Sent to England.
For Lecomte made history when in 1854, he met his half-brother, Lexington, at Metairie Race Track near New Orleans. Lecomte beat Lexington in what was called the greatest four-mile race on record. Lecomte won the first heat with a world-record breaking 7:26 time. The second heat he won at 7:38 3/4 and was crowned the champion of the American turf. Richard Tenbroeck bought Lecomte for $10,000 and shipped the animal to England in the spring of 1856. Lecomte developed pneumonia on the ocean voyage and died shortly after arriving. In all, Lecomte won 16 races in America