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Captain Cuttle

Foaled: 1919    Died: 1932
Sire: Hurry On    Dam: Bellavista
Dam Sire: Cyllene    Sex: Horse
Colour: Chesnut   

Breeder(s):

1st Baron James Woolavington

Trainer(s):

Frederick Darling

Owner(s):

1st Baron James Woolavington
Captain Cuttle in training
Captain Cuttle in training
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Dates & jockeys of important wins:

Derby
1922  Stephen Donoghue
Other major race(s)
(featuring people in this database)
1922  St James's Palace Stakes   Stephen Donoghue

Description:

Captain Cuttle was a slashing chesnut with a white blaze on his face. A hard puller, he nevertheless had a soppy love for his trainer, whom he was known to follow around like a pet dog. Beacuse of the colt's massive frame, the astute Frederick Darling gave Captain Cuttle the lightest of preparations, running just once in a small race at Doncaster as a two-year-old.

After a third place in the 2000 Guineas when he was not at his peak, the colt started at a decent price of 10/1 at Epsom and was going like a winner from start to finish. In all he won four races from only six starts at 3 and 4 years before his forelegs gave out and a Gold Cup campaign was abandoned.

Captain Cuttle sired Scuttle, a Classic winner for King George V, and other good horses including Walter Gay, runner-up in the Derby, before his export to Italy for £50,000 in 1927.

 
Scarf commemorating Captain Cuttle's 1922 Derby
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