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Fair Trial

Foaled: 1932    Died: 1958
Sire: Fairway    Dam: Lady Juror
Dam Sire: Son-in-Law    Sex: Horse
Colour: Chesnut   


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Fair Trial at stud
Fair Trial at stud
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Dates & jockeys of important wins:

Other major race(s)
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1935  Queen Anne Stakes   Gordon Richards


It is as a sire rather than a runner that Fair Trial stands in Racing's hall of fame. Fair Trial did not have a serious gallop until he was a 3 year old as he had problems with his knees and shelly feet. The colt, who barely stayed a mile run at a true pace, won 7 races including the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. At stud he was the leading sire of 2 year olds with his very first crop and the champion sire overall in 1950. His offspring included the 2000 Guineas winners Court Martial and Palestine. Court Martial in turn became Champion sire twice and Palestine sired Pall Mall.

When he died, Fair Trial had sired winners of 201 races and £302,309, at a time when prize money was low. He was leading brood-mare sire in 1951; his daughters bred Meld, Supreme Court, Premonition and Be Careful.
Fair Trial as a foal
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