Animal: Sea Pigeon

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Animal: Sea Pigeon Gender: M
born on 7 March 1970 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Lexington, Kentucky, 38n03, 84w30
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 16°23' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 11°20 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 14°52'


American-bred, British-trained racehorse who excelled in both National Hunt and flat racing. In a racing career which lasted from 1972 until 1981 he competed in eighty-five races, and won thirty-seven times. He was best known for his performances in hurdle races when he won the Champion Hurdle on two occasions. He was also one of the best flat stayers of his era winning major handicap races under weights of up to 140 pounds. As a gelding, he was ineligible to compete in the most prestigious flat staying races, such as the Ascot Gold Cup.

On his retirement he was described as Britain's "best known horse after Arkle and Red Rum." Sea Pigeon was found to have irreparable damage to one of his pedal bones and was humanely destroyed on 20 October 2000.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "My Favourite Horse of All Time: Sea Pigeon" by Wendy Myers, The Joy of Horses, April 2000: "He was foaled at Greentree Stud, Lexington, Kentucky, at 4 a.m. on 7th March 1970." [1].


  • Traits : Body : Hair (Brown)
  • Personal : Misc. : Unusual categories (Thoroughbred racehorse)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (Chester Cup, etcetera)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (Chester Cup, etcetera)
  • Mundane : Misc. Mundane : Animals