Peintre Celebre

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Peintre Celebre
Racing silks of Daniel Wildenstein.svg
Racing silks of Daniel Wildenstein
GrandsireNorthern Dancer
DamPeinture Bleue
CountryUnited States
BreederAllez France Stables
OwnerDaniel Wildenstein
TrainerAndré Fabre
Record7: 5-1-1
Major wins
Prix Greffulhe (1997) G.2
Prix du Jockey Club (1997) G.1
Grand Prix de Paris (1997) G.1
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1997) G.1
European Horse of the Year (1997)
European Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1997)
Timeform rating: 137
Last updated on June 22, 2007

Peintre Celebre (foaled 1994) is a champion thoroughbred racehorse.


Peintre Celebre was bred and owned by Daniel Wildenstein (1917-2001), the French art dealer and horseman. Peintre Celebre came from a line of outstanding thoroughbreds. He was a son of Nureyev, France's champion miler in 1980, who was in turn the son of the great Northern Dancer. He was trained by André Fabre.

Racing career[edit]

Peintre Celebre was sparsely raced as a two-year-old, entering only two races, winning one and finishing third in the other.

In 1997, at age three, the horse won the French Derby and the Grand Prix de Paris before facing the best horses in Europe in France's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Ridden by jockey Olivier Peslier, Peintre Celebre ran away from the field, winning the 1½ mile race by five lengths and breaking the track speed record by 3.4 seconds. His victory made him only the second horse after Le Pacha in 1941 to win all three races.

Peintre Celebre raced five times that year, winning four starts and finishing second by a neck in a race where he was boxed in. He was named European Horse of the Year, and the International Classification rated him world champion that year.

Stud career[edit]

Before the 1998 racing season, Peintre Celebre suffered a career-ending injury and was retired to breeding at Coolmore Stud in Fethard, County Tipperary, Ireland. His offspring include Pride, Byword and Collection (Hong Kong Derby).[1]


Pedigree of Peintre Celebre
Northern Dancer Nearctic Nearco
Lady Angela
Natalma Native Dancer
Special Forli Aristophanes
Thong Nantallah
Rough Shod II
Peinture Bleue
Alydar Raise a Native Native Dancer
Raise You
Sweet Tooth On-and-On
Plum Cake
Petroleuse Habitat Sir Gaylord
Little Hut
Piencia Le Haar
Petite Saguenay


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