|Sire||Robin des Bois|
|Foaled||1 October 1992|
|Breeder||Haras de la Pomme|
|Owner||Randall Dee Hubbard (1996)|
|Gran Premio Nacional (1995)
Gran Premio Polla de Potrillos (1995)
Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Handicap (1996)
Native Diver Handicap (1996)
Citation Handicap (1996)
Pimlico Special (1997)
Hollywood Gold Cup (1997)
Pacific Classic Stakes (1997)
San Antonio Handicap (1997 & 1998)
|Argentine Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1995)
Timeform rating: 136
Beyer Speed Figure: 126
|Last updated on December 18, 2006|
Gentlemen is a chestnut horse bred at the Haras de la Pomme in Argentina. He was sired by Robin des Bois an American-bred, French-trained son of Nureyev.
Gentlemen was brought to race in the United States in 1996, under California trainer Richard Mandella. Although he was ineligible for the Breeders' Cup, Gentlemen met with considerable success. In 1997 he was arguably the best racehorse in North America. On May 10 he captured the Pimlico Special at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland conceding three pounds to Skip Away. In June he won the Hollywood Gold Cup by four lengths from the Brazilian champion Siphon with the future Arlington Million winner Marlin a further five and a quarter lengths back in fourth. In August he won the Pacific Classic Stakes at Del Mar, beating Siphon by two and three quarter lengths. He was less successful as a six-year-old in 1998, producing his best performance when second to Wagon Limit in the Jockey Club Gold Cup.
In 1999, Gentlemen began stud duty at Walmac Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, where he met with modest success. In late 2007, he was purchased by Elite Stables, LLC and moved to Elite Thoroughbreds in Folsom, LA. His 2008 Stud fee was listed at a special introductory fee of $1500.
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- "Pimlico Special result". Racing Post. 10 May 1997. Retrieved 2013-08-03.
- "Hollywood Gold Cup result". Racing Post. 29 June 1997. Retrieved 2013-08-03.
- "Pacific Classic result". Racing Post. 9 August 1997. Retrieved 2013-08-03.
- Harvey, Randy (March 5, 1999). "Hubbard Gives Horse Racing a Good Name". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-06-19.