|Owner||Mlle Diana Esmond|
|Prix Herod (1930)
Prix Robert Papin (1930)
Prix Morny (1930)
Prix La Rochette (1930)
Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (1931)
Prix de Diane (1931)
Prix de Minerve (1931)
Prix Jacques Le Marois (1931)
Prix Vermeille (1931)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1931)
|Prix Pearl Cap at Saint-Cloud Racecourse|
|Last updated on June 1, 2007|
Owned and bred by the Esmond family, she was raced under the name of Miss Diana Esmond. She was trained by Frank Carter, a member of the prominent racing family that began in France with Thomas Carter (1805-1879), who immigrated from Peckleton, Leicestershire in England in 1831 and founded the English Racing Colony in Chantilly, Oise.
Pearl Cap is described by France Galop as being "light-framed" and "lop-eared." On the race track, she won races from 1100 metres to 2400 metres. (0.68 to 1.5 miles).
Racing at age two in 1930, Pearl Cap won five races, including victories over colts in the Prix Robert Papin as well as in the prestigious (now Group One), Prix Morny. Her performances that year earned her France's champion two-year-old filly honors. In her three-year-old season, the filly again beat her male counterparts in major races. She finished second to Prince Rose in the Grand International d'Ostende at Hippodrome Wellington in Ostend, Belgium, a race her sire Le Capucin won in 1924. After winning three Group One (today) races in France, including the Prix de Diane, in October Pearl Cap defeated Prince Rose at Longchamp Racecourse in Paris when she became the first filly to ever win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
|Star Of Fortune|
|Rydal (Family 16-b)|
Pearl Cap was inbred 4x4 to St. Simon, meaning that St. Simon appears twice in the fourth generation of her pedigree.