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de Rothschild, James Armand Edmond (1878 - 1957)

Breeder (B),  Owner (O)

Associated Places:  Waddesdon Manor, Bucks


Born in Paris, the elder son of the banker Baron Edmond de Rothschild, James de Rothschild first registered his racing colours in 1903. He became a British citizen at the end of World War 1, in which he rose to the rank of Major in the Royal Fusiliers. He was devoted to the arts, very concerned with Jewish affairs and a Member of The Jockey Club for 35 years.

Beppo was James de Rothschild's first good horse, but he also had two winners of the Cambridgeshire, a dead heater Patriot King in the Irish Derby, and a winner of the Grand Prix de Paris, Reine Lumiere. His private trainer for 43 years was Frederick Pratt; when the latter retired his place was taken by D F Watson.

Important successes:

1000 Guineas
Atmah   1911   (B)
Atmah   1911   (O)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Jockey Club Stakes  Beppo   1906   (B)
Hardwicke Stakes  Beppo   1907   (B)

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