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Al Capone II

Al Capone II
Sire Italic
Dam L'Oranaise
Damsire Paris Jour
Gender Gelding
Foaled 1988
Country France
Color Bay
Breeder J Cypres & L Couetil
Owner Robert Fougedoire
Trainer Bernard Secly
Record 26: 13-9-3
Earnings € 2.623.874
Al Capone II is a thoroughbred racehorse out of L'Oranaise by Italic. He was born around 1988 in France, and was bred by J Cypres & L Couetil.
Major wins
Prix Georges Courtois (1993, 1994, 1996)
Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris (1997)
Prix La Haye Jousselin
(1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999)
French steeplechaser of the 20th century
French Horse Racing Hall of Fame
Prix Al Capone II at Cagnes-sur-Mer Racetrack
Life-sized statue at Auteuil Hippodrome
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on January 4, 2007

Al Capone II (born 1988) is a French Autre Que Pur-Sang ((AQPS), translated as Other than Thoroughbred) steeplechaser. Sired by the Selle Francais jumper, Italic, and out of the mare L'Oranaise, he is a full brother to The Fellow who won the 1991 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris, the 1991 & 1992 King George VI Chase, and the 1994 Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Al Capone II won the Prix Georges Courtois three out of four years between 1993 and 1996, finishing second in 1995. He also won the prestigious Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris in 1997 but gained worldwide recognition after winning the Group One Prix La Haye Jousselin at Auteuil Hippodrome seven consecutive times from 1993 through 1999. In his last race on November 5, 2000, Al Capone II finished second to First Gold in the Prix La Haye Jousselin, just missing becoming the only horse to ever win the same race eight times.

A gelding, Al Capone II was retired to race track services for France Galop at Chantilly Racecourse. A lifesize bronze by sculpture Jean Clagett was erected in his honor at the Auteuil racetrack.



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