Already a legend during his own
lifetime, Grandeur won the German Jumping Derby three times between 1986
and 1992 under his permanent rider Thomas Frühmann. Grandeur is one of
the most successful competition sports stallions of the world from
today's perspective, with far in excess of Euro 766,938 life winnings.
His successes include i.a. World Cup successes in s'Hertogenbosch,
Bordeaux, Paris, Göteborg and London, Grand Prix' and Nation's Cups in
London, Rome, Rotterdam, Stuttgart, Vienna, Wiesbaden, Bremen, Calgary
and Aix la Chapelle and two wins in the German Grand Prix in Berlin.
Four sons have thus far been approved, of whom Gandilot (dam by Pilot)
advanced to become an up-and-coming young international star. The
absolute breeding breakthrough for Grandeur came with his daughter
Gladdys (dam by Apart), who won the gold medal at the 2001 European
Championships under Ludger Beerbaum and is meanwhile almost comparable
to a mare like Ratina.