Racing silks of Daniel Wildenstein
|Breeder||Allez France Stables|
|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 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.
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.
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).
|Rough Shod II|
|Alydar||Raise a Native||Native Dancer|