1) Sangster Family|
2) Sheikh Mohammed
|Playful Act is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Magnificent Style by Sadler's Wells. She was born around 2002 in Ireland, and was bred by Swettenham Stud.|
Fillies' Mile (2004)|
May Hill Stakes (2004)
Lancashire Oaks (2005)
|British Champion Two-Year-Old Filly (2004)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Playful Act (foaled April 12, 2002 in Ireland) is an Thoroughbred racehorse and the world's most expensive broodmare. Owned and bred by prominent British owner/breeder Robert Sangster, she was sired by the extremely important Champion Sire Sadler's Wells, she was out of the mare Magnificent Style, a granddaughter of the 1972 Epsom Derby winner, Roberto.
A success in racing at age two, Playful Act had notable wins in the 2004 Fillies' Mile and May Hill Stakes and was voted the British Champion Two-Year-Old Filly of 2004. She raced at age three with her best result a win in the Group 2 Lancashire Oaks and a second place finish to Shawanda in the Irish Oaks.
Retired to broodmare duty, Playful Act was put up for sale in November 2007 and was purchased by Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stud operation at the Keeneland breeding stock sale for a world record price of US$10.5 million.
- November 5, 2007 Bloodhorse.com article titled Playful Act Sets World Record as Keeneland November Opener Surges