|By Susan Crawford. Image size 30'' x 24'' (76 x 60 cms).
Bosra Sham came from excellent breeding stock and was one of the great fillies to grace the turf. She will go down in the record books as a horse that was both brilliant and brittle. There was a sense that her every appearance on the racecourse was something that had to be delivered with delicate precision. She suffered from shallow feet and as a consequence, she needed to wear plastic adhesive shoes. Yet despite her delicate feet, her engine was made of gold and even as a yearling, she was touted as something special.
Bosra Sham was bought by Wafic Saïd and trained by Henry Cecil. She was named Filly of the Year by the Jockey Club in 1996 and her victories included the One Thousand Guineas, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, the Coral Eclipse Stakes and Group One of the Dubai Champion Stakes.