Soviet Song, Irish-bred racehorse, Died at 15


Soviet Song was born on February 18, 2000, and died on November 16, 2015.

She was a racehorse bred and owned by the Elite Racing Club.

Soviet was foaled on 18 February 2000, sired by Marju (IRE) out of Kalinka (IRE) (Soviet Star).

She raced in England, Ireland and France during her career and she was the highest rated older filly in the World in 2004 and 2005.

Soviet was trained at Newmarket by James Fanshawe during her 24 race career and she was ridden by only three jockeys, Oscar Urbina, Johnny Murtagh and Jamie Spencer.

Out of her 24 races on the flat over five years, she won 9 races and win prize money of £789,630, also finishing second 6 times and third 2 times, her total prize money during her racing career was £1,168,370.

During her career, Soviet often had problems with her feet, which resulted in her wearing stick-on horse shoes for some races.

Soviet won five Group One races altogether and never once finished out of the prize money.

Her stable name is Sovie and she is a half-sister to Penzance, who won the Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in 2005.

Soviet Song passed away at age 15 in November 2015.