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Sky Classic

Sky Classic
Sire Nijinsky
Dam No Class
Grandsire Northern Dancer
Damsire Nodouble
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1987
Country Canada
Color Chestnut
Breeder Sam-Son Farm
Owner Sam-Son Farm
Trainer James E. Day
Record 29: 15-6-1
Earnings $3,320,398
Sky Classic is a thoroughbred racehorse out of No Class by Nijinsky. He was born around 1987 in Canada, and was bred by Sam-Son Farm.
Major wins
Grey Stakes (1989)
Cup and Saucer Stakes (1989)
Summer Stakes (1989)
King Edward Gold Cup (1991)
Rothmans International (1991)
Canadian Maturity Stakes (1991)
Connaught Cup Stakes (1991)
Dixie Stakes (1991)
Manhattan Handicap (1992)
Turf Classic Invitational (1992)
Arlington Handicap (1992)
Caesars International (1992)
Canadian Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt (1989)
Canadian Champion Male Turf Horse (1991)
Canadian Champion Older Male Horse (1991)
U.S. Champion Male Turf Horse (1992)
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (1998)
Sky Classic Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Sky Classic (born 1987) is a Canadian Thoroughbred Hall of Fame racehorse. A son of U.K. Triple Crown champion Nijinsky, in 1989 Sky Classic won the Sovereign Award for Champion 2-Year-Old Male Horse in Canada but injuries kept him out for the most of the 1990 racing season.

Back racing on grass in 1991, Sky Classic won six of his nine starts including the prestigious Rothmans International in course record time. The following year he set a new race record in the Arlington Handicap, defeated Fraise in the Turf Classic Invitational at Belmont Park and was second by a nose to Fraise in the Breeders' Cup Turf. However, his five wins that year earned him the 1992 United States Eclipse Award for Outstanding Male Turf Horse.

Retired in 1993, Sky Classic currently stands at stud at Pin Oak Stud, LLC in Versailles, Kentucky. [1] He has sired more than 50 Graded stakes race winners including:

  • Nothing To Lose (b. 2000) - Multiple stakles winner including the G1 Turf Mile Stakes

Sky Classic was inducted in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 1998.



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