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La Prevoyante

La Prevoyante
Sire Buckpasser
Dam Arctic Dancer
Grandsire Tom Fool
Damsire Nearctic
Gender Filly
Foaled 1970
Country Canada
Color Bay
Breeder Jean-Louis Lévesque
Owner Jean-Louis Lévesque
Trainer Yonnie Starr
Record 39: 25-5-3
Earnings $572,417
Summary
La Prevoyante is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Arctic Dancer by Buckpasser. She was born around 1970 in Canada, and was bred by Jean-Louis Lévesque.
Major wins
Colin Stakes (1972)
Frizette Stakes (1972)
Selima Stakes (1972)
Matron Stakes (1972)
Spinaway Stakes (1972)
Schuylerville Stakes (1972)
Gardenia Stakes (1972)
La Troienne Stakes (1973)
Quebec Derby (1973)
Awards
U.S. Champion 2-Yr-Old Filly (1972)
Canadian Horse of the Year (1972)
Canadian Champion Older Female Horse (1974)
Honors
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (1976)
United States Racing Hall of Fame (1995)
La Prevoyante Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack
La Prevoyante Handicap at Calder Race Course
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

La Prevoyante (1970–1974) was a Canadian-bred Thoroughbred race horse elected to the Racing Halls of Fame in the United States and Canada. A filly, she was bred and owned by Jean-Louis Lévesque. Her sire was Buckpasser, a son of Tom Fool.

Racing in the United States at age two, La Prevoyante went undefeated, winning all 12 starts under jockey Jean LeBlanc en route to the 1972 Eclipse Award as American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly and the Sovereign Award as the Canadian Horse of the Year. In a rare occurrence, two two-year-olds topped the balloting for 1972 American Horse of the Year honors with Secretariat edging out La Prevoyante. Secretariat received the votes of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America and the Daily Racing Form, while La Prevoyante was chosen by the National Turf Writers Association. [1]

As a 3-year-old, La Prevoyante did not achieve the same success. She lost for the first time in her initial start, finishing second in a six-furlong race at Gulfstream Park. She took another second in the 1973 Kentucky Oaks and was third in the Canadian Oaks.

Her French Canadian owner brought La Prevoyante to his hometown of Montreal where she won the Quebec Derby at Blue Bonnets Raceway. Although the betting favorite, on a muddy track she finished well back the 1973 Queen's Plate at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.

In 1974, she won three consecutive sprint races at the Saratoga Race Course. Following the December 28, 1974 Miss Florida Handicap, La Prevoyante collapsed in the unsaddling area. She got back on her feet and was able to walk to the stables but collapsed again and died of a ruptured lung.

La Prevoyante was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 1976 and into the United States National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1995.

Pedigree of La Prevoyante
Sire
Buckpasser
Tom Fool Menow Pharamond
Alcibiades
Gaga Bull Dog
Alpoise
Busanda War Admiral Man o' War
Brushup
Businesslike Blue Larkspur
La Troienne
Dam
Arctic Dancer
Nearctic Nearco Pharos
Nogara
Lady Angela Hyperion
Sister sarah
Natalma Native Dancer Polynesian
Geisha
Almahmoud Mahmoud
Arbitrator

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