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Tencendur, or Tencendor, ("strife")[1] is the warhorse of King Charlemagne in the French epic, The Song of Roland.[2] Tencendur is mentioned in laisse 262 of the poem.

Next with both spurs he's gored his horse's flanks,
And Tencendor has made four bounds thereat.
— (Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff translation, 1919)

Named after Charlemagne's warhorse, Tencendur was one of the competitors in the 2015 Kentucky Derby.[3] The racehorse finished next to last, coming in at 17th place.[4]


  1. ^ Cresswell, Julia (2014). Charlemagne and the Paladins. Osprey Publishing. p. 18. ISBN 978-1472804167. 
  2. ^ Sayers, Dorothy L., translator (1957). The Song of Roland. Hammondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books. p. 38. ISBN 0-14-044075-5. 
  3. ^ Birsh, Alex (May 2, 2015). "How we bred a champion". The Guardian. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ Stephen, Eric (May 2, 2015). ""Kentucky Derby 2015 results". SB Nation. Retrieved May 4, 2015.