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Nearco (24 January 1935 – 27 June 1957) from Pharos and Nogara was an Italian thoroughbred purebred English horse, gallop champion of the Dormello Olgiata Breed bred by Federico Tesio in Dormelletto, in Piedmont.


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Nearco he left a…

… a descendants that has had a lot of horses important as Nearctic, Northerm Dancer, Secreteriat and others to the point that Nearco was twice (in 1947 and 1949) at the top of the list of stallions whose descendants had won the highest sum of prizes in England and Ireland.

Italian Derby

According to…

According to many horse racing experts, Nearco was one of the strongest racehorses of the twentieth century.

He was retired from racing in 1938, undefeated after 14 races in which he participated, and sold as a stallion at the breeding of Beech House Stud in Newmarket, UK, for £ 60,000.00 gold, a record for those times.

Nearco prix de Paris
Prix de Paris 1938

Nearco died of cancer on June 27, 1957.

Goodbye champion!

Nearco in the stables
Nearco in the stables

Here is an excerpt from…

Here is an excerpt from an article published in an Italian newspaper: “For Federico Tesio there was a great horse the best he had trained and trained, Cavaliere d’Arpino. Then, Nearco.

Ribot was created by Tesio. Fate, however, did not want Tesio to see its debut. According to the Marquis Mario Incisa, a member of Federico Tesio, Nearco precedes Ribot, in the ranking of values.

The Marquis recalled Cavaliere d’Arpino as a phenomenal horse. “I had been admitted to his box, on the eve of the omnium (his last race), and I was aware of the honor that was given to me while Tesio, with visible concern, examined the front leg of the horse, which had repeatedly” resented ” “two, three years”. Well, Nearco had dimmed, in the memory of the Marquis Incisa, the strong shape of Cavaliere d ‘Arpino.

Federico Tesio, great coach, already a jockey of Tesio, at the time of Cavaliere d ‘Arpino never had doubts. Cavaliere d ‘Arpino in front of Nearco and Ribot. “

Nearco Premio Impero
Premio Impero

A rare movie …

A rare Italian film of the great horse. Good vision.

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