Mill Reef: The life and legacy of a great racehorse

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This unique and thoroughly researched book by author and Mill Reef enthusiast, Martin d'Evelin Pampaloni will inform the reader of everything they will ever need to know about the great racehorse and sire. Mill Reef was beaten just twice in twelve starts at two, three and four years of age. He completed his second season on the racecourse with victories in the Derby Stakes at Epsom, Eclipse Stakes at Sandown, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp; a winning sequence never achieved before or since. Mill Reef was assessed by Timeform at 141 in 1971 and 1972, the third-best middle-distance horse in Europe since they began publishing their ratings in 1947, behind only Sea-Bird (145 in 1965) and Ribot (142, 1956). He dropped into fourth place forty years later when the phenomenal Frankel was given a rating of 143 in 2011, followed by 147 in 2012. Mill Reef was twice Champion Sire in Britain, in 1978 and 1987 and sired classic winners in France, England, Italy and Ireland and one at the Breeder's Cup in North America.

Published 1st October