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Assert (horse)

Assert
Sire Be My Guest
Dam Irish Bird
Grandsire Northern Dancer
Damsire Sea Bird II
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1979
Country Ireland
Color Bay
Breeder Moyglare Stud
Owner Robert Sangster
Trainer David O'Brien
Record 11: 6-3-0
Earnings £71,928
Summary
Assert is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Irish Bird by Be My Guest. He was born around 1979 in Ireland, and was bred by Moyglare Stud.
Major wins

Beresford Stakes (1981)
Gallinule Stakes (1982)
Benson & Hedges Gold Cup (1982)
Joe McGrath Memorial Stakes (1982)

Irish Classic Race wins:
Irish Derby (1982)
French Classic Race wins:
Prix du Jockey Club (1982)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Assert (1979–1995) was an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse who won four Group One races. Impeccably bred by Walter Haefner's Moyglare Stud, he was purchased and raced by Britain's then leading owner, Robert Sangster. [1]

Assert is best known as the first horse to win both the French and Irish Derbys [2] - a Classic double.

Pedigree of Assert
Sire
Be My Guest
Northern Dancer Nearctic Nearco
Lady Angela
Natalma Native Dancer
Almahmoud
What a Treat Tudor Minstrel Owen Tudor
Sansonnet
Rare Treat Stymie
Rare Perfume
Dam
Irish Bird
Sea Bird Dan Cupid Native Dancer
Vixenette
Sicalade Sicambre
Marmelade
Irish Lass Sayajirao Nearco
Rosy Legend
Scollata Niccolo Dellarca
Cutaway

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