Izvestia (horse)

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Sire Icecapade
Grandsire Nearctic
Dam Shy Spirit
Damsire Personality
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1987
Country Canada
Colour Grey
Breeder Kinghaven Farms
Owner Kinghaven Farms
Trainer Roger Attfield
Record 21: 11-2-2
Earnings $2,702,527
Major wins
Forerunner Stakes (1990)
Transylvania Stakes (1990)
Plate Trial Stakes (1990)
Queen's Plate (1990)
Prince of Wales Stakes (1990)
Breeders' Stakes (1990)
Molson Export Million (1990)
Canadian Turf Handicap (1991)
Eclipse Handicap (1991)
9th Canadian Triple Crown (1990)
Canadian 3-yr-Old Champion Colt (1990)
Canadian Champion Male Turf Horse (1990)
Canadian Horse of the Year (1990)
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (1999)
Izvestia Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack
Last updated on September 10, 2007

Izvestia (May 5, 1987 – October 21, 1991) was a Thoroughbred racehorse who won the Canadian Triple Crown in 1990. A descendant of Nearco, his damsire Personality was the 1970 Co-American Horse of the Year. Owned and bred by Kinghaven Farms, the colt began racing in the United States, winning two Graded stakes races at the Keeneland Race Course in Kentucky. He was shipped north in the spring of 1990 to a base at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto from which he won the Triple Crown. Having won it a year earlier on With Approval, jockey Don Seymour became the only jockey in history to ride two Canadian Triple Crown winners.

Izvestia's career ended on October 21, 1991, when he had to be humanely euthanized after breaking a left hind leg in three places while competing in the Rothmans International. In 1999, he was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame


External links[edit]

Izvestia's Triple Crown wins at YouTube: