Miche (horse)

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Miche
Sire Michel
Grandsire Parwiz
Dam Pura Suerte
Damsire Cocles
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1945
Country Argentina
Colour Gray
Breeder P. Eyherabide & Co.
Owner Muriel Vanderbilt Adams
Trainer Eddie Hayward
Don Cameron (1952)
Record 51: 15-9-9
Earnings US$235,185
Major wins
Tanforan Handicap (1949)
Inglewood Handicap (1950)
Sysonby Handicap (1951)
Santa Anita Handicap (1952)

Miche (foaled in 1945) was an Argentinian Thoroughbred racehorse who was imported to the United States in 1948 where he successfully competed at the top levels of racing. He was raced from a base in California by Muriel Vanderbilt Adams, the daughter of William and Virginia Vanderbilt, both of whom were heavily involved in the sport.

Trained by Eddie Hayward for the majority of his career, in 1949 Miche equaled the Hollywood Park track record for 7 furlongs on dirt with a time of 1:21 4/5. In 1952 Eddie Hayward returned to train on the East Coast and Don Cameron took over Miche's race conditioning. Cameron had trained Count Fleet to his U.S. Triple Crown win in 1943. Under his handling, Miche set a new track record at Tanforan Racetrack of 2:02 1/5 for 1 1/4 miles on dirt and earned the most important win of his career when he was awarded first place in the Santa Anita Handicap following the disqualification of Intent for interference.[1]

On October 3, 1952, the New York Times reported that owner Muriel Adams announced Miche's retirement as a result a leg injury sustained while competing in the 1952 Sysonby Handicap at Belmont Park in New York. [2]

Only very modestly successful as a sire, Miche's best runner was probably Hymient who won several stakes races.[3]

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