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Emil Adam Die Stute Kincsem.jpg
Kincsem painted by Emil Adam in 1887, from a print.
Sire Cambuscan (GB)
Grandsire Newminster
Dam Water Nymph
Damsire Cotswold (GB)
Sex Filly
Foaled (1874-03-17)March 17, 1874
Died March 16, 1887(1887-03-16)
Country Hungary (As Austria-Hungary)
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Ernő Blaskovich
Owner Ernő Blaskovich
Trainer Robert Hesp
Record 54: 54–0–0
Earnings 199,754.50 fl = €2.56 millions in 2020
Major wins
Hungarian Two Thousand Guineas (1877)
Hungarian One Thousand Guineas (1877)
Hungarian Autumn Oaks (1877, 1878, 1879)
Hungarian St. Leger (1877)
Austrian Derby (1877)
Austrian Kaiserpreis (1877)
Grosser Preis von Hanover (1877)
Grosser Preis von Baden (1877, 1878, 1879)
Staatspreis Erster Classe (1878)
Goodwood Cup (1878)
Grand Prix de Deauville (1878)
Kincsem Park in Budapest, Hungary
Kincsem Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Kincsem Horse Park, Tápiószentmárton, Hungary
Kincsem Hotel, Kisbér, Hungary
Kincsem Farm, Archer, Florida
Life-sized statue at Kincsem Park, Budapest

Kincsem ( Hungarian for "My Precious" or "My Treasure"; March 17, 1874 – March 16, 1887) was a Thoroughbred race horse who has the most victories of any unbeaten horse in the history of the sport, having won 54 races from 54 starts. The next closest such record belongs to Black Caviar, with an unbeaten record of 25 victories from 25 starts. Foaled in Kisbér, Hungary in 1874, Kincsem is a national icon, and is widely considered one of the top racehorses of the 19th century.

Over four seasons, Kincsem won against both female and male company at various race tracks across Europe, including multiple Classic race victories in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. She also raced frequently in Germany, winning the Grosser Preis von Baden three times. In her four-year-old campaign, she traveled to England to win the Goodwood Cup, then won the Grand Prix de Deauville in France.

As a broodmare, Kincsem produced just five foals, one of which died young. Nevertheless, two of her foals became Classic winners and her daughters also proved to be outstanding producers. Her family has proved a lasting influence on the breed, with modern descendants including English Classic winners Polygamy and Camelot.

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