St Mark's Basilica

Siyouni - Cabaret
Bay2018
Distance won over: 6f. to 10½f.

The World's Highest Rated Racehorse of 2021

European Champion 2YO

WON Gr.1 Dewhurst Stakes

“a 1,300,000gns half-brother to the same connections’ 2,000 Guineas winner Magna Grecia, he advertised his own Classic credentials with a smart display” - Racing Post

Unbeaten Multiple Gr.1-Winning 3YO

WON Gr.1 French 2,000 Guineas
WON Gr.1 French Derby
WON Gr.1 Eclipse Stakes
WON Gr.1 Irish Champion Stakes

“As he had in ParisLongchamp’s mile Classic three weeks earlier, the winner was in a different league once his acceleration had been employed” - TDN, 7th June 2021, after the French Derby

“I very much doubt that Mishriff is a faster horse than St Mark’s Basilica, remembering how he won not just the French Derby but also the French Guineas, with a burst that made Group 1 rivals look like handicappers.” - Jamie Lynch, Sky Sports Racing senior handicapper

Exceptionally Well Bred

  • By French Champion Sire SIYOUNI
  • Out of CABARET - a Group-winning 2YO over 7f by GALILEO
  • Half-brother to Gr.1-winning 2YO & Classic-winning 3YO MAGNA GRECIA

“St Mark's Basilica is a special horse, he relaxes and quickens and has all the determination from Galileo and all the speed from Siyouni.” - Aidan O’Brien, TDN, 12th Sept., after the Irish Champion Stakes

"He is probably one of the most important horses that we have ever retired to stud since Galileo.” - Aidan O’Brien on Sky Sports Racing