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Brassey, Robert (1875 - 1946)

Breeder (B),  Owner (O)

Associated Places:  Heythrop, Oxfordshire; Cottesbrook Hall, Northants; Orchardstown Stud, Co Tipperary, Ireland


Robert Brassey was the eldest son of the Master of the Heythrop Hounds and succeeded his father as Master of this pack from 1918 to 1921. Educated at Eton, Brassey fought in the South African War and was for some time the Conservative Member for North Oxfordshire.

Robert Brassey raced mostly in Ireland, his best win being with Moucheron, successful in the Irish 1000 Guineas. The best horses he bred were probably Radiotherapy (Sussex Stakes and third in the Derby), and the top two-year-old, Golden Corn. Brassey's other hobbies included polo and the breeding of pedigree shorthorns.

Important successes:

Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Middle Park Stakes, Newmarket  Golden Corn   1921   (B)
Champagne Stakes, Doncaster  Golden Corn   1921   (B)
July Cup  Golden Corn   1923   (B)

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