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Parth (horse)

Parth
Sire Polymelus
Dam Willia
Grandsire Cyllene
Damsire William The Third
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1920
Country France
Color Bay
Breeder D. M. Leahy
Owner A. Kingsley Macomber
Trainer James H. Crawford
Record Not found
Earnings Not found
Summary
Parth is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Willia by Polymelus. He was born around 1920 in France, and was bred by D. M. Leahy.
Major wins

Greenham Stakes (1923)
Great Jubilee Handicap (1924)
Churchill Stakes (1924)

French Classic Race wins:
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1923)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Parth (foaled 1920 in Ireland) was a Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the 1923 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. He was sired by Polymelus, the five-time Leading sire in Great Britain & Ireland. His dam was Willia, a daughter of William The Third whose wins included the 1902 Ascot Gold Cup.

Parth was owned by A. Kingsley Macomber, an American who maintained a sizeable racing operation in Europe and who had won the 1918 Preakness Stakes with War Cloud. Trained in England by James H. Crawford, in 1923 Parth finished third behind winner Papyrus in the Epsom Derby and was fourth in the St. Leger Stakes to winner, Tranquil.

Racing at age four, Parth's wins included the Great Jubilee Handicap at Kempton Park Racecourse and he ran second to Pharos in the Champion Stakes at Newmarket.

Kingsley Macomber purchased Haras du Quesnay breeding farm in Lower Normandy from William Kissam Vanderbilt and for the 1925 breeding season Parth was retired to stand at stud. As a sire, he met with limited success but did produce Davout, a winner of the 1936 Poule d'Essai des Poulains.

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