Champion French mare Urban Sea (left), winning the 1993 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe by a neck from Derby Italiano winner White Muzzle
As great of a racehorse as she was, Urban Sea was possibly even better as a broodmare. Prior to her death in 2009, she produced two legends of the sport, in addition to six other stakes winners. Urban Sea is one of only two mares ever to produced two Epsom Derby winners; 2001 winner and exceptional sire Galileo, and 2009 winner and Horse of the Year Sea the Stars. Beyond these two, she was also the dam of 1999 Irish Champion 3-Year-Old colt Urban Ocean, multiple stakes winning mare My Typhoon, 2002 Italian Champion 3-Year-Old Colt Black Sam Bellamy, 2011 Blenheim Stakes winner Born to Sea, Group 3 Middleton Stakes winner All Too Beautiful, and Pretty Polly Stakes winner Melikah
#1 Sol the Freud and John Velazquez surge past #5 Handy Stan and Irad Ortiz Jr to bag the second race on Sanford Saturday.
“Busher had one of the most beautiful and intelligent heads seen on any thoroughbred. Her eye held and expression of awareness that was characteristic of her grand sire, Man o’ War.”
-Racing historian and illustrator C. W. Anderson
The brilliant filly, Goldikova!
The fittingly-named Beautyinthepulpit
Lily Agnes, a British thoroughbred who’s by Macaroni out of Polly Agnes. She raced a total of 32 times, with a total of 21 wins.
Some of her big wins include the Northumberland Plate, the Doncaster Cup, and the Ebor Handicap. After her racing career, she went on to become an extremely successful broodmare.
She had 11 foals, her best known foals are Farewell, Ormonde, and Ossory. Another fun fact about Lily Agnes, is that she was bred to Bend Or for 6 of her foals, who’s an extremely popular racehorse.
In honor of Lily Agnes, they have the Lily Agnes Stakes at Chester racecourse. Lily Agnes died in June of 1899, at the ripe age of 28.