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Highland Reel (IRE)

Highland Reel has many headlines he can still make, but it will be hard to find one left that is worthy of his class after so many top performances. A true superstar and globetrotting wonder, he has speed and stamina to burn and is a merciless dominator when at his best. The defending champion in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf will try to go 3-for-3 in America when he defends his crown.

Last year, he ran the table and set the Santa Anita turf course on proverbial fire as a 4-year-old, defeating favorites Found and Flintshire in the process by an open margin. Most impressive was his tactics, in which jockey Seamie Heffernan made a bold move to open up on the field at the half-mile pole. The margin wowed the crowd and proved too wily for his rivals, as they were unable to ‘reel’ him in late.

This year, the 5-year-old gave his fans more of the same, with a pair of Group 1 victories in England from four starts overall, including one in June’s prestigious Prince of Wales Stakes at Royal Ascot over subsequent Irish Champion winner Decorated Knight and Juddmonte International victor Ulysses. Originally planned to enter the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in France, the firm ground-loving horse was withdrawn in the final entry stage because of the soft ground.

He has won six Grade or Group 1 races on three different continents, competed on four in seven different countries and held his own against such global luminaries as Winx, Enable, Golden Horn, Postponed, Almanzor, Minding and New Bay. His victories include some of the world’s top prizes: The Hong Kong Vase, King George and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Coronation Cup and the Secretariat Stakes at Arlington, while his placings include such beacons of racing as the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Juddmonte International, French Derby and Cox Plate.

Trained by Aidan O’Brien for the Coolmore conglomerate of Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor, Highland Reel has won nine of 24 starts, $8,672,184 in purses and hit the board 16 times against the world’s absolute best.

Lifetime Stats

Earnings
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Breeders’ Cup Winner
2016 Longines Turf

Previous Races

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December 10, 2017Longines Hong Kong VaseSHA TIN1
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November 04, 2017Longines Breeders' Cup TurfDEL MAR1
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October 21, 2017QIPCO Champion S.ASCOT1
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July 29, 2017King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S.ASCOT1
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June 21, 2017Prince Of Wales' S.ASCOT1
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June 02, 2017Investec Coronation CupEPSOM1
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March 25, 2017Longines Dubai Sheema ClassicMEYDAN RACECOURSE1
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December 11, 2016Longines Hong Kong VaseSHA TIN1
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November 05, 2016Longines Breeders' Cup TurfSANTA ANITA PARK1
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October 02, 2016Qatar Prix de l'Arc de TriompheCHANTILLY1
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September 10, 2016QIPCO Irish Champion S.LEOPARDSTOWN1
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August 17, 2016Juddmonte International S.YORK1
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July 23, 2016QIPCO King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S.ASCOT1
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June 18, 2016Hardwicke S.ASCOT2
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April 24, 2016Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II CupSHA TIN1
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March 26, 2016Dubai Sheema Classic Presented By LonginesMEYDAN RACECOURSE1
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December 13, 2015Longines Hong Kong VaseSHA TIN1
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October 24, 2015William Hill Cox PlateMOONEE VALLEY1
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September 12, 2015QIPCO Irish Champion S.LEOPARDSTOWN1
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August 15, 2015Secretariat S.ARLINGTON1
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July 29, 2015Neptune Investment Management Gordon S.GOODWOOD3
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June 27, 2015Dubai Duty Free Irish DerbyCURRAGH1
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May 31, 2015Prix du Jockey ClubCHANTILLY1
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May 10, 2015Poule d'Essai des Poulains - Prix Le ParisienLONGCHAMP1
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July 30, 2014Veuve Clicquot Vintage S.GOODWOOD2
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July 01, 2014Irish Stallion Farms E.B.B. MaidenGOWRAN PARK
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June 12, 2014Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. MaidenLEOPARDSTOWN