Mrs Penny

Type: Ch filly

Sire/Dam: Great Nephew, Tananarive

Owner E Kronfeld


Mrs Penny was the outstanding two year old filly of 1979 completing a unique hatrick of wins in the Cherry Hinton Stakes (Gr3), Lowther Stakes (Gr2) and the Cheveley Park Stakes (Gr1). Unlike many precocious juveniles Mrs Penny trained on to be an equally talented three year old, and she started her season by being placed in both the English 1,000 Guineas (Gr1) and the Irish One Thousand Guineas.

Following those runs it was decided that it may be worth trying her at further and her wins the French Oaks (Gr1) at Chantilly and in the Prix Vermaille (Gr1) at Longchamp were among the best performances by a filly in the whole of 1980. Possibly her finest hour however, came in defeat when she ran the top class Ela Mana Mou to a length in a pulsating finish to the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Gr1) at Ascot.

Although Mrs Penny remained in training as a four year old she twice performed well below her true form and was shipped back to continue her racing career in the United States. Despite having every opportunity Mrs Penny never really hit the heights as a broodmare but will be remembered with great affection by all who were associated with her during her time at Kingsclere.