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Conduit (IRE)

Sir Michael Soute had crossed the Atlantic to win the 1 1/2 mile Breeders’ Cup Turf twice before, so it wasn’t a large surprise when he did it again with an Irish bred son of Dalakhani named Conduit. Still, the winner of the St. Leger Stakes in Doncaster in his final Breeders’ Cup prep was dismissed at odds of $5.80-1 in a distinguished field of 11 in the $3 million event.

Jockey Ryan Moore sat patiently off a torrid pace and split horses in the stretch to win by 1 1/2 lengths in 2:23.42, less than a second off the course record. The 3-year-old’s victory led to an Eclipse Award for Male Turf despite being Conduit’s only North American start.

Stoute gave his star some time off and brought him back to race the following season overseas, but some were surprised when he decided to come back to the states to defend his title in 2009 over the same course at Santa Anita. He won it again, his fourth career Group 1 victory, before being sent to stud in Japan at Big Red Farm in Hokkaido.

Lifetime Stats

Earnings
$
Breeders’ Cup Winner
2009 Emirates Airline Turf
2008 Emirates Airline Turf

Previous Races

DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 29, 2009Japan CupTOKYO14
November 07, 2009Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup TurfOAK TREE AT SANTA ANITA11
October 04, 2009Qatar Prix de l'Arc de TriompheLONGCHAMP14
July 25, 2009King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S.ASCOT11
July 04, 2009Coral Eclipse S.SANDOWN PARK13
May 28, 2009Blue Square Brigadier Gerard S.SANDOWN PARK32
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
October 25, 2008Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup TurfOAK TREE AT SANTA ANITA11
September 13, 2008Ladbrokes St. LegerDONCASTER11
July 29, 2008Betfair Gordon S.GOODWOOD31
June 20, 2008King Edward VII S.ASCOT22
June 07, 2008Totesportcasino.com S.EPSOM 1
April 25, 2008Bet365.com S.SANDOWN PARK 3
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
September 22, 2007E.B.F. Maiden S.WOLVERHAMPTON 1
August 29, 2007Digibet Maiden S.KEMPTON PARK 3
August 10, 2007Wilson Browne Maiden S.NEWMARKET 7