Horse > All Along
Born on April 7th, 1979, All Along is one of the most successful female runners of all time. Bred and trained in France, and racing primarily in Europe, she earned an incredible $3,018,420 during a four-year career that spanned from 1981-1984.
Winner of her only juvenile race in 1981, All Along improved during her 1982 3-year-old campaign, her best efforts including victory in the Prix Vermeille (G1), and a second-place finish to Half Iced in the Japan Cup (G1).
All Along was beaten in her first two runs at four, after which her trainer, Patrick Biancone, decided to switch her strategy from a steady pace to a late kicker. This shift led to victory in France’s most important race, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
Biancone then headed to North America, where she displayed class and resilience in winning the Canadian International, the Turf Classic at Aqueduct, and the Washington D.C. International. She had won four major international races in three countries in 41 days, and her North American treble earned her a million-dollar bonus.
This campaign led to her becoming the first filly to win the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year and a rare Horse of the Year trained outside North America.
Racing in 1984 as a 5-year-old, All Along finished third in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and second to Lashkari in the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Turf.
From there she was retired to Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky, where she foaled the stakes winners Arnaqueur and Along All.
During the course of 21 starts, All Along went 9-4-2. She was inducted in to the Hall of Fame in 1990.