1996-02-13, foaled in the United States.
trained in England and Dubai.
1998-08-02, commencing his career by landing the Sandown Carshalton Novice Stakes.
2001-10-21, retirement following the Belmont Breeders’ Cup Turf.
|Country of Origin||: USA||Owner||: Godolphin|
|Colour / Sex||: Bay / Horse||Last Rating||:|
|Import Type||: VIS||Sire||: Rahy|
|Total Stakes*||: US$8,486,957||Dam||: Jood|
|No. of 1-2-3-Starts*||: 10-5-8-24||Dam’s Sire||: Nijinsky II|
1998-08-02 trained by Michael Stoute, he won:
- Sandown Classic Trial (1999)
- Great Voltigeur Stakes (1999)
- Arc Trial (1999)
- Dubai Sheema Classic (2000)
2000-06-09, after his transfer to Suroor, Godolphin he won:
- Man O’ War Stakes (2000)
- Hong Kong Cup (2000)
- Tattersalls Gold Cup (2001)
- Prince of Wales‘s Stakes (2001)
- Irish Champion Stakes (2001)
- Breeders’ Cup Turf (2001)
Awards & Honors:
- United States Champion Male Turf Horse (2001)
- European Champion Older Horse (2001)
- European Horse of the Year (2001)
- Emirates World Series Racing Champion (2000, 2001)
FANTASTIC LIGHT raced in six countries, winning Group One/Grade I races in five of them.
Well known for his two races against the 2001 Epsom Derby winner GALILEO.
Began his breeding career at stud in Japan.
Frankie Dettori kept FANTASTIC LIGHT in striking distance;
until the final turn, where he sent the stallion ahead.
The rest of the field splayed five across, chasing after them,
but FANTASTIC LIGHT kept a strong run down the stretch for a strong win at the wire.