TALENT AND VERSATILITY
Dee Ex Bee’s racing career was defined by his talent and versatility, which he demonstrated by winning on debut as a two-year-old, in August over seven furlongs, before racing on at three, four and five. At three, he showcased his speed, stamina and class when finishing second in a stallion-making renewal of the Derby at Epsom, a length and a half behind Masar and in front of Roaring Lion and Saxon Warrior.
Throughout a career in which he won on ground ranging from Good to Firm, to Soft and Heavy, Dee Ex Bee continued to mix it in high-level company. In 2019, he emerged as the chief rival to the dominant Stradivarius in the staying division, running him to within a length in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot before going down by a neck in the Goodwood Cup and a length and a quarter in the Lonsdale Cup at York.
Standing at 16.2hh, Dee Ex Bee is an outstanding type boasting tremendous size, scope and substance. He possesses exceptional quality, a great head and good eye, as well as a good hind leg and great bone.
Out of a sister to Dubai Millennium and from the Fall Aspen family, Dee Ex Be is an outcross – free of Sadler’s Wells – and boasts an eye-catching 15 stallions in the first three generations of his pedigree.
Dee Ex Bee emerged as a leading performer in a deep Classic generation, finishing second behind Masar in a Derby featuring the likes of Roaring Lion, Saxon Warrior and Kew Gardens. He would go on to produce a number of famous finishes with the great Stradivarius.