… released from a stint in jail and short of a few days turning 55, Lester Piggott resumed his career as a jockey and within 10 days of his return, won the Breeders Cup Mile on Royal Academy. “When I came out, I had no idea I would be riding him”

I was a long way back because he had to be. He wasn’t really a mile horse so we had to hold him back long as possible – L. Pigott

(35) Royal Academy- 1990 Breeders Cup Mile – YouTube

Royal Academy Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com)

A Chefs-de-race sire Royal Academy crosses 40x to Galopin (take correction & reference to Galopin here )

Royal Academy passed away aged 25 years at Coolmore Australia 2012.

The best son of the mighty Nijinsky & a 3.5 million yearling purchase been the sole purchase for his legendary trainer Vincent O’Brien.

Prototypical, a racehorse of poetry and art, he had Nijinsky’s crack to earn Europe’s champion 3 year old miler and when Vincent O’Brien came out of retirement, his  crowning victory, the 1990 Breeders Cup Mile Belmont Park.

Royal Academy (USA) – the siring influences are to be long admired with his siring Bel Espirit, the sire of Australian mare Black Caviar: ‘diamonds’ within a pedigree . Royal Academy sired Hong Kong champion miler Bullish Luck Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com)

      –  Brazil’s international G1 performer Durban Thunder Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com). Multiple G1 performer in South Africa @ 2000-2200m   Eyeofthetiger Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com)and the Aga Khan’s mare, Zalaiyka Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com)

– French bred & exported to Brazil Val Royal Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com) and sire of Argentine’s Taifas Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com)

– winner of San Antonio Handicap G2 & sire in Brazil Molengao Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com) .  Brazil bred G1 winner – Naughty Rafaela Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com)

– Royal Academy, broodmare sire to multiple G1 winner @ 8f, international performer,  the 2006 European champion 2 yo filly Finsceal Beo Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com). 2011 Horse of the Year France & Cartier Award Champion European 2yo Dabirsim Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com)

b/m sire to Fastnet Rock Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com) – Australian 3yo Champion colt & Champion Sprinter + Australian champion sire 2011/2, 2014/15

– 2015/16 3yo colt in Brazil & stallion standing in Uruguay Some In Tieme Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com)

     – BM sire to 3 yo winner St. Leger S. (Eng-G1,15FT), Great Voltigeur S. (Eng-G2,12FT)Rule of Law Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com) 

– G2 winner in GB & UAE Safety Check Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com)

Leinster Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com)

–  Beauty Generation Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com) multiple time winner & multiple champion miler of the Hong Kong mile

– Paternal grand-sire to 2007 Australian Horse of the Year the mare Miss Andretti Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com)

in-bred, 3×3 Royal Academy, Brazil’s sprinter bred Thunder Cat Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com)

– *** grand-dam sire to 3yo colt and 2021 Irish 2000Guineas winner Poetic Flare Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com)

 Royal Academy – chefs de race sire


Turfe e Élevage : Resultados da pesquisa royal academy (purosanguedecorrida.blogspot.com)

Royal Academy | Breeders’ Cup (breederscup.com)

royal academy proved a work of art in flesh and blood | bloodstock in the bluegrass (wordpress.com)

Royal Academy’s  important maternal – IMPRINTS: MATA HARI | THE VAULT: Horse racing past and present (wordpress.com)

Breeders’ Cup Mile: 1984 – 2019 – Slideshow – BloodHorse (view photo no.7)