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Grand Parade

Foaled: 1916    Died: 1932
Sire: Orby    Dam: Grand Geraldine
Dam Sire: Desmond    Sex: Horse
Colour: Black   

Breeder(s):

Richard Croker

Trainer(s):

Frank Barling

Owner(s):

Richard Croker
1st Baron Glanely
Grand Parade
Grand Parade
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Dates & jockeys of important wins:

Derby
1919  Frederick Templeman

Description:

Grand Parade was a black horse, foaled in Ireland from a mare reputed to have pulled a cart. He was well bought as a foal for 470 guineas and showed himself a good early two-year-old, winning in England and Ireland, but considered some way short of the best of his generation. The colt thrived the following season but because of a trace of lameness holding him up in his work, he took his place in the Derby field very much as the owner's second string.

Grand Parade came in at 33/1 after prevailing in the final furlong, a brave run by a colt who was having his first start as a three-year-old. After a success at Ascot in a two-horse race, Grand Parade went to Lord Glanely's Exning Stud (near Newmarket) in 1920. He was not a spectacular sire but his Diophon won the 2000 Guineas in 1924. Most of his stock lacked the stamina he showed himself.

 

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