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Caro (horse)

Sire Fortino
Dam Chambord
Grandsire Grey Sovereign
Damsire Chamossaire
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1967
Country Ireland
Color Gray
Breeder Countess Margit Batthyany
Owner Countess Margit Batthyany
Trainer Albert Klimscha
Record 18: 6-6-3
Earnings US$373,040 (converted)
Caro is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Chambord by Fortino. He was born around 1967 in Ireland, and was bred by Countess Margit Batthyany.
Major wins
Prix d'Ispahan (1970)
Poule d'Essai des Poulains (1970)
Prix Ganay (1971)
Prix Dollar (1971)
Prix d'Harcourt (1971)
Leading sire in France (1977)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Caro (1967–1989) was a French Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred in Ireland, he was raced by Countess Margit Batthyany who later owned 1972 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner, San San.

Trained by Albert Klimscha, Caro won three Group One races, setting a new Longchamp course record for 2,100 meters in winning the 1971 Prix Ganay. Although successful in racing, Caro is best known as a sire in France, where he was the leading sire in 1977, and in the United States. Caro was sent to Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Kentucky in the late summer of 1977 where he was highly successful. He died there in 1989 and is buried in their equine cemetery. [1]. Caro sired 78 stakes winners including:

  • Nebos (b. 1976) - 1980 Horse of the Year in Germany, Champion Sire and Champion Broodmare Sire in Germany
  • Dr. Carter (b. 1981) - multiple Grade 1 winner
  • Caro's Love (b. 1984) - Broke a 38-year-old track record at Golden Gate Fields Ca, winning a mile race 1.33,running the fastest 2 turn mile in U.S.A history.

Caro was the broodmare sire of 134 stakes winners, including:

Pedigree of Caro
Grey Sovereign Nasrullah Nearco
Mumtaz Begum
Kong Baytown
Ranavalo Relic War Relic
Bridal Colors
Navarra Orsenigo
Chamossaire Precipitation Hurry On
Double Life
Snowberry Cameronian
Life Hill Solario Gainsborough
Sun Worship
Lady of the Snows Manna
Arctic Night



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