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High Chaparral

High Chaparral
Sire Sadler's Wells
Dam Kasora
Grandsire Northern Dancer
Damsire Darshaan
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1999
Country Ireland
Color Bay
Breeder Sean & Anne Coughlan
Owner Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier
Trainer Aidan O'Brien
Record 13: 10-1-2
Earnings $5,391,888
High Chaparral is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Kasora by Sadler's Wells. He was born around 1999 in Ireland, and was bred by Sean & Anne Coughlan.
Major wins
Racing Post Trophy (2001)
Ballysax Stakes (2002)
Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (2002)
Epsom Derby (2002)
Irish Derby Stakes (2002)
Breeders' Cup Turf (2002, 2003)
Royal Whip Stakes (2003)
Irish Champion Stakes (2003)
U.S. Champion Male Turf Horse (2002, 2003)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on October 1, 2006

High Chaparral is a racehorse, winner of the Epsom Derby in 2002, and the winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf in 2002 and 2003 (dead-heating in the latter).

High Chaparral failed to make a winning debut, beaten by a short-head in a maiden at Punchestown. He went on to win twice as a two year old, including the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. After winning a couple of prominent Derby trials the following season, he was set on course for the 2002 Epsom Derby, where he would take on stablemate Hawk Wing, an unlucky second in the 2,000 Guineas, and Bandari, who had won the Lingfield Derby Trial by over ten lengths. The race proved to be of the two-horse variety, with the O'Brien pair duking it out, and High Chaparral proving Hawk Wing's better by a couple of lengths. The two were twelve lengths clear of the field.

High Chaparral went on to win the Irish Derby, and bounced back from a disappointing third place in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe by winning the Breeders' Cup Turf. Contrary to the trend of retiring three year old champions, High Chaparral was kept in training at four, winning the Irish Champion Stakes from Falbrav at Leopardstown, but once again failing in the Arc. Once again, however, he bounced back to win the Breeders' Cup Turf, dead-heating with Johar (Falbrav a close 3rd).

He was voted the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Male Turf Horse in 2002 and 2003.

High Chaparral currently stands at Coolmore Stud, with his 2006 fee set at €25,000. In the Northern Hemisphere winter he stood at Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand. His first Southern Hemisphere crop as current three year olds include 2009 Cox Plate winner So You Think, 2009 Victoria Derby and Spring Champion Stakes winner Monaco Consul, and 2010 Randwick Guineas, Australian Derby winner Shoot Out.

High Chaparral was contraversially removed from Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand to stand at Coolmore Stud in Australia following his better than expected results. He will stand for AU$88,000 in the 2010 season.

Pedigree of High Chaparral
Sadler's Wells
Northern Dancer Nearctic Nearco
Lady Angela
Natalma Native Dancer
Fairy Bridge Bold Reason Hail to Reason
Special Forli
Darshaan Shirley Heights Mill Reef
Delsy Abdos
Kozana Kris Sharpen Up
Doubly Sure
Koblenza Hugh Lupus

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