Pentire (12 April 1992 – 20 November 2017) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire.

SireBe My Guest
GrandsireNorthern Dancer
DamGull Nook
DamsireMill Reef
CountryUnited States
BreederLord Halifax
Owner1) Mollers Racing
2) Shadai Farm
TrainerGeoff Wragg
Record18: 8-2-4
Major wins
Sandown Classic Trial (1995)
Dee Stakes (1995)
Predominate Stakes (1995)
King Edward VII Stakes (1995)
Great Voltigeur Stakes (1995)
Irish Champion Stakes (1995)
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1996)
Timeform rating: 132


Pentire was bred by Lord Halifax, he was purchased for 54,000 guineas by Mollers Racing, the racing stable Trust of brothers Eric and Budgie Moller.

Racing careerEdit

Trained by Geoff Wragg, at age two Pentire's best result in a conditions race was a third in the Richmond Stakes. At age three in 1995, the colt had an outstanding year that included twice beating the brilliant runner, Singspiel. Pentire made seven starts, winning six and earning a strong second to Lammtarra in Britain's most prestigious all-age race, the Group one King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes. In 1996, Pentire came back to a dominating win in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes and earned a Timeform rating of 132 for the second straight year.[1] On 6 October Pentire ran tenth to winner Helissio in the 1996 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in Paris and then in what would be his final race, finished eighth to Singspiel in the Japan Cup in Tokyo.

Stud careerEdit

Purchased for breeding purposes by Teruya Yoshida, owner of one of Japan's preeminent breeding operations, Shadai Farm, Pentire was retired to stud in 1997 at his owner's farm and also stood that year in New Zealand.

In 2004 he was sent to a breeding operation in Germany.

From 2005, Pentire was the foundation sire at Rich Hill Stud, Walton, New Zealand.

He sired over 300 winners and 25 stakes winners.[2] His most notable progeny include the New Zealand gallopers:


On 20 November 2017 Pentire died aged 25 at Rich Hill Stud in Waikato, New Zealand as a result of an internal tumour.[3]


Pedigree of Pentire
Be My Guest
Northern Dancer Nearctic Nearco
Lady Angela
Natalma Native Dancer
What a Treat Tudor Minstrel Owen Tudor
Rare Treat Stymie
Rare Perfume
Gull Nook
Mill Reef Never Bend Nasrullah
Milan Mill Princequillo
Virginia Water
Bempton Blakeney Hethersett
Windmill Girl
Hardiemma Hardicanute
Grand Cross


  1. ^ "Racing: Pentire bursts Classic bubble". 27 July 1996. Archived from the original on 2022-05-25.
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  3. ^ "Breeding industry lose prolific Pentire". Retrieved 21 November 2017.