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Ksar (horse)

Ksar, 1921
Sire Bruleur
Dam Kizil Kourgan
Grandsire Chouberski
Damsire Omnium II
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1918
Country France
Color Chestnut
Breeder Evremond de Saint-Alary
Owner Madame Edmond Blanc
Trainer Walter R. Walton
Record 15: 11-3-0[1]
Earnings 1,562,025 FF[1]
Ksar is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Kizil Kourgan by Bruleur. He was born around 1918 in France, and was bred by Evremond de Saint-Alary.
Major wins
Prix de la Salamandre (1920)
Prix Royal-Oak (1921)
Prix Hocquart (1921)
Prix du Jockey Club (1921)
Prix Lupin (1921)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1921 & 1922)
Prix du President de la Republique (1922)
Prix du Prince d'Orange (1922)
Prix du Cadran (1922)
Prix des Sablons (1922)
Leading sire in France (1931)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on 2 December 2009

Ksar (1918-1937) was a French Thoroughbred racehorse who had back-to-back wins in France's most prestigious horse race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Bred by Evremond de Saint-Alary at his Haras de Saint Pair du Mont in Normandy, Ksar was purchased by the renowned French horseman Edmond Blanc. He died in 1920, and his widow raced Ksar, beginning at age two when he won the Prix de la Salamandre at Longchamp Racecourse. At age three, Ksar was the dominant horse in France, winning five major races, including the coveted Prix du Jockey Club and the first of his two consecutive Prix de l'Arc de Triomphes. Ksar continued his dominance at age four, winning his second Arc and adding the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Prix du President de la Republique).

As a sire

Ksar was retired after his four-year-old racing season with an impressive 11-3-0 record in his fourteen career starts. At stud at his owner's Haras de Jardy, Ksar was an influential sire. His son Le Ksar won England's 2,000 Guineas, and through his most noted son Tourbillon, Ksar was the leading sire in France in 1931. He also sired the filly Diademe, who won in England and France, as well as the successful Spanish broodmare Maravilla. Among Ksar's grandsons are Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winners Djebel (1942) and Caracalla (1946). Ksar was also the damsire of the 1941 Arc winner and Three-Year-Old Champion Le Pacha.

In his later years, Ksar was sold to American breeding interests and stood at stud at Montana Hall Stud in Virginia, where he produced a number of international show jumping horses until his death in 1937 at age nineteen.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ahnert, Rainer L. (editor in chief), Thoroughbred Breeding of the World, Pozdun Publishing, Germany, 1970

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