Billesdon Brook was a British Thoroughbred racehorse.
18 Facts About Billesdon Brook
Billesdon Brook was a useful and consistent juvenile in 2017, winning three races including the Prestige Stakes and being placed on four of her other five starts.
Billesdon Brook failed to win again that year but returned to form in 2019 to win the Queen Charlotte Fillies' Stakes, Oak Tree Stakes and Sun Chariot Stakes.
Billesdon Brook was a chestnut filly with a white blaze bred in England by Stowell Hill Partners.
Billesdon Brook was from the fourth crop of foals sired by Champs Elysees whose wins included the Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes, Northern Dancer Turf Stakes and Canadian International Stakes.
Billesdon Brook was the second foal of Coplow, a mare who failed to win in eight races but made a promising start to her broodmare career by producing the Upavon Fillies' Stakes winner Billesdon Bess.
Billesdon Brook is a granddaughter of the Preis der Diana winner Anna Paola whose other descendants have included Annie Power, Helmet, National Defense, Annus Mirabilis, Middle Club and Piping Rock.
Geographically, Billesdon Brook is a stream in the Leicestershire village of Billesdon: Coplow Lane is 300 metres to the north.
Billesdon Brook took the lead two furlongs out but despite staying on well she was caught in the final strides and beaten a nose and a neck by Tajaanus and Capomento.
Billesdon Brook appeared to recover from a poor start but never looked likely to win and finished fourth behind the Godolphin filly Soliloquy.
Billesdon Brook raced towards the rear of the field before making a forward move approaching the last quarter mile.
Billesdon Brook passed at least ten horses in a matter of strides to take the lead a furlong out and won by one and three quarter lengths from Laurens with Happily taking third ahead of Wild Illusion.
Billesdon Brook was restrained towards the rear before producing a sustained run in the last quarter mile and gained the advantage in the closing stages and won by a neck and three quarters of a length from Perfection and Jubiloso.
Billesdon Brook looked like a monster when she won her nursery here.
Billesdon Brook broke well but was hampered soon after the start and dropped back in the field as Laurens went to the front and set the pace.
Billesdon Brook produced her best effort of the year as she stayed on strongly in the closing stages to take second place behind Nazeef, beaten a neck by the winner.
In October Billesdon Brook ran for the third time in the Sun Chariot Stakes but failed to reproduce her 2019 form as she came home eighth of the twelve runners behind Nazeef, beaten five and three quarter lengths by the winner.
Billesdon Brook gave birth to a foal by Dubawi in 2022 but was euthanized in May 2022 after suffering an intestinal blockage.