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Oh So Sharp

Oh So Sharp
Sire Kris
Dam Oh So Fair
Grandsire Sharpen Up
Damsire Graustark
Gender Mare
Foaled 1982 died 2001
Country Ireland
Color Chestnut
Breeder Sheikh Mohammed
Owner Sheikh Mohammed
Trainer Henry Cecil
Record 9: 7-2-0
Oh So Sharp is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Oh So Fair by Kris. She was born on 1982 died 2001 in Ireland, and was bred by Sheikh Mohammed.
Major wins

Solario Stakes (1984)
Fillies' Mile (1984)
Nell Gwyn Stakes (1985)

British Classic Race wins:
1,000 Guineas (1985)
Epsom Oaks (1985)
St. Leger Stakes (1985)
Oh So Sharp Stakes at Newmarket
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on January 1, 2008

Oh So Sharp (foaled 1982 in Ireland, died 2001) was a successful racehorse trained in Great Britain by Henry Cecil. She became the first classic winner for her owner-breeder Sheikh Mohammed when she came out best in a double short-head finish in the 1985 1,000 Guineas. It extended her unbeaten run to five races and she went on to win the Epsom Oaks by six lengths from Triptych. Her only two defeats then followed, firstly when she was beaten a neck by Petoski in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and then when she found Commanche Run too strong in the Benson & Hedges Gold Cup at York. However, she ended her racing days with a hard-won defeat of Phardante in the St. Leger Stakes to complete the fillies' version of the Triple Crown. None of her progeny have been as successful on the track as she was, but she has produced winners in Rosefinch, who won the Prix Saint-Alary, Shaima, Sacho and Felitza.

Oh So Sharp is dam of Savoire Vivre who is enjoying some success at stud in Tasmania, Australia.


  • Mooney, Bill and Ennor, George. The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing Carlton Books Ltd (2006) ISBN 978-1844421176


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