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Cyllene

Foaled: 1895    Died: 1925
Sire: Bona Vista    Dam: Arcadia
Dam Sire: Isonomy    Sex: Horse
Colour: Chesnut   

Breeder(s):

Sir Charles Day Rose

Trainer(s):

William Arthur Jarvis

Owner(s):

Sir Charles Day Rose
Cyllene at stud
Cyllene at stud
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Dates & jockeys of important wins:

Other major race(s)
(featuring people in this database)
1898  Jockey Club Stakes   Samuel Loates
1899  Ascot Gold Cup   Samuel Loates

Description:

Cyllene turned out to be well up to Classic standard but was never entered for these races; he was a late May foal and had been small and backward. However, he proceeded to win 9 of his 11 starts against opposition of the highest class.

Cyllene was an exquisite horse with temperament to match. At stud he sired 4 Epsom Derby winners - Cicero, Minoru, Lemberg and Tagalie, as well as Polymelus, five times champion sire. Cyllene himself was champion sire in 1909 and 1910. He was exported to Argentina before the full extent of his influence was known and was equally successful in that country.
 

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