Cabaret Queen

Horses | Last ran in 2021
Dam - La Dame Brune
Sire - Kings Theatre
Dam's Sire - Mansonnien
Born - 2012

Cabaret Queen Grand National Wins

Cabaret Queen has never won the Grand National.

Their best finish to date was in 2021 where they came 9th. They were ridden by Sean O’Keeffe and trained by Willie Mullins.

Cabaret Queen split her racing career across both sides of the Irish Sea with two of the best trainers in the game. She began with Dan Skelton, running in the UK for him, before a move over to the Willie Mullins team in Ireland to finish her career there.

Foaled in 2012, the mare won five races in total across the 26 races she had under rules, as well as winning one from two in the point-to-point scene before moving to the UK.

She eventually proved herself to be a strong-staying handicapper who was capable of mixing it with the best in some top races. The 2021 Grand National proved to be her last ever run, a race where she would finish in ninth position behind Minella Times, weakening away from the field after not quite getting the trip.

Full Results

Year Result Prize Money Handicap Jockey Trainer
2021 9 £10,000 10-5 Sean O’Keeffe Willie Mullins

Cabaret Queen’s Early Years

A fall on debut in a point-to-point contest was not the ideal start to life, but in her second and final point-to-point race, she gained compensation by landing a win. Then it was over to the UK to run for Dan Skelton, finishing third in a bumper before winning on hurdling debut at Market Rasen in October 2017.

After that, she was perhaps a little disappointing until going chasing when she won her first two starts over the bigger obstacles. Upped into some better races, she found life too tough and would eventually struggle, which is the moment that led her to move over to Ireland and into Willie Mullin’s yard.

Cabaret Queen’s Big Race Wins

Cabaret Queen failed to win at graded level during her career but was able to pick up a couple of big handicap wins in Ireland, both with the ‘national’ name associated with them. The first of those was a hugely impressive success at Limerick in October 2019.

She won the Munster National that day, and not only that, but she powered clear from the field to win with ease, eventually taking the race by a winning distance of 13 lengths to show she was well ahead of the handicapper.

This was followed up in September 2020, when she went to Listowel and won the Kerry National. Another big race, but this time not quite as big a winning margin, as she got home by just a nose to take this prize, running off a handicap mark of 16lb higher than her first big race win.