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Gold Bridge

Foaled: 1929    Died: 1945
Sire: Golden Boss    Dam: Flying Diadem
Dam Sire: Diadumenos    Sex: Horse
Colour: Chesnut   

Breeder(s):

A Kingsley Macomber

Trainer(s):

Charles Clout
Major William Vandeleur Beatty

Owner(s):

A Kingsley Macomber
Earl David Beatty
Gold Bridge with trainer Major Beatty
Gold Bridge with trainer Major Beatty
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Dates & jockeys of important wins:

Other major race(s)
(featuring people in this database)
1933  Kings Stand Stakes, Royal Ascot   Harry Beasley
1934  Kings Stand Stakes   Edward Elliott
1934  Nunthorpe Stakes, York   Edward Elliott

Description:

Gold Bridge was an exceptionally good-looking colt and a fine sprinter, winning nine of his 22 starts in France and England, including Royal Ascot's King's Stand Stakes two years in succession. He was successful at stud: his progeny were mostly speedsters like himself. With none competing in the Classics, he was nevertheless third in the sires list in 1940, to Fair Trial and Hyperion.

The photograph shows Gold Bridge with his trainer Major Beatty, jockey and lad. Tony Atkinson of Padbury, Western Australia has identified the lad as his grandfather, William Harry Atkinson, 1904 - 1975. William was the son of Harry Atkinson, jockey, at Leyburn, Yorkshire. He was nicknamed 'Scottie' because he served his apprenticeship with Atty Persse in Scotland. His time in the racing industry included about 15 years with Major Beatty, in Newmarket, as Travelling Head Lad. The most famous horse for which he was responsible was Gold Bridge.
 

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