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Motrico (horse)

Motrico
Sire Radames
Dam Martigues
Grandsire Rabelais
Damsire Doricles
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1925
Country France
Color Bay
Breeder Maurice Labrouche
Owner Vicomte Max de Rivaud
Trainer Maurice d'Okhuysen
Record Not found
Earnings Estimated at over FF2,000,000
Summary
Motrico is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Martigues by Radames. He was born around 1925 in France, and was bred by Maurice Labrouche.
Major wins
Critérium de Saint-Cloud (1927)
Prix Miss Gladiator (1928)
Prix Boiard (1928)
Prix du Conseil Municipal (1929)
Prix du Prince d'Orange (1930 & 1932)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1930 & 1932)
Honors
Prix Motrico at Hippodrome Saint-Cloud
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on March 29, 2007

Motrico (1925-c.1951) was a French Thoroughbred racehorse who was the third of only six horses to ever win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on two occasions.

Named for a coastal town in the province of Guipúzcoa in Spain, Motrico was a descendant through his male line of English Triple Crown champion Flying Fox. He was five years old when he won the 1930 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and was then retired to stud duty. Less than successful as a sire, he was bought back to the race track in 1932 and in the fall became the oldest "Arc" winner when he claimed victory for a second time under jockey Charles Semblat.

As a sire, the best known of Motrico's offspring was Hanhof who won the 1944 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris and a grandson named Vulgan who became an important sire of Steeplechase horses. His last foal was born in 1950.

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