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Sire Carvin
Grandsire Marino
Dam Plencia
Damsire Le Haar
Sex Filly
Foaled 1973
Country Ireland
Colour Bay
Breeder Dayton Ltd.
Owner Daniel Wildenstein
Trainer Angel Penna, Sr.
Record 10: 6-1-0
Earnings €330,113 (equivalent)
Major wins

Prix Penelope (1976)
Prix Cleopatre (1976)
Prix de Diane (1976)
K. George VI & Q. Elizabeth Stakes (1976)

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 (5th April 1973-1997) was a French Thoroughbred racehorse who was Europe's top racing filly in 1976.


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..

Racing career[edit]

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.

In September 1976, Pawneese ran seventh in the Prix Vermeille and ended her racing career with an eleventh place result in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Breeding record[edit]

Retired to broodmare duty, Pawneese produced at least five foals before she died at age twenty-four on 18 March 1997 at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.


1992 Poughkeepsie (IRE) : foaled 24 May, by Sadler's Wells (USA) - won 1 race and placed twice from 4 starts in France 1995