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Glanely (1st Baron) (1868 - 1942)

Breeder (B),  Owner (O)

Also Known As:  Lord William James Tatem; Old Guts and Gaiters

Associated Places:  Falmouth House, Newmarket,Lagrange Stable, Newmarket


As an extremely patriotic man, the names of Lord Glanely's horses reflected his love of England, pomp and circumstance and Empire. Born Mr Tatem, he worked in a shipping office and then founded his own shipping company in 1909, the year he began racing. He used many trainers during his racing career, including Frank Barling at Falmouth House, and Captain Thomas Higg at the Lagrange Stables, both in Newmarket.

Tatem was raised to the peerage in 1918 and in 1919 won his first Classic race, the Derby, with Grand Parade; he was to win a total of six Classics, and spent freely at the yearling sales in pursuit of success. In 1920 he purchased the Lagrange Stable. A great favourite of the people, he was elected to the Jockey Club in 1929, and was killed in an air raid in London in 1942. His colours were black jacket, red, white and blue belt and cap.

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Colombo   1934   (O)
1000 Guineas
Dancing Time   1941   (O)
Dancing Time   1941   (B)
Grand Parade   1919   (O)
Rose of England   1930   (O)
St Leger
Singapore   1930   (O)
Chulmleigh   1937   (B)
Chulmleigh   1937   (O)

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