Rail Link (horse)

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Rail Link (26 March 2003 – 20 May 2022) was a thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in 2006.

Rail Link
SireDansili
GrandsireDanehill
DamDocklands
DamsireTheatrical
SexStallion
Foaled2003
CountryGreat Britain
ColourBay
BreederJuddmonte Farms
OwnerKhalid Abdullah
TrainerAndré Fabre
Record7: 5-1-0
Earnings£1,074,965
Major wins
Prix du Lys (2006)
Grand Prix de Paris (2006)
Prix Niel (2006)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (2006)

Background

Rail Link was trained by André Fabre, and was ridden by jockey Christophe Soumillon or Stéphane Pasquier for owner Khalid Abdullah.

Racing career

Unraced at two, he made an inauspicious start to his three-year-old career, unseating his rider on his debut at Saint-Cloud, and then finishing second in its next race at Chantilly Racecourse. From then on he was undefeated in five races, winning the Prix Gouvernant, Prix du Lys, Grand Prix de Paris and Prix Niel.

On 1 October 2006 he won the 85th Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, defeating Pride, Deep Impact, Shirocco, and Hurricane Run.

During the Winter of 2006–7, he suffered a tendon problem and was taken out of training. He was expected to return in the Summer of 2007, but the injury was too serious and he was retired from racing. He was sent to stud at Juddmonte Farms.

Pedigree

Pedigree of Rail Link
Sire
Dansili
Danehill Danzig Northern Dancer
Pas de Nom
Razyana His Majesty
Spring Adieu
Hasili Kahyasi Ile de Bourbon
Kadissya
Kerali High Line
Sookera
Dam
Docklands
Theatrical Nureyev Northern Dancer
Special
Tree of Knowledge Sassafrás
Sensibility
Dockage Riverman Never Bend
River Lady
Golden Alibi Empery
Charming Alibi

References