"Equiano was one of the fastest horses I have trained, and the exceptional speed he demonstrated in winning the King’s Stand Stakes marked him out as a very special sprinter."

Barry Hills, trainer

Equiano (FR) Race Record

Won Twice - King’s Stand Stakes, Royal Ascot, 5f (Gr.1)
A feat only achieved by one other horse in 75 years

Timeform Rating: 127+ at 5f, 127 at 6f
"Well made horse: high class performer.  Speedy front runner."

At 5

Won King’s Stand Stakes Gr.1, Royal Ascot, 5f, beating Gr.1 winners Kingsgate Native, Borderlescott, Markab, Nicconi and Total Gallery. Showed blistering speed, making all and finishing in 59s, the second fastest time and fastest colt ever at Ascot
Won Palace House Stakes Gr.3, Newmarket, 5f, beating Gr.1 winners Borderlescott, Total Gallery and Sole Power
Won Abernant Stakes L, Newmarket, 6f
2nd Darley July Cup Gr.1, Newmarket, 6f, just headed in the final furlong by Starspangledbanner, beating Gr.1 winners Alverta, Kingsgate Native, Fleeting Spirit, Marchand D'Or, Nicconi, Serious Attitude, Society Rock and Varenar
2nd Temple Stakes Gr.2, Haydock 5f

At 4

2nd Abernant Stakes L, Newmarket, 6f

At 3

Won King’s Stand Stakes Gr.1, Royal Ascot, 5f, beating a field responsible for 15 Gr.1 wins between them including Champion sprinters Takeover Target, Fleeting Spirit, National Colour, Magnus and Benbaun.  The fastest time ever by a 3yo
2nd Prix de Gros-Chene Gr.2, Chantille, 5f, just beaten a neck to Marchand D’Or
Won Prix des Sorbiers, Chantilly, 5 ½ f

At 2

3rd Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte Gr.2, 6f
Won 2 races

"He stumbled coming out of the gates, but when he got on his legs it was like somebody had set fire to him - he was off. What a thrill. Someone beeped a car horn at the three pole and he went even faster." Michael Hills, jockey, reference to the King’s Stand Stakes 2010

"Equiano has now stamped himself as one of the best sprinters around showing himself equally effective over this extra 1f, his blistering speed was on display as ever." Timeform, reference to The July Cup

"Equiano put a seal on two spectacular recoveries by blitzing the fastest animals from both sides of the globe." Lee Mottershead, The Racing Post reference to the King’s Stand Stakes 2010