Unofficial Thoroughbred Hall of Fame

All Along

1983 Horse of the Year and Champion Turf Mare

Owned and bred by Daniel Wildenstein, All Along was a bay daughter of Targowice foaled on April 17, 1979. Trained by Patrick-Louis Biancone, she was based in France, and as a juvenile she won her only start. She became a world traveler as a three year old, racing not only in France and England, but in Japan as well. She ran second in the 1982 Japan Cup. As a four year old, All Along became a world beater.

She began an impressive winning streak with one of the world's greatest races, winning the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. She then flew across the Atlantic only five days before running in the Rothmans International at Woodbine. Sent off as the favorite, she beat Thunder Puddles by two lengths. Her time for the mile and five eighths was 2:45 on a yielding turf course.

All Along

Next came a trip to New York for the Turf Classic, run two weeks later. She increased her margin of victory to eight and three quarter lengths. Thunder Puddles was again second, while millionaire Erins Isle ran third. Following the victory, All Along was also a millionaire.

On November 12, only 41 days after she had won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in France, All Along went to Laurel for the Washington, D.C., International. Her three and a quarter length victory netted not only the $150,000 winners share, but also a million dollar bonus. She was the first horse to claim that bonus, offered for turf horses completing the triple of the Rothmans International, the Turf Classic, and the Washington, D.C. International.

All Along's earnings were now $2,441,955, shooting her to number four on the Leading Money Winners list. Those four races also earned her Horse of the Year honors in both the United States and France. She was the first horse to win the American title without racing on dirt, and she was the first mare to be named Horse of the Year in the United States since Moccasin and Roman Brother were co-champions in 1965. Prior to Moccasin, only five mares had held the title; Imp, Beldame, Regret, Twilight Tear, and Busher. All Along was in good company.

In 1984, she ran only four times. She finished third behind stablemate Sagace in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Then she ran fourth in both the Turf Classic and the Rothmans International. All Along left the Washington, D.C., International to John Henry, who had won the Turf Classic, and instead ended her career by running a close second to Lashkari in the inaugural Breeders' Cup Turf. Now the leading money winning mare in the world, with a grand total of $3,018,420, she retired to Kentucky and began a broodmare career at Three Chimneys Farm outside Midway.

All Along's Race Record

Year Starts Wins Seconds Thirds Earnings
Lifetime 21 9 3 2 $3,018,420

All Along, 1979 bay filly

Targowice Round Table Princequillo Prince Rose
Knight's Daughter Sir Cosmo
Matriarch Bold Ruler Nasrullah
Miss Disco
Lyceum Bull Lea
Agujita Vieux Manoir Brantome Blandford
Vielle Maison Finglas
Vielle Canaille
Argosy II Coastal Traffic Hyperion
Rose of England
Prosodie Prince Rose


Recommended titles include: Champions from the Daily Racing Form, Thoroughbred Champions: Top 100 of the 20th Century from Blood-Horse, and Man O' War: Thoroughbred Legends #1 by Edward L. Bowen, as well as Seabiscuit on DVD .
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