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Island Sands (IRE)

Age
22
Foal date
27/01/1996
Gender
Horse
Colour
Bay/Brown
Sire
Turtle Island (IRE)
Dam
Tiavanita (USA)
Trainer
David Loder
Breeder
Mrs T V Ryan
Official rating
113
Career earnings
$350,847.46
Starts9Wins4Placed3
DateResultRacecourseRace details
19/06/200110thAscot (GB)Queen Anne Stakes Class A (Group 2) 3yo+
25/05/20011stHaydock (GB)Renault Kangoo Van Conditions Stakes Class C 3yo+ Conditions
27/04/20013rdSandown (GB)Masai Mile Class A (Group 2) 4yo+
31/03/20012ndSaint-Cloud (FR)Prix Edmond Blanc (Group 3) 4yo+
25/08/20002ndDeauville (FR)Prix Quincey (Group 3) 3yo+
22/05/19995thCurragh (IRE)Entenmann's Irish 2,000 Guineas (Group 1) 3yo
01/05/19991stNewmarket (July) (GB)Sagitta 2000 Guineas Stakes Showcase Race Class A (Group 1) 3yo
30/09/19981stSalisbury (GB)Cranborne Conditions Stakes Class C 2yo
20/08/19981stSalisbury (GB)Tattersalls Maiden Auction Stakes Class E 2yo
Island Sands (IRE) Turtle Island (IRE) Fairy King (USA) Northern Dancer (CAN)
1961
1982 Fairy Bridge (USA)
1975
1991 Sisania (GB) High Top (GB)
1969
1983 Targos Delight (GB)
1976
1996 Tiavanita (USA) J O Tobin (USA) Never Bend (USA)
1960
1974 Hill Shade (GB)
1965
1986 Nirvanita (FR) Right Royal V (GB)
1958
1971 Nuclea (GER)
1961
Created a favourable impression when winning both his starts for David Elsworth on extremes of ground, which prompted Godolphin to purchase the son of Turtle Island at the end of his juvenile campaign; said to have pleased his new connections in his work in Dubai and duly made the perfect start for Saeed bin Suroor with an all-the-way win in the Group 1 2,000 Guineas on the Newmarket July Course; picked up an injury when attempting the double in the Irish equivalent, which meant he was not seen again that season, and would only make one appearance as a 4yo; connections were rewarded for their patience when he gained a wide-margin win in heavy ground at Haydock on his second-last outing, as a 5yo; he was shuttled to China to take up stallion duties; won from 6f-1m; seemed adaptable with regards to ground.

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