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Desert Encounter


  • 2018 Series win-2nd-3rd - -
  • 2018 Total prize money

  • Sire-Dam -
  • Owner
  • Trainer

Those who assumed Desert Encounter was merely making iup the numbers in the 2017 Coral-Eclipse had to think again when the consistent five-year-old gelding kept on well from the rear to finish third behind Ulysses and Barney Roy.

Sent off at 50-1, he finished ahead of Cliffs Of Moher and Eminent, who had both gone close in the Investec Derby. It earned his connections £53,800.

Desert Encounter was unable to match that effort when a distant sixth to Enable in the QIPCO-sponsored King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, or when a well-beaten fifth behind Cracksman in the QIPCO Champions Stakes at Ascot in October.

In between, he pounced late to win a Group 3 contest at Newbury.

Desert Encounter won the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International Stakes in 2018 and has already been in action in 2019, running twice at Meydan.

BCS Career statistics

Year Wins-2nd-3rd Prize money Group 1 wins Archived results