Vital Equine (foaled 24 Feb 2004) is a former thoroughbred racehorse and current stallion.
He raced 9 times during his career and was victorious in 3 of them. His first 3 races as a 2 year old were all won, including the Group 2 Champagne Stakes, run at York as Doncaster was being re-developed. Here he beat horses such as Eagle Mountain (Group 2 winner and Group 1 placed on several occasions), and Cockney Rebel and Kirklees who both went on to win at Group 1 level. His final 3 starts as a 2 year old were all in Group 1's where he finished 3rd behind Holy Roman Emperor in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagadere at Longchamp, 5th behind Teofilo and Holy Roman Emperor in the Dewhurst Stakes and a disappointing 8th in the Grand Criterium de Saint-Cloud.
His first start in his 3 year old campaign was in the first Classic of the English season, the 2000 Guinea's. Vital Equine broke well from the stalls and lead the main group on the stands side. At one point he had a commanding led and looked as though he may hold on for victory. However he was overtaken with 1 furlong to go by Cockney Rebel who won, with Vital Equine taking 2nd place. He attempted to reverse the placings with Cockney Rebel in the Irish 2000 Guinea's but after taking the field along again as at Newmarket, he faded to finish 6th. He then had a long break before returning in what would be his final start on the track, when 12th in the Prix de la Foret at Longchamp.
Following his Classic year Vital Equine was retired to stand at Bearstone Stud in Shropshire at an initial fee of £6000. His stud fee for 2009 will be £3500. His first foals are due to be born in early 2009.
Vital Equine was sold in early 2009 and will now stand in the Southern Hemisphere at Touchstone Farm in Western Australia for a stud fee of $8250.00.Western Australia has been a huge region of success for Danetime, the sire of Vital Equine. His Southern Hemisphere foals are due in early August.