662. Antique Equine Racehorse Painting TOURBILLON French Thoroughbred Horse Racing


An Exceptionally Fine Quality Framed Colour Print on paper of French origin, depicting a French Thoroughbred Racehorse named TOURBILLON.  

Complete with printed eight-page booklet, see images. 

Professionally re-mounted on artists card within a gold leaf slip. 

Recently re-framed in a polished Burr Walnut and Gilt frame. 

Condition: Good condition for such an early piece, nice unfaded colours  

Height: (entire including frame) 18.5” (46.5cm). Width: (entire including frame) 15.5” (39cm).  


Location: Dublin City, Ireland. 

Worldwide Store to door shipping. 

Affordable fixed price Worldwide Store to door shipping. 

History of Tourbillon Racing Career: 

Tourbillon was bred and raced by one of France's most prominent horsemen, Marcel Boussac. Tourbillon was sired by Ksar, a back-to-back winner of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and Leading sire in France in 1931 whose own sire, Bruleur, won the 1913 Grand Prix de Paris and was the Leading sire in France in 1921, 1924, and 1929. Tourbillon's dam, Durbar, was an outstanding runner who won several top races in France which are now Group One events. Damsire, Durbar won England's Epsom Derby in 1914. 

Racing career 

Tourbillon was a winner of the Prix du Jockey Club at three, and the Prix Lupin at age three. 

Stud career 

Tourbillon became the foundation stallion for Marcel Boussac's Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard at Neuvy-au-Houlme in Lower Normandy. A sire of sires, Tourbillon was the Leading sire in France in 1940, 1942, 1945. Among his progeny were:  

  • Goya (1934) – Gimcrack Stakes, St Jame’s Palace Stakes, Prix Boiard, two-time Leading sire in France 

  • Djebel (1937) – 2,000 Guineas Stakes, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, two-time Leading sire in France 

  • Coaraze (b. 1942) -Prix du Jockey Club, Grand Prix de Saint–Cloud, Prix d’Ispahan (2×) 

  • Caracalla (1942) – Grand Prix de Paris, Prix Royal Oak, Ascot Gold Cup, Prix de l’Arc de  l’Arc de Triomphe 

  • Ambiorix (1946) – Grand Criterium, Prix Lupin. 

Some of Tourbillon's offspring, particularly through his grandson, My Babu, were successful competitors in show jumping, dressage, and three-day event disciplines. 

Pedigree of Tourbillon  

Sire 
Ksar  

Bruleur  

Chouberski  

Gardefeu  

Campanule  

Basse Terre  

Omnium  

Bijou  

Kizil Kourgan  

Omnium  

Upas  

Bluette  

Kasbah  

Vigilant  

Katia  

Dam 
Durban  

Durbar  

Rabelais  

St. Simon  

Satirical  

Armenia  

Meddler  

Urania  

Banshee  

Irish Lad  

Candlemas  

Arrowgrass  

Frizette  

Hamburg  

Ondulee