Havana Gold

Gr.1 winning miler

At 3
  Prix Jean Prat, Gr.1, 1m, Chantilly - beating Gr.1 winner Style Vendome

2nd Craven Stakes, Gr.3, 1m, Newmarket - to Toronado

4th  Irish 2,000 Guineas Classic, Gr.1, 1m, Curragh - to Magician, having to make up plenty of ground,
        beating Gr.1 winner George Vancouver

5th  Poule d'Essai des Poulains, Gr.1, 1m, Longchamp - overcoming a bad draw to be beaten by just 
        in total by Gr.1 winners Style Vendome, Intello, etc, and beating Gr.1 winners Olympic Glory and Morandi

At 2
1st  Somerville Tattersall Stakes, Gr.3, 7f, Newmarket, comfortably

1st  The Ascendant Stakes, L, 1m, Haydock

1st  Novice Stakes, 7f, Ascot, comfortably

1st  Maiden Stakes, 6f, Newmarket, comfortably

2nd Tattersalls Millions 2yo Trophy, 7f, Newmarket, by a head to Ghurair

Havana Gold
  • “Havana Gold has been a fantastic horse to train, and as tough as teak. He has been wonderfully consistent, top-class performer and never let us down. But for some back luck, he might never have been out of the first two. He would have beaten Style Vendome at Deauville as a juvenile, had his saddle not slipped in the final furlong, and he ran an exceptional race from a horrific draw in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains. He also ran well in the Irish equivalent, so his Gr.1 win in the Prix Jean Prat was no more than he deserved.”

    Richard Hannon Jr

  • “Havana Gold is a great horse with the best temperament for a racehorse. He always tries his best, has a huge heart and the turn of foot of a champion.”

    Mickael Barzalona, jockey, Gr.1 Prix Jean Prat

  • “He is a high class miler with an abundance of pace.”

    Richard Hughes, Champion Jockey

  • “There is no shortage of speed in his pedigree - he is out of the Desert Style mare Jessica's Dream, who was lightning quick, winning seven races that culminated with victory in a 5f Group 3 event at Cork. A half-sister to the Listed Spring Trophy winner and Lockinge Group 1-second Majors Cast, Jessica's Dream has produced three other winners, including useful sprinter Rocker.”

    Racing Post, 01/07/13

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