Cape Cross (horse)

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Cape Cross
Sire Green Desert
Grandsire Danzig
Dam Park Appeal
Damsire Ahonoora
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1994
Country Ireland
Colour Bay
Breeder Darley Stud
Trainer Godolphin Racing
Record 19: 5-3-3
Earnings £266,105
Major wins
Lockinge Stakes (1998)
Queen Anne Stakes (1999)
Celebration Mile (1999)
Last updated on June, 06 2009

Cape Cross (foaled March 13, 1994) is an Irish-bred Thoroughbred racehorse. He is a son of the July Cup winner Green Desert and Cheveley Park Stakes, winner Park Appeal who was the Champion two-year old filly in England and Ireland in 1984.

Racing career[edit]

As a two-year-old Cape Cross raced twice, winning his maiden on the second attempt. His first start as a three-year-old was in the Craven Stakes, where he finished third. This was followed by an eight place in the 2000 Guineas. He only won once as a three-year-old. He won the Lockinge Stakes as a four-year-old, when starting a 20/1 outsider. He won twice as a five-year-old, the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Celebration Mile.

Stud career[edit]

Since retiring to stud, he has sired the winners of 21 group 1 races worldwide. He currently stands at the Kildangan Stud in Ireland at a fee of €35,000.[1]

Notable progeny[edit]

c = colt, f = filly

Foaled Name Sex Major Wins
2001 Ouija Board f Epsom Oaks, Irish Oaks, Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (twice), Hong Kong Vase, Prince of Wales's Stakes, Nassau Stakes
2002 Able One c Champions Mile (twice), Hong Kong Mile
2006 Sea the Stars c 2000 Guineas, Epsom Derby, Eclipse Stakes, International Stakes, Irish Champion Stakes, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
2007 Behkabad c Grand Prix de Paris
2009 Nayarra f Gran Criterium

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Cape Cross
Sire
Green Desert
Danzig Northern Dancer Nearctic
Natalma
Pas De Nom Admiral's Voyage
Petitioner
Foreign Courier Sir Ivor Sir Gaylord
Attica
Courtly Dee Never Bend
Tulle
Dam
Park Appeal
Ahonoora Lorenzaccio Klairon
Phoenissa
Helen Nichols Martial
Quaker Girl
Balidaress Balidar Will Somers
Violet Bank
Innocence Sea Hawk II
Novitiate

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cape Cross | Bloodstock Stallion Book | Racing Post". 2012-02-15. Retrieved 2012-08-04.