Flintshire wins the Gr.1 Sword Dancer Stakes

Flintshire (GB)

b c Dansili – Dance Routine (Sadler's Wells)

Date of birth:4th April 2010
Trained by:

André Fabre, Chad Brown

Flintshire was the epitome of a real racehorse – tough, sound and consistent. In a career spanning four years and two continents, he ran 24 times – 17 times at Gr.1 level – and only finished out of the first three on three occasions. He won five Gr.1 races in total, the first of which being the Juddmonte-sponsored Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp in July 2013.

Initially trained by André Fabre, Flintshire spent his first three seasons based in France, but during that time also won the Gr.1 Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin and the Gr.1 Sword Dancer Stakes at Saratoga. He was also placed second behind the great Treve in the 2014 Gr.1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe was runner-up to Golden Horn in the same race the following year. In 2016, Flintshire was sent to the USA to continue his career under trainer Chad Brown. He picked up the Gr.1 Manhattan Stakes, the Gr.2 Bowling Green Stakes and another Sword Dancer Stakes, was second in the Gr.1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes and then finished his racing career as runner-up to fellow globetrotter Highland Reel in the Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Turf.

Flintshire was retired to stand as a stallion at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms near Lexington in Kentucky, with Juddmonte retaining an interest. As the winner of over £6 million in prizemoney, Flintshire was Juddmonte’s highest earning homebred until Enable came along, and he remains the highest earning male. Incredibly, his dam Dance Routine is a full-sister to Enable’s dam, Concentric.