HALL OF CHAMPIONS

Royal Heroine (IRE)

  • Jockey
    F. Toro
  • Trainer
    J. Gosden
  • Owner
    Robert E. Sangster
  • Breeder
    B. Liam Ryan
  • Sire
    Lypheor (GB)
  • Dam
    My Sierra Leone

Robert Sangster’s Irish-bred filly Royal Heroine was an established star early in her career in England and France and sealed an Eclipse Award campaign based in California as a 4-year-old for trainer John Gosden winning the first Breeders’ Cup Mile, defeating a strong field of international and American male rivals as the favorite under jockey Fernando Toro. Winner of the prestigious Prix de l’Opera on Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Day at Longchamp in early October of 1983, Royal Heroine was already proven against top class against male rivals prior to the Breeders’ Cup with a victory over colts in her American debut in the Hollywood Derby in late 1983. Royal Heroine confirmed that form with an outstanding effort finishing second to legendary John Henry in the Arlington Million. The daughter of Lypheor closed out her marvelous career winning the Matriarch Stakes at Hollywood a month after the Breeders’ Cup.

Previous Races

ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 25, 1984Matriarch S.HOLLYWOOD PARK11
November 10, 1984Breeders' Cup MileHOLLYWOOD PARK11
September 09, 1984Ramona H.DEL MAR12
August 26, 1984Budweiser MillionARLINGTON12
August 11, 1984Palomar H.DEL MAR33
July 01, 1984Beverly Hills H.HOLLYWOOD PARK21
June 17, 1984Inglewood H.HOLLYWOOD PARK31
March 18, 1984Santa Ana H.SANTA ANITA PARK199
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 20, 1983Hollywood DerbyHOLLYWOOD PARK11
November 06, 1983Yellow Ribbon Invitational S.SANTA ANITA PARK17
October 02, 1983Prix de l'OperaLONGCHAMP21