Princess Murat, widow of Thoroughbred owner Raymond Guest, dies at 88

by | 06.14.2012 | 11:35am

Princess Caroline Cecile Alexandrine Jeanne Murat, the widow of Thoroughbred owner Raymond Guest passed away at the age of 88 on May 25 at the American Hospital in Paris, reports the Thoroughbred Times.

Murat and Guest worked to increase the interest in international racing by running Kentucky-bred standouts in top European races. They owned 1968 Epsom Derby winner Sir Ivor, 1965 Preakness winner Tom Rolfe and 1962 Epsom Derby winner Larkspur. Sir Ivor was also named England's Horse of the Year after finishing second in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and a winning the Washington D.C. International at Laurel Park. Tom Rolfe finished sixth in the 1965 Arc. They also campaigned two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup and Grand National winner L'Escargot.

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