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Famous Race Horses Immortalized In Superyachts

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Photograph of a horse race. Multiple horses coming around the corner on a grass race track. Riders all in different colors.

HORSE RACING

Horse racing.  For centuries it has been known as, “The Sport of Kings.”  An obsession which borders on an addiction.  To illustrate, she is a mixture of both royalty and aristocracy.  

YACHT OWNERSHIP

Modern day royal families and billionaire capitalists keep alive this grand tradition. They own and race horses.  In addition, some horse owners also own luxury yachts.  Specifically, a few have chosen to name their yachts in honor of their prized steeds.

HORSES AND LUXURY YACHTS

Below are 3 extraordinary equine athletes and their namesake yachts. 


Aerial photograph of yacht, Thundergulch, underway, headed toward right side of photo. In the top right and bottom left of photo are small inserts of racehorses.


First, THUNDER GULCH
Thoroughbred Thunder Gulch left the starting gate at 25-1 odds in 1995.  He went on to win the
Kentucky Derby. Born in 1992, the champion American racehorse was ridden by Hall of Fame jockey, Gary Stevens.   He was trained by legendary horseman, D. Wayne Lukas.  Thunder Gulch then won the 1995 Belmont Stakes, the Florida Derby, and more. 

On the other hand, motor yacht Thunder Gulch was “born” in 1999.  The 164′ Mediterranean yacht charter vessel accommodates 10 guests in 5 staterooms.  Recently sold and renamed TJ ESPERANZA, ex-Thunder Gulch is available for charter at $250,000 plus running expenses per week.

 

NEXT TWO

Photograph of the yacht, Hurricane Run, coming out of the shipyard. At the dock, facing the left side of the photo. In the top left corner of the photo is a tiny photo of a racehorse named Hurricane Run


Second, HURRICANE RUN
Irish horse Hurricane Run launched an illustrious career with wins at the 2005 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere, and the
Irish Derby.  He was named the European Horse Of The Year at the 2005 Cartier Racing Awards.

In the same way, motor yacht Hurricane Run was launched in late January 2009.  She was born at Feadship Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw yard in the Netherlands,  The 53.50 meter megayacht accommodates up to 12 guests in six cabins.  Rental rates start at $315,000 per week, plus expenses.



Aerial photograph of the yacht, Mi Sueno, underway. She is headed toward the top right corner of the photo. In the bottom right corner of the photo is a tiny picture of the racehorse named Mi Sueno.
Third, MI SUENO
Leading US filly Mi Sueno saw her promising career cut short by a condylar fracture of her off-fore cannonbone in 2009.  She won the Grade 1 Darley Debutante at Del Mar.  Mi Sueno was retired as a broodmare by trainer Eric Guillot.  The daughter of Pulpit also won the Grade 3 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar. After that, she beat Grade 1 winner Blind Luck in the Debutante.

Consequently, 190 foot motoryacht Mi Sueno, launched in 2010, is was a standout.  She has WiFi and Kaleidescape central movie/music server throughout. She is also equipped with a 2-person, wheelchair-accessible elevator.

 

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