Group 1 winner Sweet Stream SWEET STREAM (Ity)
(2000 bay filly, Shantou - Snug Dinner, Jareer)


CHAMPION Staying Filly or Mare (England)
Won Prix Vermeille-Group 1 (France)
Won Park Hill Stakes-Group 2 (England)
Won Prix Gontaut-Biron-Group 3 (France)
Won Prix Belle de Nuit-Listed (France)
2nd Prix Jean Romanet-Group 2(France)
3rd Gran Premio del Jockey Club-Group 1(Italy)
3rd Prix de Pomone-Group 2 (France)

 

Sweet Stream was born in Italy of a stout distance-oriented pedigree. Her sire, Shantou, won the English St. Leger. Her broodmare sire, Jareer, bequeaths a great deal of stamina due in large part to his own broodmare sire Le Fabuleux. Sweet Stream's third dam was a daughter of Saint Crespin, who won the Arc de Triomphe and the Eclipse Stakes.

At age two in Italy, Sweet Stream did not find the winner's enclosure until she was stretched out to a mile. She won by a length. In her next race, the distance was upped to 9 furlongs and she won by 14 lengths. It was at this point that she joined the Team Valor stable and trainer John Hammond at Chantilly.

As a three year old, Sweet Stream pulled a major upset in the 1 1/2 mile Group 1 Prix Vermeille at Longchamp, defeating a field of fillies that included recent G1 French Oaks winner Latice, and Pride who would later go on to Group 1 wins of her own. Sweet Stream also placed in the G2 Prix de Pomone at Deauville, beaten less than a length, and the G1 Gran Premio del Jockey Club at Milan, finishing a head behind winner Shirroco.

By the time she was four, the French racing media had begun calling her "the frightening finishing machine." That year, Sweet Stream defeated males at Deauville in the Group 3 Prix Gontaut-Biron over 10 furlongs, a trip formerly considered too short for her. Sent to England, she won the Group 2 Park Hill Stakes going 1 and 13/16th of a mile at Doncaster. At that point, the filly was highly considered for the 2-mile Melbourne Cup, but in the end the trip to Australia was scuttled when quarantine plans hit a snag. But her excellent season was rewarded with a championship title in England as the outstanding distance mare of the year.

She ran twice more as a five year old then was retired to broodmare duty. Bred to leading German sire Monsun, she brought a final bid of 1.1 Million Guineas, or the equivalent of $2,376,066 in U.S. Dollars. That first foal became German Champion Tidespring.

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