All Along

All Along

Grand Sire:
Dam Sire:
Vieux Manoir
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Daniel Wildenstein
Daniel Wildenstein
Patrick Biancone
Walter Swinburn

Major Race Wins
Prix Penelope (1982)
Prix Maurice de Nieuil (1982)
Prix Vermeille (1982)
Washington, D.C. International (1983)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1983)
Turf Classic (1983)
Rothmans International (1983)

Awards / Honors
American Horse of the Year (1983)
Champion Older Mare in France (1983)
American Champion Female Turf Horse (1983)
Co-Champion Older Mare in France (1984)
United States Racing Hall of Fame (1990)

All Along was a champion Thoroughbred racehorse that was foaled in France. She was one of the top fillies of the last part of the 20th century, racing mostly in Europe.

A granddaughter of the great Round Table, she was owned by Daniel Wildenstein (1917–2001), the renowned French art dealer and highly successful horseman. All Along was shipped to France to be trained by Patrick-Louis Biancone. As a two-year-old, the filly raced only one time and won. The following year, she competed on turf courses in France, England, and in Japan, winning numerous prestigious races. However, it was as a four-year-old that All Along became a world champion. She was voted the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Female Turf Horse and became the first ever filly to win the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year since the voting system had been implemented in the 1970s. She joined the like of the great females such as Regret, Busher (horse), Moccasin (horse) (the only 2-year-old female to have ever been given such honors), and Beldame to name a few.

Ridden by jockey Walter Swinburn, All Along began 1983 by winning France's most famous race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. She was immediately shipped to Toronto, Canada and won the Rothmans International at Woodbine Racetrack. Two weeks later, she won the Turf Classic at Aqueduct Racetrack in Jamaica, New York by 8 3/4 lengths, then won the Washington, D.C. International at Laurel, Maryland. Four consecutive wins against the best horses in the world all occurred within just 41 days. She was the first horse to win the three prestigious North American races in a row, netting a million-dollar bonus for her owners and ultimately Horse of the Year honors in both France and the United States.

In 1984, she competed in only four races, including a close second in the inaugural Breeders' Cup Turf before retiring as a broodmare to the Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Kentucky. She died in 2005 and was buried in the cemetery at the Old Bradley Place division of Three Chimneys Farm.

All Along was inducted in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1990. In the Blood-Horse magazine ranking of the top 100 U.S. Thoroughbred champions of the 20th Century, All Along was ranked #68.

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