September 21, 2023

Ouija Board , a two-time winner grass mare in North The us, died Nov. 29 in England at 21, according to a report in Thoroughbred Day by day News.

Sired by Cape Cross  and out of Assortment Board , by Welsh Pageant, Ouija Board was the winner of 10 races, nine of them stakes, and acquired $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. She finished 2nd in the 2005 version of the race. 

In addition to two Eclipse Awards, Ouija Board was named 2004 European Winner 3-yr-outdated filly, European Horse of the Calendar year in 2004 and 2006, and 2006 European Winner Older Horse.

Lord Derby, who owned and bred Ouija Board by using the Stanley Estate and Stud, informed TDN: “In our wildest goals, we never imagined we could breed a horse that would be a world history-breaker and encourage so numerous persons with so many happy reminiscences. She was simply just the greatest and often experienced the most great temperament. She liked a hug and a polo mint each and every time we walked about the stud. We have been so fortunate to have her in our lives as she brought us so significantly joy. The enjoyable and the pleasure that she gave us in a four-12 months journey around the world will give us content recollections for good.”

Experienced by Ed Dunlop, Ouija Board compiled a 10-3-5 report from 22 begins. In addition to her Breeders’ Cup successes, she captured quite a few other group 1s. At 3, she won the 2004 Darley Irish Oaks (G1) and the 2004 Vodafone Epsom Oaks (G1), capping that yr with her initially gain in the Breeders’ Cup. The subsequent calendar year, at 5, she received the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (G1). In her last yr of racing, Ouija Board gained the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (G1) and Vodafone Nassau Stakes (G1) just before including a further Breeders’ Cup title to her resume. 

Indication up for

Lord Derby’s brother Peter Stanley, who is also Stud supervisor, explained to TDN: “It has been a privilege to be associated with these an incredible and impressive filly. Even in one’s wildest desires a person dare not desire of a filly these as Ouija Board.”

The mare had 5 foals, all of whom had been winners. The most profitable is Australia , by Galileo. Australia, a many team 1 winner, was 5-2-1 in eight commences for coach Aidan O’Brien, earning $3,456,504. In 2014, he gained the Investec Derby (G1), Dubai Duty Cost-free Irish Derby (G1), Juddmonte Intercontinental Stakes (G1), and the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (G1). Like his mare, Australia was bred by Stanley Estate and Stud. He stands at Coolmore in Eire for €35,000.

She also produced Aegaeus, by Monsun Filia Regina, by Galileo Frontiersman , by Dubawi  and Voodoo Prince , by Kingmambo. Filia Regina, Ouija Board’s only daughter, is a broodmare at Stanley Estate and Stud.