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Blanc, Edmond (1856 - 1920)

Breeder (B),  Owner (O)

Description:

Edmond Blanc, whose father made a huge fortune taking bets in Germany, registered his colours in France in 1877. Two years later the very first thoroughbred he bought won the Grand Prix de Paris, a race Blanc won on six further occasions. He also owned three winners of the French Derby. However the contest that he yearned to win above all others was the Epsom Derby and it is doubtful that he was consoled by being runner-up three times.

Blanc had a large breeding establishment in France, at which the most important stallion to stand was Flying Fox, whom he bought for the then enormous sum of 37,500 guineas. It was money well spent. Blanc died in 1920, the year in which the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was fisrt run. In 1921 and 1922 the colt Ksar, who had won the French Derby, was a winning favourite, campaigned by his widow.

Important successes:

Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Eclipse Stakes, Sandown Park  Val d'Or   1905   (O)
Eclipse Stakes, Sandown Park  Val d'Or   1905   (B)
 

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