Gentlemen (horse)

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Gentlemen
Sire Robin des Bois
Grandsire Nureyev
Dam Elegant Glance
Damsire Loose Cannon
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1 October 1992[1]
Country Argentina
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Haras de la Pomme
Owner Randall Dee Hubbard (1996)
Trainer Richard Mandella
Record 24: 13-4-2
Earnings US$3,608,558
Major wins
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)
Awards
Argentine Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1995)
Timeform rating: 136
Beyer Speed Figure: 126
Last updated on December 18, 2006

Gentlemen (foaled 1992) is an Argentinian Thoroughbred racehorse. He was the Champion Three-Year-Old Colt in Argentina and then raced successfully in the United States.

Background[edit]

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.

Racing career[edit]

Racing at age three in 1995, Gentlemen won the Gran Premio Nacional, (Argentine Derby) and Gran Premio Polla de Potrancas (Argentine 2000 Guineas).

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.[2] 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.[3] In August he won the Pacific Classic Stakes at Del Mar, beating Siphon by two and three quarter lengths.[4] 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 1998 he was entered into the Classic at the Breeders' Cup, with Richard Mandella as trainer, though Gentlemen ended up not competing because of an injury.[5]

Stud record[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gentlemen pedigree". equineline.com. 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  2. ^ "Pimlico Special result". Racing Post. 10 May 1997. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  3. ^ "Hollywood Gold Cup result". Racing Post. 29 June 1997. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  4. ^ "Pacific Classic result". Racing Post. 9 August 1997. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  5. ^ Harvey, Randy (March 5, 1999). "Hubbard Gives Horse Racing a Good Name". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-06-19.