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Hampton

Foaled: 1872    Died:
Sire: Lord Clifden    Dam: Lady Langden
Dam Sire: Kettledrum    Sex: Horse
Colour: Bay   

Breeder(s):

Lord Norreys

Trainer(s):

James Nightingall
Robert Peck

Owner(s):

Mr Ireland
B C Harvey
3rd Earl of Ellesmere
F G Hobson
Hampton
Hampton
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Dates & jockeys of important wins:

Other major race(s)
(featuring people in this database)
1877  Goodwood Cup   Frederic Webb
1877  Doncaster Cup   Frederic Webb

Description:

The first foal of his dam, Hampton was a small horse who started his career in selling plates and ran and won over hurdles, but ended up winning the Doncaster and Goodwood cups in 1877. In all he won 20 races. As can be seen from the photograph, he was 'over at the knee', and such horses rarely break down.

He took up stud duties at the age of seven and was Champion Sire in 1887. He bred three Derby winners, Merry Hampton, Ladas and Ayrshire, but his most important line was through Bay Ronald, who sired Bayardo, himself sire of Gainsborough and thence Hyperion. The Son-in-Law male line also derives from Hampton. Hampton was dubbed 'all teeth and mane' in his old age.
 
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