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Sealy Hill

Sealy Hill
Sire Point Given
Dam Boston Twist
Grandsire Thunder Gulch
Damsire Boston Harbor
Gender Filly
Foaled 2004
Country Canada
Color Bay
Breeder Eugene and Laura Melnyk
Owner Melnyk Racing Stable
Trainer Mark E. Casse
Record 18: 7-4-3
Earnings $1,747,081
Summary
Sealy Hill is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Boston Twist by Point Given. She was born around 2004 in Canada, and was bred by Eugene and Laura Melnyk.
Major wins
Glorious Song Stakes (2006)
Bourbonette Breeders' Cup Stakes (2007)
Woodbine Oaks (2007)
Bison City Stakes (2007)
Wonder Where Stakes (2007)
Awards
First Canadian Triple Tiara Winner (2007)
Canadian Champion 3-Year-Old Filly (2007)
Canadian Champion Female Turf Horse (2007)
Canadian Horse of the Year (2007)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Sealy Hill (foaled April 14, 2004 in Ontario) is a Canadian Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. Owned and bred by Canadian businessman Eugene Melnyk and his wife, Laura, Sealy Hill was named for a village in the Melnyk's adopted home, Barbados. She was sired by 2001 American Horse of the Year, Point Given. Her dam is Boston Twist, a daughter of the 1996 American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt and Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner, Boston Harbor.

Trained by Mark Casse, as a two-year-old, Sealy Hill got her first stakes win in the 2006 Glorious Song Stakes. In 2007, after defeating the highly regarded Panty Raid in the Bourbonette Breeders' Cup Stakes at Turfway Park in Kentucky, she finished far back of winner Rags to Riches in the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. Back home in Canada, the filly returned to form, winning four stakes races while becoming the first-ever winner of the Canadian Triple Tiara. On grass she earned a second in the Grade I E. P. Taylor Stakes and the GII Canadian Stakes.

For her 2007 performances, Sealy Hill was voted Canadian Champion 3-Year-Old Filly, Canadian Champion Female Turf Horse and the most prestigious honor in Canadian racing, Canadian Horse of the Year.

Sealy Hill, ridden by Patrick Husbands, finished a strong second in the 2008 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf behind winner, Forever Together.

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