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Refuse To Bend (IRE)

Age
Deceased
Foal date
17/03/2000
Gender
Horse
Colour
Bay
Sire
Sadler's Wells (USA)
Dam
Market Slide (USA)
Breeder
Moyglare Stud Farm Ltd
Official rating
121
Career earnings
$1,311,449.46
Refuse To Bend (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
2000 Market Slide (USA) Gulch (USA) Mr Prospector (USA)
1970
1984 Jameela (USA)
1976
1991 Grenzen (USA) Grenfall (USA)
1968
1975 My Poly (GB)
1961
Refuse To Bend proved a top-class colt for Dermot Weld at two and three; won the Group 1 National Stakes at the Curragh on his second start as a juvenile in 2002 and claimed a convincing Group 1 success in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket the following spring; went on to win the Group 3 Desmond Stakes at Leopardstown later that same season; he won his first race for Godolphin when taking the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2004, beating a field containing the likes of Soviet Song and Six Perfections, and followed up over the longer trip in the Group 1 Eclipse at Sandown; he was fully effective over 1m to 1m2f and acted on any ground; he was retired to stud that autumn as the winner of four Group 1 races

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