Foal diary

Historic City

Bay colt by Postponed out of Sundrop



Hey! I was born at Hadrian Stud, which is right next door to Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, on Sunday, 21 April, 2019.

I’m one of the first foals to be sired (fathered) by Postponed, who was an amazing racehorse. He won four races at G1 level – the very best class of race there is. He is now a stallion at Dalham Hall Stud, where he is stabled just down the yard from his famous dad, Dubawi.

My mum was pretty good herself, she won two Group races and was second in the G1 1,000 Guineas, just down the road on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile racecourse. Her name is Sundrop and she is already mum to five winners, so I’m hoping I can carry on the family tradition and win plenty of races myself.

Hi! A bit has changed since we last spoke. Last October, I left Newmarket and made the big move to Ireland! I now live at Ballysheehan Stud, which is just outside of Cashel in Tipperary, and have made so many new friends. I’m really enjoying my time in the paddock and looking forward to becoming a racehorse one day. Who knows, I might even be my Dad’s first winner.


Hello from Godolphin Stables. I am officially two and have taken my first steps to becoming a racehorse. In October last year, I moved to Kildangan Stud to begin learning how to carry tack and long-rein round the stud. Long-reining is how they teach us to understand the aids for changing direction and speed. The people do this by walking behind us with long ropes attached to the bit and it meant I was able to understand the rider better when they first got on my back.

Following a busy month, I then moved back to Newmarket to start my new life at Godolphin Stables, the training base of Saeed Bin Suroor. I am now known as Historic City which sounds very grand. Hopefully I can live up to it!