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Swordlestown Little
County Kildare Ireland
Tel. +00 353 (0)45 895610
Fax. +00 353 (0)45 895612

A special day in a lifetime!
Sea the Stars (Cape Cross ex Urban Sea) after a very easy win in the 2009 Epsom Derby

Mr Oxx does it again!
Nine years after winning the Epsom Derby with Sinndar, John Oxx did it again, this time with Sea the Stars, a half brother to Galileo. Everything went right on the day and the beautiful Cape Cross colt won very easily indeed. What a privilige it was to witness this special win nine years after Sinndar\'s triumph in 2000. And to be present at the press conference afterwards was the icing on the cake for us. Many thanks go to our dear friend Brough Scott for making this possible and for a great evening on Friday night.
Top hats to the fore!

It takes an exceptional horse to win the Epsom Derby but to complete the Guineas-Derby double is a feat rarely achieved, Nashwan being the last horse to do have succeeded. However, the ease with which Sea the Stars won both races is truly exceptional and these performances will now allow him to join the great thoroughbreds of modern times. He does not only possess outstanding racing ability but also an exceptional temperament. As soon as he is saddled up at the races, he becomes focused and professional. At home he is very laid back and spends much of his time sleeping!
What a star: in the paddock, cantering to the start and coping with the crowds after winning the greatest flat race of all. Big pic: Head of a champion! (or as Jeff, travelling head lad of JMO would argue: heads of champions!)

This is Epsom!

My dad Richard coming to terms with the vast expanse of Epsom Downs and the turbulence of Derby Day!

Swordlestown Little, Naas, County Kildare, Ireland.
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