1970 Chestnut mare Vaguely Noble
(IRE) 1965 (Vienna (GB) 1957) - Charming Alibi
(USA) 1963 (Honey's Alibi (USA) 1952)
Countries raced: France, Ireland, UK, USA, Canada, Italy 48 starts, 15 wins (10 x G1), 3 seconds, 7 thirds.
Win % 31.3, Place % 52.1.
France earnings in French francs (FRF) FRF 1,929,050 Starts 21: 5-3-3-10
Ireland earnings in Irish pounds (IEP) IEP 22,472.50 Starts 1: 1-0-0-0
United Kingdom earnings in British pounds (GBP) GBP 253,865.33 Starts 6: 4-0-2-0
United States earnings in United States dollars (USD) USD 360,450.00 Starts 17: 4-0-2-11
Canada earnings in Canadian dollars (CAD) CAD 102,970.00 Starts 2: 1-0-0-1
Italy earnings in Italian lira (ITL) ITL 0 Starts 1: 0-0-0-1
To work out France earnings in FRF I have converted 'france-galop' euro earnings into French francs (the currency of the day) by converting the euros to FRF at the rate of €1 = 6.55957 francs which the rate used at the changeover to euros on 1 January 1999 and which was the rate used by france-galop to convert FRF to euros.
To work out GBP earnings for two third places in the UK I have divided the 'france-galop' equivalent FRF amount by the FRF to GBP 1.00 rate published in the (London) Financial Times average of the closing quote to GBP 1.00 on the race date, if a trading day, if not the preceeding trading day.
Any error in calculating FRF and GBP amounts is likely to be relatively small.
Worldwide earnings in United States dollars (USD) USD 1,531,869.78
Worldwide earnings in United Kingdom pounds (GBP) GBP 666,169.57
Worldwide earnings in French francs (FRF) FRF 6,972,751
Other sources of career earnings converted to United States dollars (USD) https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=110964®istry=T&rbt=TB
) $1,489,105 (no citation) http://www.americanclassicpedigrees.com/dahlia.html
Win only prizemoney up to end of 1976 by Biographical Encyclopaedia of British Flat Racing at  GBP 497,741.00
My equivalent win only figure to end of 1976 in British pounds GBP 498,217.32
Evidence suggests equibase and wikipedia earnings figures are likely to be incorrect.
FIRST MARE TO WIN USD 1,000,000 (ALLEZ FRANCE V DAHLIA)
According to Allez France's wikipedia entry: "Allez France was the first filly in Thoroughbred horse racing history to earn $1 million, according to the United States National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. However, Sports Illustrated says that Dahlia was "the first filly to win $1 million (just before Allez did it)", and the U.S. National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame contradicts itself by saying that Dahlia was "the first female Thoroughbred to earn $1 million".
There is no doubt that Dahlia passed the USD 1,000,000 mark on 20 August 1974 when she won the Benson & Hedges Gold Cup at York, England. Allez France passed the USD 1,000,000 mark 17 days later when on 6 October 1974 she won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp, Paris, France."
Allez France and Dahlia ran against each other on seven occasions (all in France) and Allez France finished in front every time winning six of the seven clashes.
Earnings in local currency appear at the end of each race record. Where prizemoney is earned in a currency other than US dollars I have added that currency's forex rate to USD 1.00 (calculated by reference to the forex rates published by the (London) Times / Financial Times on or before the race date) and the equivalent amount in USD. Note the Irish pound and British pound were of equal value at the relevant time and equibase seemed to treat the Canadian and US dollar as being of equal value at that time despite that not being the case.
Margins are shown for first to third except where Allez France finished fourth in which case margins are for first to fourth.
If anyone finds any errors or has additional information please let me know.
Dahlia (USA) 1970 TWO YEARS: 1972 Starts 4: 1-1-0-2 1st-7
6/08/1972. 2L x 2L Deauville, Normandy, FRANCE Prix Yacowlef
1000m. 54.5kg 0.59.2. Soft, Challenge 2nd Ruling 3rd FRF 61,700 FRF 5.0027 = USD 1.00
5th-9 22/08/1972. 1.5L x 3L Deauville, Normandy, FRANCE Prix du Calvados 1300m. 57kg 1.18.8. Yielding, Fiery Diplomat 1st Cannabis 2nd FRF 0
5th-6 10/09/1972. 2L x 1L Longchamp, Paris, FRANCE Prix d'Arenburg 1000m. 55kg 1.02.9. Soft, Enitram 58 1st Senantes 55 2nd FRF 0
2nd-11 26/10/1972. 1L x 2L Longchamp, Paris, FRANCE Prix des Reservoirs 1600m. 57kg 1.44.6. Good, Begara (FR) 56 1st Calba (FR) 3rd FRF 24,000 FRF 5.0470 = USD 1.00
Dahlia (USA) 1970 THREE YEARS: 1973 Starts 10: 6-1-1-2 1st-11
8/04/1973. 0.75L x nk Longchamp, Paris, FRANCE Prix de la Grotte
1600m. 58kg 1.40.3. Firm, Gay Style (USA) 58 2nd Midou (GB) 58 3rd FRF 104,680 FRF 4.5409 = USD 1.00
3rd-11 29/04/1973. 2.5L x nk Longchamp, Paris, FRANCE Poule d'Essai des Pouliches 1600m. 58kg 1.44.6. Soft, Allez France (USA) 58 1st Princess Arjumand 58 2nd FRF 60,000 1st-11
20/05/1973. 1.5L x 1.5L Longchamp, Paris, FRANCE Prix Saint-Alary (G1)
2000m. 56kg 2.10.8. Good, Virunga (FR) 56 2nd Kashara 56 3rd FRF 471,000 FRF 4.4434 = USD 1.00
2nd-25 10/06/1973. 2.5L x 4L Chantilly, Paris, FRANCE Prix de Diane 2100m. 58kg 2.07.5. Good, Allez France (USA) 58 1st Virunga (FR) 58 3rd FRF 280,000 FRF 4.3107 = USD 1.001st-12
21/07/1973. 3L x 4L Curragh, Co Kildare, IRELAND Irish Guinness Oaks (G1)
12f. 2414m. 9.0. 56.5kg 2.43.8. Good, 8/1. Mysterious (GB) 9.0 1/2F 2nd Hurry Harriet (IRE) 9.0 8/1 3rd IEP 22,472.50 IED 1.00 to USD 2.54051st-12
28/07/1973. 6L x 2L Ascot, Berkshire, UK King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1)
12f. 2414m. 8.4. 52kg 2.30.43. Good, 10/1. Rheingold (IRE) 9.7 13/8F 2nd Our Mirage (GB) 9.7 25/1 3rd GBP 79,230.00 GBP 1.00 to USD 2.50851st-5
9/09/1973. 0.5L x 0.75L Longchamp, Paris, FRANCE Prix Niel
2200m. 57.5kg 2.28.4. Good, Tennyson (FR) 59 2nd Dom Luc (FR) 56 3rd FRF 123,220 FRF 4.2769 = USD 1.00
5th-13 23/09/1973. 2L x 2.5L Longchamp, Paris, FRANCE Prix Vermeille 2400m. 58kg 2.43.4. Yielding, Allez France (USA) 58 1st Hurry Hariet 58 2nd FRF 0
16th-27 5/10/1973. 2L x 0.5L Longchamp, Paris, FRANCE Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 2400m. 54kg 2.35.8. Soft, Rheingold (IRE) 60 1st Allez France (USA) 54 2nd FRF 0 1st-8
10/11/1973. 3.25L x 1L Laurel Park, near Baltimore, Maryland, USA Washington D. C., International (G1)
12f. 2414m. 118 lbs 53.5kg 2.31.8. Yielding, $5.60. Big Spruce (USA) 127 2nd Scottish Rifle 127 3rd USD 100,000.00
Dahlia (USA) 1970 FOUR YEARS: 1974 Starts 10: 5-0-3-2
4th-9 15/04/1974. 3L x 1.5L x 2L Longchamp, Paris, FRANCE Prix D'Harcourt 2000m. 57.5kg 2.11.6. Good, Allez France (USA) 57.5 1st Ksar 57 2nd FRF 20,000 FRF 4.9105 = USD 1.00
5th-10 5/05/1974. 5L x 4L Longchamp, Paris, FRANCE Prix Ganay 2100m. 56.5kg 2.23.2. Yielding, Allez France (USA) 56.5 1st Tennyson 58 2nd FRF 0
3rd-5 6/06/1974. 1.5L x 3L Epsom Downs, Epsom, Surrey, UK Coronation Cup 12f. 2414m. 8.11. 55.5kg 2.36.45. Good, 6/4F. Buoy (GB) 9.0 4/1 1st Tennyson (FR) 9.0 7/4 2nd GBP 1,936.34 GBP 1.00 to USD 2.40751st-11
7/07/1974. Nk x nk Saint-Cloud, Paris, FRANCE Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (G1)
2500m. 59.5kg 2.39.4. Good, On My Way (USA) 61 2nd Direct Flight (GB) 62 3rd FRF 644,450 FRF 4.7959 = USD 1.001st-10#
27/07/1974. 2.5L x 1L Ascot, Berkshire, UK King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1)
12f. 2414m. 9.4. 58.5kg 2.33.3. Good, 15/8F. Highclere (GB) 8.4 5/1 2nd Dankaro (FR) 8.7 6/1 3rd GBP 81,240.00 GBP 1.00 to USD 2.39251st-9
20/08/1974. 2.75L x 1.5L York, North Yorkshire, UK Benson & Hedges Gold Cup (G1)
10.5f. 2112m. 9.5. 59kg 2.09.7. Good, 8/15F. Imperial Prince (IRE) 8.10 11/1 2nd Snow Knight (GB) 8.10 14/1 3rd GBP 39,531.00 GBP 1.00 to USD 2.3200
3rd-7 15/09/1974. Nk x sht nk Longchamp, Paris, FRANCE Prix du Prince d'Orange 2000m. 58.5kg 2.05.4. Soft, On My Way 57 1st Toujours Pret (USA) 57 2nd FRF 20,000 FRF 4.8037 = USD 1.001st-13
12/10/1974. 2L x hd Belmont Park, Long Island, NY, USA Man O' War Stakes (G1)
12f. (Turf) 2414m. 123lbs 56kg 2.26.6. Firm, $3.40F. Crafty Khale 126 2nd London Company 126 3rd USD 71,700.00 1st-9
27/10/1974. 1L x 1.5L Woodbine, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Canadian International Championship Stakes (G2)
13f. (Turf) 2615m. 123lbs 56kg 2.40.0. Firm, $1.45F. Big Spruce 126 2nd Carney's Point 126 3rd CAD 91,650.00 CAD 0.9832 = USD 1.00
3rd-9 ## 9/11/1974. 0.75L x 0.75L Laurel Park, near Baltimore, Maryland, USA Washington D. C. International 12f. (Turf) 2414m. 124lbs 56kg 2.29.6. Firm, $1.60F. Admetus (FR) 127 1st Desert Vixen (USA) 124 2nd USD 10,000.00
# Allez France was withdrawn 2 days before raceday. M Wildenstein said that Allez France was a poor traveller and that in any case his runners were always unlucky in England. The BEofBFR thought Dahlia could have won by six lengths if Piggott had ridden her out. (BEofBFR at 
## Piggot was abused by the US press for overdoing the waiting tactics to which he replied: "they're not machines you know" (BEofBFR at  FIVE YEARS: 1975 Starts 11: 1-1-2-7
6th-6 4/05/1975. 4L x 1.5L Longchamp, Paris, FRANCE Prix Ganay 2100m. 56.5kg 1.38.4. Soft, Allez France (USA) 56.5 1st Card King (USA) 58 2nd FRF 0
9th-15 19/05/1975. 2L x 0.5L Saint Cloud, Paris, FRANCE Prix Jean de Chaudenay (no longer run) 2400m. 61kg 2.33.2. Good, Ashmore 59 1st Battle Song 58 2nd FRF 0
6th-11 15/06/1975. 0.75L x 0.75L San Siro, Milano, ITALY Gran Premio di Milano 2400m. 59.5kg 2.27.6. Good, Star Appeal 61 1st Duke of Marmalade (USA) 60 2nd ITL 0
5th-11 6/07/1975. 0.5L x sht nk Saint Cloud, Paris, FRANCE Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud 2500m. 60.5kg 2.38.0. Good, Un Kopeck 61 1st Ashmore 61 2nd FRF 0
3rd-11* 26/07/1975. 0.5L x 5L Ascot, Berkshire, UK King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes 12f. 2414m. 9.4. 58.5kg 2.26.98 (CR) Firm, 6/1. Grundy (IRE) 8.7 4/5F 1st Bustino (GB) 9.7 4/1 2nd GBP 13,066.86 GBP 1.00 to USD 2.17901st-6
19/08/1975. 1.5L x 5L York, North Yorkshire, UK Benson & Hedges Gold Cup (G1)
10.5f. 2112m. 9.4. 58.5kg 2.10.93. Good to Firm, 7/2. Card King (USA) 9.7 20/1 2nd Star Appeal 9.7 13/1 3rd GBP 39,397.00 GBP 1.00 to USD 2.1178
2nd-18** 31/08/1975. 1.5L x nk Deauville, Normandy, FRANCE Grand Prix de Deauville 2700m. 57kg 2.57.0. Soft, Duke of Marmalade 126 (1st PP) DQ L'Esoeceleur 52 (2nd PP) 1st FRF 100,000 FRF 4.3937 = USD 1.00
3rd-10 21/09/1975. 0.5L x nk Longchamp, Paris, FRANCE Prix du Prince d'Orange 2000m. 57kg 2.09.4. Soft, Kasteel 53 1st Ramirez (USA) 57 2nd FRF 20,000 FRF 4.5183 = USD 1.00
15th-24 5/10/1975. 3L x 2.5L Longchamp, Paris, FRANCE Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 2400m. 58.5kg 2.33.6. Good, Star Appeal 60 1st On My Way (USA) 60 2nd FRF 0
4th-11 26/10/1975. 05L x 1.5L x hd Woodbine, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Canadian International Championship Stakes 13f. (Turf) 2615m. 123 lbs 56kg 2.43.2. Firm, $2.95F. Snow Knight 126 1st Comtesse de Loir 123 2nd CAD 11,320.00 CAD 1.0220 = USD 1.00
8th-9 8/11/1975. 0.75L x 3L Laurel Park, near Baltimore, Maryland, USA Washington D. C. International 12f. (Turf) 2414m. 124 lbs 56kg 2.31.2. Yielding, $3.50 (bktd). Nobilliary 117 1st Comtesse de Loir 124 2nd USD 0.00
* Grundy smashed old course record by 2.36 seconds (The Times (London) 28 July 1975 p7)
** Third past the post but placed second after protest. SIX YEARS: 1976 Starts 13: 2-0-1-10
4th-9 31/01/1976. Nse x 6L x 1.5L Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, near LA, CA, USA Santa Maria Hcp 8.5f. (Dirt) 1709m. 126 lbs 57kg 1.41.8. Fast, $4.70. Gay Style 127 1st Raise Your Skirts 120 2nd USD 3,750.00
9th-15 7/03/1976. Nse x 1.25L Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, near LA, CA, USA Santa Anita Hcp 10f. (Dirt) 2012m. 120 lbs 54.5kg 2.00.4. Fast, $20.10. Royal Glint 124 $7.00 1st Ancient Title 124 $10.30 2nd USD 0.00
7th-7 21/03/1976. Hd 0.75L Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, near LA, CA, USA San Luis Rey Stakes 12f. (Turf) 2414m. 121 lbs 55kg 2.24.8. Firm, $5.70. Avatar 126 $4.90 1st Top Crowd 126 $6.50 (3rd PP) 2nd USD 0.00
4th-5 10/04/1976. 3L x nse x 1L Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA Gamely Hcp (1st Running) 9f. (Turf) 1810m. 123 lbs 56kg 1.50.4. Firm, $5.90. Katonka 121 1st Fascinating Girl 117 2nd USD 3,750.00
3rd-9 25/04/1976. Hd x 1L Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA Century Hcp 11f. (Turf) 2212m. 117lbs 53kg 2.14.6. Firm, $9.50. Winds of Thought 115 $38.90 1st Pass the Glass 119 $5.40 2nd USD 15,000.00 1st-10
13/05/1976. 0.5L x 1L Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA Allowance
9f. (Turf) 1810m. 111lbs 50.5kg 1.49.4. Firm, $7.90. Caucasus 116 2nd Ameri Flyer 121 3rd USD 13,750.00 1st-12
31/05/1976. 0.5L x 4L Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA Hollywood Invitational Turf Hcp (G1)
12f. (Turf) 2414m. 117lbs 53kg 2.26.8. Firm, $5.30F. Caucasus 119 $9.00 2nd Pass the Glass 121 $5.60 3rd USD 120,000.00
4th-8 20/06/1976. 3.25L x 2L x 0.75L Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA Hollywood Gold Cup Hcp 10f. (Dirt) 2012m. 121 lbs 55kg 1.58.8. Fast, $3.40 (bktd) Pay Tribute 117 $14.90 1st Avatar 123 $8.50 2nd USD 20,000.00
5th-11 11/07/1976. Hd x 3.5L Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA Vanity Hcp 9f. (Dirt) 1810m. 127 lbs 57.5kg 1.48.0. Fast, $4.00F. Miss Toshiba 120 $6.90 1st Bastonera II 120 $5.40 2nd USD 2,500.00
7th-10 26/07/1976. Nse x 3.5L Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA Sunset Hcp 12f. (Turf) 2414m. 121 lbs 55kg 2.26.4. Firm, $1.70F (bktd) Caucasus 121 $1.70F (bktd) 1st King Pellinore 124 $1.70F (bktd) 2nd USD 0.00
8th-13 11/10/1976. 1.25L x hd Belmont Park, Long Island, NY, USA Man O' War Stakes 12f. (Turf) 2414m. 123 lbs 56kg 2.31.2. Soft $5.80. Effervescing 121 $25.20 1st1st Banghi 121 $59.80 2nd USD 0.00
7th-9 24/10/1976. Nkx nk Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, near LA, CA, USA Oak Tree Invitational Stakes 12f. (Turf) 2414m. 123 lbs 56kg 2.31.4. Soft, $1.50F (bktd) King Pellinore 126 $1.50F (bktd) 1st Royal Derby II 126 $1.50F (bktd) 2nd USD 0.00
7th-12 30/10/1976. 0.75L x 1.25L Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, near LA, CA, USA Las Palmas Hcp (later Goldikova Stakes) 9f. (Turf) 1810m. 124lbs 56kg 1.48.6. Firm, $7.90. Vagabonda 118 1st Bastonera II 122 2nd USD 0.00