Golden Horn

£20,000 B 2012 16.2HH (1.68M)
Cape Cross – Fleche d’Or (Dubai Destination)
Oct 1, Special Live Foal. Standing at Dalham Hall Stud, Newmarket
Spectacular Horse of the Year. His 2020 three-year-olds are rated superior, on average, to those by Kingman, Sea The Stars and Frankel. Plenty of evidence — including G1 juvenile Botanik from his second crop — that he’s going from strength to strength at stud.

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Derby S (G1), 12f, Epsom, 06 June 2015
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), 12f, Longchamp, 04 October 2015
Irish Champion S (G1), 10f, Leopardstown, 12 September 2015
Eclipse S (G1), 10f, Sandown Park, 04 July 2015
Dante S (G2), 10½f, York, 14 May 2015
Golden Horn's first foals - breeder interviews
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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 2,277 foals aged three and up, including GOLDEN HORN, ABLE ONE, AWTAAD, BEHKABAD, I’M YOUR MAN, NAYARRA, OUIJA BOARD, SEA THE STARS, SEACHANGE, CENTURY DREAM, etc.

1st dam: Fleche d’Or by Dubai Destination. Unraced. Dam of 8 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).

Dhahabi (c Frankel) Winner (7f) at 2, 2020, 2nd Denford S, 3rd Autumn S (G3).

ARROW OF GOLD (c Galileo) Winner (12f) at 3, 2020.

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: 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: 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.

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).

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). Grandam of: HARLECH (c Darci Brahma) James & Annie Sarten Memorial S (G2), 2nd 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).

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).

Conformation

Race record

His successful career

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.
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Golden Horn’s progeny at the races