Bien Bien

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Bien Bien
Sire Manila
Grandsire Lyphard
Dam Stark Winter
Damsire Graustark
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1989
Country United States
Colour Chestnut
Breeder William S. Farish III & William S. Kilroy
Owner Trudy McCaffery & John Toffan
Trainer J. Paco Gonzalez
Record 26: 9-8-1
Earnings US$2,498,370
Major wins
Cinema Handicap (1992)
Swaps Stakes (1992)
Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes (1992)
Hollywood Invitational Turf Handicap (1993)
Sunset Handicap (1993)
San Luis Rey Handicap (1994)
San Marcos Handicap (1994)
San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (1994)
Honours
Bien Bien Stakes at Hollywood Park Racetrack

Bien Bien (1989–2002) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse bred by William S. Farish III & William S. Kilroy and raced by Trudy McCaffery and John Toffan.

He won eight stakes races during his career, including four Grade I events. He set a course record of 1:57.75 for 1¼ miles while winning the 1993 Hollywood Invitational Turf Handicap. He also ran second in the 1993 Breeders' Cup Turf to winner Kotashaan.

Bien Bien was retired to stud for the 1995 season. He stood at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington, Kentucky, until 2000, when he was sent to Kirtlington Stud near Kirtlington, Oxfordshire, England. During his relatively short career at stud, he sired:

Bien Bien died of a heart attack at age thirteen on March 11, 2002, after covering a mare at Kirtlington Stud. [1]

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