Peintre Celebre wins the 1997 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Peintre Celebre, the brilliant winner of the 1997 Gr.1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, among three victories at the highest level, and sire of twelve individual Gr.1 winners has been retired from stallion duties.
— Coolmore Stud

The 20-year-old Peintre Celebre, a son of Nureyev, was owned through his racing career by owner/breeder Daniel Wildenstein and trained by Andre Fabre and was retired following an injury sustained after the Arc.

At stud he sired winners at the highest level, over varying distances including the dual German Gr.1 winner and sire Dai Jin, the Gr.1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes winner and South African-based sire Byword, the triple Gr.1-winning Australian sprinter Bentley Biscuit, dual Hong Kong Gr.1-winning Collection, as well as the Gr.1 winning fillies Vallee Enchantee and Pride, who was touched off in the 2006 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe by Rail Link. His latest success prior to this announcement was that of being the dam-sire of the first and second, Protectionist and Red Cadeaux in Tuesday’s Gr.1 Melbourne Cup.