Madelia (horse)

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Sire Caro
Grandsire Fortino
Dam Moonmadness
Damsire Tom Fool
Sex Mare
Foaled 1974
Country France
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Daniel Wildenstein
Owner Daniel Wildenstein
Trainer Angel Penna, Sr.
Record 4 starts, 4 wins
Earnings 1,385,000[1]
Major wins
Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (1977)
Prix Saint-Alary (1977)
Prix de Diane (1977)
French Champion Three-Year-Old Filly (1977)
Last updated on 2 November 2010

Madelia (foaled 1974-died 2004) was an undefeated French Thoroughbred racehorse that was the French Champion Three-Year-Old Filly in 1977.


She was by the multiple Group One (G1) winner, Caro, her dam, Moonmadness was by the good American racehorse and sire, Tom Fool. Madelia was bred and raced by leading French horseman, Daniel Wildenstein, and trained by the Argentine-born and future U. S. Racing Hall of Fame trainer, Angel Penna, Sr.

Racing record[edit]

Madelia made her racing debut on April 18, 1977 with a win in a 1,600 meter (1 mile) event at Saint-Cloud Racecourse. She then won the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and the Prix Saint-Alary at Longchamp Racecourse and, in her final start, at Chantilly Racecourse, won the Classic Prix de Diane.

Stud record[edit]

Retired undefeated to serve as a broodmare for her owner, between 1980 and 1991 Madelia produced ten foals. Although she was bred to top sires such as Northern Dancer, Spectacular Bid, Affirmed, and Blushing Groom, her offspring met with limited racing success.

Madelia died at the age of thirty from old age.

Tabulated pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Madelia (FR), Chestnut mare, 1974
Caro (IRE)
Gr. 1967
Fortino II (FR)
Gr. 1959
Grey Sovereign Nasrullah
Ranavalo Relic
Chambord (GB)
Ch. 1955
Chamoissaire Precipitation
Life Hill Solario
Lady of the Snows
Moonmadness (USA)
Ch. 1963
Tom Fool (USA)
B. 1949
Menow Pharamond
Gaga Bull Dog
Sunset (GB)
Ch. 1950
Hyperion Gainsborough
Fair Ranger Bois Roussel
Point Duty (Family: 1)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pickering, Martin & Michael Ross, Pedigrees of Leading Winners 1960-1980, J.A. Allen & Co., London, 1960; ISBN 0-85131-372-8

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