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Carnarvon (6th Earl of) (1898 - 1987)

Breeder (B),  Owner (O)

Also Known As:  Henry George Alfred Marius Victor Francis Herbert

Associated Places:  Highclere Castle, Newbury, Berks


The 6th Earl of Carnarvon was, in his day, a successful amateur rider on the flat. Educated at Eton, he served in the 7th Hussars and was active in India, Mesopotamia and Constantinople during World War I, he also had the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in World War II.

From the mare Malva, bred by his father, he produced the Derby winner Blenheim. Unfortunately he did not race the colt himself, having parted with him to the Aga Khan as a yearling for 4,100 guineas. He also bred King Salmon, Blenheim's half brother, who he sold to Sir Richard Brooke before his four-year-old successes in the Coronation Cup and Eclipse Stakes.

The best animal to race for him was Queen's Hussar, winner of seven races including the Sussex and Lockinge Stakes, and himself the sire of Brigadier Gerard.

Important successes:

Blenheim   1930   (B)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Coronation Cup  King Salmon   1934   (B)
Eclipse Stakes, Sandown Park  King Salmon   1934   (B)

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