Sea the stars and urban sea
Sea the stars and urban sea

Sea The Stars with mother Urban Sea

(Photo : Supplied) 


A question that pops up with regular frequency, is if we know at birth whether a horse is destined for greatness.

While it’s true you can tip the odd one (we told Luke Bales that Dancing Duel would win the July the day he was born,) it doesn’t always follow, and we’ve had the occasional “ugly duckling” (Fillies Guineas winner, Mystery Guest) go on to fame and fortune.

One you wouldn’t have figured there and then, is the best horse in the world in 2009 (maybe the best ever?). Here’s what Sea The Stars looked like the day he popped out. And you’d certainly not’ve spotted his mother, Urban Sea, as an “Arc” winner in her time, nor as the dam of another legend, Galileo, who claims the mantle of the best stallion of his era.