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'Lion d'Or'  167 cms Bay b.'83

Bay .'83. 16.2 h.h Thoroughbred, IHR fully approved.

Lion d'Or, (pictured at home).

Secretariat(USA) Champion 2 and 3y'old colt. Horse of the Year at 2 and 3 and Champion grass horse Winner of 16 races $1,316,308 Progeny: 661 foals,477 starters, 323 winners, earning $25.7-million. Sired the Champions; Lady's Secret Medaille d'Or (Lion's full bro.) Risin Star, Bluebrook etc.

Bold Ruler Champion sprinter, winner of 23 races. Champion Sire eight times & 5 times leading sire of 2yo, sire of Bold Lad etc.

Nasrullah Stakes winner & Champion sire.

Miss Disco Stakes winner & dam of 3 Stakes  winners

Somethingroyal Dam of 11 winners, four stakes winners including Champion sire Sir Gaylord

Princequillo Stakes winner & sire of Champion

Imperatrice Stakes winner of 11 races & bred 10 winners

Fanfreluche Champion 3y'old filly and Horse of the year in Canada. Group 1 winner of 11 races and $238,688. Dam of 14 winners from 18 foals, including three Champions. She is own sister to Night Shift, 2nd dam of the sire Montelimar and the 3rd dam of the sire Flying Spur (AUS).

Northern Dancer Champion 2 and 3 y'old. Horse of the Year Champion Sire of Niinsky, Saddlers Wells etc.

Neartic Horse of the Year & Champion sire

Natalma 3 wins and bred 10 winners, 3 Stakes winners

Ciboulette Group 1 winner of 14 races. dam of 7 winners, 3 Stakes winners incl. Group 1 sire Barachois and Champion sire Night Shift

Chop Chop Champion racehorse sire.

Windy Answer Stakes winner of 10 races and dam of 4 winners.


Lion d'Or was a Winner in Ireland at 3 years old and retired sound. He then stood at stud in Kentucky alongside his Group II winning full brother d'Accord, a stakes producing sire.

In racing, Lion d'Or's progeny in America have already won over 2 million dollars. These include Meryl's Myth $267,687, Bessiepunkindo $292,000, Miss Candystripe $211,000, My Kentucky Rose $112,095, Mr Goldbar $114,000 etc., in all 40% Winners to foals born.

Lion d'Or then passed his full veterinary examination when we bought him from America in 1997. He was immediately approved in open inspection at Portlaoise Equestrian Centre, among his first visiting mares were two International showjumpers together with show mares and Grade 'A' dams.

Lion d'Or's sire Secretariat (USA) is exceptionally beautiful and has been described as 'the perfect horse'. He is also a noted sire of jumpers including 'Quantum Leap' an International showjumper for USA, two approved sport horse sires in the USA, the 3rd highest rated 3-Day Event horse in the USA, an approved Zangersheide sire 'Seclusive', the leading sire 'National Zenith' ( 3/4 brother to Lion d'Or) approved in Sweden and an approved sire in Germany also successful in his 100 day performance test.

Secretariat (USA) is by Bold Ruler who sired Mighty Ruler winner showiumping of the North American Grand Prix, the Grand Prix of Mexico, the Nassau Grand Prix and jumped for America in the Pan Am Games.

Lion d'Or's dam Fanfreluche was so famous, she made headlines when she was kidnapped from her French Canadian owner but was thankfully returned unharmed!

Lion d'Or has a lovely temperament and is proving  fertile in both natural and AI covering.

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