Caro (horse)

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Caro (1967–1989) was an Irish-bred, French-trained Thoroughbred racehorse.

Caro
SireFortino
GrandsireGrey Sovereign
DamChambord
DamsireChamossaire
SexStallion
Foaled1967
CountryIreland
ColourGrey
BreederMargit Batthyany
OwnerMargit Batthyany
TrainerAlbert Klimscha
Record18: 6-6-3
EarningsUS$373,040 (converted)
Major wins
Prix d'Ispahan (1970)
Poule d'Essai des Poulains (1970)
Prix Ganay (1971)
Prix Dollar (1971)
Prix d'Harcourt (1971)
Awards
Leading sire in France (1977)

Background

Caro was a grey horse, standing 16.3 hands (67 inches, 170 cm). He was bred in Ireland by his owner, Countess Margit Batthyany, and trained in France with Albert Klimscha

Racing career

As a three-year-old in 1970, Caro won the Poule d'Essai des Poulains after the disqualification of Faraway Son. He then defeated older horses in the Prix d'Ispahan and was third in the Prix du Jockey Club. In the following year, he won the Prix d'Harcourt and the Prix Dollar and set a course record for 2,100 metres at Longchamp in winning the Prix Ganay. He also finished second to Mill Reef in the Eclipse Stakes. He was rated the French champion older male of 1971 with a Timeform rating of 133.

Stud record

Although successful in racing, Caro is best known as a sire both in France, where he was the leading sire in 1977, and in the United States. Caro was sent to Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Kentucky in the late summer of 1977, where he was highly successful. He died there in 1989 and is buried in their equine cemetery. Caro sired 78 stakes winners including:

Caro was the broodmare sire of 134 stakes winners, including:

Pedigree

Pedigree of Caro
Sire
Fortino (FR)
1959
Grey Sovereign (GB)
1948
Nasrullah Nearco
Mumtaz Begum
Kong Baytown
Clang
Ranavalo (FR)
1954
Relic War Relic
Bridal Colors
Navarra Orsenigo
Nervesa
Dam
Chambord (GB)
1955
Chamossaire (GB)
1942
Precipitation Hurry On
Double Life
Snowberry Cameronian
Myrobella
Life Hill (GB)
1940
Solario Gainsborough
Sun Worship
Lady of the Snows Manna
Arctic Night

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