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Sea the Stars winners enclosure - Newmarket 02.05.2009

Sea The Stars becomes a fourth Group or Grade 1 winner for Urban Sea

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

Urban Sea gets fourth Group 1 winner

SEA THE STARS provided his recently deceased dam Urban Sea with a fitting tribute when winning the 2,000 Guineas on Saturday.

The mare is the dam of eight stakes winners to date. Four of those were successful at Group/Grade 1 level – Galileo, Black Sam Bellamy, My Typhoon and now Sea The Stars – while a further two, Melikah and All Too Beautiful, were placed in top-level company.

She died aged 20 after foaling a colt by Invincible Spirit at the Irish National Stud in March.

She has left an important legacy to the breed, with Derby hero Galileo winning his first sire's championship last year. Sea The Stars is now 5-2 favourite to emulate his half-brother in the Epsom Classic.

Urban Sea, a Miswaki half-sister to King’s Best, won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe by beating White Muzzle. She was also successful in the Prix d'Harcourt (Gr2), Prix Exbury (Gr3) and Prix Gontaut Biron (Gr3).

Sea The Stars provided sire Cape Cross with his second Classic winner – his first being Ouija Board, who won both the English and Irish Oaks. The colt hails from the first crop by Cape Cross conceived in theyear after Ouija Board's Oaks double.

A son of Green Desert, Cape Cross stands at Darley's Kildangan Stud in Ireland at a fee of €35,000 for this season.  Last year he stood at €50,000.

 

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