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Galopin

Foaled: 1872    Died: 1899
Sire: Vedette    Dam: Flying Duchess
Dam Sire: The Flying Dutchman    Sex: Horse
Colour: Bay   

Breeder(s):

W Taylor Sharpe

Trainer(s):

John Dawson (Snr)

Owner(s):

Mr Chaplin
Prince Gustavus Batthyany
Galopin at stud
Galopin at stud
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Dates & jockeys of important wins:

Derby
1875  John Morris

Description:

The photograph shows the Derby winner Galopin in his days as a stallion. The Duke of Portland described him as 'so fat that he resembled a shooting cob'. He was top class on the turf, where he won ten of his 11 starts, and in the breeding shed where he sired the likes of St Simon, Galliard and Donovan.

Galopin was bought at Tattersalls, at the foot of his 19 year old mare, Flying Duchess, by Mr Blenkiron of the Middle Park Stud. The following year he was bought by Prince Batthyany for 520 Guineas. The Prince had a weak heart and his win in the Derby was his last race, in case further wins proved too much for his owner. When his owner eventually died Galopin was bought by Mr Chaplin and stood at the Blankney Stud.
 

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