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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.
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.
Below are 3 extraordinary equine athletes and their namesake yachts.
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.
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.
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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