G1).
Youthful Presence (f Dehere) Unraced. Dam of: KIDNAPPED (g Viscount) South Australian Derby (G1); ACADEMUS (g Lonhro) Western Australian Guineas (G2), 3rd T J Smith S (G1); HAURAKI (c Reset) Tulloch S (G2), Tramway S (G2), 2nd Australian Derby (G1), Ranvet S (G1), Doomben Cup (G1), Hollindale Stakes (G2), Mackinnon S (G1), 3rd Chipping Norton S (G1), Canterbury S (G1).