Comrade (horse)

Comrade (1917–1928) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse who won the first-ever running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in 1920.

SireBachelor's Double
CountryGreat Britain
BreederLudwig Neumann
OwnerEvremond de Saint-Alary
TrainerPeter Gilpin
Record8: 6-1-0
EarningsUS$79,995 (equivalent)
Major wins
Trial Stakes (1920)
Grand Prix de Paris (1920)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1920)
Last updated on 24 January 2007

Owned by the Evremond de Saint-Alary whose stable raced in England and France, Comrade was purchased for only 26 guineas.[1] Trained by the renowned British horse trainer Peter Gilpin, Comrade won all three of his races as a two-year-old in 1919. In July 1920 the three-year-old Comrade won the most important race in France at the time, the Grand Prix de Paris. He returned to France in October and was ridden to victory by jockey Frank Bullock in the inaugural running of what is now France's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, beating the six-year-old King's Cross by a length.

According to France Galop, Comrade was the best middle-distance runner of his generation.