|Breeder||Due Process Stable|
|Owner||Due Process Stable|
|Dehere is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Sister Dot by Deputy Minister. He was born around 1991 in the United States, and was bred by Due Process Stable.|
Sanford Stakes (1993)|
Hopeful Stakes (1993)
Saratoga Special Stakes (1993)
Champagne Stakes (1993)
Fountain of Youth Stakes (1994)
|U.S. Champion 2-Year-Old-Colt (1993)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on June 13, 2007|
Dehere (foaled 1991 in Kentucky) is an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. He was bred and raced by Robert E. Brennan's Due Process Stable. Sired by Canadian Hall of Fame inductee and two-time North American Champion sire, Deputy Minister, he was out of the mare Sister Dot, a daughter of the great U.S. Triple Crown champion Secretariat.
Racing at age two in 1993, Dehere joined Regret (1914), Campfire (1916), and City Zip (2000) as the only horses to ever win all three Saratoga Race Course events for two-year-olds: the Saratoga Special Stakes, Sanford Stakes and Hopeful Stakes. Dehere's other major victory in 1993 came in the Grade I Champagne Stakes. He went into the Breeders' Cup Juvenile having won five of his six starts. In his only loss, he had finished second to Holy Bull in the Belmont Futurity Stakes. Breeders' Cup bettors made him a prohibitive favorite, bet down to odds of 7-10. In the race, at the three-quarter pole Dehere moved into third place but then faded and finished eighth to winner Brocco. Despite the loss, Dehere's 1993 performances earned him the Eclipse Award for Outstanding 2-Year-Old Male Horse.
Dehere raced only twice as a three-year-old, winning the Fountain of Youth Stakes. A fracture of his right hind cannon bone during training ended his racing career. Acquired by Ireland's Coolmore Stud, he was retired to breeding duty at their Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky. During his five years there, he was shuttled to Coolmore breeding operations in Australia before being sold in 1999 to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association's Iburi Stallion Station in Hokkaidō, Japan. In 2005, Coolmore reacquired Dehere and he is again shuttling between Ashford Stud and Coolmore Australia.
Among Dehere's offspring are three millionaire racehorses in Australia:
- Natural Blitz - multiple stakes winner
In the United States, Dehere has sired the 1999 Arkansas Derby winner Graeme Hall and Take Charge Lady, a winner of the Grade I Ashland Stakes in 2002 and the Grade I Spinster Stakes in 2002 and 2003. Dehere is also the damsire of the 2007 Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Midnight Lute.