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Sire Idle Hour
Grandsire Persian Gulf
Dam Fine Feathers
Damsire Pardal
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1965
Country United States
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Haras Argentino
Owner Clement L. Hirsch
Trainer Warren Stute
Record 68: 11-13-12
Earnings US$463,450 + 7,090,000 ARS
Major wins
Gran Premio San Isidro (1968)
Hollywood Gold Cup (1969)
Del Mar Handicap (1969)
Sacramento Handicap (1970)
Lakeside Handicap (1971)
San Francisco Mile Handicap (1971)
San Diego Handicap (1972)

Figonero (foaled 1965 in Argentina) was a Thoroughbred racehorse who is best known for racing in the United States, where he set a world record for 1⅛ miles in winning the 1969 Del Mar Handicap at Del Mar Racetrack in California.

Racing career[edit]

In October 1968, the three-year-old Figonero won the Gran Premio San Isidro at the Hipódromo de San Isidro in San Isidro, Buenos Aires. Purchased from his Argentine owners in 1969 by Californian Clement L. Hirsch, he immediately made a winning debut in the prestigious Hollywood Gold Cup for his new American trainer, Warren Stute. He was ridden to victory by jockey Alvaro Pineda who would be aboard Figonero for his world record win that same year.

He raced in the United States for four years into age eight before being retired to stud.

Stud record[edit]

Figonero met with limited success as a sire.