Gold River (horse)

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Gold River
SireRiverman
GrandsireNever Bend
DamGlaneuse
DamsireSnob
SexMare
Foaled11 January 1977[1]
CountryFrance
ColourChestnut
BreederJacques Wertheimer
OwnerJacques Wertheimer
TrainerAlec Head
Record14: 7-2-3
Earnings$678,467
Major wins
Prix Royal-Oak (1980)
Prix de Pomone (1980)
Prix Jean Prat (1981)
Prix du Cadran (1981)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1981)
Last updated on February 11, 2007

Gold River (1977–1986) was a French Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning France's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Background[edit]

Gold River was owned and bred by Jacques Wertheimer, the president of the French perfumery, Chanel. Gold River was sired by Riverman.[2]

Racing career[edit]

Gold River's first Group One win came in the 1980 Prix Royal-Oak. The following year she finished third in the Royal-Oak but won the Prix Jean Prat and the Prix du Cadran. In the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Gold River was ridden to victory by jockey Gary W. Moore. In her Arc win, Gold River defeated Bikala and the American-bred filly, April Run.

Breeding record[edit]

Following her retirement from racing, Gold River served as a broodmare at Hagyard Farm in Lexington, Kentucky where her offspring included Riviere d'Or, a multiple stakes winner in France including the Group One Prix Saint-Alary.

Gold River died in 1986 and is buried in Hagyard Farm's equine cemetery.

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Gold River (FR), chestnut mare, 1980[1]
Sire
Riverman (USA)
1969
Never Bend (USA)
1960
Nasrullah (GB) Nearco (ITY)
Mumtaz Begum (FR)
Lalun Djeddah (FR)
Be Faithful
River Lady (USA)
1963
Prince John Princequillo (IRE)
Not Afraid
Nile Lily Roman
Azalea
Dam
Glaneuse (FR)
1966
Snob (FR)
1959
Mourne Vieux Manoir
Ballynash (GB)
Senones Prince Bio
Sif
Glamour (GB)
1960
Djebe (FR) Djebel
Catherine
Tudor Gleam Owen Tudor
Riding Rays (Family 22-d)[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gold River pedigree". Equineline.
  2. ^ a b "Grand Duchess - Family 22-d". Thoroughbred Bloodlines. Retrieved 2013-08-26.