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Gladiateur

Foaled: 1862    Died: 1876
Sire: Monarque    Dam: Miss Gladiator
Dam Sire: Gladiator    Sex: Horse
Colour: Bay   

Breeder(s):

Count Frederic de Lagrange

Trainer(s):

Harry Jennings
Thomas Jennings

Owner(s):

Count Frederic de Lagrange
Painting of Gladiateur
Painting of Gladiateur
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Dates & jockeys of important wins:

2000 Guineas
1865  Harry Grimshaw
Derby
1865  Harry Grimshaw
St Leger
1865  Harry Grimshaw
Other major race(s)
(featuring people in this database)
1866  Ascot Gold Cup   Harry Grimshaw

Description:

Gladiateur was the second in the history of these races to win the Triple Crown and the only French colt to do so. He is always known in racing circles as 'The Avenger of Waterloo'. Leggy, angular and not an handsome animal, Gladiateur nevertheless won 16 of his 19 starts in England and France. He was as lame as a cat over the winter and still backward when he scored in the 2000 Guineas, but won the remaining two Triple Crown races with ease. In France he won the Grand Prix de Paris and the French St Leger.

Gladiateur was not a success at stud, and, suffering from chronic navicular disease, he was put down at the age of 14. His tail is preserved at the National Horseracing Musuem in Newmarket.
 
Gladiateur's tail
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