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Alcide (horse)

Sire Alycidon
Dam Chenille
Grandsire Donatello
Damsire King Salmon
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1955
Country Great Britain
Color Bay
Breeder Sir Humphrey de Trafford[1]
Owner Sir Humphrey de Trafford
Trainer Cecil Boyd-Rochfort
Record 12: 8 - ? - ?
Earnings £56,042
Alcide is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Chenille by Alycidon. He was born around 1955 in Great Britain, and was bred by Sir Humphrey de Trafford[1].
Major wins

Horris Hill Stakes (1957)
Chester Vase (1958)
Lingfield Derby Trial (1958)
Great Voltigeur Stakes (1958)
K. George VI & Q. Elizabeth Stakes (1959)

British Classic Race wins:
St. Leger Stakes (1958)
Timeform rating: 136
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on 31 May 2009

Alcide (1955-1973) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse. It is widely believed that Alcide would have won Epsom's 1958 Derby had not foul play prevented him from running. A form line through Nagami, who was third in the Derby and when racing against Alcide, gives credence to that theory. At the time there was an alarming amount of villainy in racing and there seems no doubt that he had been hit when in his stable and sustained a broken rib.

As a two-year-old Alcide had won the Horris Hill Stakes at Newbury Racecourse and his first success in his second season was in the Chester Vase. He then romped home in the Lingfield Derby Trial and after he had recovered from his injury he won the Great Voltigeur Stakes by 12 lengths and the St. Leger by eight. He was held up in his preparation for the Ascot Gold Cup the following season, but even so was only just beaten by Wallaby II. Six weeks later he won the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and retired to stud as the winner of eight races worth £56,042.

Stud career

Alcide's stud career was reasonably successful with many of his sons exported to Australasia including Approval, Alderney, Alfonso, Atilla, Colours Flying, Flagon, Gatekeeper, Mironton, Oncidium, Persian Garden II and Swallowtail II.[2] Another son Remand was a good racehorse who was exported to Japan.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ahnert, Rainer L. (editor in chief), “Thoroughbred Breeding of the World”, Pozdun Publishing, Germany, 1970
  2. Wicks, B.M., “The Australian Racehorse”, Libra Books, Canberra, 1973 ISBN 0 909619 00 X

  • The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing - written by Bill Mooney and George Ennor


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