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La Prevoyante

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La Prevoyante (NYRA)
La Prevoyante
Induction Year: 
1995
Foaled: 
1970
Breeder: 
Jean-Louis Levesque
Owner: 
Jean-Louis Levesque
Trainer: 
Joseph "Yonnie" Starr
Sire: 
Buckpasser
Dam: 
Arctic Dancer
Damsire: 
Nearctic
Career Years: 
1972-1974
Starts: 
39
First: 
25
Second: 
5
Third: 
3
Earnings: 
$572,417.00

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Bio

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 also 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 stakes 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 was inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in 1995.

 

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