Thornfield

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Thornfield
Sire Sky Classic
Grandsire Nijinsky
Dam Alexandrina
Damsire Conquistador Cielo
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1994
Country Canada
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Knob Hill Stable
Owner Knob Hill Stable
Trainer Phil England
Record 19: 6-1-3
Earnings Can$1,206,074
Major wins
Canadian International Stakes (1999)
Niagara Breeders' Cup Handicap (1999)
Awards
Canadian Horse of the Year (1999)
Canadian Champion Male Turf Horse (1999)

Thornfield (foaled 1994 in Ontario) is a Canadian Thoroughbred Champion racehorse.

Background[edit]

Thornfield was bred by Steve Stavro's Knob Hill Farm, he was sired by Eclipse and Sovereign Award and Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee Sky Classic, a son of the English Triple Crown winner, Nijinsky. Thornfield's dam was Alexandrina, a daughter of 1982 American Horse of the Year, Conquistador Cielo.

Racing career[edit]

In 1999, under trainer Phil England, five-year-old Thornfield won the Grade 2 Niagara Breeders' Cup Handicap. Ridden by Richard Dos Ramos, they then won the $1.5 million Canadian International as the longest shot in the field.[1] The win made Thornfield the first winner sired by an International winner. His 1999 performances earned him Canadian Horse of the Year and Canadian Champion Male Turf Horse honors.[2]

Retirement[edit]

Retired from racing, the gelding Thornfield now resides at the branch of Old Friends Equine at Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Kentucky.[3]

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Thornfield
Sire
Sky Classic
Nijinsky Northern Dancer Nearctic
Natalma
Flaming Page Bull Page
Flaring Top
No Class Nodouble Noholme
Abla-Jay
Classy Quillo Outing Class
Quillopoly
Dam
Alexandrina
Conquistador Cielo Mr. Prospector Raise a Native
Gold Digger
K. D. Princess Bold Commander
Tammy's Turn
La Lorgnette Val de l'Orne Val de Loir
Aglae
The Temptress Nijinsky
La Sevillana

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