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Hydrangea

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Hydrangea
  • 2017 Series win-2nd-3rd - -
  • 2017 Total prize money

  • Sire-Dam -
  • Owner
  • Trainer

Flower experts tell us there are about 75 different types of Hydrangea and the equine version, trained by Aidan O’Brien, also seems to go in for a bit of variety.

She has been very good on several occasions over a variety of distances, especially when winning the QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes at Ascot in October, over a mile and a half, and when edging out stablemate Winter in the Group 1 Matron Stakes at Leopardstown in September over a mile.

The former success gave Aidan O’Brien, her trainer, a record-equalling 25th Group 1 win of the year.

“You couldn’t be sure that she [Hydrangea] would stay,” O’Brien said. “She is a home-bred Galileo filly and Galileos will not stop: they are most incredible animals in the world. Ryan gave her a great ride.
“She really pulled out when Ryan wanted her to. It was Ryan’s idea to run her – he thought there was a chance that she could get this trip. We weren’t sure, but obviously she did and it is brilliant.”

Hydrangea also finished runner-up in two Group 1 races as a two-year-old and has been placed in two more as a three-year-old – when third to Winter in the Irish 1000 Guineas and then the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. She was also runner-up in the Prix de l’Opera on her latest start.

However, there has also been the odd poor run. She trailed home last when running at the Breeders’ Cup and faded to finish only tenth in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas.

BCS Career statistics

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

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