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Miss Oceana

Miss Oceana
Sire Alydar
Dam Kittiwake
Grandsire Raise a Native
Damsire Sea Bird
Gender Filly
Foaled 1981
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Newstead Farm
Owner Newstead Farm
Trainer Woody Stephens
Record 19: 11-6-1
Earnings US$1,010,385
Summary
Miss Oceana is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Kittiwake by Alydar. She was born around 1981 in the United States, and was bred by Newstead Farm.
Major wins
Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes (1983)
Frizette Stakes (1983)
Selima Stakes (1983)
Acorn Stakes (1984)
Bonnie Miss Stakes (1984)
Forward Gal Stakes (1984)
Gazelle Handicap (1984)
Hibiscus Stakes (1984)
Maskette Stakes (1984)
Honors
Miss Oceana Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack
Miss Oceana Stakes at Arlington Park
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on March 23, 2010

Miss Oceana (1981-1988) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who won six Grade 1 stakes during her racing career[1] and was sold for a World Record price as a broodmare.[2]

Bred and raced by Mark Hardin's Newstead Farm of Upperville, Virginia, Miss Oceana's sire was U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Alydar. Her dam was the good racing mare Kittiwake who was owned by Mark Hardin's mother, Katherine. Kittiwake was a daughter of the great Sea Bird, winner of the 1965 Epsom Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and a French Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee who earned a Timeform rating of 145, that as at March 2010 remains the highest in racing history

Trained by Hall of Fame inductee, Woody Stephens, at age two Miss Oceana won the Grades 1 Arlington-Washington Lassie, Frizette, and the Selima Stakes and was runnerup to Althea for American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly honors.

At age three, Miss Oceana had another good year, winning six important races including the Grades 1 Acorn Stakes, Gazelle Handicap, and Maskette Stakes. Once again, she was beaten out for an Eclipse Award, finishing behind Life's Magic in the voting for American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly honors.

Record selling price

Retired from racing with earnings in excess of $1 million, Miss Oceana was bred to super-sire Northern Dancer. While in foal, she was sold in a November 10, 1985 Fasig-Tipton dispersal of Newstead Farm's breeding stock. Financier Carl Icahn paid a then world record price for a broodmare of US$7 million. Miss Oceana's foal, named Oceanic Dancer, had no success in racing and was sold to a breeding operation in Venezuela where he sired six Black Type winners. Carl Ichan next bred Miss Oceana to 1977 U.S. Triple Crown winner, Seattle Slew. Miss Oceana died in 1988 following complications while giving birth to the Seattle Slew colt that would be named Cien Fuegos.[3] Sold at Auctioned as a yearling for $450,000, Cien Fuegos met with very limited success in racing and modest success at stud.


Pedigree of Miss Oceana
Sire
Alydar
Raise a Native Native Dancer Polynesian
Geisha
Raise You Case Ace
Lady Glory
Sweet Tooth On-And-On Nasrullah
Two Lea
Plum Cake Ponder
Real Delight
Dam
Kittiwake
Sea Bird Dan Cupid Native Dancer
Vixenette
Sicalade Sicambre
Marmelade
Ole Liz Double Jay Balladier
Broomshot
Islay Mist Roman
Evening Mist


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