Rodrigo de Triano

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Rodrigo de Triano
Sire El Gran Senor
Grandsire Northern Dancer
Dam Hot Princess
Damsire Hot Spark
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1989
Country Great Britain
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Swettenham Stud
Owner Robert Sangster
Trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam
Record 13: 9-0-0
Earnings £760,101
Major wins

Franklin D. Roosevelt Maiden Stakes (1991)
Rose Bowl Stakes (1991)
Washington Singer Stakes (1991)
Champagne Stakes (1991)
Middle Park Stakes (1991)
Champion Stakes (1992)
Irish 2,000 Guineas (1992)
International Stakes (1992)

British Classic Race wins:
2000 Guineas Stakes (1992)
Awards
European Champion Three-Year-Old Colt (1992)

Rodrigo de Triano (foaled 27 May 1989 – 5 August 2014) was an English Thoroughbred Champion racehorse.

Background[edit]

Foaled in Kentucky, and bred and raced by leading British horseman, Robert Sangster, he was out of the mare Hot Princess and sired by El Gran Senor, a sire of fifty-five stakes race winners.[1] He was trained by Peter Chapple-Hyam at Manton, Wiltshire.

Racing career[edit]

Rodrigo de Triano made his debut on 4 July 1991 with a win in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Maiden Stakes at Haydock Park Racecourse. He went on to win his next four starts, capping off his undefeated season with a win in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse on 3 October.

As a three-year-old, Rodrigo de Triano made eight starts. He debuted on 11 April 1992 in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury Racecourse, finishing fourth. He then came back to win two Classics, the 2000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket and the Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh. In The Derby he ran ninth to winner Dr. Devious followed by a fourth-place finish to Brief Truce in the St. James's Palace Stakes at Ascot Racecourse. Given two months off, on 18 August at York Racecourse, Rodrigo de Triano returned to top form, defeating Dr. Devious while winning the International Stakes. He next won the Champion Stakes at Newmarket on 17 October and then a week later was sold for US$6.2 million to the Japan Racing Association.[2] His new owners sent him to the United States to compete in the US$3 million Breeders' Cup Classic on 31 October, hosted that year by Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Racing on dirt for the first time, and starting from post position eleven in a fourteen horse field, Rodrigo de Triano was never in contention and finished last behind winner A.P. Indy in what would be the final race of his career. For his 1992 performances, Rodrigo de Triano was voted the Cartier Racing Award as the European Champion Three-Year-Old Colt.

Stud record[edit]

Rodrigo de Triano was retired to stud duty in Japan beginning in 1993 and was shuttled to New Zealand for a time beginning in 1997. In 2009 he was standing at JBBA Kyushu Stallion Station in Kagoshima. He produced several winners of Conditions races in Japan including Group One winner, Erimo Excel.[3] Rodrigo de Triano died of pneumonia in 2014 at the age of 25.[4]

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Rodrigo de Triano
Sire
El Gran Senor (USA)
1981
Northern Dancer (CAN)
1961
Nearctic Nearco
Lady Angela
Natalma Native Dancer
Almahmoud
Sex Appeal (USA)
1970
Buckpasser Tom Fool
Busanda
Best In Show Traffic Judge
Stolen Hour
Dam
Hot Princess (GB)
1980
Hot Spark (IRE)
1972
Habitat Sir Gaylord
Little Hut
Garvey Girl Princely Gift
Tekka
Aspara (USA)
1972
Crimson Satan Spy Song
Papila
Courtside Court Martial
Omelet Souffle

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