Allez France

Allez France (May 24, 1970 – December 11, 1989) was an American-bred, French-trained Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare.

Allez France
GrandsireDan Cupid
DamPriceless Gem
DamsireHail To Reason
CountryUnited States
BreederBieber-Jacobs Stable
OwnerDaniel Wildenstein
TrainerAlbert Klimscha
Angel Penna, Sr. (at age 4)
Record21: 13-3-1
Major wins
Critérium des Pouliches (1972)
Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (1973)
Prix de Diane (1973)
Prix Vermeille (1973)
Prix Ganay (1974, 1975)
Prix d'Ispahan (1974)
Prix Foy (1974, 1975)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1974)
Prix Dollar (1975)
Prix Allez France at Chantilly Racecourse
Last updated on August 25, 2008


Allez France was a bay mare bred in Kentucky by Bieber-Jacobs Stable. She became his first important horse owned by the French art dealer Daniel Wildenstein and the spur for his substantial investment in racehorses and bloodstock. For his horses in France, Wildenstein operated Dayton Investments Limited. For those in the United States, he owned the Allez France Stables.

Racing careerEdit

During her racing career from age two to five, Allez France was the pre-eminent filly in France, rivaled only by Dahlia (in six meetings however, Allez France was never beaten by Dahlia). In 1974, under new trainer Angel Penna, Sr., she went undefeated and won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, France's most prestigious horse race. She was crowned French Horse of the Year. See

As a six-year-old, Allez France was sent to race in the United States but, as was the case in other races outside France, she did not do well. In 1976, she was retired as a broodmare to Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky.

Achievement and assessmentEdit

Allez France was the first filly in Thoroughbred horse racing history to earn $1 million, according to the United States National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.[1] However, Sports Illustrated says that Dahlia was "the first filly to win $1 million (just before Allez did it)",[2] and the U.S. National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame contradicts itself by saying that Dahlia was "the first female Thoroughbred to earn $1 million."[3]

Breeding recordEdit

Allez France was the dam of the successful sire Air De France (1984–2004), who sired 11 stakes winners with a total of 34 stakes wins.[4]

  • 1980 Ave France (USA) : Bay filly by Seattle Slew (USA) - unraced
  • 1984 Air de France (USA) : Brown colt, foaled 7 March, by Seattle Slew (USA) - won 1 race from two starts in France, successful sire in Australia
  • 1985 Action Francaise (USA) : Brown filly by Nureyev (USA) - won two races including the G3 Prix de Sandringham at Chantilly from 4 starts in France and England 1988

After her death, Allez France was honored by being buried next to Man O' War and other greats at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington, Kentucky.


Pedigree of Allez France, bay mare 1970
Sea-Bird (FR)
Dan Cupid (USA)
Native Dancer Polynesian
Vixenette Sickle
Lady Reynard
Sicalade (FR)
Sicambre Prince Bio
Mamelade Maurepas
Priceless Gem (USA)
Hail To Reason (USA)
Turn-To Royal Charger
Source Sucree
Nothirdchance Blue Swords
Galla Colors
Searching (USA)
War Admiral Man o' War
Big Hurry Black Toney
La Troienne (Family 1-x)


  1. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2012-08-06.
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  4. ^ ASB - Air De France Retrieved on 2009-7-7

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