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Brown Betty

Foaled: 1930    Died:
Sire: Friar Marcus    Dam: Garpal
Dam Sire: Phalaris    Sex: Mare
Colour: Brown   

Breeder(s):

Sir Alec Black

Trainer(s):

Sir Cecil Charles Boyd-Rochfort
C Boyd-Rochfort

Owner(s):

W Woodward
William Woodward
Brown Betty
Brown Betty
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Dates & jockeys of important wins:

1000 Guineas
1933  Joseph Childs
1933  Joseph Childs
Other major race(s)
(featuring people in this database)
1932  Cheveley Park Stakes   Joseph Childs

Description:

Described by an eminent French trainer as 'the best looking filly I have ever seen', Brown Betty was the first Classic winner for her trainer Captain Boyd-Rochfort. He could also congratulate himself on buying this filly for only 1,600 guineas for his American patron, William Woodward - the two had fallen in love with her when they saw her silhouetted against the sky at Sir Alec Black's stud.

The filly was named after the trainer's neice Betty McCall and was a good two-year-old. Trained to the minute, she won the 1000 Guineas in 1933, but did not stay the Oaks distance and finished fourth. Thereafter she was sent to her owner's stud in the USA, where she bred two winners.
 

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