Cape Cross (horse)
Lockinge Stakes (1998) |
Queen Anne Stakes (1999)
Celebration Mile (1999)
|Last updated on June, 06 2009|
Cape Cross (March 13, 1994 – April 21, 2017) was 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.
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.
Since retiring to stud, Cape Cross has sired the winners of 21 group 1 races worldwide. Until 2016 he stood at the Kildangan Stud in Ireland at a fee of €35,000 In March 2016 he was retired from stallion duty after suffering fertility problems. He was euthanized in 21 April 2017 due to infirmities of old age.
|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|
|2012||Golden Horn||c||Epsom Derby, Eclipse Stakes, Irish Champion Stakes, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe|
|2013||Awtaad||c||Irish 2000 Guineas|
|Pas De Nom||Admiral's Voyage|
|Foreign Courier||Sir Ivor||Sir Gaylord|
|Courtly Dee||Never Bend|
|Innocence||Sea Hawk II|
- "Cape Cross | Bloodstock Stallion Book | Racing Post". 2012-02-15. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
- Stevens, Martin. "Cape Cross retired from covering duties at Darley". Racing Post Bloodstock. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
- "Godolphin sire Cape Cross euthanized at 23 - Daily Racing Form". drf.com. Retrieved 20 May 2017.