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Arcangues (horse)

Arcangues
Sire Sagace
Dam Albertine
Grandsire Luthier
Damsire Irish River
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1988
Country France
Color Chestnut
Breeder Allez France Stables Ltd.
Owner Daniel Wildenstein
Trainer 1) Andre Fabre
2) Richard E. Mandella (1994)
Record 19: 6-2-2
Earnings $1,979,631
Summary
Arcangues is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Albertine by Sagace. He was born around 1988 in France, and was bred by Allez France Stables Ltd..
Major wins
Prix Eugène Adam (1991)
Prix du Prince d'Orange (1992)
Prix d'Ispahan (1993)
Breeders' Cup Classic (1993)
John Henry Handicap (1994)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on September 23, 2006

Arcangues (foaled March 12, 1988–2006) is a Thoroughbred racehorse from France. Sired by owner Daniel Wildenstein's 1984 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Sagace, he was given the name of the village of Arcangues in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques departement in the Aquitaine region.

Arcangues had raced only on grass in Europe prior to being sent to California to compete on the dirt track at Santa Anita Park in the 1993 Breeders' Cup Classic. Bettors sent the horse off at odds of 133-1 in the richest of the Breeders' Cup races. Under last-minute jockey Jerry Bailey, the horse caught Bertrando in the homestretch to score the biggest upset in Breeders' Cup history. His $269.20 payoff for a $2 wager remains a Breeders' Cup record.

After his win, Arcangues remained in the United States and raced during the 1994 season under trainer Richard Mandella. He finished fifth in the Hollywood Gold Cup, his last race. After that, he was retired and sent to Japan to stand at stud(Nakamura Chikusan).

He sired, among others, Lucky Step (b. 1999, three wins in Japan) and Chacott (b. 2000, one win in Japan) on Petite Furu (b. 1991, four wins in Japan), Aiai Lucky (b. 2002, one win in Japan and in training as of 2002) on Heine Sport, and Moere Leading (b. 1999, two wins in Japan and in training as of 2002) and Chanel Lady (b. 1997, three wins in Japan as of 2002), both on Leading Queen (b. 1989, placed in Japan, dam of three winners). Of Arcangues' 264 foals, 94 started and 23 won.

In March 2009, it was reported that Arcangues was euthanized in Japan in October 2006. He had been pensioned from stud that spring as a result of founder.

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