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Flying Fox

Foaled: 1896    Died: 1911
Sire: Orme    Dam: Vampire
Dam Sire: Galopin    Sex: Horse
Colour: Bay   

Breeder(s):

1st Duke of Westminster

Trainer(s):

John Porter

Owner(s):

1st Duke of Westminster
Flying Fox in training
Flying Fox in training
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Dates & jockeys of important wins:

2000 Guineas
1899  Herbert Cannon
Derby
1899  Herbert Cannon
St Leger
1899  Herbert Cannon
Other major race(s)
(featuring people in this database)
1899  Eclipse Stakes   Herbert Cannon

Description:

Winner of 9 of his 11 starts at 2 and 3 years, Flying Fox had a wonderful constitution, very deep through the heart, with beautiful shoulders. His future trainer, John Porter, inspected all the yearlings at the Duke of Westminster's Eaton Stud in 1897 and exclaimed on seeing Flying Fox, "Here is the winner of the Derby". And he won not only the Derby but the other two legs of the Triple Crown as well, in all cases with Mornington Cannon (Herbert Cannon up. He was a short priced favourite on each occasion. On the death of his owner, Flying Fox was sold to France for 37,500 guineas and was a successful sire there.

The photograph shows Flying Fox in hard training, with his ribs clearly showing.
 

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