Sky Classic

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Sky Classic
Sire Nijinsky
Grandsire Northern Dancer
Dam No Class
Damsire Nodouble
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1987
Country Canada
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Sam-Son Farm
Owner Sam-Son Farm
Trainer James E. Day
Record 29: 15-6-1
Earnings $3,320,398
Major wins
Grey Stakes (1989)
Cup and Saucer Stakes (1989)
Summer Stakes (1989)
King Edward Gold Cup (1991)
Rothmans International (1991)
Canadian Maturity Stakes (1991)
Connaught Cup Stakes (1991)
Dixie Stakes (1991)
Manhattan Handicap (1992)
Turf Classic Invitational (1992)
Arlington Handicap (1992)
Caesars International (1992)
Awards
Canadian Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt (1989)
Canadian Champion Male Turf Horse (1991)
Canadian Champion Older Male Horse (1991)
U.S. Champion Male Turf Horse (1992)
Honours
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (1998)
Sky Classic Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack

Sky Classic (1987–2015) was a Canadian Thoroughbred Hall of Fame racehorse. A son of U.K. Triple Crown champion Nijinsky, in 1989 Sky Classic won the Sovereign Award for Champion 2-Year-Old Male Horse in Canada but injuries kept him out for the most of the 1990 racing season.

Back racing on grass in 1991, Sky Classic won six of his nine starts including the prestigious Rothmans International in course record time. The following year he set a new race record in the Arlington Handicap, defeated Fraise in the Turf Classic Invitational at Belmont Park and was second by a nose to Fraise in the Breeders' Cup Turf. However, his five wins that year earned him the 1992 United States Eclipse Award for Outstanding Male Turf Horse.

Retired in 1993, Sky Classic stood stud at Pin Oak Stud, LLC in Versailles, Kentucky. [1] He has sired more than 50 Graded stakes race winners including:

Sky Classic was inducted in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 1998. He died in his paddock an Pin Oak on 30 April 2015.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blood-Horse Staff (30 April 2015). "Sky Classic Dies Peacefully in Paddock". BloodHorse.com.