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Banks Hill

Banks Hill
Sire Danehill
Dam Hasili
Grandsire Danzig
Damsire Kahyasi
Gender Filly
Foaled 1998
Country Great Britain
Color Bay
Breeder Juddmonte Farms
Owner Khalid Abdullah
Trainer André Fabre
Robert J. Frankel
Record 15: 5-5-3
Earnings £1,312,394
Summary
Banks Hill is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Hasili by Danehill. She was born around 1998 in Great Britain, and was bred by Juddmonte Farms.
Major wins

Prix Pearl Cap (2000)
Prix de Sandringham (2001)
Coronation Stakes (2001)
Prix Jacques Le Marois (2002)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2001)
Awards
European Champion Three-Year-Old Filly (2001)
American Champion Female Turf Horse (2001)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Banks Hill (foaled February 24, 1998 in England) was a French Thoroughbred Champion filly racehorse. She was bred and raced by Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms. She was sired by Danehill, a multiple Champion sire in England, Ireland, and France and the most successful sire in the history of Australian Thoroughbred racing. Her dam was the outstanding broodmare, Hasili, whose sire Kahyasi won the 1988 Irish and Epsom Derbys. Banks Hill is a full sister to Cacique, Intercontinental, and Champs Elysees.

2001 European and American Champion

Trained by André Fabre, Banks Hill made her racing debut at age two with a win in the Prix Pearl Cap at Maisons-Laffitte Racecourse on October 31, 2000. She had an outstanding year at age three, winning the Prix de Sandringham at Chantilly Racecourse and England's Group 1 Coronation Stakes at Ascot Racecourse before being sent to Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, There, she gave Juddmonte Farms their first ever Breeders' Cup win with an impressive 5½-length victory in the October 27 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf. Banks Hill's 2001 performances earned her the Eclipse Award as the American Champion Female Turf Horse and the Cartier Award as the European Champion Three-Year-Old Filly.

Banks Hill's only win of 2002 came on August 18 in her third start when she captured the Group 1 Prix Jacques Le Marois at Deauville Racecourse. After running second to Rock of Gibraltar in the September 8 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, she was sent back to the United States in September 2002 where she ran third in the October 5 Yellow Ribbon Stakes after which trainer André Fabre recommended she be transferred to American trainer Robert Frankel to prepare for the defense of her Breeders' Cup title. [1] For Frankel, Banks Hill ran second behind stablemate Starine in her return to the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf on October 26 at Arlington Park, and in the final start of her career on December 2, ran fourth in the Matriarch Stakes at Hollywood Park Racetrack.

Retired to broodmare duty, Banks Hill was bred twice to Kingmambo [2] and once to Empire Maker. To date, her foals have not met with success in racing.

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