Peintre Celebre

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Peintre Celebre (17 March 1994 – 19 October 2018) was an American-bred, French-trained champion thoroughbred racehorse. He won the French Derby and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in 1997.

Peintre Celebre
Racing silks of Daniel Wildenstein
GrandsireNorthern Dancer
DamPeinture Bleue
Foaled17 March 1994
CountryUnited States
BreederAllez France Stables
OwnerDaniel Wildenstein
TrainerAndré Fabre
Record7: 5-1-1
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: 137
Last updated on 12 July 2022


Peintre Celebre was bred and owned by Daniel Wildenstein (1917–2001), the French art dealer and 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. He was trained by André Fabre.

Racing career

Peintre Celebre was lightly 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 won 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 3.4 seconds. His victory made him only the second horse after Le Pacha in 1941 to complete that treble.

Peintre Celebre raced five times that year, winning four starts and finishing second by a neck in a race where he was boxed in. He was named European Horse of the Year, and the International Classification rated him the best in the world that year.

Stud career

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 and Shuttled to Australia in 1998-2003, and in Japan for one Season in 2001. His offspring include Pride, Byword and Collection (Hong Kong Derby). Pensioned from stud duties in 2014 and died on 19 October 2018.


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