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Sir Cosmo

Foaled: 1926    Died: 1950
Sire: The Boss    Dam: Ayn Hali
Dam Sire: Desmond    Sex: Horse
Colour: Bay   


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Sir Richard Charles Garton
Sir Cosmo
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Dates & jockeys of important wins:

Other major race(s)
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1929  Ribblesdale Stakes, Royal Ascot   Joseph Childs
1930  July Cup, Newmarket,   George Swann


Winner of five races from 2 to 4 years, including the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot and the July Cup, Sir Cosmo was rated behind only the Derby and St Leger winner Trigo as a three-year-old. Well bought as a yearling for only 100 guineas, he was by The Boss, a sprinting sire of only moderate popularity, out of Ayn Hali, a good Irish mare.

His owner, Sir Richard Garton, set Sir Cosmo up at stud in Newmarket and the horse exceeded expectations as a sire, establishing a bloodline of crack sprinters including Bellacose (winner of the July Cup and two Nunthorpe Stakes), Panorama (unbeaten in 7 starts as a 2-y-o including the Coventry and Champagne Stakes), Como (also a Nunthorpe winner), Sugar Palm (a great public favourite, successful in 21 races) and Khosro and Good Morning (both Irish Classic winners).

Sir Cosmo was also a good sire of broodmares, his daughters producing the likes of American champion Round Table, and the English 2000 Guineas winner Rockavon.

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