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Rail Link (horse)

Rail Link
Sire Dansili
Dam Docklands
Grandsire Danehill
Damsire Theatrical
Gender Stallion
Foaled 2003
Country Great Britain
Color Bay
Breeder Juddmonte Farms
Owner Khalid Abdullah
Trainer André Fabre
Record 7: 5-1-0
Earnings £1,074,965
Summary
Rail Link is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Docklands by Dansili. He was born around 2003 in Great Britain, and was bred by Juddmonte Farms.
Major wins
Prix du Lys (2006)
Grand Prix de Paris (2006)
Prix Niel (2006)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (2006)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Rail Link (Foaled March 26, 2003) is a thoroughbred racehorse trained by André Fabre,[1] and ridden by jockey Christophe Soumillon or Stéphane Pasquier for owner Khalid Abdullah.

Unraced at two,[1] he made an inauspicious start to his three year old career, unseating his rider on his debut, and then finishing second in a maiden race at Chantilly Racecourse. From then on he was undefeated in five races, winning the Prix Gouvernant, Prix du Lys, Grand Prix de Paris and Prix Niel.

On October 1 2006 he won the 85th Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, defeating Pride, Deep Impact, Shirocco, and Hurricane Run.

During the Winter of 2006-7, he suffered a tendon problem and was taken out of training. He was expected to return in the Summer of 2007, but the injury was too serious and he was retired from racing. He was sent to stud at Juddmonte Farms.

Pedigree of Rail Link
Sire
Dansili
Danehill Danzig Northern Dancer
Pas de Nom
Razyana His Majesty
Spring Adieu
Hasili Kahyasi Ile de Bourbon
Kadissya
Kerali High Line
Sookera
Dam
Docklands
Theatrical Nureyev Northern Dancer
Special
Tree of Knowledge Sassafrás
Sensibility
Dockage Riverman Never Bend
River Lady
Golden Alibi Empery
Charming Alibi

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 McGrath, Chris (21 July 2006). "Rail Link on track to redeem unlucky sire". The Independent. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. http://www.webcitation.org/5q2nPPFvF. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 



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