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Rosebery (5th Earl of) (1847 - 1929)

5th Earl of   Rosebery
5th Earl of Rosebery
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Breeder (B),  Owner (O)

Also Known As:  Archibald Philip Primrose; Lord Dalmeny

Associated Places:  The Durdans, near Epsom; Mentmore, nr Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire;

Description:

Archibald Primrose became Lord Dalmeny when his father died in 1851, and as a young man he apparently boasted that he would marry the richest woman in England, become Prime Minister and own a Derby winner; he succeeded in all three.

In 1868, the year that he became Earl, Archibald acquired a two-year old racehorse, and as a result was sent down from Oxford. He was elected to the Jockey Club in 1870 and achieved his first aim by marrying Hannah, daughter of Baron Meyer de Rothschild, and thus acquiring the Mentmore Stud near Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.

In 1894 Ladas won the Derby and 2000 Guineas for Lord Rosebery, who was Prime Minister at the time. He won the race again with Sir Visto the following year and with Cicero in 1905.

Despite numerous Classic successes in his colours of primrose, rose hoops and rose cap, Lord Rosebery did not enjoy going racing and was far more interested in breeding.

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Ladas   1894   (B)
Ladas   1894   (O)
Neil Gow   1910   (B)
Neil Gow   1910   (O)
Ellangowan   1923   (B)
Ellangowan   1923   (O)
1000 Guineas
Chelandry   1897   (B)
Chelandry   1897   (O)
Vaucluse   1915   (B)
Vaucluse   1915   (O)
Plack   1924   (B)
Plack   1924   (O)
Derby
Ladas   1894   (B)
Ladas   1894   (O)
Sir Visto   1895   (B)
Sir Visto   1895   (O)
Cicero   1905   (B)
Cicero   1905   (O)
Oaks
Bonny Jean   1883   (B)
Bonny Jean   1883   (O)
St Leger
Sir Visto   1895   (B)
Sir Visto   1895   (O)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Champion Stakes  Velasquez   1897   (B)
Champion Stakes  Velasquez   1897   (O)
Champion Stakes  Velasquez   1898   (B)
Eclipse Stakes, Sandown Park  Velasquez   1898   (B)
Champion Stakes  Velasquez   1898   (O)
Eclipse Stakes, Sandown Park  Velasquez   1898   (O)
Newbury Spring Cup  Wrack   1914   (B)
Newbury Spring Cup  Wrack   1914   (O)
Newbury Spring Cup  Wrack   1915   (B)
Newbury Spring Cup  Wrack   1915   (O)
 
The Durdans
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The Stables at The Durdans
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Mentmore
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