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Reference Point (horse)

Reference Point
Sire Mill Reef
Dam Home on the Range
Grandsire Never Bend
Damsire Habitat
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1984
Country Great Britain
Color Bay
Breeder Louis Freedman
Owner Louis Freedman
Trainer Henry Cecil
Record 10: 7-1-1
Earnings $1,252,819
Reference Point is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Home on the Range by Mill Reef. He was born around 1984 in Great Britain, and was bred by Louis Freedman.
Major wins
William Hill Futurity (1986)
Dante Stakes (1987)
Epsom Derby (1987)
K. George VI & Q. Elizabeth Stakes (1987)
Great Voltigeur Stakes (1987)
St. Leger Stakes (1987)
Timeform rating: 139
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on August 28, 2007

Reference Point (1984-1991) was a British-bred and British-trained Thoroughbred race horse,who overcame sinus problems before winning York's Dante Stakes, the Epsom Derby and St. Leger in 1987. His final race of the season resulted in failure in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp, Paris.

1986 season

Reference Point ran three times as a two-year-old in 1986. He finished the beaten 11 to 10 favourite in third behind Port Helene and Brother Patrick on his debut in the EBF Heart of Variety Stakes over a mile at Sandown Park on 30 August 1986. On his second outing of 1986 he returned to the same course and distance on 23 September and won the Dorking Stakes by eight lengths from Mulhollande. His final two-year-old run saw him step up to Group One class in the William Hill Futurity at Doncaster. He was sent off 4 to 1 second favourite behind Henry Cecil's first string, Suhailie but ran out the five length winner from Bengal Fire, with Love The Groom in third.


Reference Point's pedigree and racing stats

  • The Sporting Life Flat Results In Full 1986. Queen Anne Press. 1986. pp. pp 480,554, 634. ISBN 0356125769. 


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