Golden Horn

B 2012 16.2HH (1.68M)
By Cape Cross – Fleche d’Or (Dubai Destination)
Standing at Dalham Hall Stud, Newmarket
Outstanding Derby and Arc winner, rated the best in the world on turf in 2015. Won the third fastest Derby ever, posting a higher Timeform rating than his sire’s Sea The Stars. Also won the Eclipse and Irish Champion and broke the course record on his only start at two.

Pedigree

GOLDEN HORN

CAPE CROSS

GREEN DESERT

DANZIG

NORTHERN DANCER

PAS DE NOM

FOREIGN COURIER

SIR IVOR

COURTLY DEE

PARK APPEAL

AHONOORA

LORENZACCIO

HELEN NICOLS

BALIDARESS

BALIDAR

INNOCENCE

FLECHE D'OR

DUBAI DESTINATION

KINGMAMBO

MR PROSPECTOR

MIESQUE

MYSTERIAL

ALLEGED

MYSTERIES

NURYANA

NUREYEV

NORTHERN DANCER

SPECIAL

LORALANE

HABITAT

LORA

By CAPE CROSS (1994) Lockinge S (G1), Queen Anne S (G2), Celebration Mile (G2), etc. Sire of 2,023 foals aged three and up, including GOLDEN HORN, SEA THE STARS, OUIJA BOARD, ABLE ONE, AWTAAD, BEHKABAD, GAZE, GUIGNOL, I’M YOUR MAN, KINDACROSS, MIKKI STREET, NAYARRA, SEACHANGE, JOVIALITY, MOOHAAJIM, RISING CROSS, SABANA PERDIDA, KARPINO, etc.

1st dam: Fleche d’Or by Dubai Destination. Unraced. Dam of 4 foals, 3 to race, 2 winners:

GOLDEN HORN (c Cape Cross) G1 winner, see Race record.

EASTERN BELLE (f Champs Elysees) Winner (10f) at 3, Lord Weinstock Memorial Ballymacoll S, 2nd New York S (G2), Waya S (G3), Height of Fashion S, Keertana S.

2nd dam: NURYANA by Nureyev. 2 wins (8f) at 3, Grand Metropolitan S. Dam of 10 winners:

REBECCA SHARP (f Machiavellian), 3 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: This Is The Day (f Footstepsinthesand) 3rd Nottingham Oaks; Vanity Rules (f New Approach) 3rd Princess Royal EBF S, Pipalong S.

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:
OUR OBSESSION (f Shamardal) Galtres S.

Nuryandra (f Reference Point) Winner at 2, 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).

Nyarhini (f Fantastic Light) Winner at 2, 3rd Lupe S, Masaka S. Dam of:
TOKEN OF LOVE (f Cape Cross) Dick Hern S.

Rosse (f Kris) 2nd Marshall S, 3rd Atalanta S. Dam of:
Fidelia (f Singspiel) 2nd Fleur de Lys S.

LASSO (f Indian Ridge) Winner at 3. Dam of: GOLDONI (g Dylan Thomas) Stand Cup, 2nd August S, Glasgow S.

3rd dam: 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).

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).

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).

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).

Stud record
Golden Horn’s first crop are foals of 2017.

Conformation

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 1 1 - - -
Three 8 6 2 - -
Total 9 7 2 - -

At 2

1st
Maiden race, 8½f, Nottingham, beating Storm The Stars.

At 3

1st
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.
1st
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.
1st
Irish Champion S (G1), 10f, Leopardstown, beating Found, Free Eagle, Pleascach, Highland Reel, The Grey Gatsby, Cirrus Des Aigles.
1st
Eclipse S (G1), 10f, Sandown Park, by 3½l, beating The Grey Gatsby, Western Hymn, Cougar Mountain, Tullius.
1st
Dante S (G2), 10½f, York, by 2¾l, beating Jack Hobbs, Elm Park, Nafaqa, Ol’ Man River, John F Kennedy.
1st
Feilden S, 9f, Newmarket, beating Peacock, Disegno, Mustadeem.
2nd
Juddmonte International S (G1), 10½f, York, by a neck, to Arabian Queen, beating The Grey Gatsby, Time Test, Dick Doughtywylie, Criterion, Cougar Mountain.
2nd
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.

Timeform
133

Video footage

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), 12f, Longchamp, 04 October 2015
Irish Champion S (G1), 10f, Leopardstown, 12 September 2015
Derby S (G1), 12f, Epsom, 06 June 2015
Eclipse S (G1), 10f, Sandown Park, 04 July 2015
Dante S (G2), 10½f, York, 14 May 2015
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News

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Golden Horn capped a magnificent season when crowned Cartier Horse of the Year at a glittering ceremony in London on Tuesday night.


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