Treasure Beach was narrowly denied victory in the Investec Derby in June 2011 as he was collared in the shadow of the post by Pour Moi, although his owners were not too downcast as the winning colt also belonged to them.
A consistent performer, Treasure Beach produced a string of good efforts as a juvenile, including when coming home third behind the mighty Frankel in the Royal Lodge Stakes at Ascot.
He progressed markedly in 2011 and posted a head victory in the Group 3 Chester Vase in May before going down by a head at Epsom.
Treasure Beach gained a deserved Group 1 success when leading home a 1-2-3 for trainer Aidan O’Brien in the Irish Derby at the Curragh later in June and he also took the Group 1 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park in the USA in August.
Jim and Fitri Hay bought 50% of the horse early in 2012 in a similar arrangement to their part ownership of Treasure Beach’s stable companion, Fame And Glory.
Treasure Beach made his 2012 debut in the Dubai Sheema Classic on Dubai World Cup Night at Meydan, finishing a creditable fourth behind Cirrus Des Aigles and followed that with ninth from a very tough draw in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup in Hong Kong in April.
Four of his five remaining 2012 starts were in America, his best performance coming in the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park in September where he finished second to Point Of Entry.
He joined Mike de Kock’s stable and made his seasonal debut in Dubai when sixth in a Meydan Group 1 race over 10 furlongs on Tapeta in early March 2013 followed by a down-the-field run over the same course and distance in the world’s richest horse race, the Dubai World Cup on 30 March.
His next start was in Hong Kong at the end of April where he finished 11th in the Group 1 QEII Cup at Sha Tin. He was subsequently retired to stud in Florida.