La Prevoyante (CAN)

Bred in Canada by Jean-Louis Levesque, La Prevoyante was a champion in her home country as well as the United States. Undefeated in 12 starts as a juvenile in 1972, La Prevoyante won the Eclipse Award for Champion 2-Year-Old Filly, as well as the corresponding Sovereign Award that year, and was named Canadian Horse of the Year.

La Prevoyante (John LeBlanc up) in the winner's circle for the 1972 Spinaway at Saratoga (NYRA)
Inducted

1995

Foaled

1970

Sire

Buckpasser

Dam

Arctic Dancer

Damsire

Nearctic

Breeder

Jean-Louis Levesque

Owner

Jean-Louis Levesque

Trainer

Joseph "Yonnie" Starr

Career

1972-1974

Earnings

$572,417

Racing Record

39

Starts

Year Starts First Second Third Earnings
Year Sts 1 2 3 $
1972 12 12 0 0 $417109 $417,109
1973 14 7 3 2 $92428 $92,428
1974 13 6 2 1 $62880 $62,880

Biography

Bred in Canada by Jean-Louis Levesque, La Prevoyante was a champion in her home country as well as the United States. Undefeated in 12 starts as a juvenile in 1972, La Prevoyante won the Eclipse Award for Champion 2-Year-Old Filly, as well as the corresponding Sovereign Award that year, and was named Canadian Horse of the Year.

Levesque, who owned three harness tracks in Canada, turned the daughter of Buckpasser over to future Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Joseph “Yonnie” Starr. La Prevoyante won her career debut at Woodbine on May 3, 1972, and proved to be unbeatable throughout a magical campaign, winning at seven different tracks and claiming prizes such as the Schuylerville, Spinaway, Matron, Frizette, Selima, and Gardenia along the way.

La Prevoyante was finally defeated in the first start of her 3-year-old season in 1973, but she quickly rebounded with an allowance victory followed by a win in the La Troienne Stakes. She also won the Quebec Derby that year and finished second in the Kentucky Oaks and third in the Canadian Oaks.

As a 4-year-old, La Prevoyante won three consecutive allowance sprints at Saratoga to go with two victories at Woodbine and one at Hialeah to earn the Sovereign Award for Champion Older Female. La Prevoyante, however, suffered a fatal heart attack following the Miss Florida Handicap on Dec. 28, 1974.

La Prevoyante’s career record of 25-5-3 from 39 starts and earnings of $572,417 led her to be inducted as part of the inaugural Canadian Hall of Fame class in 1976. She earned the corresponding American honor in 1995.

Achievements

Eclipse Award Champion 2-Year-Old Filly — 1972
Sovereign Award Horse of the Year (Canada) — 1972
Sovereign Award Champion 2-Year-Old Filly (Canada) — 1972
Sovereign Award Champion Older Female (Canada) — 1974

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