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Intercontinental (GB)

Intercontinental (GB)

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
R. Bejarano
Trainer: 
R. Frankel
Owner: 
Juddmonte Farms (Khalid Abdullah)
Breeder: 
Juddmonte Farms

The words “bred for the grass” certainly applied to British-bred Intercontinental, as she made every lifetime start on turf. Her career began with a debut win at 6 1/2 furlongs in France and culminated in a stunning 1 1/4 mile victory over the defending Filly & Mare Turf Champion at Belmont Park.

After nine starts and four wins in France, Intercontinental was trained by Bobby Frankel in the U.S. He raced her exclusively in graded stakes leading up to the Breeders’ Cup, winning four of them, but as race day approached there was an interesting turn of events. Regular rider Jerry Bailey opted to ride 2004 winner Ouija Board and Frankel chose young Rafael Bejarano to replace him. Bejarano “stole” the race with a crafty ride, setting a slow pace up front. Intercontinental shook loose around the final turn and held off Ouija Board by 1 1/4 lengths at the wire, capping a brilliant career of 13 victories in 22 starts.

Replay

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  • 2005 Filly & Mare Turf

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2005 Emirates Airline Filly and Mare Turf

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Intercontinental (GB)
Danehill
Danzig
Northern Dancer
Pas de Nom
Razyana
His Majesty
Spring Adieu
Hasili (IRE)
Kahyasi (IRE)
Ile de Bourbon
Kadissya
Kerali (GB)
High Line (GB)
Sookera

Career Highlights

August 18, 2002
Wins her career debut at Deauville, France.
November 28, 2004
Wins Grade 1 $500,000 Matriarch at Hollywood Park.
October 29, 2005
Wins Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf.
January 16, 2006
Voted the 2005 Eclipse Award as leading Female Turf Horse.
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
August 18, 2002
Wins her career debut at Deauville, France.

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