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Peintre Celebre

Peintre Celebre
Sire Nureyev
Dam Peinture Bleue
Grandsire Northern Dancer
Damsire Alydar
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1994
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Allez France Stables
Owner Daniel Wildenstein
Trainer André Fabre
Record 7: 5-1-1
Earnings £935,001
Peintre Celebre is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Peinture Bleue by Nureyev. He was born around 1994 in the United States, and was bred by Allez France Stables.
Major wins
Prix Greffulhe (1997)
Prix du Jockey Club (1997)
Grand Prix de Paris (1997)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1997)
European Horse of the Year (1997)
European Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1997)
Timeform rating: 139
French Horse Racing Hall of Fame
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on June 22, 2007

Peintre Celebre, (foaled 1994), is a champion thoroughbred racehorse.

Bred and owned by Daniel Wildenstein (1917-2001), the renowned French art dealer and highly successful horseman, Peintre Celebre came from a line of outstanding thoroughbreds. He was a son of Nureyev, France's champion miler in 1980, who was in turn the son of the great Northern Dancer. Trained by André Fabre, Peintre Celebre was sparsely raced as a two year old, entering only two races, winning one and finishing third in the other.

In 1997, at age three, the horse began to show his greatness on the racetrack, winning the French Derby and the Grand Prix de Paris before facing the best horses in Europe in France's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Ridden by jockey Olivier Peslier, Peintre Celebre ran away from the field, winning the 1½ mile race by five lengths and breaking the track speed record by an astonishing 3.4 seconds. His victory made him only the second horse after Le Pacha in 1941 to win all three of the French Classic Races open to colts.

Peintre Celebre raced only five times that year, winning four and finishing second by a neck in a race where he had been boxed in. Despite the limited number of races, he was named European Horse of the Year and the International Classification rated him world champion that year.

Before the 1998 racing season, Peintre Celebre suffered a career-ending injury and was retired to breeding at Coolmore Stud in Fethard, County Tipperary, Ireland.

Pedigree of Peintre Celebre
Northern Dancer Nearctic Nearco
Lady Angela
Natalma Native Dancer
Special Forli Aristophanes
Thong Nantallah
Rough Shod II
Peinture Bleue
Alydar Raise a Native Native Dancer
Raise You
Sweet Tooth On-and-On
Plum Cake
Petroleuse Habitat Sir Gaylord
Little Hut
Piencia Le Haar
Petite Saguenay



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