L’Alezane

L’Alezane was a gorgeous chestnut filly with a flaxen mane and tail. She was purchased as a yearling by Jean-Louis Levesque from E.P Taylor’s consignment at the 1976 Saratoga sales. The price was a very respectable $101,000, and came back to Canada to be trained by John “Yonnie” Starr. Levesque appropriately named her L’Alezane which translates to “The Chestnut” in

Read more

La Prevoyante

Throughout the nineteen sixties and seventies Jean-Louis Levesque was one of the most successful owners/breeders in Canadian racing. He built his racing stable with astute purchases of yearlings bred by E.P. Taylor when he began his foray into racing. From many of the yearling fillies he purchased, Levesque bred them to first class stallions once they became broodmares. He campaigned

Read more

Bahram

Undefeated horses hold a reverent mystique. The rarity of such an accomplishment provides a talking point for lively debate among thoroughbred fans. Triple Crown winners do likewise. Bahram was one of the very few to achieve ultimate status in both categories. As a matter of fact, Bahram was never seriously in danger of losing any of the nine races he

Read more

Urban Sea

There is a phenomenon of incredible proportion currently happening in racing. The Epsom and Irish Derbies of 2016 were won by the Aga Khan’s brilliant colt Harzand, who is sired by Epsom Derby winner Sea The Stars. The colts who finished second to Harzand, Idaho in the Irish Derby and U.S. Ranger in the Epsom Derby, are both sired by

Read more

Numbered Account

In the world of Thoroughbred racing there have been certain individuals who have been so remarkable that they are remembered with great affection and awe. Numbered Account was a champion on the track, a producer of grade one stakes winners, and is a very influential mare in the pedigrees of some of today’s champions. She was also one of the

Read more

Exterminator

Historical legends in racing take on a mystical quality over time. Exterminator was foaled one hundred and one years ago and much has been written about his legend. He was from a bygone era when horses raced more frequently and for longer careers. There were many prestigious races that were longer in distance than today. Soundness was vital to the

Read more

Kelso

In the long history of the turf only one horse has ever been awarded as “Horse of the Year” five times. To achieve such an unparalleled milestone, a horse would have to be consistently dominant for over three times the average career length most acclaimed champions raced. The one horse to do this incredible feat was the mighty Kelso, American

Read more
1 2 3 4 5 15