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Kincsem (pron. keen-tshem), the Hungarian bred racing horse won all of her 54 races! People just remember her as the 'Undefeatable'.

Kincsem (pron. keen-tshem), the Hungarian bred racing horse won all of her 54 races! People just remember her as the 'Undefeatable'.

Kincsem was the toast of five European nations during her illustrious racing career.

Kincsem

Thoroughbred Heritage web site with portraits of famous thoroughbreds.

Kincsem's daughter,

KINCSEM: THE MYSTERY AND MAJESTY OF AN IMMORTAL

I have wanted to write about this great thoroughbred since THE VAULT first opened its doors, but the available information about KINCSEM was scarce and, well, boring….. Then three great finds…

Kincsem by Harry Hall

Kincsem by HarryHall

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original 19th century bronze Race Horse Kincsem by Isidore Bonheur

original 19th century bronze Race Horse Kincsem by Isidore Bonheur

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Kincsem (Cambuscan GB x Water Nymph by Cotswold), a 19th Century Hungarian Thoroughbred mare (owned and bred by Ernst von Blaskovich), actually won 54 horse races in 54 starts. In fact, in a half-dozen races against both male and female horses, Kincsem won walk-overs, as her opponents failed to line up against her at the starting line.

Kincsem (Cambuscan GB x Water Nymph by Cotswold), a 19th Century Hungarian Thoroughbred mare (owned and bred by Ernst von Blaskovich), actually won 54 horse races in 54 starts. In fact, in a half-dozen races against both male and female horses, Kincsem won walk-overs, as her opponents failed to line up against her at the starting line.

It was said that KINCSEM ran low to the ground, as she is pictured here and kept her head down until she hit the finish, ears whirling like egg-beaters.

KINCSEM: THE MYSTERY AND MAJESTY OF AN IMMORTAL

I have wanted to write about this great thoroughbred since THE VAULT first opened its doors, but the available information about KINCSEM was scarce and, well, boring….. Then three great finds…

Kincsem (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈkintʃɛm]; Hungarian for "My Precious" or "My Treasure"; 1874–1887) was the most successful Thoroughbred race horse ever, having won 55 races for 55 starts. Foaled in Kisbér, Hungary in 1874, she is a national icon, and is revered in other parts of the world, too. Over four seasons she won all her races against both female and male company at various race tracks across Europe, a record still unbeaten.

Kincsem (1874-1887) - Find A Grave Memorial

European Champion Racehorse. After more then a century, she is deemed the best racehorse to have ever lived. Foaled in Hungary, her record 54 straight wins without a loss occurred during her age span beginning at two and ending at five. She ran against all entries, without distinction as to male or female and performed...

A steel engraving of KINCSEM. Date unknown.

September 2013 – THE VAULT: Horse racing past and present

1 post published by THE VAULT: horse racing past and present during September 2013