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Slip Anchor

Slip Anchor was the sire of two Group 1 winners

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Slip Anchor, sire of
User Friendly, dies at 29

SLIP ANCHOR, the runaway winner of the 1985 Derby, has died at the age of 29.

Lord Howard de Walden's homebred, who was trained by Sir Henry Cecil, made it a particularly historic Derby as winning rider Steve Cauthen went into the record books by becoming the only jockey to complete the Kentucky Derby-Derby double.

A son of 1978 Derby winner Shirley Heights, Slip Anchor won four of his nine starts, including the Lingfield Derby Trial before his seven-length Epsom triumph.

Slip Anchor was injured in his box after Epsom which curtailed his racing career.

He was advertised as anactive stallion until 2007 standing throughout his career at Plantation Stud. His best runner was User Friendly, winner of the Oaks and St Leger in 1992, Morshdi, winner of the Group 1 Derby Italiano and the Grosser Preis von Baden (G1), the dual Group 2winner Posidonas and the Melbourne Cup runner-up Give The Slip.

His representatives as a broodmare sire include the dual Group1 scorer Gonbarda (Lando).

 

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