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Persimmon

Foaled: 1893    Died: 1908
Sire: St Simon    Dam: Perdita II
Dam Sire: Hampton    Sex: Horse
Colour: Bay   

Breeder(s):

HM Edward VII

Trainer(s):

Richard Marsh

Owner(s):

HM Edward VII
Persimmon's statue at Sandringham
Persimmon's statue at Sandringham
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Dates & jockeys of important wins:

Derby
1896  John Watts
St Leger
1896  John Watts
Other major race(s)
(featuring people in this database)
1897  Ascot Gold Cup   John Watts

Description:

This photograph shows the statue of Persimmon which stands at Sandringham Stud.
A very impressive horse, Persimmon turned out to be every bit as good as his looks suggested. For the heir to the throne he won 7 races as a 2, 3 and 4 year old, including a hard-fought success in the Derby. At 4 he won the Ascot Gold Cup by 8 lengths when he was better than ever.

Unlike so many champion colts, Persimmon transmitted his talents to the stud, being leading sire four times. He sired Sceptre, Keystone II, Perola, Prince Palatine, Your Majesty and Zinfandel. He was equally successful as a sire of broodmares.

His head is preserved in the National Horseracing Museum.

 
Persimmon and John Watts
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Persimmon
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