Royal Academy (horse)
|Owner||Classic Thoroughbred Plc|
|Royal Academy is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Crimson Saint by Nijinsky. He was born around 1987 in the United States, and was bred by Tim Gentry.|
Breeders' Cup wins:|
Breeders' Cup Mile (1990)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on 7 December 2006|
Royal Academy (born 1987) is an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse bred in the United States best known as the winner of the 1990 Breeders' Cup Mile in which famed British jockey Lester Piggott came out of retirement to ride the colt to victory.
In 1991 Royal Academy was retired to stud at Coolmore Stud's American arm, Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky. Among others, he sired 2001 Breeders' Cup Mile winner Val Royal and Bullish Luck who in 2006 was voted Hong Kong Horse of the Year and has career earnings of $6,435,501.