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Champion of Europe at 4 yrs, 2004


  • Winner of 5 races including Gr.1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Ascot.

  • A proven Stakes Sire on the Flat now making his mark as a Jumps Sire.

Doyen had an outstanding 4 year old season finishing it as Timeform’s Horse of the Year with a rating of 132 and was assessed as having put up two of the best performances in Europe over 11/2 miles.
He won the Grade 2 Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot by 6L. and in doing so broke the 12 furlong course record, which had stood for 21 years. He then went on to win the Group 1 King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at the same course by 3 lengths and he retired to stud as Europe’s fastest 12 furlong Group 1 Winner.
Fifty Stars
Fifty Stars Retires to Sunnyhill Stud
“Lucky Speed was a top class    
   horse, with huge speed who could    
      handle any ground.”  Peter Schiergen Trainer

Top Rated 3yo in Germany, 2013 (11-13f)

  • Winner of 4 races at 3 & 5yrs from 9f - 13f and placed 6 times from 11 starts.

  • Total earnings €630,000.

Lucky Speed was the top rated 3yr old in Germany (11f - 13f) in 2013.   He won 4 races in total over 9,10 12, & 13 furlongs, €630,000.  


He won the German Derby in the fastest time since 1999 and broke the course record when winning the American St.Leger on turf at Arlington 2015.  

He won 3 further Gr.3 races and was placed in 6 other Group races including two Gr. 1's and his career record of 4 wins and 6 places from 11 starts shows he was one of the most consistent horses in training. 


Of his 11 starts, ten were in black type races.  His trainer Peter Schiergen described him as "a top class racehorse with huge speed, acts on any ground and had a really good character."


Lucky Speed is a very striking individual.   He is a dark bay horse with size and scope with lovely clean limbs and he is a correct straight mover.  He is 16.2. h. and possesses a wonderful temperament.

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  • Winner of ten races from seven to 10 furlongs including five black type races.

  • Group 1 Australian Cup winner, beating six individual Group 1 winners.

  • ​Rated 121 - the only son of Sea The Stars to win a group race at a distance below a mile.

Fifty Stars has settled in very well since his arrival and seems to have a perfect temperament. He is a very well made individual with a magnificent loose walk and has the perfect mix of speed and stamina in his pedigree to suit NH mares.

We welcome clients and visitors to Sunnyhill at any time to view Doyen, Fifty Stars and Lucky Speed.


Contact us today to arrange a visit or request further information.

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