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- Profile of a Champion
After arriving to great fanfare (as the photos throughout show) Beau Pere went to Deep Cliffe Farm and stood for a fee of $2,500. Arriving late for the Northern breeding season he only served 20 mares in his first season in the US. From that first crop was the stakeswinner Pater plus winners Father Neptune and La Grande while Mother Hen was produced by Brave Bird a mare by Heroic also imported by Louis B Mayer.
His next crop however made a lasting impression with 3 stakeswinners including Honeymoon who won 20 races including the Hollywood Derby and Hollywood Oaks and later produced the stakeswinner Honeys Alibi, Please Me winner of 24 races including the San Jose Hcp and Eiffel Tower who later sired 7 stakeswinners. Other members included the winners Charivari, Grandmere (from Brave Bird), La Liberte, Moneybags, Nepotism, Paper Chase, Pere Time and Namesake (out of another imported mare by Heroic in Manasa).
Beau Pere's third US crop produced the stakeswinners U Time (Hollywood Oaks), Judy-Rae (Anita Chiquita Stakes) and Stepfather (Hollywood Laddie Stakes and later the sire of three stakeswinners) plus winners Belle Femme, Bridal Gown, Distaff, Family Circle (also from Manasa), Fly Pere, Paterfamilias, Prim-Beau, etc
The stakeswinners kept flowing with the 1945 crop including Bellesoeur (Astarita Stk & Spinaway Stk later dam of stakeswinner Jabneh), Flying Rhythm (Hollywood Oaks), Grandpere (from Brave Bird - Hollywood Laddie Stakes and later sire of a stakeswinner) plus Succession winner of 4 races and later sire of 18 stakeswinners, Flaming Beau (winner), Monogamy (winner), Old Beau (winner), Peace of Mind (winner), etc
The following season Beau Pere sired stakeswinners Duplicator (Californias Breeders Champion Stakes later a successful sire), June Bride (out of Heroic mare June - Hollywood Oaks), Pedigree (Westerner Hcp) plus Doctrine (winner of 9 races and later sire of 6 stakeswinners), Iron Reward (dam of US champion Swaps), Cosmopolite (winner), Flower Bed (winner and grand dam of Graustark and His Majesty), Panel Board, Patmigirl, Speak Up, etc
Another 3 stakeswinners followed in 1947 - Great Circle (Del Mar Derby), Alderman (Sunset Hcp) and Bridal Shower (Polly Drummond Stakes) along with Destino the sire of 7 stakeswinners before being exported to Argentina in 1961 plus winners such as Dew of June, Family Pride, Fifille, Honey's Sister, Sybil, Windsor Pearl, etc
Beau Pere only served 20 mares the previous year due to being sold. The crop produced the stakeswinner Gold Note (Will Rogers Hcp) who went on to sire 2 stakeswinners himself, and winners such as Be Happy, Beaupre, Seemly, Silver Age, Your Game, etc
On April 17 1947 Beau Pere was sold to Leslie Combs of Spendthrift Farm as a 20yo for $100,000. He was soon syndicated and was sent to Kentucky by train and it is said that due to his size he was walked from the train station to the farm. Sadly he died soon after arriving in August 1947 from Colitis and Peritonitis.
In the US he sired 158 foals resulting in 21 stakeswinners.
Overall he stood at stud for 16 seasons, for 286 named foals and a 69 percent of winners with 49 stakeswinners of 107 stakesraces. He was in the top 20 of the US Sires List five times from only 7 crops there. He was the damsire of over 70 stakeswinners including Swaps, Prince Morvi, Flower Bowl, Karendi, etc.