Meon Valley Stud


One in a Million 1976

1000 Guineas, Gr.1, Newmarket
Coronation St, Gr.2, Royal Ascot
Nell Gwyn St, Gr.3, Newmarket
Blue Seal St, Listed, Ascot
Houghton St, Listed, Newmarket

Singe, the dam of ONE IN A MILLION, although unraced, she was nevertheless, a half sister to Deep Run - champion Irish 2 year old in 1968 and a most prolific sire of winners. Milltrailleuse, granddam of Singe, however, was the winner of the Park Hill St (Gr2) Doncaster and the dam of 11 winners including Full Dress - winner of 1000 Guineas (Gr1) Newmarket; Hot Touch - winner of Dante St (Gr2) York; Grag-an-Sgor - winner of Middle Park St (Gr1) Newmarket and Out of Shot - winner of the Oaks Trial (Gr3)

Being by Rarity was the obvious reason for naming ONE IN A MILLION. She was trained by Henry Cecil in Newmarket and certainly lived up to her name by winning her first five consecutive races including the classic 1000 Guineas (Gr1) Newmarket, Coronation St (Gr2) Royal Ascot and the Nell Gwyn St (Gr3) Newmarket. This was following her two successes as a 2 year old in the Blue Seal St (L) Ascot and Houghton St (L) Newmarket, the only races in which she ran.

ONE IN A MILLION is the dam of:

1981 Black Spout, colt by Nonoalco - placed 5 times
1982 Anasi, colt by Kris - unplaced
1983 Someone Special, bay filly by Habitat - won 1 race at 3 years and placed 3 times
1984 MILLIGRAM, ch filly by Mill Reef, won Queen Elizabeth II St (Gr1), Coronation St (Gr2) and Waterford Crystal Mile (Gr2) and placed 3 times all at 2 and 3 years old
1985 One from Above, colt by Shirley Heights - unplaced
1986 barren
1987 Millionnaire's Row, colt by Niniski - won 1 race at 3 years
1988 barren
1989 Admiralty, colt by Slip Anchor - unraced
1990 Number One Spot, bay filly by Reference Point - won 1 race at 3 years
1991 Rested
1992 Dead foal
Mare died 1992