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Moonshell (IRE)

Age
Deceased
Foal date
20/02/1992
Gender
Mare
Colour
Bay
Sire
Sadler's Wells (USA)
Dam
Moon Cactus (GB)
Breeder
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Official rating
Career earnings
$270,277.89
Starts5Wins2Placed2
Moonshell (IRE) Sadler's Wells (USA) Northern Dancer (CAN) Nearctic (CAN)
1954
1961 Natalma (USA)
1957
1981 Fairy Bridge (USA) Bold Reason (USA)
1968
1975 Special (USA)
1969
1992 Moon Cactus (GB) Kris (GB) Sharpen Up (GB)
1969
1976 Doubly Sure (GB)
1971
1987 Lady Moon (GB) Mill Reef (USA)
1968
1980 Moonlight Night (FR)
1972
Moonshell was only seen five times on the track but managed to finish third in the 1995 1000 Guineas, over an inadequate trip, on only her second run and followed that up with a classy performance to land the Group 1 Oaks at Epsom, beating Dance A Dream in convincing style; suffered a training setback and was not seen again that season and when returning to the course as a 4yo, she was not the same filly, being retired after two starts; tragically, she died of a haemorrhage after foaling in 2006

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