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African Story (GB)

Age
11
Foal date
10/03/2007
Gender
Gelding
Colour
Chesnut
Sire
Pivotal (GB)
Dam
Blixen (USA)
Breeder
Darley
Official rating
123
Career earnings
$7,861,215.41
Starts21Wins8Placed7
DateResultRacecourseRace details
28/03/20156thMeydan (UAE)Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline (Group 1) (Dirt) 3yo+
07/03/20151stMeydan (UAE)Al Maktoum Challenge R3 Sponsored By Emirates Airline (Group 1) (Dirt) 3yo+
05/02/20157thMeydan (UAE)Al Maktoum Challenge R2 empowered by IPIC (Group 2) (Dirt) 3yo+
29/03/20141stMeydan (UAE)Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline (Group 1) (Tapeta) 3yo+
08/03/20148thMeydan (UAE)Al Maktoum Challenge R3 Sponsored By Emirates Airline (Group 1) (Tapeta) 3yo+
06/02/20142ndMeydan (UAE)Al Maktoum Challenge R2 Empowered By IPIC (Group 2) (Tapeta) 3yo+
30/03/20135thMeydan (UAE)Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline (Group 1) (Tapeta) 3yo+
09/03/20131stMeydan (UAE)Burj Nahaar Sponsored By Emirates Holidays (Group 3) (Tapeta) 3yo+
06/05/20126thSha Tin (HK)BMW Champions Mile (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
31/03/20121stMeydan (UAE)Godolphin Mile Sponsored By Etisalat (Group 2) (Tapeta) 3yo+
10/03/20121stMeydan (UAE)Burj Nahaar Sponsored By Emirates Sky Cargo (Group 3) (Tapeta) 3yo+
09/02/20123rdMeydan (UAE)Firebreak Stakes Sponsored By Dubal (Group 3) (Tapeta) 3yo+
26/01/20121stMeydan (UAE)Dubai Duty Free Foundation (Handicap) (Tapeta) 3yo+ rated 100-110
28/08/20113rdDeauville (FR)Prix Quincey Lucien Barriere (Group 3) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
02/07/20112ndLongchamp (FR)Prix De La Porte Maillot (Group 3) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
04/06/20114thLongchamp (FR)Prix Du Palais-Royal (Group 3) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
20/05/20113rdChantilly (FR)Prix Aly Khan (Conditions) (4yo+) (Gentleman Riders) (Turf) 4yo+
04/04/20112ndLongchamp (FR)Prix Du Gros Caillou (Conditions) (4yo+) (Turf) 4yo+
10/03/20111stDeauville (FR)Prix D'Ailly (Conditions) (4yo) (Fibresand) 4yo
23/11/20102ndSaint-Cloud (FR)Prix Sourbier (Conditions) (3yo) (Turf) 3yo Conditions
09/11/20101stSaint-Cloud (FR)Prix Borax (Conditions) (3yo Colts & Geldings) (Turf) 3yo
African Story (GB) Pivotal (GB) Polar Falcon (USA) Nureyev (USA)
1977
1987 Marie D'Argonne (FR)
1981
1993 Fearless Revival (GB) Cozzene (USA)
1980
1987 Stufida (GB)
1981
2007 Blixen (USA) Gone West (USA) Mr Prospector (USA)
1970
1984 Secrettame (USA)
1978
1998 Danish (IRE) Danehill (USA)
1986
1991 Tea House (GB)
1980
Consistent in pattern company for Andre Fabre, notably chasing home Moonlight Cloud in Longchamp Group 3 (July 2011); subsequently high class on the Meydan Tapeta for Saeed bin Suroor; won handicap, as well as Group 3 Burj Nahaar and Group 2 Godolphin Mile in 2012 (also unlucky third in Group 3 Firebreak Stakes), then bit below best in rare run away from Meydan when sixth in the Champions Mile at Sha Tin; returned in 2013 to again win the Group 3 Burj Nahaar, before finishing a fair fifth in the Dubai World Cup; second in the 2014 Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 on 2014 return before being well beaten in Round 3, but stepped up on that to record a career best when landing the 2014 Dubai World Cup; disappointing return when down the field in the Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 of 2015 on dirt debut, but bounced back to win Round 3 - a Group 1 - despite not looking a natural on the new surface; only managed sixth behind stablemate Prince Bishop when bidding to become first horse to win the World Cup twice; stays 1m2f.