Green Destiny

    Winner of seven races including
    John Smith's Cup,
    Strensall Stakes (Gr.3),
    Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial (Gr.3)

Green Destiny, who was bought as a foal for 70,000gns, made relentless progress for William Haggas during the summer of 2011.

After opening his four-year-old season by capturing a competitive handicap at Newmarket’s Guineas meeting, the son of Marju ran out the three-and-a-half length winner of the John’s Smith Cup at York, worth £97,035.

He found the trip too short in the Totesport Mile at Goodwood, but later successfully made the leap to Group company when taking the Gr.3 Strensall Stakes over 1m2f at York and Gr.3 Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial at Newbury, beating the following year’s champion and triple Group-One winner Al Kazeem, plus other top-level winners Dangerous Midge and Passion For Gold. He was later sold to join the yard of Herman Brown.

To pass almost the whole field in a furlong was unbelievable – he must be a serious horse. It was said that he was potentially a Group horse and that’s how he felt today’
Adam Beschizza, speaking after Green Destiny’s win in the 52nd John Smith’s Cup at York