|Dam||Nalees Flying Flag|
|Damsire||Hoist The Flag|
William S. Farish III &|
G. Watts Humphrey, Jr.
|Owner||Barry A. Beal & Lloyd R. French, Jr.|
|Trainer||D. Wayne Lukas|
Sacahuista is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Nalees Flying Flag by Raja Baba. She was born around 1984 in the United States, and was bred by William S. Farish III &|
G. Watts Humphrey, Jr..
Breeders' Cup wins:|
Breeders' Cup Distaff (1987)
|American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly (1987)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on September 6, 2008|
Sacahuista (foaled 1984 in Kentucky) is an American Thoroughbred Champion filly racehorse. She is a descendant of Nearco through both her Champion sire Bold Ruler and through her dam, Nalees Flying Flag.
Sacahuista was purchased as a yearling for $670,000 by future National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame inductee D. Wayne Lukas for owners Barry Beal and Lloyd French, Jr. Sacahuista made nine starts at age two, of which she won four and was second in three. Sent off as the parimutuel betting favorite in the 1986 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita Park under jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr., she finished fourth behind winner Brave Raj.
When she raced at age three, Sacahuista's official record shows she won two of nine starts but in fact she finished first in both the Cotillion Handicap and the Ruffian Handicap but was disqualified for interference. Under jockey Randy Romero, she then won the Grade I Spinster Stakes before capturing the Breeders' Cup Distaff at Hollywood Park Racetrack. Sacahuista's 1987 performances earned her the Eclipse Award as American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly.
Before being retired to broodmare duty, Sacahuista raced three times at age four. Her best result was a second. Of her offspring, from sire Red Ransom she notably produced millionaire runner Ekraar, who won multiple stakes races in Europe, including the Italian Group One Gran Premio del Jockey Club. Through her mating to Mr. Prospector, Sacahuista is also the dam of the successful Australian-based sire Hussonet.
- Sacahuista's pedigree and partial racing stats
- Video at YouTube of Sacahuista winning the 1987 Breeders' Cup Distaff and post race interview with D. Wayne Lukas