Vale of York (horse)
|Vale of York|
|Breeder||Stock Vale Ltd.|
|Trainer||Saeed bin Suroor|
|Vale of York is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Red Vale by Invincible Spirit. He was born around 2007 in Ireland, and was bred by Stock Vale Ltd..|
Stardom Stakes (2009)|
Breeders' Cup Juvenile (2009)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Vale of York (foaled April 4, 2007 in Ireland is a Thoroughbred raceghorse best known for winning the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Bred by Stock Vale Ltd., Vale of York's sire, Invincible Spirit, was a sprinter, securing all seven of his victories over 6 furlongs, including the Group 1 Hackwood Stakes in 2001 at Newbury Racecourse.
Vale of York's dam, Red Vale, did not race, but she is a half-sister to Uraib, who stayed 1 mile, 1 furlong well in Graded company in California. She has produced two foals to race to date.
By the end of 2009, Vale of York had won three of his six starts. His last, on November 7, 2009, came in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile run on Polytrack synthetic dirt at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, winning by a head over 2-1 favorite Lookin at Lucky.
Vale of York's three-year-old season began with a fifth place finish in the Al Bastayika at the new Meydan Racecourse in Dubai.
- Irish National Stud Stallion Brochure 2009 (includes photo of Urban Sea and her 2008 cover by Invincible Spirit)