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Kinane Says Sea The Stars "Best I Ever Rode"
Mick Kinane also declared this season’s 6-time Gr1-winning 3YO colt & European Horse-Of-The-Year Sea The Stars (Cape Cross-Urban Sea, by Miswaki) was “the best horse he rode during his glittering career” reported racingpost.com. Kinane “has partnered some of the finest horses in recent memory, including Galileo, Montjeu & George Washington, to victory in some of the world's most prestigious races, but said the John Oxx-trained superstar was without compare”. Kinane asserted bluntly that the best of them all was “undoubtedly Sea The Stars - the most complete package you could wish for in a racehorse.” Kinane (who notched his 1st winner at Leopardstown in 1975) added his most memorable victories included: this year’s Arc de Triomphe on Sea The Stars because “there was so much expectation & it was a roller-coaster throughout”; his 1st English Derby on Commander In Chief in 1993; his English Derby-Oaks double on Galileo & Imagine in 2001; & Vintage Crop's Melbourne Cup triumph in 1993, which was a "great occasion, something I'll never forget.”