Kincsem at Baden-Baden, after winning the
Grosser Preis von Baden. Herr Blaskovitch is
in the background with Prince Tassilo Festetics
Cambuscan ch c 1861 (Newmninster - The
Arrow, by Slane)
Romul ch c 1939 (Spiridion II - Rumba, by
Idomenus) won both the Jugoslovenski Derbi
and St. Leger in 1942. He is shown here
winning Bosko Jugovic race for two year olds
in 1941. Both Romul and his dam Rumba
were lost in WW II.
Tip Top ch c 1926 (Kármentő - Pajkos,
by Kokoro) was bred in Yugoslavia by
Djoka Dundjerski and campaigned by
his owner. He won the Jugoslovenski
Derbi in 1929.
Wicht b c 1957 (Caran D'Ache - Wappenau,
by Abendfrieden) won the Deutsches St.
Leger and the Grosser Preis Von Berlin.
Wicht and his brother Waldcanter were
considered the best of their generation.
ch f 1874 (Cambuscan - Water Nymph, by Cotswold). Sire Line
The legendary Kincsem ( whose name means "my treasure") was bred
in the Gestüt Tápiószentmárton, owned by Herr Ernst von Blaskovitch, and
foaled in Austria-Hungary. She was the unbeaten winner of fifty-four races from
the ages of two to five, in five different countries.
A grand racehorse she "galloped with her head close to the ground,"
and was said to often prefer to munch grass until her opponents were
well away. Her victories included the Magyar One and Two Thousand
Guineas Stakes, Oaks Stakes and St Leger Stakes, the Preis
der Jockey Club and the Emperor's Prize in Austria-Hungary, the
Kladruber Criterium in Czechoslovakia, the Grosser Preis
von Baden-Baden (thrice) and the Grosser Preis von Hannover in Germany,
the Grand Prix de Deauville in France, and the Goodwood Cup in England.
Her classics winning descendants include: Ashkhabad (ch c 1964 Steinadler) RUS D, Banat (b c 1925 Nubier) AUT 2G, Beregvolgy (ch c 1900 Bona Vista) AUT D, Calandria (br f 1926 Kircubbin) FR SL, Camelot (b c 2009 Montjeu) GB 2G, Capelan (bbr c 1953 Umiddad) SPA D, Direktor (ch c 1956 Dukat) HUN SL, Dicso (ch f 1906 Floriform) HUN 2G AUT 2G, Djurdjevka (ch f 1937 Money Maker) YUG D, Garlem (ch c 1963 Argonaut) RUS D, Gshatsk (b c 1984 Suzdal) RUS D, Keringo (b c 1901 Pardon) AUT 2G, Melvyn (b f 1936 Balbinus) HUN O, Morpeth (b c 1903 Morgan) AUT D HUN SL, Oberon (b c 1928 Orpheus) ITY D, Polygamy (b f 1971 Reform) GB O, Sajgo (b f 1920 Horkay) HUN O, Styrian (ch c 1904 Styx) AUT D, Szajko (br c 1936 Santorb) HUN SL, Vaduva (b f 1955 Petrus) ROM O, Vatinius (ch c 1918 Horkay) HUN D, Viglany (ch f 1900 Bona Vista) HUN 2G AUT O.
Ollyan-Nincs (b f 1883 Buccaneer) won the Magyar St Leger and produced a host of winning descendants in Eastern Europe. Siker (b f 1928 Light Hand) thrice won the prestigious Austria-Preis, and Surmacz (b c 1954 Salut) was most successful in Poland. Recent descendants of this mare include the Preis von Europa winner Well Made (br c 1997 Mondrian) and the Prix de Psyche winner Welluna (bbr f 1996 Lagunas).
Classics winners descending from her include: Eten (b c 1976 Anilin) RUS D, Falada (ch f 1920 Con Amore) GER O, Grom (b c 1903 Carlton) POL D, Impet (ch c 1932 Rheinwein) POL D, Jasna Pani (ch f 1906 Sac-a-Papier) RUS O, Kamaras (ch c 1938 Cagliostro) HUN 2G HUN D, Mosci Ksiaze (ch c 1910 Sac-a-Papier) HUN SL, Pajzan (b c 1925 Pazman) HUN 2G, Parola (ch f 1924 Pazman) HUN O AUT O, Reka (b f 1941 Cagliostro) HUN O HUN SL, Romul (ch c 1939 Spiridion) YUG D YUG SL, Rona (b f 1940 Mannamead) HUN O HUN SL, Rozica (b f 1957 Fantastic) ROM O, Satrap (br c 1926 Predicateur) ROM D, Sfarleaza (b f 1923 Chilperic) ROM O, Szentenczia (ch c 1894 Morgan) AUT 2G, Tip Top (ch c 1926 Karmento) YUG D, Tsimlyansk (c 2002 Swiss Desert) RUS D, Wahnfried (b c 1933 Flamboyant) GER SL, Walesiana (bbr f 1992 Star Appeal) GER 1G, Watson (b g 2004 Be My Chief) SWE SL, Wauthi (b c 1977 Authi) GER 2G GER SL, Well Proved (b f 1980 Prince Ippi) GER 1G, Wicht (ch c 1957 Caran d'Ache) GER SL, Widschi (b f 1968 Dschingis Khan) GER 2G, Wolke (ch f 1969 Grande) GDR D GDR O.
Kincsem's unraced daughter Kincs (ch f 1887 Doncaster) was the dam of Napfény (b f 1896 Dunure), winner of the Magyar Kancadíj (HUN O); she in turn the dam of the superlative Miczi (b f 1910 Mindig), winner of the Magyar Kancadíj (HUN O), Egyesített Nemzeti es Hazafi díj (HUN 2G), Österreichischer Stutenpreis (AUT O), Queen Elizabeth Prize and the King's Prize. Kincs was also the dam of Csókos-Asszony (ch f 1899 Gunnersbury), winner of the Trial Stakes (AUT 2G). A more recent descendant, Bank (br c 1945 Blanc), was a winner in Hungary and sired the HUN O winners Kolibri (gr f 1956) and Theba (gr f 1958). Bank's full sister, Piros Bugyelláris (b f 1948 Blanc) also won the Magyar Kancadíj (HUN O).
Kincsem's son Talpra Magyar (b c 1885 Buccaneer) never ran but in the stud he sired Tokio (b c 1892) who won the Grosser Preis von Baden, Grosser Preis von Nordrhein-Westfalen, Jubilaums Preis (thrice), Oesterreichisches Derby, Trial Stakes, Alagi díj and the Magyar St Leger.
Kincs-Or (ch c 1886 Doncaster) died before starting in the German Derby which he was generally thought to be able to win.
Despite the ravages of two world wars which
depleted her descendents, her bloodlines were still flourishing in Europe
in mid-twentieth century with Waldcanter (ch c 1956 Caran d'Ache),
winner of the Grosser Preis von Berlin, and his brother Wicht (ch c 1957
Caran d'Ache), also a winner of the Grosser Preis von Berlin as well as
the Deutsches St. Leger, both
considered the best of their generations.
Kincsem was a Hungarian national treasure, and the toast of Europe. Kincsem Park racecourse at Budapest is named after her and her statue is located at the park entrance. She died of colic following the birth of Kincs on her birthday at the age of thirteen.
|In 1876 she won the Erstes Criterium at Berlin, the Vergleichspreis at Hannover, the Criterium at Hamburg, the Erinnerungsrennen at Doberan, the Louisa-Rennen at Frankfurt, the Zukunfts-Rennen at Baden-Baden, the Burgerpreis at Oedenburg, the Rennen der Zweijahrigen at Budapest, the Kladruber-Preis at Vienna and the Kladruber Criterium at Prague.|
|In 1877 she won the Trial Stakes at Presburg, the Nemzeti díj at Budapest, the Hazafi díj at Budapest, the Oesterreichisches Derby at Vienna, the Trial Stakes at Vienna, the Kaiserpreis (1st Class) at Vienna, the Grosser Preis von Hannover, the Renard-Rennen at Hamburg, the Grosser Preis von Baden, the Waldchens-Rennen at Frankfurt, the Staatspreis at Oedenburg (twice), the Magyar St Leger at Budapest, the Stutenpreis at Budapest, the Freuendauer Preis at Vienna and both the Second and Third Classes of the Kaiserpreis at Prague.|
|In 1878 she won the Eroffnungsrennen at Vienna, the Praterpreis at Vienna, the Staatspreis at Presburg, both 1st and 2nd Classes of the Staatspreis at Budapest, the Kisberer-Preis at Budapest, both the 1st and 2nd Classes of the Staatspreis at Vienna, the Trial Stakes at Vienna, the Goodwood Cup, the Grand Prix de Deauville, the Grosser Preis von Baden, the Staatspreis at Oedenburg, the Ritterpreis at Budapest and the Stutenpreis at Budapest.|
|In 1879 she won the Staatspreis at Presburg, the Graf Karolyi-Stakes at Budapest, the 1st and 2nd Classes of the Staatspreis at Budapest, the 1st and 2nd Classes of the Staatspreis at Vienna, the Silberner Schild at Berlin, the Ehrenpreis des Landgrafen at Hessen, the Grosser Preis von Baden, the Staatspreis at Oedenburg, the Ritterpreis at Budapest and the Stutenrennen at Budapest.|