Category:1927 racehorse births
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The following 17 pages are in this category, out of 17 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 17 pages are in this category, out of 17 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Rogilla – Rogilla, was a chestnut Australian Thoroughbred gelding, who was a versatile racehorse performing in Australia. Known as the Coalfields Champion from Newcastle, Rogilla raced during an era of the Australian turf. He won in each of the six seasons that he raced as a three-year-old to an eight-year-old, Rogilla was an outstanding galloper in Sydney and Melbourne on wet or dry tracks recording 26 wins from 4½ furlongs to 2 miles with regular jockey Darby Munro winning 16 races. He was by Roger de Busli and his dam Speargila was by Brakespear, Roger de Busli won three races from 20 starts in England. He commenced stud duties in 1925, but sired only one winner of a principal race in Oro 1935 AJC Metropolitan Handicap. Rogillas dam Speargila was a good racemare that won 13 races in Sydney, New South Wales, plus 10 other provincial, Speargila was line-bred to Prince Charlie, as both Lochiel and Clan Stuart were sired by him. She was the dam of six foals, which all raced and were winners and his breeder, Hunter White of Havilah, New South Wales, was a well known Australian Jockey Club committeeman and granted three consecutive leases to Rogillas trainer. Rogilla began his career two months short of his fourth season. His racing colours were black, with red armbands and cap, Rogilla was lightly framed and 15.3 hands tall and despite various injuries and illnesses was best remembered for his tremendous courage against the best in the depression era. In 17 of the races he contested he won eight by a neck or less, lost four by a neck or less and he always pulled hard in races, which cost him any chance in the three Melbourne Cups he contested. His best season was at six years of age, when he won 11 from 17 starts, Rogilla when racing in Melbourne was stabled at Caulfield with great trainer Cecil T Godby who trained the Caulfield Cup winners Purser 1924, Gaine Carrington 1933 and Northwind 1936. Rogillas racing record,70 starts for 26 wins,12 seconds,11 thirds and 21 unplaced runs
2. Alcibiades (horse) – Alcibiades was an American Thoroughbred racemare that won the Kentucky Oaks and was later a good broodmare. Owned and bred by Hal Price Headley at his Beaumont Farm near Lexington, Kentucky, Alcibiades was named for the ancient Greek soldier and she was sired by Supremus out of Regal Roman. On her sires side, she goes back to the great stallion Domino, Alcibiades had seven starts with four wins at two-years. She won the Clipsetta Stakes and Debutante Stakes, ran second in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, at the age of three years, she had 16 starts, for three wins. Alcibiades won the Grade I Kentucky Oaks, the Arlington Oaks and finished third in the Hawthorne Gold Cup, the Illinois and Latonia Oaks, and she tore a tendon badly in the Latonia Championship, and this was the end of her racing career. She was retrospectively named Co-Champion three-year-old filly of 1930, Alcibiades was retired from racing for a record of 23 starts with 7 wins,2 seconds and 4 thirds with earnings of $47,860. As a broodmare, Alcibiades produced eight foals, seven of which were runners including, Lithe, a sister to Menow, won the Arlington Matron Stakes, Menow was the Champion two-year-old colt of 1937 and himself was an influential sire. Salaminia, winner of 5 races, including the Alabama Stakes, third dam of Epsom Derby winner Sir Ivor Sparta, had 12 wins and 13 seconds
3. Battleship (horse) – Battleship was an American thoroughbred racehorse who is the only horse to have won both the American Grand National and the Grand National steeplechase races. Battleship was bred by owner Walter J. Salmon, Sr. at his Mereworth Farm in Lexington and he was a stocky chestnut by Man o War, and his dam, Quarantine, was by Sea Sick. He was a muscular but small horse who stood 15 hands 1 inch high, Battleship was initially trained for flat racing. Competing for his owner through age four, he won ten of his twenty-two starts, an injury kept him out of competition for a year, and at the end of 1931 Walter Salmon sold Battleship to Marion duPont Scott for $12,000. Scott was a horse racing enthusiast who had earlier purchased a Salmon-owned half brother to Battleship. Ms. duPont had Battleship trained for racing and entered his first competition in 1933. The horse showed promise, winning three of his four races that season, then, in 1934, he won the American Grand National, the most prestigious steeplechase race in the US. Gentleman jockey Carroll K. Bassett rode Battleship in most of his major U. S. victories, Bassett was also an accomplished artist and sculpted a small bronze bust of Battleship in 1934. In July 1936, Ms. duPont shipped Battleship to England, Battleship won several races in 1936 and 1937, including races at Sandown, Newbury and Leicester but some critics remained unimpressed saying he did not look like a stayer. The Sporting Life dwelt on his size, stating he is too small to appeal to me as a National horse. He will be the smallest winner on record, Hobbs himself convinced Scott that Battleship was not ready for the Grand National in March 1937. He was said to have not trained on and was withdrawn at the acceptance stage. He continued training and racing in England, winning five of his thirteen races and was entered into the 1938 Grand National and his competition in the 1938 race included Royal Mail, winner of the 1937 Grand National, Royal Danieli, and Workman. Battleship beat Royal Danieli to win the race in a photo finish and he was ridden by Bruce Hobbs, the seventeen-year-old son of trainer Reg Hobbs. He was a winner of the race in that he was entire. The last entire winner had been Grudon in 1901 and none has won since, in June 1938, Battleship returned to the U. S. aboard the Manhattan. Trainer Reg Hobbs and jockey Bruce Hobbs accompanied the horse on the transatlantic journey. Upon arriving in New York, Battleship was met at the dock by a crowd including New York mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and actor Randolph Scott, following his 1938 Grand National victory, Battleship retired to stand at stud at duPonts Montpelier estate, Battleship sired only 58 foals
4. Blenheim (horse) – Blenheim, also known as Blenheim II, was a British Thoroughbred race horse who won the Epsom Derby in 1930. As sire, he had a influence on pedigrees around the world. Blenheim was highly tried, by European standards, as a two-year-old in 1929, in the following season he was beaten in his first two races before recording an upset 18/1 win in the Derby. His racing career was ended by injury soon afterwards, and he was retired to stud, where he became an extremely successful and influential breeding stallion, both in Europe and North America. Blenheim was a horse standing 15.3 hands high with a white star. He was sired by the good sire Blandford, a three-time British champion sire, whose progeny included Bahram, Brantome, Trigo, Pasch. Blenheims dam, Malva who stood barely 15 hands, won three races for Lord Carnarvon before becoming a highly successful broodmare. She was the dam of seven winners, including the Coronation Cup winners King Salmon, as a yearling, Blenheim was sold for 4,100 guineas to the Aga Khan. He was sent into training with Richard Dawson at his Whatcombe stables near Wantage in Oxfordshire, Blenheim began his racing career in April 1929 when he won a £200 plate at Newbury Racecourse. He then finished second in the Stud Produce Stakes at Sandown and he was then moved up in class to contest the New Stakes over five furlongs at Royal Ascot. Ridden by Dawsons stable jockey Michael Beary he started at odds of 7/2, in autumn he finished second to Fair Diana in the Champagne Stakes and then won the Hopeful Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse. On his final race of the season he started favourite for the Middle Park Stakes and it was noted that Blenheim may have been feeling the effects of his punishing schedule. He ended the season with earnings of £4,497, Blenheim was slow to find his form as a three-year-old and began his 1930 campaign by running unplaced behind Christopher Robin in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury. Despite his poor performance in the trial, he was well-fancied for the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket two weeks later and he finished fourth of the twenty-eight runners behind Diolite, Paradine and Silver Flare. A month later, Blenheim was moved up in distance to contest the Derby over one, the race attracted its customary huge crowd, with the spectators including the King and Queen as well as the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York. Blenheim started an 18/1 outsider in a field of seventeen, rustom Pasha led the field into the straight but weakened and dropped away in the straight. Blenheim was produced by Wragg with a timed run to take the lead inside inside the final furlong. After the Derby, Blenheim was being prepared or a run in the Eclipse Stakes when he sustained a tendon injury and he did not recover sufficiently to resume racing and was retired to stud
5. Bull Dog (horse) – Bull Dog was a French Thoroughbred racehorse who became a North American Champion sire and Champion broodmare sire. Owned and bred by American Jefferson Davis Cohn at his Haras du Bois-Roussel in Alençon in Frances Lower Normandy region, as a three-year-old he won the 1930 Prix Daphnis and the Prix La Flèche dOr, but it was his performance off the racetrack for which he is best remembered. Bull Dog was a full brother to Sir Gallahad who was also owned by Jefferson Davis Cohn. Sir Gallahad became an extremely important Champion sire and Champion broodmare sire in North America, because of his immediate success, American E. Dale Schaffer purchased Bull Dog in late 1930 and brought him to the United States too stand at his Coldstream Stud in Lexington, Kentucky. At stud, Bull Dog became the Leading sire in North America in 1943 and the Leading broodmare sire in North America in 1953,1954, and 1956. Bull Dog died at Coldstream Stud in 1954 having sired horses that would win 52 stakes races, among his most significant sons was Bull Lea, a very influential sire for Kentuckys renowned Calumet Farm whose sons included the 1948 U. S. = Chestnut Bull Dogs pedigree and partial racing stats
6. Golden Miller – Golden Miller was a Thoroughbred racehorse who is the most successful Cheltenham Gold Cup horse ever, winning the race in five consecutive years between 1932 and 1936. He also is the horse to win both of the United Kingdoms premier steeplechase races - the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National - in the same year. He was bred at the yard of Laurence Geraghty, grandfather of jockey Barry Geraghty, in Pelletstown and he was sired by the unraced Goldcourt, who stood at a stud fee of five guineas and sired two Irish Grand National winners. His dam, Millers Pride, was an ex-hunter who was placed and her sire, Wavelets Pride, won the Great Metropolitan Stakes, a hurdle race, and other races before he became a top jumper sire. In 1931, Golden Miller made his debut at Newbury Racecourse where he finished first. On 30 December, he won the Reading Chase before winning the Sefton Steeplechase on 20 January 1932, in 1933, as a six-year-old and winner of two Cheltenham Gold Cups, he started as the 9/1 favourite in the Grand National but fell at the Canal Turn. In the 1934 Grand National win, he set a new record of 9 min 20. 4s for Aintree. This victory was the middle of five consecutive Gold Cup victories and he retired in 1939 with a record of 29 wins from 52 races. He is buried at Elsenham Stud, a farm in Elsenham. Fred Varney, a bricklayer, bought a ticket in the Irish sweepstakes, a bookmaker bought a half share in Freds ticket for £3,000. When Golden Miller won, he won the top prize of £30,000 and he had to give the bookmakers £15,000, which left Fred with £18,000. With the winnings, Fred and his son-in-law founded a coach company, after many years, the company was bought and renamed Tellings-Golden Miller. Many of the coaches have a portrait of the horse on the front or side of the vehicle. A statue of Golden Miller was erected near the ring at Cheltenham Racecourse. Dorothy Paget was a descendant of William Paget, Golden Miller was inbred 4 ×4 to Sterling, meaning that this stallion appears twice in the fourth generation of his pedigree. Repeat winners of horse races An Observer Classic,25 March 1934 Golden Miller at the United Kingdoms National Horseracing Museum