|Owner||Rokeby Stables. Silks: Dark Gray, Yellow Braid, Sleeves and Cap.|
American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1993)
|Last updated on December 9, 2007|
Sea Hero (foaled 1990 in Virginia) is an American-bred Thoroughbred racehorse. He won the 1993 Kentucky Derby as an almost 13:1 longshot. It marked the first Derby win for jockey Jerry Bailey and for 71-year-old trainer MacKenzie Miller. It was also the first Derby win for Rokeby Stables' 85-year-old owner Paul Mellon, who became the only person to ever win the Kentucky Derby, the Epsom Derby, and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, having captured the latter two with Mill Reef in 1971.
Following his Derby win, Sea Hero won the prestigious Grade I Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. He was retired after racing at age 4 without scoring another major win. After standing at stud in the U.S., in 1993 he was sold to the Turkish National Stud in Turkey. He is the sire of fifteen stakes winners.
In 2011, Sea Hero became the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner.