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Fantastic Light

Fantastic Light

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
L. Dettori
Trainer: 
S. bin Suroor
Owner: 
Godolphin Racing Inc.
Breeder: 
Gainsborough Farm Inc.

In a five-year racing career, Fantastic Light won Grade or Group 1 stakes in five countries around the world, was named European Horse of the Year and North America’s male turf champion in 2001, and retired with $8,486,957 in purse earnings, a record for European-based horses.

Overall, he won or placed in 20 of 25 lifetime starts, capping his career in style by setting a Belmont Park 1 ½-mile track record on grass in winning the 2001 Breeders’ Cup Turf by three-quarters of a length in 2:24.36.

Other prominent wins by Fantastic Light came in the Group 1 Food Island Irish Champion Stakes in 2002; Ireland’s Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup and England’s Group 1 Prince of Wales Stakes in 2001; and the Grade 1 Man o’ War, Group 1 Hong Kong Cup and Group 3 Dubai Sheema Classic in 2000.

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  • 2001 Longines Turf

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2001 Turf

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Fantastic Light
Rahy
Blushing Groom (FR)
Red God
Runaway Bride (GB)
Glorious Song
Halo
Ballade
Jood
Nijinsky II
Northern Dancer
Flaming Page
Kamar
Key to the Mint
Square Angel

Career Highlights

February 13, 1996
Foaled in Kentucky
September 9, 2000
Wins Grade 1 Man o’ War at Belmont Park
December 17, 2000
Captures Group 1 Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin
October 27, 2001
Sets track record in winning Breeders’ Cup Turf at Belmont
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
February 13, 1996
Foaled in Kentucky

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