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Izvestia (horse)

Sire Icecapade
Dam Shy Spirit
Grandsire Nearctic
Damsire Personality
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1987
Country Canada
Color Grey
Breeder Kinghaven Farms
Owner Kinghaven Farms
Trainer Roger Attfield
Record 21: 11-2-2
Earnings $2,702,527
Izvestia is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Shy Spirit by Icecapade. He was born around 1987 in Canada, and was bred by Kinghaven Farms.
Major wins
Forerunner Stakes (1990)
Transylvania Stakes (1990)
Plate Trial Stakes (1990)
Queen's Plate (1990)
Prince of Wales Stakes (1990)
Breeders' Stakes (1990)
Molson Export Million (1990)
Canadian Turf Handicap (1991)
Eclipse Handicap (1991)
4th Canadian Triple Crown (1990)
Canadian 3-yr-Old Champion Colt (1990)
Canadian Champion Male Turf Horse (1990)
Canadian Horse of the Year (1990)
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (1999)
Izvestia Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on September 10, 2007

Izvestia (1987–1991) was a Thoroughbred racehorse who won the Canadian Triple Crown in 1990. A descendant of Nearco, his damsire Personality was the 1970 Co-American Horse of the Year. Owned and bred by Kinghaven Farms, the colt began racing in the United States, winning two Graded stakes races at the Keeneland Race Course in Kentucky. He was shipped north in the spring of 1990 to a base at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto from where he won the Triple Crown. Having won it a year earlier on With Approval, jockey Don Seymour became the only jockey in history to ride two Canadian Triple Crown winners.

Izvestia's career came to a tragic end on October 21, 1991 when he had to be humanely euthanized after breaking a left hind leg in three places while competing in the Rothmans International. In 1999, he was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame


External links

Izvestia's Triple Crown wins at YouTube:


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