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La Troienne (FR)
 
 

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Bend Or





La Troienne b f 1926 (Teddy - Helene de Troie, by Helicon). Sire Line Bend Or. Family 1-x.

Without a doubt La Troienne was the most famous and influential broodmare in twentieth century America. She was bred in France by the highly respected Monsieur Marcel Boussac, who for many years was a leading owner and breeder.

Ulbrich reports she was sold at Newmarket's 1930 December Sales for 1,250 Guineas, in foal to Gainsborough. She was imported by Colonel E R Bradley to his Idle Hour Stock Farm. She is described as "the most important producer to be brought across the Atlantic Ocean in this century." McLean notes that she was "a small, plain mare, quite unlike her three-parts sister Adargatis, but she would transmit tremendous speed to her progeny and to their descendants."

La Troienne heads her own branch of Family 1, tracing to Tregonwell's Natural Barb Mare. According to the American Stud Book she was barren in 1950, 1951 and 1952 and died in 1953 [AmSB 21:696].

 
Pedigree
La Troienne Teddy Ajax Flying Fox
Amie
Rondeau Bay Ronald
Doremi
Helene de Troie Helicon Cyllene
Vain Duchess
Lady of Pedigree St Denis
Doxa
Race Record
 
La Troienne raced unsuccessfully in France, winning none of her four starts.
 
Notable Offspring
 
La Troienne produced fifteen foals, of which twelve raced, and ten were winners, including Baby League (dam of four stakes winners: Busher, Mr Busher, Striking, Harmonizing), Champion Black Helen (American Derby, Florida Derby, Maryland Handicap, CCA Oaks Stakes), Biologist (Albany Handicap), Big Hurry (Selima Stakes, dam of five stakes winners: Be Fearless, Bridal Flower, The Admiral, Great Captain, Searching), Bimelech (Belmont Stakes, Preakness Stakes, 2nd Kentucky Derby), Beseiged, Belle Histoire (dam of stakes winner Royal Record), Belle of Troy (dam of stakes winner Cohoes), Big Event (dam of stakes winner Hall of Fame), Businesslike (dam of two stakes winners: Busanda, Auditing), Broke Even, Bee Ann Mac (Selima Stakes), and the geldings Back Yard, and Trojan War. The foal by Gainsborough was put down as a yearling due to back problems.
 

Some of her notable descendants include Sea Hero (Champagne Stakes, Travers Stakes, Kentucky Derby), Go For Gin (Kentucky Derby, 2nd Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes), Striking (Schuylerville Stakes, Broodmare of the Year), Glowing Tribute (Broodmare of the Year), Private Account ( Widener Handicap, Gulfstream Park Handicap), Polish Navy (Champagne Stakes, Cowdin Stakes, Woodward Stakes), and Busanda (Suburban Handicap, Top Flight Handicap, Saratoga Cup twice, dam of Buckpasser).

 
Champions tracing to La Troienne include Easy Goer (Jockey Club Gold Cup, Wood Memorial Stakes, Belmont Stakes, Whitney Handicap, Woodward Handicap, Suburban Handicap, Travers Stakes, 2nd Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes), Woodman (Anglesey Stakes), Allez France (Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Prix de Diane), Outstandingly (Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes, Hollywood Starlet Stakes), Princess Rooney (Breeders Cup Distaff Stakes, Kentucky Oaks, Frizette Stakes, Vanity Handicap, Spinster Stakes), Buckpasser (Champagne Stakes, Flamingo Stakes, Arlington-Washington Futurity, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Brooklyn Handicap, Chicagoan Stakes, American Derby, Arlington Classic Handicap, Woodward Stakes, Travers Stakes, Lawrence Realization Stakes, Metropolitan Handicap, Suburban Handicap, San Fernando Stakes), Caerleon (Ascot Gold Cup, Prix du Jockey Club), Busher (Selima Stakes, Matron Stakes, Arlington Handicap, Santa Margarita Handicap, Hollywood Derby, Washington Park Handicap), Personality (Preakness Stakes, Jersey Derby, Wood Memorial Stakes, Woodward Stakes), Affectionately (Sorority Stakes, Spinaway Stakes, Correction Handicap twice, Top Flight Handicap, Vagrancy Handicap), But Why Not (Arlington Classic, Beldame Handicap), Oedipus (Brook Steeplechase Handicap twice, Grand National Steeplechase Handicap), Pleasant Tap (Breeders' Cup Sprint, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Suburban Handicap, 3rd Kentucky Derby), Numbered Account (Frizette Stakes, Gardenia Stakes, Matron Stakes, Selima Stakes, Spinaway Stakes, Spinster Stakes, Matchmaker Stakes), Turgeon (Irish St Leger Stakes, Prix Royal Oak), Straight Deal (Delaware Handicap, Top Flight Handicap, Vineland Handicap, Spinster Stakes), Relaxing (Ruffian Handicap, Delaware Handicap, Broodmare of the Year), Prairie Bayou (Preakness Stakes, 2nd Kentucky Derby), and Autobiography (Jockey Club Gold Cup, San Fernando Stakes).
 
Produce Record
 
1931 b f by Gainsborough [died 1932] Idle Hour Stock Farm
1932 b f Black Helen, by Black Toney Idle Hour Stock Farm
1933   barren Idle Hour Stock Farm
1934 ch g Biologist, by Bubbling Over Idle Hour Stock Farm
1935 b f Baby League, by Bubbling Over Idle Hour Stock Farm
1936 br f Big Hurry, by Black Toney Idle Hour Stock Farm
1937 b c Bimelech, by Black Toney Idle Hour Stock Farm
1938 b f Big Event, by Blue Larkspur Idle Hour Stock Farm
1939 br f Businesslike, by Blue Larkspur Idle Hour Stock Farm
1940 br f Besieged, by Balladier Idle Hour Stock Farm
1941 b c Broke Even, by Blue Larkspur Idle Hour Stock Farm
1942 ch g Back Yard, by Balladier Idle Hour Stock Farm
1943   barren Idle Hour Stock Farm
1944 b f Bee Ann Mac, by Blue Larkspur Idle Hour Stock Farm
1945 b f Belle Histoire, by Blue Larkspur Idle Hour Stock Farm
1946   barren Idle Hour Stock Farm
1947 br f Belle of Troy, by Blue Larkspur Greentree Stud Inc
1948 ch g Trojan War, by Shut Out Greentree Stud Inc
1949   barren Greentree Stud Inc
1950   barren Greentree Stud Inc
1951   barren Greentree Stud Inc
1952   barren Greentree Stud Inc
   

   
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