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Swain (IRE)

Foal date
Nashwan (USA)
Love Smitten (CAN)
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Official rating
Career earnings
DateResultRacecourseRace details
07/11/19983rdChurchill Downs (USA)Breeders' Cup Classic (Grade 1) 3yo+
12/09/19981stLeopardstown (IRE)Esat Digifone Champion Stakes (Group 1) 3yo+
25/07/19981stAscot (GB)King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes Class A (Group 1) 3yo+
19/06/19983rdAscot (GB)Hardwicke Stakes Class A (Group 2) 4yo+
05/06/19982ndEpsom (GB)Vodafone Coronation Cup Class A Showcase Race (Group 1) 4yo+
28/03/19982ndNad Al Sheba (UAE)Emirates Dubai World Cup 4yo+
05/10/19977thLongchamp (FR)Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Group 1) 3yo+
18/09/19973rdNewbury (GB)Doubleprint Arc Trial Class A 3yo+
26/07/19971stAscot (GB)King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes Class A (Group 1) 3yo+
08/07/19972ndNewmarket (July) (GB)Princess Of Wales's Stakes Class A (Group 2) 3yo+
Swain (IRE) Nashwan (USA) Blushing Groom (FR) Red God (GB)
1974 Runaway Bride I (GB)
1986 Height Of Fashion (FR) Bustino (GB)
1979 Highclere (GB)
1992 Love Smitten (CAN) Key To The Mint (USA) Graustark (USA)
1969 Key Bridge (GB)
1981 Square Angel (USA) Quadrangle (USA)
1970 Nangela (USA)
Swain was absolutely top class and very tough; trained by Andre Fabre at three and four, he won seven times from 12 starts for the yard, the highlights being when making all to beat Singspiel in the 1996 Group 1 Coronation Cup at Epsom, finishing second to Helissio in the Group 1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud and finishing fourth behind the same horse in the Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe; he joined Saeed bin Suroor for the 1997 campaign, winning the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on his second start for his new trainer, and was beaten a just short head by Silver Charm in the Dubai World Cup in March 1998; he went on to beat the Derby winner High-Rise to land back-to-back King Georges and followed up with a success over the dual subsequent Champion Stakes winner Alborada in the Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes, he ended his career with possibly an unlucky third behind Awesome Again and Silver Charm in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs; incredibly versatile, he was effective over 1m2f to 1m4f and acted on any ground on turf as well as on dirt