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Coronach

Foaled: 1923    Died: 1949
Sire: Hurry On    Dam: Wet Kiss
Dam Sire: Tredennis    Sex: Horse
Colour: Chesnut   

Breeder(s):

1st Baron James Woolavington

Trainer(s):

Frederick Darling

Owner(s):

1st Baron James Woolavington
Coronach
Coronach
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Dates & jockeys of important wins:

Derby
1926  Joseph Childs
St Leger
1926  Joseph Childs
Other major race(s)
(featuring people in this database)
1926  Eclipse Stakes   Joseph Childs

Description:

Coronach, a big strapping chesnut colt with a flaxen mane and tail, won 10 races including the Derby and looked an exceptional racehorse when everything was going his way. 'His way' was to lead from start to finish, which he did at Epsom, an alien plan for his jockey who preferred waiting tactics. When severely challenged, Coronach put up some tame displays, which caused people to question his courage. Years later there was marked resistance to paying big money for the similarly coloured Grundy, who might, they thought, be 'soft'. At home Coronach was moderate as a sire although he begat a dual Arc de Triomphe and an Italian Derby winner for foreign breeders. He was gifted to New Zealand in 1940 and was well patronized and an instant success there.
 

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