|Trainer||Angel Penna, Sr.|
British Classic Race wins:
Epsom Oaks (1976)
|Top-rated European three-year-old filly (1976)
British Horse of the Year (1976)
|Last updated on August 14, 2007|
Pawneese was bred in Ireland by her owner, Daniel Wildenstein, she was sired by Grand Prix de Vichy winner Carvin and out of the mare Plencia, a daughter of Le Haar, 1963's Leading sire in France. She was trained by Angel Penna, Sr..
Pawneese raced twice at age two without winning. At age three in 1976, under jockey Yves Saint-Martin she won six straight races including a British and a French Classic. She dominated in England's Epsom Oaks, winning by five lengths and in France's Prix de Diane, she ran away from her competition to win by eleven and a half lengths. In July, the filly was sent back to England to run in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot Racecourse. Up against not only males, but older horses as well, Pawneese defeated a field that included the 1975 St. Leger Stakes winner, Bruni. No French-trained horse would win the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes for another thirty years until Hurricane Run accomplished the feat in 2006. Her victory was memorialized by noted equine artist Richard Stone Reeves in his painting titled Pawneese defeats Bruni and Orange Boy.
1992 Poughkeepsie (IRE) : foaled 24 May, by Sadler's Wells (USA) - won 1 race and placed twice from 4 starts in France 1995