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Levmoss

Levmoss
Sire Le Levanstell
Dam Feemoss
Grandsire Le Lavandou
Damsire Ballymoss
Gender Colt
Foaled 1965
Country Ireland
Color Bay
Breeder Seamus McGrath
Owner Seamus McGrath
Trainer Seamus McGrath
Record 11: - 8 - ? - ?
Earnings £142,226
Summary
Levmoss is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Feemoss by Le Levanstell. He was born on 1965 in Ireland, and was bred by Seamus McGrath.
Major wins
Oxfordshire Stakes (1968)
Prix du Cadran (1969)
Ascot Gold Cup (1969)
K. George VI & Q. Elizabeth Stakes (1969)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1969)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on September 27, 2008


Levmoss (1965-1977) was an Irish-bred and Irish-trained thoroughbred racehorse whose career lasted from 1967 to 1969.

His defeat of Park Top in the 1969 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was a bodyblow to those who claim that horses who win long-distance races are too slow to do anything else. He had already won the Ascot Gold Cup and the Prix du Cadran that year, but he had enough pace when dropped back to one and a half miles to beat not only Park Top, but three other classic winners in Blakeney, Prince Regent and Crepellana. He had also beaten Park Top in 1968, in the Oxfordshire Stakes at Newbury, and that year also won the two-mile Leopardstown Handicap and was placed in the French St. Leger, the Queen's Vase and the Lingfield Derby Trial. As a two-year-old he won once from two starts. Levmoss went to stud as a five-year-old after accumluating eight wins worth £142,226. He stood for most of his life in Ireland, where he had been trained by Seamus McGrath, but moved to France for the 1977 season and died that year. The Irish St. Leger winner M-Lolshan and Prix du Cadran winner Shafaraz were his two best winners.

References

  • The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing - written by Bill Mooney and George Ennor




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