Alcibiades (horse)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Alcibiades (USA).jpg
Sire Supremus
Grandsire Ultimus
Dam Regal Roman (GB)
Damsire Roi Herode (FR)
Sex Mare
Foaled 1927
Country United states
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Hal Price Headley
Owner Hal Price Headley
Trainer Walter W. Taylor
Record 23: 7-2-4
Earnings $47,860
Major wins
Debutante Stakes (1929)
Kentucky Oaks (1930)
Arlington Oaks (1930)
U.S. Champion 2-Yr-Old Filly (1929)
U.S. Co-Champion 3-Yr-Old Filly (1930)
Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland Race Course
Last updated on June 25, 2011

Alcibiades (1927–1957) was an American Thoroughbred racemare that won the Kentucky Oaks and was later a good broodmare.

Owned and bred by Hal Price Headley at his Beaumont Farm near Lexington, Kentucky, Alcibiades was named for the ancient Greek soldier and statesman Alcibiades. She was sired by Supremus out of Regal Roman. On her sire's side, she goes back to the great stallion Domino.

Alcibiades had seven starts with four wins at two-years. She won the Clipsetta Stakes and Debutante Stakes; ran second in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, and was retrospectively named U.S. Champion two-year-old filly of 1929.

At the age of three years, she had 16 starts, for three wins. Alcibiades won the Grade I Kentucky Oaks, the Arlington Oaks and finished third in the Hawthorne Gold Cup, the Illinois and Latonia Oaks, and the Arlington Matron Handicap. She tore a tendon badly in the Latonia Championship, and this was the end of her racing career. She was retrospectively named Co-Champion three-year-old filly of 1930.[1]

Alcibiades was retired from racing for a record of 23 starts with 7 wins, 2 seconds and 4 thirds with earnings of $47,860.[2]

As a broodmare, Alcibiades produced eight foals, seven of which were runners including:

  • Lithe, a sister to Menow, won the Arlington Matron Stakes, the Deomoiselle and Comeley Stakes, etc.
  • Menow was the Champion two-year-old colt of 1937 and himself was an influential sire.
  • Salaminia, winner of 5 races, including the Alabama Stakes; third dam of Epsom Derby winner Sir Ivor
  • Sparta, had 12 wins and 13 seconds[3]


  1. ^ "Alcibiades". Reines de Course. Pedlines. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Alcibiades' five-generation pedigree and race record Retrieved 2011-06-25.
  3. ^ Thoroughbred Heritage Retrieved 2011-06-25.