Izvestia (horse)

Izvestia (horse)

Thoroughbred racehorse infobox
horsename = Izvestia


caption =
sire = Icecapade
grandsire = Nearctic
dam = Shy Spirit
damsire = Personality
sex = Stallion
foaled = 1987
country = Canada flagicon|Canada
colour = Grey
breeder = Kinghaven Farms
owner = Kinghaven Farms
trainer = Roger Attfield
record = 21: 11-2-2
earnings = $2,702,527
race = Forerunner Stakes (1990)
Transylvania Stakes (1990)
Plate Trial Stakes (1990)
Queen's Plate (1990)
Prince of Wales Stakes (1990)
Breeders' Stakes (1990)
Molson Export Million (1990)
Canadian Turf Handicap (1991)
Eclipse Handicap (1991)
awards= 4th Canadian Triple Crown (1990)
Canadian 3-yr-Old Champion Colt (1990)
Canadian Champion Male Turf Horse (1990)
Canadian Horse of the Year (1990)
honours = Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (1999)
Izvestia Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack
updated= September 10, 2007

Izvestia (1987-1991) was a Thoroughbred racehorse who won the Canadian Triple Crown in 1990. A descendant of Nearco, his damsire Personality was the 1970 Co-American Horse of the Year. Owned and bred by Kinghaven Farms, the colt began racing in the United States, winning two Graded stakes races at the Keeneland Racecourse in Kentucky. He was shipped north in the spring of 1990 to a base at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto from where he won the Triple Crown. Having won it a year earlier on With Approval, jockey Don Seymour became the only jockey in history to ride two Canadian Triple Crown winners.

Izvestia's career came to a tragic end on October 21, 1991 when he had to be humanely euthanized after breaking a left hind leg in three places while competing in the Rothmans International. In 1999, he was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame

References

* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CE3D91438F932A15753C1A967958260 New York Times report on Izvestia's death]
* [http://www.pedigreequery.com/izvestia Izvestia's pedigree and racing stats]
* [http://www.canadianhorseracinghalloffame.com/thoroughbred/1999/Izvestia.asp Izvestia's profile at the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame]

External links

Izvestia's Trple Crown wins at YouTube:
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuVrFyr7jzM Video at YouTube of the 1990 Queen's Plate]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWtoM0ja7GU&mode=related&search= Video at YouTube of the 1990 Prince of Wales Stakes]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyFQnO0z2_A&mode=related&search= Video at YouTube of the 1990 Breeders Stakes]


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