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Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
M. Kinane
Trainer: 
A. O'Brien
Owner: 
Michael Tabor & Mrs. John Magnier
Breeder: 
W. G. Lyster III & Jayeff 'B' Stables

A champion on two continents in his first season of racing, Johannesburg won all seven of his starts as a 2-year-old, capped by his 1 ½-length victory in the 2001 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Owned by Michael Tabor and Mrs. John Magnier and trained by Aidan O’Brien, Johannesburg reeled off six straight wins to open his career including a Group 1 stakes in France before setting his sights on New York.

Third choice in a field of 12 at odds of 7-to-1, his Juvenile triumph at Belmont Park, coming just six weeks after the terrorist attacks of 9-11, clinched the 2-year-old championship both in North America and Europe. Winless in three starts at 3, including an eighth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby, Johannesburg went on to become the leading freshman sire of 2006.

Replay

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  • 2001 Sentient Jet Juvenile

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2001 Bessemer Trust Juvenile

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Johannesburg
Hennessy
Storm Cat
Storm Bird
Terlingua
Island Kitty
Hawaii
T. C. Kitten
Myth
Ogygian
Damascus
Gonfalon
Yarn
Mr. Prospector
Narrate

Career Highlights

February 23, 1999
Foaled in Kentucky
August 26, 2001
Wins Group 1 stakes at Deauville
October 27, 2001
Captures Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Belmont Park
1999
2000
2001
2002
February 23, 1999
Foaled in Kentucky

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