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Brassey, Leonard (1870 - 1958)

Leonard Brassey
Leonard Brassey
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Breeder (B),  Owner (O)

Also Known As:  1st Baron Lord Brassey of Apethorpe

Associated Places:  Apethorpe Hall, Peterborough


Leonard Brassey registered his colours in 1893. He was a Member of the Jockey Club for 60 years and acted as both Steward and Senior Steward for them. He was also an MP for North Northampton and later represented Peterborough until 1929, having unsuccessfully contested Cambridgeshire East and Grantham in 1903 and 1906. He was raised to the peerage in 1938, having been made a baronet in 1922.

Lord Brassey's only Classic winner was Winifreda, who won the 1000 Guineas for him in 1900 - that year all five Classics were won by St Simon's offspring. However he is better remembered for Bay Ronald, whom he bought from Mr T Phillips and sold aged 12 for export to France. Another good horse campaigned by him was Pride (a stayer at his best at Ascot).

Lord Brassey's long association with the trainer Thomas Jennings (Junior) ended in World War 1, after which his colours were rarely seen on the racecourse.

Important successes:

1000 Guineas
Winifreda   1900   (O)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Hardwicke Stakes  Bay Ronald   1897   (O)

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