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Hector Protector

Hector Protector
Sire Woodman
Dam Korveya
Grandsire Mr. Prospector
Damsire Riverman
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1988
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Flaxman Holdings Ltd
Owner Stavros Niarchos
Trainer Francois Boutin
Record 12: 9-0-0
Earnings £590,086
Hector Protector is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Korveya by Woodman. He was born around 1988 in the United States, and was bred by Flaxman Holdings Ltd.
Major wins
Prix La Flèche (1990)
Prix de Cabourg (1990)
Grand Critérium (1990)
Prix Morny (1990)
Prix de la Salamandre (1990)
Poule d'Essai des Poulains (1991)
Prix de Fontainebleau (1991)
Prix Jacques Le Marois (1991)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Hector Protector (foaled 1988 in Kentucky) is an American-bred Thoroughbred racehorse who competed primarily in France. Owned and bred by Stavros Niarchos, he was conditioned for racing by Francois Boutin.

At age two, under jockey Freddy Head, Hector Protector won three Group One races, the 1990 Grand Critérium, Prix Morny, and the Prix de la Salamandre. Ridden by Head at age three, the colt finished fourth to winner Generous in the 1991 Epsom Derby in England. Back in France, he won two more Group Ones, the 1991 Poule d'Essai des Poulains and the Prix Jacques Le Marois.

Retired from racing, Hector Protector was purchased by Zenya Yoshida, the prominent Japanese horseman and owner of Shadai Farm in Shiraoi, Hokkaido. Yoshida brought him to stand at stud in Japan.



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