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Sakhee (USA)

Age
21
Foal date
14/02/1997
Gender
Horse
Colour
Bay
Sire
Bahri (USA)
Dam
Thawakib (IRE)
Breeder
Shadwell Farm Inc
Official rating
Career earnings
$3,347,187.54
Sakhee (USA) Bahri (USA) Riverman (USA) Never Bend (USA)
1960
1969 River Lady (USA)
1963
1992 Wasnah (USA) Nijinsky (CAN)
1967
1987 Highest Trump (USA)
1972
1997 Thawakib (IRE) Sadler's Wells (USA) Northern Dancer (CAN)
1961
1981 Fairy Bridge (USA)
1975
1990 Tobira Celeste (USA) Ribot (GB)
1952
1971 Heavenly Body (USA)
1957
An impressive-looking colt, Sakhee was trained by John Dunlop at two and three; having won the Sandown Classic Trial and the Dante at York in 2000, he finished a brave second to Sinndar in the Epsom Derby when pulling 5l clear of the third horse Beat Hollow; he was slightly disappointing in the Eclipse subsequently, but missed the rest of the year and had knee surgery in the winter before being transferred to Godolphin; scored easily in a Listed race on his 2001 return and followed up by running away with the Group 1 Juddmonte International at York, beating Grandera by 7l, but he enjoyed his finest hour in the Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 47 days later, beating 16 rivals headed by Aquarelliste by upwards of 6l; he arguably enhanced his reputation with a narrow defeat at the hands of Tiznow in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Belmont Park and finished third behind Street Cry in the Dubai World Cup the following March; he was surprisingly beaten at Deauville in August, but his old physical problems may have resurfaced there and that proved to be his last appearance