Fantastic Light - Background

Background

Fantastic Light, a bay horse with an irregular white blaze and three white feet, was bred in Kentucky by Maktoum Al Maktoum's Gainsborough Stud.

His sire, Rahy (1985–2011), sired the winners of over three hundred races, including more than thirty at Group One/Grade I level. Apart from Fantastic Light, his best progeny have included Noverre, Serena's Song and Hawksley Hill. Fantastic Light's dam, Jood, a daughter of Nijinsky, failed to win a race, but came from a good family, being closely related to Swain.

Until early 2000, Fantastic Light raced in the colours of Maktoum Al Maktoum and was trained by Michael Stoute at Newmarket, Suffolk. His ownership was then transferred to Godolphin Racing, and he was trained from that point on by Saeed bin Suroor.

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