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Alexandrova (horse)

Sire Sadler's Wells
Dam Shouk
Grandsire Northern Dancer
Damsire Shirley Heights
Gender Filly
Foaled 2003
Country Ireland
Color Bay
Breeder Quay Bloodstock
Owner Magnier, Tabor, Smith
Trainer Aidan O'Brien
Record 10: 8-1-0 (to date)
Earnings $1,776,723 (to date)
Alexandrova is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Shouk by Sadler's Wells. She was born around 2003 in Ireland, and was bred by Quay Bloodstock.
Major wins
Epsom Oaks (2006)
Irish Oaks (2006)
Yorkshire Oaks (2006)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on September 27, 2006

Alexandrova (foaled 2003) is a thoroughbred bay filly, the daughter of Sadler's Wells out the dam Shouk. She is the granddaughter of Northern Dancer, her damsire is Shirley Heights.

Alexandrova was bred in Ireland by Quay Bloodstock and was purchased at the October 2004 Tattersalls yearling sale. Owned by John Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derek Smith, and trained by Aidan O'Brien, in 2006 Alexandrova became the first horse in seven years to win the Epsom Oaks, Irish Oaks and the Yorkshire Oaks. Ridden by jockey Michael Kinane, in the 1½ mile Yorkshire Oaks, for the first time she raced against older fillies and mares but still won by 3½ lengths.

O'Brien also revealed that last year's English (Eng-G1), Irish (Ire-G1) and Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-G1) winner ALEXANDROVA (Sadler's Wells) could be retired following a recent setback which ruled her out of a repeat bid in the Yorkshire Oaks.

"It is unlikely that she will run again," he told Racing Post. "She still isn't right after the setback. She had two days before she was due to run in the Yorkshire Oaks and, because of all she achieved last year, we were never going to risk running her unless she was 100 percent."

The four-year-old filly, who has been suffering from tightness in her hind end, has not been out since finishing third in the Prix de l'Opera at Longchamp last October. Overall, she has compiled a record of 9-4-2-2 and earnings of £652,264.


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