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Halling (horse)

Halling
Sire Diesis
Dam Dance Machine
Grandsire Sharpen Up
Damsire Green Dancer
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1991
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Cyril Humphries
Owner Cyril Humphries
Godolphin Racing (12/1994)
Trainer John Gosden
Saeed bin Suroor (12/1994)
Record 18: 12-1-0
Earnings $1,332,651
Summary
Halling is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Dance Machine by Diesis. He was born around 1991 in the United States, and was bred by Cyril Humphries.
Major wins
Cambridgeshire Handicap (1994)
Eclipse Stakes (1995, 1996)
International Stakes (1995, 1996)
Prix d'Ispahan (1996)
Awards
European Champion Older Horse (1996)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Halling (foaled March 14, 1991), sired by Diesis out of the mare Dance Machine, was a Thoroughbred racehorse who was bred by noted art collector, Cyril Humphries. The colt was trained in the early part of his career by John Gosden and subsequently by Saeed bin Suroor. As a three-year-old, Halling got his first win in the August 1994 Harrogate Handicap at Ripon Racecourse. He followed this with three consecutive wins including October's Cambridgeshire Handicap in which he was ridden by Frankie Dettori.

Halling was sold to Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin operation in late 1994 and subsequently gained multiple Group 1 successes, starting with the 1995 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park followed by the International Stakes at York, ridden on both occasions by Walter Swinburn. In the 1995 Breeders' Cup Classic, held that year at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, Halling ran eleventh and last after faltering and was wisely eased in the stretch by jockey Swinburn.

In the spring of 1996 Halling ran fourth to winner Cigar in the 1996 Dubai World Cup then at Longchamp Racecourse in France won the Group One Prix d'Ispahan. He completed the remarkable feat of winning both the Eclipse and International Stakes for the second straight year. He finished his racing career at Newmarket, running second to 1,000 Guineas winner Bosra Sham in the 1996 Champion Stakes.

Halling also won three races on the dirt track at Nad Al Sheba in Dubai. In all, he ran 18 times winning 12 races.

Retired to stud, Halling stood at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket from 1997 through 2004 and since 2005 has been at the Emirates Stud Farm in Dubai.

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