Roberto - Outward Sunshine, by Graustark | 1985 Horse -
Eclipse Award for 1988 Turf Champion
In 1988, the 3-year-old Darby Dan stallion Sunshine Forever won two prestigious graded stakes: The Hill Prince and the Lexington. But he was just getting started. Trained by John Veitch, who also trained the extraordinary Alydar, Sunshine Forever stepped up with victories in three grade 1s: the Turf Classic at Belmont, the Man O' War, and - in an impressive fight to the finish - the Budweiser International. A favorite in the Breeder's Cup Turf, he narrowly missed the win, coming in second to Great Communicator. Nevertheless, he was honored as 1988's Eclipse Award winner for outstanding Turf Horse.
The bay colt continued racing at 4, bringing his track earnings to over $2 million. He left racing in 1990 and eventually went to stand stud at Japan's Nitta Farm —the same farm where Ferdinand had stood. In late 2004, Old Friends returned Sunshine Forever and Creator to the U.S.
Modified On: 10/3/2012
SUNSHINE FOREVER's Info:
Bred in KY by John W. Galbreath. Foaled March 14, 1985
23 Starts, 8 Wins, 6 Places, 3 Shows. Career Earnings: $2,084,800
Racing Owner: Darby Dan Farm
Trainer: John M. Veitch
Regular Jockeys: Jerry Bailey, Angel Cordero, Jr.
Championship: Eclipse Turf Champion 1988
Biggest wins: Man O'War S (G1) at Belmont 24 Sept. 1988, Turf Classic (G1) at Belmont 9 Oct. 1988, Bud International (G1) at Laurel Park 23 Oct. 1988, Lexington S (G2) at Belmont 1988, Hill Prince S (G3) at Belmont 1988
Other notable races: 2nd Breeders' Cup Turf Nov. 5 1988, 2nd Sword Dancer (G1) Belmont 1988, 3rd Arlington Million (G1) at Woodbine 1988, 2nd Saranac S (G2) Belmont 1988, 2nd Canadian Turf H (G2) at Gulfstream 1989, 3rd Ft. Marcy H (G3) Aqueduct 1989
Joined Old Friends November 2004
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