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World's Best Racehorse


Bred By:

Summer Wind Equine

Raced By:

Hronis Racing, Siena Farm, West Point Thoroughbreds, et. al

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Multiple Eclipse Champion Flightline was bred by Jane Lyon’s Summer Wind Farm and raced by Summer Wind in partnership with Hronis Racing, Siena Farm, West Point Thoroughbreds and Woodford Racing. A $1-million Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling purchase from the Lane’s End consignment, Flightline was trained by John Sadler and was ridden in all six of his starts by Flavien Prat.

Flightline’s victory in the $6-million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland was the culmination of an historic career in which he won all six starts— by a combined 71 lengths -- including four Grade 1s. Flightline was the world’s highest-rated racehorse in 2022, having been assigned a mark of 139 following his 19 1⁄4-length victory in the Pacific Classic (G1) . He is the highest-rated dirt horse in history. Facing the strongest field he had ever met in the Classic, Flightline stalked four-time Grade 1 winner Life Is Good through hot fractions before collaring that rival at the quarter pole and drawing clear under a hand ride. He earned triple-digit Beyers in all six starts - 121, 126, 112, 118, 114, 105.

His first in-foal mares average $1,074,431, highest average for an incoming stallion in the last 15 years. Flightline had more seven-figure yearling sales than any other stallion in 2023. He led all sires by CI - 6.98, over two points higher than the next best stallion. By CPI (7.40) he led all incoming stallions by 2.31 points, and ranked third out of all stallions by CPI.  Flightline’s first foals arrive in 2024.

Flightline conformation


Flightline Race Record
AT 3
WON Maiden Special Weight at Santa Anita (6F, by 13 ¼ lengths defeating Brutto, Naismith, etc.) WON Allowance Optional Claiming at Del Mar (6F, by 12 ¾ lengths defeating Escape Route, Parnelli, Positivity, etc.) WON Malibu Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita (7F, by 11 ½ lengths defeating Baby Yoda, Stilleto Boy, Triple Tap, etc.)

AT 4
WON Metropolitan Handicap (G1) at Belmont Park (1 mi, by 6 lengths defeating Happy Saver, Speaker’s Corner, Aloha West, etc.) WON Pacific Classic Stakes (G1) at Del Mar (1 ¼ mi, by 19 ¼ lengths defeating Country Grammer, Royal Ship, Express Train, etc.) WON Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Keeneland (1 ¼ mi, by 8 ¼ lengths defeating Olympiad, Taiba, Life Is Good, etc.)