St Mark's Basilica

Bay201816.0½ hh (1.63 m)
Distance won over: 6f. to 10½f.
Siyouni - Cabaret
Fee for 2023: €65,000

World Champion 3YO, European Champion 2YO & Cartier Horse Of The Year

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

“the winner was in a different league once his acceleration had been employed” - TDN, 7th June 2021, after the French Derby

“made Group 1 rivals look like handicappers.” - Jamie Lynch, Sky Sports Racing senior handicapper on the Gr.1 French 2,000 Guineas

"The first clash of the generations produced THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SEASON as St Mark's Basilica proved too hot for his elders to handle at Sandown." on the Eclipse Stakes

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

His only two in-foal mares at Tattersalls December sold for 1,400,000gns and 800,000gns while those at Arqana sold for €650,000, €420,000 etc.

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