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Cox, Alfred W (1857 - 1919)

Breeder (B),  Owner (O)

Also Known As:  Mr Fairie


Alfred Cox, who campaigned his horses under the assumed name of 'Mr Fairie', made his fortune in Australia as a young man, having spotted silver in the dirt of a derelict sheep farm that he had won at poker on the voyage out. The purchase of the mare Lady Muncaster laid the foundations of an equine family that was to do Mr Fairie proud, producing the classic winners Lemberg and Bayardo and the Triple Crown hero Gay Crusader. Unlike the Aga Khan III, he would not cash in on the sale of his stars - he refused £100,000 for Gay Crusader (equivalent today to £2.7 million).

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Gay Crusader   1917   (B)
Gay Crusader   1917   (O)
1000 Guineas
Galeottia   1895   (B)
Galeottia   1895   (O)
Lemberg   1910   (B)
Lemberg   1910   (O)
Gay Crusader   1917   (B)
Gay Crusader   1917   (O)
My Dear   1918   (B)
My Dear   1918   (O)
St Leger
Bayardo   1909   (O)
Bayardo   1909   (B)
Gay Crusader   1917   (O)
Gay Crusader   1917   (B)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Ascot Gold Cup  Bayardo   1909   (O)
Ascot Gold Cup  Bayardo   1909   (B)
Eclipse Stakes  Bayardo   1910   (O)
Eclipse Stakes  Bayardo   1910   (B)
Middle Park Stakes, Newmarket  Picaroon   1924   (O)

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