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Sire Danzig
Dam Gold Beauty
Grandsire Northern Dancer
Damsire Mr. Prospector
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1987
Country United States
Color Brown
Breeder Georgia E. Hofmann
Owner Sheikh Hamdam Al-Maktoum
Trainer Dick Hern
Record 11:7-3-0
Earnings £327,280
Dayjur is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Gold Beauty by Danzig. He was born around 1987 in the United States, and was bred by Georgia E. Hofmann.
Major wins
Temple Stakes (1990)
King's Stand Stakes (1990)
Nunthorpe Stakes (1990)
Ladbroke Sprint Cup (1990)
Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp (1990)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on January 19, 2010

Dayjur (foaled 6 February 1987) was an American-bred racehorse who was trained by Dick Hern in the United Kingdom. He was beaten only four times out of eleven starts and of those, one was because he did not stay the trip, and another in the most freakish circumstances. That was in his final race, the Breeders' Cup Sprint at Belmont Park, in 1990, when Dayjur looked set for victory only to attempt to jump the shadow of the grandstand near the line which allowed Safely Kept to beat him by a neck. Before that he had carried almost all before him as a three-year-old, once his best distance and running style were sorted out, and he blazed to victory in the Temple Stakes, the Nunthorpe Stakes, the Ladbroke Sprint Cup and the Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp before he went to Belmont.

He retired to the Shadwell Racing farm in Kentucky of his owner Sheikh Hamdan Al-Maktoum, from where he has sired many fast horses like Tipsy Creek, Hawriyah, Hayil and Millstream. On January 18, 2009 it was announced that Dayjur had been pensioned. [1]


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