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Galtee More

Foaled: 1894    Died: 1917
Sire: Kendal    Dam: Morganette
Dam Sire: Springfield    Sex: Horse
Colour: Bay   

Breeder(s):

John Gubbins

Trainer(s):

Samuel Darling

Owner(s):

John Gubbins
Galtee More
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Dates & jockeys of important wins:

2000 Guineas
1897  Charles Wood
Derby
1897  Charles Wood
St Leger
1897  Charles Wood
Other major race(s)
(featuring people in this database)
1896  Middle Park Plate   Herbert Cannon

Description:

When Galtee More and Bantry Bay were yearlings on their breeder John Gubbins' stud farm, Mr Gubbins thought more of the latter. The stud groom had the right idea though, voicing a very high opinion of Galtee More. The horse had almost faultless confirmation and his trainer found him charming. He won five of his six outings as a juvenile and six of his seven starts as a three-year-old, including the 2000 Guineas in a canter, an easy Derby success and the St Leger at odds of 10/1 on. Before the Derby, Samuel Darling Snr, Galtee More's trainer, got wind of a plan to 'nobble' his candidate, so a huge Newfoundland retriever cross dog was procured, which guarded him admirably. The journey to Epsom was rather fraught, a great deal of shunting on the railway and the overnight stable was full of rats, but nothing fazed Galtee More.

Hopes of training Galtee More for the cup races as a four year old came to nought when he developed a suspect leg, and he was sold to the Russian government for £21,000, later being exported to Germany where he sired good winners.
 
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