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Todd Pletcher


Pletcher won the 2010 Kentucky Derby with Super Saver and trained Rags to Riches to win the Kentucky Oaks in 2007 and Princess of Sylmar for win the 2013 Kentucky Oaks. He won four straight Eclipse Awards as top trainer from 2004-2007 and again in 2010. He has trained multiple Eclipse champions including Uncle Mo, Ashado, English Channel, Speighstown, Fleet Indian, Wait a While, Lawyer Ron, and Left Bank.

Michael Tabor


Michael Tabor is an owner and breeder from London, England.  His partnership with Coolmore and Ashford stud has produced numerous champions in North America and Europe. Tabor owned Thunder Gulch who won the 1995 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes as well as the Travers Stakes. He is one of four men to own both a Kentucky Derby and Epsom Derby winner.  His horses have won the Breeders' Cup Turf, the Epsom Derby, l'Arc de Triomphe, and the Irish Derby. Notable horses include: Giant's Causeway, Hurricane Run, Montjeu, Galileo, High Chaparrel, and Camelot.


Giant's Causeway--Marylebone, by Unbridled's Song

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Sloane Square is by Giant’s Causeway, who captured his first four races including a Group 1 in France. He captured six total Group 1s during his time on track and nearly upset the 2000 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs in his first start on dirt when just missing by a quarter-length to Horse of the Year and top sire Tiznow.

Giant’s Causeway has joined Tiznow as a leading sire, responsible for such runners as fellow Grade 1-winning stallion Aragorn, and European champion and French classic winner Shamardal, just to name two.

The female family of Giant’s Causeway contains such notable names as champion Dearly Precious.

Sloane Square is out of Grade 1 heroine Marylebone and is a full sister to Bow Bells, who romped when taking a Monmouth stakes in her most recent race last fall.

Marylebone is herself a full sister to the dam of Grade 2 victress Alpha Kitten and a half-sister to listed-placed Unigold.

This female family is also responsible for producing multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Came Home as well as Canadian classic conqueror and Grade 1-placed Stephanotis.

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