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Gubbins, John (1840 - 1906)

John Gubbins
John Gubbins
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Breeder (B),  Owner (O)

Associated Places:  Co Limerick

Description:

For 50 years, the first loves of the big, bluff County Limerick horseman John Gubbins were hunting and steeplechasing. Then, from Morganette, a plating class mare who was wrong in the wind, he bred an Irish Derby winner, trained for him by Samuel Darling Snr. She also foaled Galtee More, the Triple Crown hero of 1897, and Ard Patrick, the Derby winner of 1902.

A martyr to gout, John Gubbins died of bronchitis in 1906. His final instructions were, "As I aspired to breed fast horses, please see that my hearse is pulled at speed on my final journey."

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Galtee More   1897   (B)
Galtee More   1897   (O)
Derby
Galtee More   1897   (B)
Galtee More   1897   (O)
Ard Patrick   1902   (B)
Ard Patrick   1902   (O)
St Leger
Galtee More   1897   (B)
Galtee More   1897   (O)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Middle Park Plate  Galtee More   1896   (B)
Middle Park Plate  Galtee More   1896   (O)
Eclipse Stakes  Ard Patrick   1903   (B)
Eclipse Stakes  Ard Patrick   1903   (O)
 

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