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Delilah

Delilah was an enormous but beautiful daughter of Bluebird who was bought by John at the Tattersalls Houghton sale for 72,000 guineas. Despite her size, she was a filly with real presence who moved like a panther. I remember seeing her in the spring of her two year old year and commented to Sir Michael that she looked like a filleted elephant. His reply was “She may be big, Harry, but she has got rhythm – real rhythm.” How right he was; she won The Princess Royal Stakes (Gr3) at Ascot as a three year old and went on at four to win The Constant Security Park Hill Fillies Stakes (Gr3). She was sold at Keeneland November Sale in Kentucky for $600,000.

Pedigree

Delilah

Bluebird (USA)

Storm Bird (CAN)

Ivory Dawn (USA)

Courtesane (USA)

Majestic Light (USA)

Drury Nell

Race record

Date Racecourse Race name
  Distance Jockey Position Racing Post race result
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31/10/1998 Newmarket Rowley Mile The St Simon Stakes (Gr 3)
1m4f Darryll Holland 2nd Link to race result
10/10/1998 Ascot The Princess Royal Stakes (Gr 3)
1m4f Olivier Peslier 2nd Link to race result
19/09/1998 Curragh (IRE) The Irish St Leger (Gr 1)
1m6f T Sprake 3rd Link to race result
09/09/1998 Doncaster The Park Hill Fillies Stakes (Gr 3)
1m6.5f T Quinn 1st Link to race result
22/08/1998 Chester The Chester Rated Stakes (Listed)
1m5.5f Darryll Holland 2nd Link to race result
18/04/1998 Newbury The John Porter Stakes
1m4f Olivier Peslier Unplaced Link to race result
09/11/1997 Capannelle (ITY) The Premio Roma
1m2f T Quinn Unplaced Link to race result
11/10/1997 Ascot The Princess Royal Stakes (Gr 3)
1m4f Olivier Peslier 1st Link to race result
28/09/1997 Ascot The Harvest Stakes
1m4f John Reid 4th Link to race result
03/09/1997 York The Mayfield Bitter & Lager Maiden Stakes
1m2.5f John Reid 1st Link to race result
25/08/1997 Newcastle AW The Pertemps Virginia Rated Handicap
1m2f Kieren Fallon 2nd Link to race result
13/05/1997 York The Shepherd Trophy Rated Handicap
1m2.5f John Reid 4th Link to race result
30/04/1997 Ascot The Insulpak Conditions Stakes
1m John Reid 3rd Link to race result
16/04/1997 Newmarket Rowley Mile The Geoffrey Barling Maiden Fillies' Stakes
7f W R Swinburn 2nd Link to race result
28/09/1996 Haydock The European Breeders Fund Knutsford Maiden Stakes
7f Kieren Fallon 3rd Link to race result

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