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Wildfowler

Foaled: 1895    Died:
Sire: Gallinule    Dam: Tragedy
Dam Sire: Ben Battle    Sex: Horse
Colour: Chesnut   

Breeder(s):

Samuel Darling
Captain Joseph Henry Greer

Trainer(s):

Samuel Darling

Owner(s):

Samuel Darling
Captain Joseph Henry Greer
Wildfowler
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Dates & jockeys of important wins:

St Leger
1898  Charles Wood

Description:

Wildfowler, the son of a mare who won the Irish Derby, was bred and owned in a partnership between Samuel Darling (the trainer) and Captain (later Sir) Henry Greer. Winner of four races at two and three years, his best moment came when beating the favourite Jeddah with the greatest of ease in the St Leger. The horse was backward in the Spring of 1898 but nevertheless finished fourth in the 2000 Guineas. He was unable to be trained for the Derby.

Sir Henry Greer bought Sam Darling's share of the colt and stood him at stud, where, however, he was not a conspicuous success - his best winner being Llangibby (Eclipse Stakes). His daughter Silver Fowl, winner of the National Produce Stakes at the Curragh, produced Fifinella, winner of a wartime Derby and Oaks. Wildfowler was sent to France at the age of thirteen.
 

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