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Sire Mahmoud
Dam Arbitrator
Grandsire Blenheim II
Damsire Peace Chance
Gender Mare
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney
Owner William G. Helis, Sr.
Record 11: 4-0-1
Earnings US$32,760
Almahmoud is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Arbitrator by Mahmoud. She in the United States, and was bred by Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney.
Major wins
Colleen Stakes (1949)
Vineland Handicap (1950)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Almahmoud (1947-1971) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known as an influential broodmare who was the dam of Natalma and Cosmah.

Almahmoud's dam was Arbitrator, a daughter of the 1934 Belmont Stakes winner, Peace Chance. She was sired by 1936 Epsom Derby winner Mahmoud who was imported to the United States in 1940 by Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney. Almahmoud won important races at age two and three before being retired to broodmare duty. Through her daughter Natalma, Almahmoud became the maternal grandmother of Northern Dancer whom the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and others have called "one of the most influential sires in Thoroughbred history" [1] and is regarded as the 20th century's best sire of sires. [2]

Another daughter of Almahmoud, Cosmah was the 1974 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year who produced Halo who in turn sired Kentucky Derby winner Sunny's Halo and U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Sunday Silence. As well, Cosmah produced Queen Sucree, the dam of Kentucky Derby winner Cannonade. [3]



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