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Diamond Jubilee

Foaled: 1897    Died: 1923
Sire: St Simon    Dam: Perdita II
Dam Sire: Hampton    Sex: Horse
Colour: Bay   


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HM Edward VII
Diamond Jubilee
Diamond Jubilee
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Dates & jockeys of important wins:

2000 Guineas
1900  Herbert Jones
1900  Herbert Jones
St Leger
1900  Herbert Jones


Own brother to the Derby and St Leger winner of 1896, Persimmon, Diamond Jubilee was a spectacular bright bay colt whose conformation was impossible to fault. His temperament was a different matter, and amongst other transgressions he savaged the jockey Mornington Cannon (Herbert Cannon) and spent much time on his hind legs, but was treated with kid gloves in order not to break his spirit.

Having won just once as a two-year-old, Diamond Jubilee went on to glory in the 2000 Guineas, Derby and St Leger, the Newmarket and the Eclipse Stakes as a three year old, making it a memorable season for his owner/breeder the future King Edward VII who had already had the hero of the Grand National earlier in the year. Diamond Jubilee did not win as a four-year-old and was retired to Sandringham Stud. In 1906 he was sold to Argentina where he was a very successful sire.

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