Corbiere (horse)

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Corbiere
SireHarwell
GrandsireCourt Harwell
DamBallycashin
DamsireVulgan
SexGelding
Foaled1975[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
ColourChestnut
BreederM Parkhill
OwnerB Burrough
TrainerJenny Pitman
Major wins
Welsh Grand National (1982)
Grand National (1983)

Corbiere (1974–1988) was a racehorse who won the Grand National in 1983. In training Corbiere was also known as Corky.[2]

Background[edit]

Corbiere was a chestnut gelding with a broad white blaze bred in the United Kingdom by M Parkhill. During his racing career he was trained by Jenny Pitman at Lambourn.

Racing career[edit]

In December 1982 the seven-year-old Corbiere won the Welsh Grand National and was then aimed at the 1983 Grand National. At Aintree he carried 158 pounds and started at odds on 13/1 and was ridden by Ben De Haan. Corbiere was always among the leaders and went to the front after Valentine's Brook on the second circuit. He was strongly challenged by the Irish horse Greasepaint in the run-in but held on to win by three-quarters of a length. His victory made Pitman the first woman to train a Grand National winner.[3]

Corbiere also came third in the 1984 and 1985 Grand Nationals, and after falling in 1986, he finished 12th in 1987.[4][5]

Performance Timeline[edit]

Race 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987
Grand National 1st 3rd 3rd Fell (Fence 4) 12th

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Corbiere (GB), chestnut gelding, 1975[1]
Sire
Harwell (IRE)
1962
Court Harwell (GB)
1954
Prince Chevalier Prince Rose
Chevalerie
Neutron Hyperion
Participation
East Africa (GB)
1951
Ujiji Umidwar
Theresina
Blandana Easton
Centeno
Dam
Ballycashin (GB)
1963
Vulgan (FR)
1943
Sirlan Sir Nigel
Laniste
Vulgate Motrico
Vodka
Ballyrory (GB)
1952
Flamenco Flamingo
Valescure
Fuse Match
Marine Lady (Family: 3-j)[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Corbiere pedigree".
  2. ^ Roberts, John (7 April 2010). "Jenny Pitman: 'On the way back from Aintree, we stopped at a service station and I caused quite a stir in the loo'". Sporting Intelligence. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  3. ^ Green, Reg (1993). The History of the Grand National: A Race Apart. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 0-340-58515-3.
  4. ^ "Past Winners of the Grand National". Grand National. Archived from the original on 4 November 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  5. ^ Magee, Sean; Wright, Andrew (2 April 1995). "The story after the glory". The Independent. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Sister to Skysweeper - Family 3-j". Thoroughbred Bloodlines. Retrieved 2016-04-02.