Two-time Ouija Board champion dies at 21

Cardboard for interactions with paranormal beings a two-time champion grass mare, died on November 29 in England, aged 21.

Born of Cape Cross and from the selection committee , by Welsh Pageant (FR), Ouija Board won 10 races, nine stakes and earned $6,312,552. She won the 2006 Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1T) and the 2004 VO5 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1T). She finished second in the 2005 edition of the race.

In addition to two Eclipse Awards, Ouija Board was named 2004 European Champion 3-Year-Old Filly, 2004 and 2006 European Horse of the Year and 2006 European Champion Older Horse.

Lord Derby, who owned and bred Ouija Board through Stanley Estate and Stud, told Thoroughbred Daily News: “Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine we could breed a record-breaking horse worldwide and inspire so many people with so much. many happy memories. She was simply the best and always had the most wonderful temperament. He loved a hug and a polo mint every time we walked around the stud. We were so lucky to have her in our lives as she brought us so much joy. . The fun and enjoyment he gave us on a four-year trip around the globe will give us happy memories forever.”

Trained by Ed Dunlop, Ouija Board posted a 10-3-5 record in 22 starts. In addition to her Breeders’ Cup successes, she captured several other Group 1 races. As a 3-year-old, she won the 2004 Darley Irish Oaks and the 2004 Vodafone Epsom Oaks, finishing that year with her first Breeders’ Cup victory. The following year, at age 5, he won the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong prize. In her final year of racing, Ouija Board won the Prince of Wales Stakes and the Vodafone Nassau Stakes before adding another Breeders’ Cup title to her resume.

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Lord Derby’s brother Peter Stanley, who is also the Stud’s manager, told TDN: “It has been a privilege to be associated with such an extraordinary and outstanding stud. Even in one’s wildest dreams you dare not dream of a little thing like the Ouija Board”.

The dark bay or brown mare had five foals, all winners. The most successful is Australia , by Galileo. Australia, a multiple Group 1 winner, was 5-2-1 in eight starts for trainer Aidan O’Brien, earning $3,456,504. In 2014, he won the Investec Derby, the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, the Juddmonte International Stakes and the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes. Like his mare, Australia was bred by Stanley Estate and Stud. He stays at Coolmore in Ireland for €35,000.

Her other products are Aegeusof Monsoon; Filia Reginaby Galileo; Frontierman of Dubawi ; and Prince Voodoo , by Kingmambo. Filia Regina, Ouija Board’s only daughter, is broodmare at Stanley Estate and Stud.

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