- Corrida (horse)
Corrida Sire Coronach Grandsire Hurry On Dam Zariba Damsire Sardanapale Sex Mare Foaled 1932 Country France Colour Bay Breeder Marcel Boussac Owner Marcel Boussac. Racing colours: Orange, grey cap. Trainer John E. Watts Record 33: 13-?-? Major wins Prix Morny (1934)
Grand Prix de Marseille (1935 & 1936)
Prix du President de la Republique (1936)
Hardwicke Stakes (1936)
Prix d'Hedouville (1936)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1936 & 1937)
Grand International d'Ostende (1936 & 1937)
Grosser Preis von Reichshauptstadt (1937)
Honours Prix Corrida at Saint-Cloud Racecourse Horse (Equus ferus caballus) Last updated on 13 November 2011
Corrida (1932- probably 1944) was a French Thoroughbred racehorse who won races in France, Belgium, Germany and England and is regarded as one of the top fillies of the 20th Century worldwide. She is best known for her back-to-back wins in France's most prestigious horse race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
Corrida in Latin languages translates as bullfight, a name that aptly described this determined filly, who frequently took on the colts and won. At age two, she won the Prix Morny and was second by a head to Pampeiro in the Grand Critérium. At age three, owner Marcel Boussac shipped Corrida to England where trainer George Lambton prepared her at Newmarket Racecourse. Entered in the 1,000 Guineas and the Epsom Oaks, Corrida performed poorly, and after a third lackluster effort was returned to France. There, Corrida began to respond. She won the Grand Prix de Marseille at Hippodrome de Marseille Borely and had three good placings in major races including a third place in the 1935 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
In 1936, she blossomed into the most dominant horse in France. That year, Corrida won seven major races. In England, she captured the Hardwicke Stakes at Ascot Racecourse, then won the Grand International d'Ostende at Hippodrome Wellington, in Ostend, Belgium and in France the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, the Prix d'Hedouville, the Prix du Prince de Galles, and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and repeated her win in the Grand Prix de Marseille.
In 1937, Corrida returned to Belgium to win her second straight Grand International d'Ostende and traveled to Berlin, Germany, where she won the Grosser Preis von Reichshauptstadt. In October at Hippodrome de Longchamp in Paris, she continued to dominate the colts, becoming the first female horse to ever win the 1½ mile Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe twice.
Corrida was retired to her owner's Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard breeding farm in Neuvy-au-Houlme in Lower Normandy. She was bred to the champion sire Tourbillon and produced Coaraze, who won a number of important French races, including the Prix du Jockey Club and the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud. Coaraze would be her only offspring to survive the German occupation of France in World War II. Following the D-Day landing at Normandy by the Allied Forces, Corrida disappeared from the pasture at Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard during the Battle of the Falaise Gap. No trace of her was ever found.
- Corrida information at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (English language)
- France Galop profile of Corrida (French language)
- Corrida's pedigree and racing stats
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