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Sullivan, John C (1857 - 1949)

Breeder (B),  Owner (O),  Trainer (T)

Associated Places:  Kilberry Stud, nr Navan, Ireland


John Sullivan practised as a solicitor for 25 years in Navan before he went in for thoroughbred breeding. He did not live to see his only Classic success as a breeder when Ki Ming won the 2000 Guineas although his Winkfield's Fortune was runner up in the Irish Derby. This horse was own brother to Winkfield's Pride, John Sullivan's pride and joy, winner of the Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire Handicaps and the Doncaster Cup.

John Sullivan won a further Cambridgeshire in 1900 with his colt Berrill who, when mated with Winkfield's Pride's sister, produced the 1913 Lincolnshire Handicap winner Berrilldon. Others bred by John Sullivan included Guinea Gap (Royal Hunt Cup) and Niantic (dead heat for the 1927 Cambridgeshire).

Early in the century John Sullivan started training on his own in Calne in Wiltshire and won back to back Ebor Handicaps with War Wolf and The Page. The stallions at his stud included Zria, sire of the Grand National winner Troytown.

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Ki Ming   1951   (B)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Cambridgeshire Handicap  Winkfield's Pride   1896   (B)
Cambdrigeshire Handicap  Winkfield's Pride   1896   (O)
Lincolnshire Handicap  Winkfield's Pride   1897   (O)
Doncaster Cup  Winkfield's Pride   1897   (O)
Doncaster Cup  Winkfield's Pride   1897   (B)
Lincolnshire Handicap  Winkfield's Pride   1897   (B)

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