Jean Bereaud, circa 1913
|Breeder||David Gideon & John Daly|
1) John Daly|
2) Sydney Paget
|Jean Bereaud is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Carrie C. by His Highness. He was born around 1896 in the United States, and was bred by David Gideon & John Daly.|
American Classic Race wins:|
Belmont Stakes (1899)
|American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1898)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Jean Bereaud (foaled 1896 in New Jersey) was an American Thoroughbred Champion racehorse best known for winning an 1899 American Classic Race, the Belmont Stakes. He was bred by the partnership of David Gideon and John Daly at their Holmdel Stock Farm in Holmdel, New Jersey. His sire was His Highness who in 1891 became the first horse in American Thoroughbred racing history to win more than $100,000 in a single season. He was out of the mare, Carrie C., who was described by the New York Times as "one of the best of the high-class platers of her day."  Carrie C.'s sire was George L. Lorillard's undefeated colt, Sensation.
A top two-year-old, Jean Bereaud was conditioned for racing by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame trainer, Sam Hildreth. He was raced by John Daly until after his June 11, 1898 win in the Great American Stakes when he sold him to Sydney Paget, a transplanted Englishman who managed the racing operations of William Collins Whitney. For his new owner, the colt notably won the Great Trial Stakes and the second part of the Double Event at Sheepshead Bay Race Track. While Jean Bereaud's dominating performances diminished somewhat during the second half of 1898, he was still voted the retrospective American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt.
As a three-year-old, Jean Bereaud rebounded from his slow second half of 1898 and in May 1899 won the 26th running of the Withers Stakes at Morris Park Racecourse. Then, in the pre-U.S. Triple Crown era, set a new Morris Park track record of 2:23.00 for 1⅜ miles in winning the Belmont Stakes.
Retired to stud duty, Jean Bereaud was not a successful sire.