|Foaled||May 10, 1969|
|Breeder||J. O. Burgwin|
| Prix Herod (1971)|
Prix Daru (1972)
Prix Jacques Le Marois (1972)
Prix Lagrange (1972)
Prix de la Forêt (1972)
|Champion 1st-season Sire in France & England (1976)|
Leading sire in France (1978 & 1979)
Leading broodmare sire in France (1985)
Leading sire in North America (1986)
Lyphard (May 10, 1969 – June 10, 2005) was a French Thoroughbred racehorse and an important sire.
American bred in Pennsylvania, Lyphard was a son of Northern Dancer out of the mare Goofed. [ citation needed ]He was auctioned as a weanling at November's Keeneland Sales to Tim Rogers, a horseman from Ireland, who then put him up for sale at Newmarket in England. There, renowned French trainer and breeder Alec Head purchased him on behalf of Madame Germaine Wertheimer, widow of the prominent French horseman and owner of the famous House of Chanel, Pierre Wertheimer. Germaine Wertheimer gave Lyphard his name in honor of the Ukrainian-born French ballet dancer and choreographer Serge Lifar.
On the track, Lyphard competed in France, Ireland, and England, winning six of his twelve starts, including the Group One Prix Jacques Le Marois and Prix de la Forêt.
Retired after the end of the 1972 racing season, he was sent to stand at stud at the Haras d'Etreham near Bayeux in Normandy. There, his offspring included the filly Durtal (foaled 1974), who won the Cheveley Park Stakes, plus the colt Pharly (1974), who won several important races in France, including the Group One Prix de la Forêt, Prix Lupin and Prix du Moulin de Longchamp.
Madame Wertheimer died in 1974. In 1978, Lyphard was sent to stand at Gainsway Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, where he became famous as the sire of a number of important horses.In all, he produced 115 graded stakes race winners, including:
Lyphard was the damsire of Hatoof, winner of the 1992 1,000 Guineas and the 1994 U.S. Champion Female Turf Horse. Lyphard was also the grandsire of 1993 Epsom Derby winner Commander in Chief. Among his other descendants are Deep Impact, Japan's Horse of the Year in 2005 & 2006, and the No.1 ranked horse in the world in 2006, Invasor.
At maturity, he reached 15.2 hands (62 inches, 157 cm) high.
In 1996, Lyphard was pensioned from stallion duty at age 27 and lived another nine years. He was one of the oldest Thoroughbred horses in the world by the time he was humanely euthanized on June 10, 2005 as a result of the infirmities of his very old age.
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