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Conduit (horse)

Sire Dalakhani
Dam Well Head
Grandsire Darshaan
Damsire Sadler's Wells
Gender Stallion
Foaled 2005
Country Ireland
Color Chestnut
Breeder Ballymacoll Stud Farm Ltd.
Owner Ballymacoll Stud
Trainer Sir Michael Stoute
Record 10: 5-1-2
Earnings £3,551,847
Conduit is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Well Head by Dalakhani. He was born around 2005 in Ireland, and was bred by Ballymacoll Stud Farm Ltd..
Major wins

Heritage Handicap (2008)
Gordon Stakes (2008)
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2009)

British Classics / Breeders' Cup wins:
St. Leger Stakes (2008)
Breeders' Cup Turf (2008 & 2009)
American Champion Male Turf Horse, 2008
Racehorse Owners' Association Outstanding Older Horse 2009
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Conduit (foaled March 23, 2005 in Ireland) is a Thoroughbred racehorse who in 2008 became the first horse to ever win the England's St. Leger Stakes and the United States' Breeders' Cup Turf twice.

Bred and raced by Ballymacoll Stud of County Meath, Conduit was sired by 2003 European Horse of the Year Dalakhani and out of the mare, Well Head, a daughter of fourteen-time Leading sire in Great Britain & Ireland Sadler's Wells.

Trained by Sir Michael Stoute, at age two, Conduit made three starts, winning in his third try in the European Breeders Fund Maiden Stakes at Wolverhampton Racecourse. In 2008, he won the June 7 Heritage Handicap at Epsom Downs then finished second to Campanologist in the King Edward VII Stakes on June 20 at Ascot Racecourse. At the end of July, Conduit won the Group 3 Gordon Stakes at Goodwood Racecourse then earned the most important win of his career, capturing a Classic on the left-handed Doncaster Racecourse when he won the September 13 St. Leger Stakes. The win in the St. Leger marked the first for trainer Michael Stoute after twenty-three previous attempts without a victory. For jockey Frankie Dettori, it was his fifth St. Leger win.

Sent to California's Santa Anita Park for the October 25 Breeders' Cup Turf, jockey Ryan Moore rode Conduit over the left-handed course to a dramatic come-from-behind win in the US$3 million event.

Conduit was awarded the Eclipse Award as American Champion Male Turf Horse for 2008.

In 2009, with jockey Ryan Moore at the helm, Conduit won the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes with a time of 2:28.73.

On November 7, 2009, he repeated as the winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf, winning by a length over Presious Passion after coming back from behind again, a similar repeat to the 2008 running.

In 2010, he will stand in Big Red Farm, Hokkaido, Japan. Conduit ran in the Japan Cup on November 29, 2009, finishing 4th to the 5-year-old mare Vodka.

On 3 December 2009 Conduit was awarded the ROA/Sportingbet.com Outstanding Older Horse for 2009 by British Racehorse Owners' Association.



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