Brother of stallion champions Galileo and Sea The Stars. Son of Invincible Spirit, which was velocity and precocity vector stallion, very popular in Europe. Born To Sea is also a Listed winner at 2 years old, then a classic at 3, where he was Camelot's runner-up in the Irish Derby (Gr.1) 2012.
Father of Gr.3 winner Sea Of Grace, and of 8 others black-types including Capitol (2nd at Prix Delahante Listed),he was 2nd of the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (Gr.1) at Naval Warfare's (Listed in Australia 2019). Newly arrived in France at Haras des Faunes in 2019, where he has covered 100 mares.
Born To Sea next to his brother Sea The Stars at Gilltown Stud in 2015
Young stallion Born To Sea, son of Invincible Spirit and Urban Sea, will continue his career at Gilltown Stud, Irish stud farm of His Highness Aga Khan in 2015 as reported in the press release of today January 5th 2015. Listed winner on his first outing at the age of 2 on the Curragh 1200m, Born To Sea, the last product of the great champion and matron Urban Sea was placed second in the Camelot Derby Ireland ( Gr. 1) 2012 before entering stud at Rathasker Stud in 2013 at € 10,000 the covering. Born To Sea, whose first foals were sold up to 220,000 € in November and December, will be mating alongside with Sea The Stars and Dalakhani. Note that another son of Urban Sea is mating in France at Haras de Thouars: Sea's Legacy. Please read the press release of Aga Khan Studs.
Press release :
The directors of Sunderland Holding Inc. announced today that Born To Sea will be relocated to Gilltown Stud where he will be riding alongside his half-brother Sea The Stars.
Christopher Tsui said: "Rathasker Stud and the Burns family have done a great job with Born To Sea and we are grateful for what they accomplished with him, the last son of our incredible mare Urban Sea, who is also the mother of Sea The Stars and Galileo. We are delighted that His Highness the Aga Khan has agreed to have him in mating alongside with our other outstanding horse Sea The Stars and we look forward to continuing our long and successful association. "
Pat Downes said, "Born To Sea is a very interesting addition to our stallion offering. He is a young stallion with exceptional pedigree, and the demand for his foals passed on sales shows all the confidence that buyers have for this new son of the exceptional mare that was Urban Sea. "
Born To Sea's first products were born in 2014 and foals sold at recent foal sales averaged € 52,700, with a top price of € 220,000 and three other foals sold for more than € 100,000.
The breeding price of Born To Sea is maintained at € 10,000 on October 1st. He will be mating alongside Sea The Stars, which is priced at € 125,000 and Dalakhani at € 17,000. "
Born To Sea: 18 wins in a month!
Arrived in France at the Haras des Faunes for the spring of 2019 where he has just mated with 100 mares, Born To Sea, the latest product of Urban Sea, brother of Galileo and Sea The Stars, aligns the winners at a feverish pace. Its products have just won 18 victories in one month, including 11 in the last two weeks! Source: WWW.ECSSO.FR
Owners of the champion Urban Sea and breeders of all his great descendants, Christopher Tsui and his mother Ling Tsui have retained Born To Sea property. This son of Invincible Spirit is the latest product of the winner of the 1993 Arc de Triomphe, because Urban Sea had unfortunately died when foaling. The youngest brother of four Gr.1 winners, with the champions and today star stallions Galileo and Sea The Stars, has himself reached the elite in competition. Listed winner of 1200m (Bleinhem Stakes) and 2nd of Gr.2 (Killavullan Stakes) at 2 years old, he was Camelot's runner-up in the Irish Derby (Gr.1) in 2011, before concluding again 2nd behind Famous Name at the Royal Whip Stakes (Gr.2). This classic horse began his stallion career in 2013 in Rasthasker Stud, before joining his brother Sea the Stars at the Aga Khan, Gilltown Stud still in Ireland. At the end of summer 2018, the Tsui mother and son decided to make a new start to their horse.
Through Nicolas de Watrigant (Mandore International), who has been advising them for many years, Born To Sea has taken the direction of the south-west of France to settle at the Haras des Faunes at Alain Chopard, who had already received Kheylef from the young man of Mont-de-Marsan a few years earlier. Born to Sea received immediate support from its owners, who sent 15 brood mares (some of which were purchased for the occasion) and regional breeders in general since it has just finished its first French mating season with a round count of 100 mares covered.
In terms of production, Born To Sea kicked off the year in the best of ways with a Listed victory won on January 1st. by Naval Warfare in Randwick Australia on 2400m, the aptly named New Year's Day Cup. He chained the winners in the spring but distinguished himself by a series of very impressive success in recent times. Thus, Born To Sea claims no less than 18 victories between May 23rd. and June 25th., all over the world, including 6 last week and 5 the week before! His first generation is 5 years old, but it is mainly with his 3 years that he fills his charts now. Among these, he has a "real good", undefeated in 2 races. A student of the Aga Khan, Verimli won the Mississipian Prize on May 13th at Saint-Cloud and then went on to win the important Prix de la Chézine (Class 1) in the 2400m of Nantes. Grandson of Vereva (Prix de Diane, Gr.1), and nephew of Verema (Maurice de Nieul Prize, Gr.2, Kergorlay, Gr.2, Lutetia, Gr.3), Verimli was born from a great classic strain and can aspire to become a great stayer. Note that it is the first product of his mother Verriya (Zamindar), unprecedented mare judiciously bought by Vincent Le Roy for 21,000 euros in December 2017 in Arqana, then full from Mukhadram.
Among the 3-year-olds, Born To Sea was also honored on June 16th with Cnoc On Air, winner of a good handicap at Leopardstown at Joseph O'Brien, on June 21st at Newmarket July with Potenza on June 22nd with Shared Ambition in a maiden at Down Royal. Let's not forget Siege, handicap winner mid-May at Maisons-Laffitte at Nicolas Caullery's. In short, Born To Sea has turned into a machine to make winners.
PS: A few hours after the publication of this article, Born To Sea has released a new winner in Ireland: the 5-year-old Flicker Flame who won a big handicap of 15.000 € to the winner in Ballinrobe on 2600m at Joseph O'Brien.