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Croker, Richard (1841 - 1922)

Breeder (B),  Owner (O)

Also Known As:  Boss

Associated Places:  Wantage, Berks,Glencairn Stud, Ireland

Description:

Richard Croker, a thick set, rugged man was born in Ireland but raised in America, and prospered in that country, albeit in a corrupt and ruthless way. When things got too hot there he moved to Ireland, where he founded the Glencairn Stud, having found out the hard way that American horses were not always the fastest. Here he bred three Classic winners.

Important successes:

1000 Guineas
Rhodora   1908   (B)
Rhodora   1908   (O)
Derby
Orby   1907   (B)
Orby   1907   (O)
Grand Parade   1919   (B)
 

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