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Commander in Chief (horse)

Commander in Chief
Sire Dancing Brave
Dam Slightly Dangerous
Grandsire Lyphard
Damsire Roberto
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1990
Country Great Britain
Color Bay
Breeder Juddmonte Farms
Owner Khalid Abdullah
Trainer Henry Cecil
Record 6: 5-0-1
Earnings $1,579,300
Commander in Chief is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Slightly Dangerous by Dancing Brave. He was born around 1990 in Great Britain, and was bred by Juddmonte Farms.
Major wins
Glasgow Stakes (1993)
Epsom Derby (1993)
Irish Derby Stakes (1993)
European Three-Year-Old Champion Colt (1993)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on February 3, 2007

Commander in Chief (1990–2007) was a British thoroughbred racehorse, foaled in 1990 by Dancing Brave out of Slightly Dangerous. His damsire was the 1972 Epsom Derby winner Roberto, and his grandsire was Lyphard, a son of Northern Dancer.

Commander in Chief won the 1993 Epsom Derby ridden by jockey Michael Kinane, and beating the odds-on favorite Tenby. He was trained by Henry Cecil. He was an ususual winner because he had not raced as a two-year-old. Furthermore, the Racing Post hadn't even included him in their list of horses for the 1993 Ten-to-Follow on the flat competition.

Commander in Chief was voted the 1993 Cartier Three-Year-Old European Champion Colt.

In winning the Derby, he achieved something that had eluded his champion sire, Dancing Brave.

Pedigree of Commander in Chief
Dancing Brave
Lyphard Northern Dancer Nearctic
Goofed Court Martial
Navajo Princess Drone Sir Gaylord
Cap and Bells
Olmec Pago Pago
Chocolate Beau
Slightly Dangerous
Roberto Hail to Reason Turn-To
Bramalea Nashua
Where You Lead Raise a Native Native Dancer
Raise You
Noblesse Mossborough
Duke's Delight



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