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St Nicholas Abbey (IRE)

St Nicholas Abbey (IRE)

Breeders’ Cup Champion

Named for a 17th century mansion in Barbados, St. Nicholas Abbey sold for $366,765 as a yearling at the 2008 Tattersall’s October Yearling Sale. The son of Montjeu was highly-touted as a two year old, and rightly so, as he was undefeated in three starts, including the G1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.

He made only one start at three, finishing a sixth as favorite in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket. But his four-year-old year was much better, as he won the Ormonde Stakes and Coronation Cup, where he beat 2009 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf winner Midday.

He capped off the year by taking the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf, notable not only by his big run from midpack to score by two and a quarter lengths, but because the victory made jockey Joesph O’Brien the youngest rider to capture a Breeders’ Cup race. He was 18 years, five months old at the time – five months younger than Fernando Jara was when he won the 2006 Classic with Invasor.

Replay

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  • 2011 Longines Turf

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2011 Emirates Airline Turf

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

St Nicholas Abbey (IRE)
Montjeu (IRE)
Sadler's Wells
Northern Dancer
Fairy Bridge
Floripedes
Top Ville (IRE)
Toute Cy (FR)
Leaping Water (GB)
Sure Blade
Kris (GB)
Double Lock (GB)
Flamenco Wave
Desert Wine
Armada Way

Career Highlights

April 13, 2007
Born.
August 16, 2009
Wins first race in career debut at the Curragh.
November 5, 2011
Wins Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs.
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
April 13, 2007
Born.

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