Divine Proportions

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Divine Proportions
Sire Kingmambo
Grandsire Mr. Prospector
Dam Myth to Reality
Damsire Sadler's Wells
Sex Mare
Foaled 2002
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Flaxman Holdings Ltd.
Owner Niarchos family
Trainer Pascal Bary
Record 10: 9-0-0
Earnings $907,630
Major wins
Prix du Bois (2004)
Prix Robert Papin (2004)
Prix Morny (2004)
Prix Marcel Boussac (2004)
Prix de la Grotte (2005)
Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (2005)
Prix de Diane (2005)
Prix d'Astarté (2005)
Awards
European Two-Year-Old Champion Filly (2004)
European Three-Year-Old Champion Filly (2005)
Last updated on June 21, 2007

Divine Proportions (born 13 March 2002 in Kentucky) is a champion Thoroughbred race horse and winner of two French classics. She was bred by the Niarchos family. Of this horse it was once said: "Take her to the USA, take her to New Zealand, take her to Japan, and she will beat the lot of them’. Nine times out of ten, she did.[citation needed]

The dam of Divine Proportions is Myth to Reality, a Group 3 winning daughter of Sadler's Wells. Her sire is Kingmambo, whose dam was the dual Breeders' Cup winner Miesque.

During her racing career, ridden by Christophe Lemaire and trained by Pascal Bary, Divine Proportions was the winner of no fewer than five Group 1 races, including the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and the Prix de Diane. She won nine out of her ten races before being retired after sustaining a tendon injury following her only defeat (4th place) in the Group 1 Prix Jacques Le Marois. Her consistent performances at the highest level led to her being voted the Cartier Three-Year-Old European Champion Filly in 2005, following on from another such high accolade, when in 2004 she was awarded the Cartier's best 2 year old award.

In 2006 Divine Proportions was mated to Champion Sire Giant's Causeway and produced a bay colt. The colt was named Eightfold Path and won the Prix Eclipse in 2009. In 2007, she was mated to A.P. Indy

Pedigree of Divine Proportions
Sire
Kingmambo
Mr. Prospector Raise a Native Native Dancer
Raise You
Gold Digger Nashua
Sequence
Miesque Nureyev Northern Dancer
Special
Pasodoble Prove Out
Santa Quilla
Dam
Myth to Reality
Sadler's Wells Northern Dancer Nearctic
Natalma
Fairy Bridge Bold Reason
Special
Millieme Mill Reef Never Bend
Milan Mill
Hardiemma Hardicanute
Grand Cross

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