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Bien Bien

Bien Bien
Sire Manila
Dam Stark Winter
Grandsire Lyphard
Damsire Graustark
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1989
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder William S. Farish III & William S. Kilroy
Owner Trudy McCaffery & John Toffan
Trainer J. Paco Gonzalez
Record 26: 9-8-1
Earnings US$2,498,370
Summary
Bien Bien is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Stark Winter by Manila. He was born around 1989 in the United States, and was bred by William S. Farish III & William S. Kilroy.
Major wins
Cinema Handicap (1992)
Swaps Stakes (1992)
Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes (1992)
Hollywood Invitational Turf Handicap (1993)
Sunset Handicap (1993)
San Luis Rey Handicap (1994)
San Marcos Handicap (1994)
San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (1994)
Honors
Bien Bien Stakes at Hollywood Park Racetrack
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on 23:12, Friday December 9 2016 (UTC)

Bien Bien (1989–2002) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse bred by William S. Farish III & William S. Kilroy and raced by Trudy McCaffery and John Toffan.

Bien Bien won eight stakes races during his career, including four Grade I events. He set a course record of 1:57.75 for 1¼ miles while winning the 1993 Hollywood Invitational Turf Handicap. Bien Bien ran second in the 1993 Breeders' Cup Turf to winner, Kotashaan.

Bien Bien was retired to stud for the 1995 season. He stood at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington, Kentucky until 2000 when he was sent to Kirtlington Stud near Kirtlington, Oxfordshire, England. During his relatively short career at stud, Bien Bien sired:

Bien Bien died of heart attack at age thirteen on March 11, 2002 after covering a mare at Kirtlington Stud. [1]

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