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Classy French mare who, by the end of 2015, had contested 11 Group 1 races – winning three of them.

The daughter of Danehill Dancer began her career well, with a maiden win and then went straight into Group 3 company with a win at Longchamp in preparation for the Poule D’Essai Des Pouliches, where she ran a great race but couldn’t get the better of Flotilla, who headed her close home.

Trips to England for a win in the Dahlia Stakes and a midfield finish in the highly competitive Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot were good performances from the filly, while her later win in the Prix Rothschild and a close fourth in the Qatar Prix Moulin showed she hadn’t finished improving.

A fourth place in the Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket finished her four-year-old season, and after a prep run at Saint-Cloud, she came to Royal Ascot once more as a five-year-old. She ran beyond expectations, beating all bar Solow in the Queen Anne Stakes.

Esoterique ended the season with two more Group 1 victories to her name. After landing the Prix Jacques Le Marois at Deauville,  she mastered Integral with something to spare in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket under Pierre-Charles Boudot.

She did not shine at the Breeders’ Cup but was a creditable fourth in the Longines Hong Kong Mile in December.

Esoterique failed to reproduce her best in four starts in 2016, including when trailing home last of 13 in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.

In August, it was announced she would be retired to stud. She won six races from 22 career starts and over £1.1 million in prize money.

BCS Career statistics

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


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Teddy Grimthorpe on super sire FRANKEL, "He had more 2YO Group winners than any other sire last year. That puts him in a pretty good place!"
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Grimthorpe on MIDTERM: "We were a bit disappointed with him on Saturday. If we can get him right then I don't doubt he'll improve greatly."