Brown horse
1983 - 2010
1m 69

Won 3 245 000 F

Breeder : Mrs. Simone Cino Del Duca

Picture by APRH






10 consecutive wins from 3 to 5, over hurdles (Auteuil) : the ultimate reference in the French Hurdlers' History ... with Santo Pietro (12 wins in Enghien and Auteuil)! Till Mid Dancer, unbeaten in France in 17 starts on the steeple-chase and over hurdles.

Marly River has defeated the champions Collins, Katko, Gacko, Claude Le Lorrain...

Jumper of the Year 1987 in France

At 3, elected best french 3-y-o hurdler
Prix Lusignan, du Pré Catelan, Georges de Talhouët-Roy (Gr.2) *

At 4, Horse of the Year 1987, beating his elders
Prix Jacques d'Indy (Gr.3), Amadou (Gr.2), de Longchamp (Gr.3), Grande Course de Haies des 4 Ans (Gr.1), Prix Renaud du Vivier (Gr.1)

At 5 and +, best french hurdler
Prix Juigné (Gr.3), Léon Rambaud (Gr.2) in front of Collins and Gacko), Alain Grimaux
2nd Grande Course de Haies d'Auteuil (Gr.1), Prix Juigné (Gr.3), Arthur Veil-Picard
3rd Prix Olry-Roederer (Gr.2)

Flat races - Winner at 3, Prix du Castel in Maisons-Laffitte, placed at 2, 2nd Prix de Vigny in Maisons-Laffitte, 3rd Prix Prompt in Saint-Cloud, placed at 3, 3rd Prix Santoi in Saint-Cloud.



Horse of the Year1987 Vote

On a maximum of 630 points (63 voters) :
(4 yo), 552,5 points, 31 times placed in first position
GACKO (6 yo), 448 points, 6 times placed first
CLAUDE LE LORRAIN (8 yo), 447,5 points, 9 times placed first
OTEUIL SF (7 yo), 446 points, 16 times placed first
KATKO (4 yo), 345 points
ISABEY (3 yo), 136 points

"Un Chakhansoor qui a duré, un Santo Pietro qui sait se ménager, voilà ce qu'évoque pour nous, après cinq lustres de fréquentation d'Auteuil, le style et la domination de Marly River." Bertrand Weber


* The group 1, 2 and 3 classification of the main french races is quite new. So we evaluate them considering their level at that time.








Winners in South America. Winners in France and Ireland.


2011 - VLAD TEPES shines at Auteuil, in the Prix Carmont (st.), june 28, then repeats over hurdles in the Prix des Bénévoles at Vertou, august 29.

2010 - COSTA COURTA wins a chase (4 900 meters) at Bangor, march 27. MONT PRESENT imitates him at Worcester, may 9 (4 600 m).

2009 - SAUTA PLECH captures the Prix Joseph Barron at Pau, january 7, the Prix Romantisme, february 8, over hurdles at Bordeaux, then the Prix Valmajour (h.) at Auteuil, april 15.
GOZZO, unbeaten out of his five first starts in 2005 and 2006, dominates the Prix Louis-Alexandre Sers (steeple-chase) at Pau, january 27.
The 5 yo VLAD TEPES devours by six lengths the Prix Gigival at Saint-Brieuc, november 22.


2008 - The 5yo NIK RIVER wins by six lengths the Prix Charles de Vanssay (hurdles) at Pau, january 20.
MUSCADE shines in the Prix Chimits on the steeple-chase at Mont-de-Marsan, february 2, and repeats at Pau in the Prix de Jurançon (st.), february 11.
SAUTA PLECH pockets the Prix Corisandre (st.) at Dieppe, september 23.


2007 - A remarkable double for Marly River at Pau, january 12 : MUSCADE adds a fourth consecutive victory to her race record in the Prix Emile Lestorte (hurdles), SAUTA PLECH wins the Prix de Peyrehorade (steeple-chase).
MALYCIA MARLY takes home the Prix Général Antoine Gilliot over hurdles, at Mont-de-Marsan, february 3, then the Prix Fire Light II (hurdles) at Toulouse, march 5.
SOL AND RIVER wins over hurdles at Angoulême in the Prix du Haras du Berlais, april 15.
FIRST RIVER dominates the Prix Roger Brulle (12 f) at Libourne, may 28, and repeats at Gabarret in the Prix Jean Labat et Marc Labat, september 1.
RIVER DANCE is victorious at 7 in the Prix Le Bouif at Auteuil (st.), june 1st.
HODALY, under the colours of Christian Hameau, wins the Prix des Conscrits at Nantes, september 14, for his first attempt over hurdles.
SAUTA PLECH, winner in january on the steeple-chase at Pau, repeats over hurdles at Dax, september 23 in the Prix Joseph de Laurens.


2006 - Marly River retires, after four breeding seasons in France.

February 16 : GOZZO keeps on winning over hurdles at Pau. His target today? The Prix du Tursan... by fifteen lengths!
April 19 : GOZZO victoriously discovers the steeple-chase at Pau, dominating the Prix du Magnoac.
GOZZO : 5 first starts = 5 wins.

FIRST RIVER takes home the Prix de la Ville d'Aire (Cazaubon - 11 f), september 23, then the Prix Gaston Thédié (Castelsarrasin - 12 f), october 7. Two starts, two wins!

MUSCADE dominates the Prix Algan at Bordeaux-Le Bouscat (hurdles - 18,5 f), october 28, then repeats at Pau in the Prix du Houga (hurdles - 16 f), december 12, and in the Coupe des Anglo-Arabes (h. - 17,5), for Christmas.

International : First son of Marly River to appear on a track in Ireland, COSTA COURTA is placed second at Worcester.
Uruguay : SPRING RIVER wins at Montevideo (7 f - dirt), on the new racecourse.


2005 - Pau : First jumping race for a born in France son of Marly River : SOL AND RIVER wins over hurdles, ...
then keeps on ... in Enghien dominating the Prix du Brévent, before impressing Auteuil in the Prix Go Ahead.

River Dance is placed second in the Grand Steeple-Chase de Lyon (L.).

Second french Marly River to appear on a racetrack, the anglo-arabian GOZZO devours by six lengths the Prix Algan, at Bordeaux-Le Bouscat, november 21, then wins again, twice over hurdles at Pau, in the Prix du Houga, december 13, and in the Prix Emile Lestorte, january 12, 2006.


2004 - First french victories for MARLY RIVER!
During the spring, RIVER DANCE wins Prix Le Deuff (steeple-chase - 4 000 m), Loudéac 11/4 - Prix "Courrier de la Mayenne" (steeple chase - 3 500 m), Meslay-du-Maine, 26/4 - Prix Philippe Ménager by six lengths (4 y-o's - 44 000 euros - 3 400 m), Auteuil 24/5.

The other imported horse, SILVER SHADOW is placed second of the Prix Sirol, over hurdles at Châteaubriant, july 28.








b. 1971

br. 1965




Flute Enchantée



b. 1975


 Persian Gulf




 Silvery Moon

b 1978

ch. 1962

Bold Ruler


 Miss Disco

Misty Morn


 Grey Flight

b. 1971

Right Royal

 Owen Tudor


La Casucha
b. 1964


 La Petite Hutte



7 races, 3 wins (2 groups), placed once and 251 870 F. Half-brother to Robertino.

Exported in New Zealand in 1984.

The male line of Luthier, as Tip Moss, Mansonnien, No Lute, Vidéo Rock, Saint Cyrien, Epervier Bleu, Fill My Hopes, ...

RIVERTON is particularly sire of Chancery, Fallacieux, Leilave, Quatraine, Richly, Rio de Janeiro, River Dip, River d'Or, The Pavillon, Tulipan, Ziaga ...
In jumping races, Adahine, Ball Spring, Melriver and of course,
MARLY RIVER, his masterpiece.

1st dam
LALLA MARIEM, placed 5 times in jumping races. Dam of MARLY RIVER, her only foal.

The female line of PARIS JOUR, great sire of jumpers, grandfather of AL CAPONE II, THE FELLOW, ORVILLIERS, famous winner and stallion for jumping races.

A Meautry family, the one of VIEUX MANOIR, CRYSTAL PALACE.

2nd dam
CASA REAL. 1 win en France. Dam of :
  - LA VOUVRIENNE (Tarbes), 1 win, Prix Menthe Poivrée in Saint-Cloud
LALLA MARIEM - see above 

3rd dam
La Casucha. 4 wins, 4th Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (Gr.1). Dam of :
  - La Casaccia (Sigebert), placed in flat and jumping races.

4th dam
LA PETITE HUTTE. 2 wins in France. Dam of 3 winners :
  - PARIS JOUR (Herbager), 6 wins, 2nd Prix de Barbeville (Gr.3), 3rd Prix Noailles (Gr.2). Sire.
- LA HUCHETTE (Bewitched). 2 wins in France.

5th dam
Bicoque. Placed, 2nd Prix de Bagatelle (L.), 3rd Prix de Pomone (Gr.3). Half-sister to VIEUX MANOIR, Grand Prix de Paris (Gr.1), Sire. Dam of 9 winners :
  - COQUELIN (Brantôme), 7 wins, Prix Maurice de Nieuil (Gr.2), 2nd Prix Royal-Oak (Gr.1), Grand Prix du Printemps (Gr.2), 3rd Jockey-Club Stakes (Gr.3). Sire.
- CHESA (Ocarina), 2 wins, Prix Thomas Bryon (Gr.3). Dam of :
    - Tafarette, 1 win, 2nd Prix Chloé (Gr.3). Dam of winners :
      - BOIS DE GRACE, 3 wins, Prix Greffulhe (Gr.2), 2nd Sierra Nevada H. (Gr.3), 3rd Prix du Jockey-Club (Gr.1), de Condé (Gr.3), Exceller H. (L.). Sire in Japan.
- Tryptophane, 1 win, 2nd Prix Belle de Nuit (L.). Dam of winners :
        - PHARISIEN, 6 wins, El Rincon H. (Gr.2), John Henry H. (Gr.2), Prix de Pontarmé (L.). Sire in the USA.
- Pharisienne, 3 wins, 3rd Coupe des Pouliches (L.)
    - BELLE DE REUX, 3 wins. Dam of winners :
      - BEAU PRETENDER, 7 wins, Prix de Condé (Gr.3), Grand Prix d'Aquitaine (L.), 2nd Prix Noailles (Gr.2), 3rd Prix de la Côte Normande (Gr.3). Sire in South Africa.
    - Demara, placed. Dam of winners :
      - Marbellito, 1 win, 4th Prix de Guiche (Gr.3)
    - Clermont, 6 wins, 2nd Grande Course de Haies des 4 Ans (Auteuil), Prix Gérald de Rochefort (Auteuil)
  - Montal (Violon d'Ingres), 2 wins, 2nd Prix Jean Prat (Gr.2), 3rd Prix d'Ispahan (Gr.1), Juigné (L.). Sire in Sweden.
- Gourbi (Precipitation), 2 wins, 3rd Prix de Condé (Gr.3)
- PAVILLON (Krakatao), 11 wins, Prix Ferdinand Dufaure, Héros XII, 3rd Prix La Haye-Jousselin in Auteuil.
- BHAVAN (Ocarina), 7 wins in France.
- SHADWELL (Ocarina), 3 wins, Prix de Suresnes in Longchamp.
- GARCONNIERE (Cranach), 2 wins in France




Christian Hameau


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