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Cape Verdi (IRE)

Age
23
Foal date
03/02/1995
Gender
Mare
Colour
Bay
Sire
Caerleon (USA)
Dam
Afrique Bleu Azur (USA)
Breeder
Swettenham Stud
Official rating
120
Career earnings
$323,901.13
Starts8Wins3Placed2
Cape Verdi (IRE) Caerleon (USA) Nijinsky (CAN) Northern Dancer (CAN)
1961
1967 Flaming Page (GB)
1959
1980 Foreseer (USA) Round Table (USA)
1954
1969 Regal Gleam (GB)
1964
1995 Afrique Bleu Azur (USA) Sagace (FR) Luthier (FR)
1965
1980 Seneca (FR)
1973
1987 Albertine (FR) Irish River (FR)
1976
1981 Almyre (FR)
1964
Winner of the Group 2 Lowther Stakes at two, she was outstanding when winning the 1,000 Guineas (May 1998) by five lengths from subsequent Oaks winner Shahtoush; started favourite against the colts in the Derby, but finished ninth; later sustained a hairline fracture of a hind pastern when being prepared for the Sussex Stakes; her failure to recapture top form in two runs at four was a big disappointment, although she was third in the Group 2 Falmouth Stakes

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