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Bayardo

Foaled: 1906    Died: 1917
Sire: Bay Ronald    Dam: Galicia
Dam Sire: Galopin    Sex: Horse
Colour: Bay   

Breeder(s):

Alfred W Cox

Trainer(s):

Alec Taylor

Owner(s):

Alfred W Cox
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Dates & jockeys of important wins:

St Leger
1909  Daniel Maher
Other major race(s)
(featuring people in this database)
1909  Ascot Gold Cup   Daniel Maher
1910  Eclipse Stakes   Daniel Maher

Description:

Bayardo won 22 of his 25 races from 2 to 4 years of age, developing from a juvenile star to a stayer of the highest class. Sadly he failed to win the Triple Crown, being under par for the Guineas and held back in the Derby by a fallen horse. He was the champion sire in 1917 and 1918 and leading broodmare sire of 1925. He produced two Triple Crown winners, Gay Crusader and Gainsborough, and through the latter's son Hyperion has had a lasting influence on the thoroughbred, despite his early death at 11.

Bayardo objected to two things: passing the front of the stands on the Rowley Mile racecourse at Newmarket on the way to the start (he had to be re-routed round the back) and having his ears covered, because he wanted to move them back and forwards in time with his stride.
 

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