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Shirley Heights

Shirley Heights
Sire Mill Reef
Dam Hardiemma
Grandsire Never Bend
Damsire Hardicanute
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1975
Country Great Britain
Color Brown
Breeder 2nd Earl of Halifax and Lord Irwin
Owner 2nd Earl of Halifax
Trainer John Dunlop
Record 11: 6-3-1
Earnings $378,586
Shirley Heights is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Hardiemma by Mill Reef. He was born around 1975 in Great Britain, and was bred by 2nd Earl of Halifax and Lord Irwin.
Major wins
Royal Lodge Stakes (1977)
Newmarket Stakes (1978)
Dante Stakes (1978)
Epsom Derby (1978)
Irish Derby (1978)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on August 29, 2007

Shirley Heights (1975 -1997) was a British-bred and British-trained Thoroughbred race horse, winner of the Epsom Derby in 1978. He is the last Epsom Derby winner to be both the son of a previous winner (Mill Reef, 1971), and the sire of a subsequent winner (Slip Anchor, 1985). Shirley Heights was also the sire of Darshaan.


Shirley Height's pedigree and racing stats


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