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St Nicholas Abbey (IRE)

Named for a 17th century mansion in Barbados, St. Nicholas Abbey sold for $366,765 as a yearling at the 2008 Tattersall’s October Yearling Sale. The son of Montjeu was highly-touted as a two year old, and rightly so, as he was undefeated in three starts, including the G1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. He made only one start at three, finishing a sixth as favorite in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket. But his four-year-old year was much better, as he won the Ormonde Stakes and Coronation Cup, where he beat 2009 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf winner Midday. He capped off the year by taking the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf, notable not only by his big run from midpack to score by two and a quarter lengths, but because the victory made jockey Joesph O’Brien the youngest rider to capture a Breeders’ Cup race. He was 18 years, five months old at the time – five months younger than Fernando Jara was when he won the 2006 Classic with Invasor.

Lifetime Stats

Earnings
$
Breeders’ Cup Winner
2011 Emirates Airline Turf

Previous Races

DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
June 01, 2013Investec Coronation CupEPSOM11
March 30, 2013Dubai Sheema Classic Presented by LonginesMEYDAN RACECOURSE11
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 03, 2012Breeders' Cup TurfSANTA ANITA PARK13
October 07, 2012Qatar Prix de l'Arc de TriompheLONGCHAMP111
September 08, 2012Red Mills Irish Champion S.LEOPARDSTOWN13
August 22, 2012Juddmonte International S.YORK13
July 21, 2012Betfair King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S.ASCOT13
June 02, 2012Investec Diamond Jubilee Coronation CupEPSOM11
May 07, 2012High Chaparral E.B.F. Mooresbridge S.CURRAGH32
March 31, 2012Dubai Sheema Classic Presented by LonginesMEYDAN RACECOURSE12
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 05, 2011Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup TurfCHURCHILL DOWNS11
October 02, 2011Qatar Prix de l'Arc de TriompheLONGCHAMP15
September 11, 2011Qatar Prix FoyLONGCHAMP23
July 23, 2011Betfair King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S.ASCOT13
June 03, 2011Investec Coronation CupEPSOM11
May 06, 2011Boodles Diamond Ormonde S.CHESTER31
April 03, 2011Geegeez.co.uk Alleged S.CURRAGH 3
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
May 01, 2010Stanjames.com Two Thousand GuineasNEWMARKET16
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
October 24, 2009Racing Post TrophyDONCASTER11
September 27, 2009Juddmonte Beresford S.CURRAGH21
August 16, 2009Racing Academy & Centre Of Education Reunion E.B.F. MaidenCURRAGH 1