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Divine Proportions

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Sire  Kingmambo
Dam  Myth to Reality
Sex  Mare
Grandsire  Mr. Prospector
Damsire  Sadler's Wells
Foaled  2002

Divine Proportions (born 13 March 2002 in Kentucky) is a champion Thoroughbred race horse and winner of two French classics. She was bred by the Niarchos family. Of this horse it was once said: "Take her to the United States, take her to New Zealand, take her to Japan, and she will beat the lot of them’. Nine times out of ten, she did.

The dam of Divine Proportions is Myth to Reality, a Group 3 winning daughter of Sadler's Wells. Her sire is Kingmambo, whose dam was the dual Breeders' Cup winner Miesque.

During her racing career, ridden by Christophe Lemaire and trained by Pascal Bary, Divine Proportions was the winner of no fewer than five Group 1 races, including the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and the Prix de Diane. She won nine out of her ten races before being retired after sustaining a tendon injury following her only defeat (4th place) in the Group 1 Prix Jacques Le Marois. Her consistent performances at the highest level led to her being voted the Cartier Three-Year-Old European Champion Filly in 2005, following on from another such high accolade, when in 2004 she was awarded the Cartier's best 2 year old award.

In 2006 Divine Proportions was mated to Champion Sire Giant's Causeway and produced a bay colt. The colt was named Eightfold Path and won the Prix Eclipse in 2009. In 2007, she was mated to A.P. Indy

Stud Record

2007 Eightfold Path (USA) : Bay colt, foaled 1 February, by Giant's Causeway (USA) - won 4 races, including G3 Prix Eclipse at Chantilly; LR Grand Handicap de Deauville, and placed 3 times, including 3rd G3 Prix La Rochette at Longchamp, from 13 starts in France 2009-2012

2014 Diodorus (IRE) : Bay colt, foaled 9 May, by Galileo (IRE) - placed third only outing to date (11/08/16) in Ireland 2016

2016 Nefertiti (IRE) : filly by Galileo (IRE)

References

Divine Proportions Wikipedia


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