Green Desert (horse)
|Breeder||Eaton Farms, Inc & Red Bull Stables|
|Owner||Maktoum Al Maktoum|
|July Stakes (1985)|
Flying Childers Stakes (1985)
European Free Handicap (1986)
July Cup (1986)
Sprint Cup (1986)
|Timeform rating 118 (1985), 127 (1986)|
1985: two-year-old season
After finishing second on his racecourse debut, Green Desert won the July Stakes over six furlongs at Newmarket Racecourse. He then finished second to Nomination in the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood before dropping back to five furlongs to win the Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster Racecourse. On his final appearance of the season he finished fourth to Luqman in the Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury.
1986: three-year-old season
Green Desert began his second season by winning the European Free Handicap over seven furlongs at Newmarket and then finished second to Dancing Brave in the 2000 Guineas. He made no impact on heavy ground in the Irish 2000 Guineas and then finished second to Sure Blade in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. When brought back to sprint distances Green Desert's form improved as he won the July Cup, finished third to Last Tycoon in the William Hill Sprint Championship and won the Haydock Sprint Cup. In his last two races he finished fourth in the Prix de l'Abbaye and last of nine when tried on dirt in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.
|1988||Sheikh Albadou||c||Nunthorpe Stakes, Breeders' Cup Sprint, Haydock Sprint Cup|
|1988||Collier Bay||g||Irish Champion Hurdle, Champion Hurdle|
|1993||Oriental Express||g||Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup|
|1993||Shinko Forest||c||Takamatsunomiya Kinen|
|1994||Cape Cross||c||Lockinge Stakes|
|1995||Desert Prince||c||Irish 2000 Guineas, Prix du Moulin, Queen Elizabeth II Stakes|
|1995||Tamarisk||c||Haydock Sprint Cup|
|1995||White Heart||g||Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap, Turf Classic Stakes|
|1996||Bint Allayl||c||Cartier Champion Two-year-old Filly|
|1997||Invincible Spirit||c||Haydock Sprint Cup|
|1998||Rose Gypsy||f||Poule d'Essai des Pouliches|
|1999||Heat Haze||f||Beverly D. Stakes, Matriarch Stakes|
|2000||Desert Lord||g||Prix de l'Abbaye|
|2000||Oasis Dream||c||Middle Park Stakes, July Cup, Nunthorpe Stakes|
|2003||Markab||g||Haydock Sprint Cup|
- Timeform staff (1986). Racehorses of 1985. Timeform. ISBN 0-900599-42-1.
- Timeform staff (1987). Racehorses of 1986. Timeform. ISBN 0-900599-44-8.
- Ron Mitchell (9 September 2015). "Top Sire Green Desert Euthanized at Age 32". The Blood-Horse.