Brentina, world championships dressage chestnut mare.
Brentina, world championships dressage chestnut mare.
Headley Britannia was already mentioned (eventing)
From my childhood, I recall watching Mill Pearl with Joe Fargis in the 1988 Olympics.
I just bought a young chestnut mare and I know I made the redhead jokes, but so far I am just amazed with her.
Terlingua. Racing. Dam of Storm Cat.
Azeri. Racing. 2002 Horse of the Year. Multiple champion older female.
Royal Flirt. Best Young Horse at Devon (hunter breeding)
Shenandoah Opal. Large pony hunter. Multiple AHSA national championships.
Touch of Class was bay. Mill Pearl was chestnut, also one of Joe's best jumpers.
Tomboy, ridden by Mary Mairs Chapot
All in showjumping:
Sapphire (Darco), two-time Olympic Team Gold Medalist with Mclain Ward
Cylana (Darco), 2012 Olympic partner of showjumping phenom Reed Kessler
Casadora (Indoctro), Top grand prix horse with Lauren Hough
Tierra (???), Grand Prix competitor with Laura Kraut
Myself de Breve (Quidam de Revel), Grand Prix competitor with Marie Hecart
*** This horse is one of my favorites to watch... 15.2 and such a little rubber ball!
Eleanor's Elf - the "wall eye" thing is likely a geographical difference (although maybe I'm getting old too ;)
Growing up in England, that's how a blue eye was referred to also. But in the states , I've never heard that term used.
Touch of Class was a bay with a white blaze.
To the OP, I think that the poster who mentioned Genuine Risk did not mention who she was because she thought everyone knew Genuine Risk. :D
Genuine Risk won the Ky Derby and would have won the Preakness has another jockey hit her int he eye with his whip. It was the cause of much disagreement why the other rider/horse was not disqualified, but he wasn't.
Sadly GR did not get in foal for many years, despite being bred to the top stallions in the US. She finally had one foal, who did not live up to his mom's talent.
--- And Winning Colos was a gray mare.
A chestnut mare who was famous in the 1980's was Mill Pearl who took Joe Fargis back to the Olympics and won a silver(?) bronze(?) medal in Seoul. She was an ISH and was as big as ToC was petite.
Regret, the first filly ever to win the Kentucky Derby was a chestnut. Genuine Risk, the second filly to win the Kentucky Derby was a chestnut. Rags to Riches, 2007 Belmont winner, also a chestnut. Weekend Surprise, daughter of Secretariat and dam to Summer Squall and AP Indy, another chestnut. Terlingua, another Secretariat daughter and dam to Storm Cat. Dear Birdie, 2004 TB broodmare of the year and dam to Birdstone. Mining My Own, dam of Kenucky Derby winner Mine That Bird. Life At Ten,recently retired million dollar earning race mare.
Thats just a few of the thoroughbreds :). I love red mares, especially red thoroughbred mares. So much so that I have one of my own. She's not famous yet, but maybe she will be someday.:love-struck:
As a chestnut mare myself, and the author of "Chestnut Mare, Beware," I'd like to nominate the star of my equine series and the star of my younger equine life, Brenda Starr, the flashiest and kindest chenstnut mare ever.
She was one of the first, if not the first, foals of the great TB hunter stallion, Sir Thomson. I got her as a five year old after she had supposedly flipped over with some big name trainer who had over faced her. I went to see her when I had a broken leg, so I didnt even get to ride jer. But she stuck that beautiful head out of her stall and looked at me and I was hooked.
Not the smartest way to buy a horse, but she went on to be the horse of a lifetime for me. She never refused a fence, no matter how badly I got her there. And she carted my timid self not only around the AA courses, but the AOs as well. Not only was she brave and kind, but beautiful too, especially over the top of a fence. She was always in the ribbons.
I am a huge fan of chestnut mares.
Did you ever breed Brenda Starr, Jody?
Ado Annie (ISH) ridden by Will Simpson.
Yes, three times. And each time a heartbreak. First time, she absorbed the foal at seven months (or so said the vet), the second time she bore a lovely son I named Petey after my trainer Peter Foley. He was a severe wobbler, died in my arms at seven months. And finally, she gave birth to a gorgeous colt named Roy, which was the biggest heartbreak of all since she died giving birth to him, he slept on my chest the first night of his life and at 17 months of age was operated on by Barbaros surgeon for an OCD lesion in his shoulder.
the vet didnt think he'd be sound, but he was.....until a bad case of EPM, which I got under control enough to ride him. He was the total package. Beautiful, kind, kick quiet etc. Then he nose dived twice with me, took him to Va Tech for yet another thorough neuro work up and the doctors word was: disaster. As In watch out when you even lead him. He had a narrowing in his neck vert possibly from another OCD lesion.
He has been a beautiful lawn ornament on my farm since. i spent years trying to find another Sir Thomson mare to breed so I could have at least at least a relative of Brenda Starr. All to no avail.
Apologies for the sob story. Sometimes life doesnt work out the way you want it to.
Blind Date :) And I am with those who say Touch of Class was bay.
Chris Evert (Swoon's Son), racehorse in the early 1970's, named after the tennis star. Her victories in the Filly Triple Crown earned her the title of Outstanding 3y/o Filly in 1974's Eclipse Awards. Her first foal, Six Crowns (Secretariat), was also chestnut and a decent broodmare.