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Sea Bird II

1965 was the year that Sea-Bird treated his rivals with contempt in both the Epsom Derby and the Arc. Australian rider Pat Glennon even dropped his hands 50 yards from the post in the Arc, such was the ease of his victory in beating a field which included the Russian champion Anilin as well as the French, Irish and American Derby winners by six lengths, equalling the record winning distance set by Ribot.

It was the brilliant French trainer Etienne Pollet’s second success in the Arc following La Sorellina in 1953 and he added another victory with Vaguely Noble in 1968, who proved three lengths too strong for Sir Ivor in an extremely high-class renewal.

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