Ivanjica (horse)

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Sire Sir Ivor
Grandsire Sir Gaylord
Dam Astuce
Damsire Vieux Manoir
Sex Filly
Foaled 3 May 1972[1]
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Jacques Wertheimer
Owner Jacques Wertheimer
Trainer Alec Head
Major wins
Prix de la Nonette (1975)
Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (1975)
Prix Vermeille (1975)
Prix du Prince d'Orange (1976)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1976)
Last updated on February 11, 2007

Ivanjica (3 May 1972 – 1992) was a French Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare best known for winning the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in 1976.


Ivanjica was bred by her owner Jacques Wertheimer at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky. She was sired by Epsom Derby winner Sir Ivor and out of the mare Astuce by the important French sire Vieux Manoir. The filly was named for the town of Ivanjica in the Moravica District of Serbia.

Ivanjica was trained by Alec Head and ridden by his son Freddy.

Racing career[edit]

In 1975 Ivanjica won the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and looked likely to start favourite for the Prix de Diane before the race was abandoned owing to industrial action. In autumn she won the Prix Vermeille and finished third to Youth in the Washington, D.C. International Stakes.

In 1976 Ivanjica won the Prix du Prince d'Orange and then capped off her career by giving owner Jacques Wertheimer the first of his two Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe wins.

Stud record[edit]

Retired to broodmare service, she produced offspring that had limited success in racing. She died in 1992 after producing six foals.[2]

Ivanjica has the unique distinction of having had her portrait painted by Andy Warhol.


Pedigree of Ivanjica (USA), bay mare, 1972[1]
Sir Ivor (USA)
Sir Gaylord (USA) Turn-To Royal Charger
Source Sucree
Somethingroyal Princequillo
Attica (USA) Mr. Trouble Mahmoud
Athenia Pharamond
Astuce (FR)
Vieux Manoir (FR) Brantome Blandford
Vieille Maison Finglas
Vieille Canaille
Ashleen (FR) Alizier Teleferique
Asheratt Sunny Trace
Fee Esterel (Family 12-e)[3]


  1. ^ a b "Ivanjica pedigree". equineline.com. 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2013-06-21.
  2. ^ Staff. "Astuce". Equineline.com. The Jockey Club Information Systems, Inc. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Thoroughbred Bloodlines - May Bell - Family 12-e". Bloodlines.net. Retrieved 2013-06-21.