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Grand Armee (horse)

Grand Armee (born 31 August 1998) was a middle distance Australian Thoroughbred racehorse. He was a brown gelding bred by Newhaven Park Stud, New South Wales. Grand Armee was by Hennessy (USA), his dam Tambour (formerly Belle Force) won $132,200 and was by Marauding (NZ).[1]

He was trained by Gai Waterhouse.

Grand Armee's biggest win was in the 2003 Doncaster Handicap. He was also responsible for one of the big upsets on the Australian turf when he defeated Lonhro who was having his final race. Grande Armee had 31 starts for 13 wins, 10 seconds and 3 thirds, including seven Group One race wins and AUD$5,328,065.[1]

After finishing racing, Grande Armee began an eventing career with NSW rider, Tim Boland.

Major Wins

  • 2003 STC Ajax Stakes (1,500m, G3)
  • 2004 VRC LKS MacKinnon Stakes (2,000m, G1)
  • 2005 AJC Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2,000m, G1)

See also

Millionaire Racehorses in Australia


  1. 1.0 1.1 ASB - Grande Armee Retrieved on 2009-7-12


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