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Arcangues

Arcangues

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
J. Bailey
Trainer: 
A. Fabre
Owner: 
Daniel Wildenstein
Breeder: 
Allez France Stables Ltd.

A stellar field of multiple graded stakes winners, including Bertrando, Marquetry, Best Pal, Devil His Due, and Colonial Affair gathered for the 1993 Classic at Santa Anita. Arcangues was not considered one of that distinguished group. Jockey Jerry Bailey, who picked up the mount at the last moment, said he could not understand the instructions offered in the paddock by French trainer Andre Fabre, and he could not pronounce the horse's name. So when Arcangues blew by Bertrando in deep stretch, he became the most improbable of Breeders' Cup winners.

Bailey, who seemed as shocked as everyone else, said he simply hugged the rail and hoped for the best.

At odds of 133-to-1, Arcangues rewarded his backers with $269.20; a record payoff for a Breeders' Cup race that may never be broken.

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  • 1993 Classic

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

1993 Classic

Lifetime Stats

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Previous Races

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Pedigree

Arcangues
Sagace (FR)
Luthier (FR)
Klairon
Flute Enchantee
Seneca (FR)
Chaparral
Schonbrunn
Albertine (FR)
Irish River (FR)
Riverman
Irish Star
Almyre
Wild Risk
Ad Gloriam

Career Highlights

March 12, 1988
Born in Kentucky.
May 30, 1993
Won Prix d'Ispahan.
November 6, 1993
Won Breeders' Cup Classic.
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March 12, 1988
Born in Kentucky.