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Common

Foaled: 1888    Died: 1912
Sire: Isonomy    Dam: Thistle
Dam Sire: Scottish Chief    Sex: Horse
Colour: Brown   

Breeder(s):

1st Baron Henry Gerard Sturt Alington

Trainer(s):

John Porter

Owner(s):

1st Baron Henry Gerard Sturt Alington
Sir Frederic John William Johnstone
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Dates & jockeys of important wins:

2000 Guineas
1891  George Barrett
Derby
1891  George Barrett
St Leger
1891  George Barrett

Description:

'He's very well named!' quipped a sarcastic Prince Soltykoff, eyeing up a sweating colt called Common in the preliminaries of the 2000 Guineas. Connections of the horse had the last laugh though, as he won in a canter. This was his first race and his first journey away from Kingsclere, and there was better to come, for Common won the Derby, St Leger and St James's Palace Stakes.

Common was owned in partnership by Lord Alington and Sir Frederick Johnstone, although he was raced in the latter's colours. Two days after his St Leger win he was sold to Sir Blundell Maple for 15,000 Guineas; as John Porter was unwilling to accept that owner's horses, he was retired to stud. Apart from Nun Nicer (his sole Classic winner) his stallion career could not be deemed a success.
 
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