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Fantastic Light

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.

Lifetime Stats

Breeders’ Cup Winner
2001 Turf

Previous Races

October 27, 2001Breeders' Cup TurfBELMONT PARK11
September 08, 2001Food Island Irish Champion S.LEOPARDSTOWN11
July 28, 2001King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond S.ASCOT12
June 20, 2001Prince of Wales's S.ASCOT11
May 27, 2001Tattersalls Gold Cup S.CURRAGH11
March 24, 2001Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority & Dubai Ports Authority Dubai Sheema ClassicNAD AL SHEBA22
December 17, 2000Hong Kong CupSHA TIN11
November 26, 2000Japan CupTOKYO13
November 04, 2000Breeders' Cup TurfCHURCHILL DOWNS15
October 07, 2000Turf Classic Invitational S.BELMONT PARK14
September 09, 2000Man o' War S.BELMONT PARK11
July 29, 2000King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond S.ASCOT12
July 08, 2000Coral-Eclipse S.SANDOWN PARK15
June 09, 2000Vodafone Coronation CupEPSOM12
March 25, 2000Dubai Sheema ClassicNAD AL SHEBA31
October 03, 1999Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien BarriereLONGCHAMP111
September 19, 1999Dubai Arc TrialNEWBURY 1
August 17, 1999Stakis Casinos Great Voltigeur S.YORK21
July 03, 1999Coral-Eclipse S.SANDOWN PARK13
June 15, 1999Prince of Wales's S.ASCOT22
May 08, 1999Pertemps Derby Trial S.LINGFIELD34
April 24, 1999Thresher Classic Trial S.SANDOWN PARK31
September 11, 1998Bellway Homes Stardom S.GOODWOOD 3
August 22, 1998Sun Conditions Guaranteed SweepstakesSANDOWN PARK 1
August 02, 1998Carshalton Novice S.SANDOWN PARK 1