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He was not alone, for with him were the two sons of Antenor, Archilochus and Acamas, both skilled in all the arts of war.
Demophon and Acamas find Aethra and take her with them.
164: "print alors la face, / Et les habitz d'ung grand prince de Thrace / Dict Acamas.
It came as no surprise that the last notable runners bred by Boussac were by outside stallions - Crepello's daughter Crepellana, Dan Cupid's son Dankaro and the Mill Reef colt Acamas, the owner's 12th and last winner of the Prix du Jockey-Club.
However, in 1978, when there were also 20 runners, the race went to Acamas from stall 16.
The five-year-old's grand-dam, Lilissa, was bred on similar lines to Boussac's last major winner, Acamas (by Mill Reef out of Licata), who scored in the 1978 Prix du Jockey-Club, being by a son of Mill Reef out of a grand-daughter of Licata.
However, there is no shortage of rivals in an open-looking renewal of the Chantilly Classic featuring a 20-strong field, the biggest since Acamas beat 19 rivals in 1978.
Caradak goes back at five generations to an outstanding racemare in Apollonia, from a family that produced a Prix du Jockey-Club winner in Acamas for Marcel Boussac and another for the present Aga Khan in Darshaan.
From family of outstanding runners Apollonia, Acamas, Akarad, Akiyda and Darshaan.
It was true that Acamas had become the old man's 12th winner of the Prix du Jockey-Club in 1978, but there had been a gap of 22 years since the previous victory and many felt that the families nurtured over more than half a century had lost most of their potency.
Sadly, this spring the stud lost Wishful, a half-sister to smart pair Aksar and Book At Bedtime out of a half-sister to Acamas, Akarad and Akiyla.
lSomewhat belatedly, Acamas is disqualified from second place in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes after having failed a post-race test.
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