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Pilsudski (IRE)

Pilsudski (IRE)

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
W. Swinburn
Trainer: 
Sir M. Stoute
Owner: 
Lord A. Weinstock & Exors of late S. Weinstock
Breeder: 
Ballymacoll Stud Farm Ltd.

The globetrotting Pilsudski only made one Breeders’ Cup appearance, and like he did in many countries, he left his mark. The late-maturing Irish-bred managed to win only two races in his first two seasons, but had a breakout year in 1996. In his fourth start, he was teamed up with jockey Walter Swinburn who survived an early season accident in Hong Kong where he was nearly killed. They joined forces to win a Group 3 in Ireland, a Group 1 in Germany and, at 22 to 1, finished 2nd in the prestigious Prix de l’ Arc de Triomphe in France prior to their Breeders’ Cup start.


In a star-studded field, Pilsudski went off at odds of 14 to 1. Swinburn tucked him in behind horses and waited patiently for an opening and when he saw daylight they swept through and held quality runners Singspiel and Swain at bay to the wire.

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  • 1996 Longines Turf

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

1996 Turf

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Pilsudski (IRE)
Polish Precedent
Danzig
Northern Dancer
Pas de Nom
Past Example
Buckpasser
Bold Example
Cocotte (GB)
Troy (GB)
Petingo (GB)
La Milo
Gay Milly (FR)
Mill Reef
Gaily

Career Highlights

May 28, 1996
Scores his first stakes win in the Group 3 Royal Stakes at The Curraugh in Ireland.
October 26, 1996
Wins Breeders’ Cup Turf.
November 23, 1997
Win Japan Cup by a neck to finish his career with earnings of $4,080,297.
1996
1997
1998
May 28, 1996
Scores his first stakes win in the Group 3 Royal Stakes at The Curraugh in Ireland.

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