Black Bear Island
|Black Bear Island|
|Owner||Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier|
|Black Bear Island is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Kasora by Sadler's Wells. He was born around 2006 in Ireland, and was bred by Tower Bloodstock.|
|Dante Stakes (2009)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on June 4, 2009|
Black Bear Island (2006–2010) is a Thoroughbred racehorse from Ireland. Sired by Sadler's Wells from the dam Kasora, Black Bear Island is a grandson of Northern Dancer. Black Bear Island is full brother to six time Group One winner High Chaparral.
In the lead-up to the Epsom Derby, Black Bear Island raced in the Prix La Foret at Longchamp and finished 3rd, followed by a win in the Dante Stakes. He finished tenth in the Derby. After being sold to American connections, Black Bear Island was shipped to Arlington Park and ran 2nd in the Grade One Secretariat Stakes. He subsequently raced unplaced in 3 further starts. Black Bear Island is still in training based in southern California with Julio Canani After winning the York trial for Aidan O'Brien, the son of Sadler's Wells finished only tenth in the Derby behind Sea The Stars.
Sold to a partnership led by former Hollywood Park chairman RD Hubbard, Black Bear Island was narrowly defeated in the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes on the Arlington Millioncard before joining Los Angeles-based trainer Julio Canani, for whom he was eighth in the Hollywood Derby in November.
According to the Daily Racing Form, Black Bear Island was being prepared for a US turf campaign this term when he suffered a fatal injury.