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de Hirsch, Maurice (Baron) (1831 - 1896)

Baron Maurice de Hirsch
Baron Maurice de Hirsch
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Born in Munich, the son of a Jewish banker, Baron de Hirsch made a fortune financing railways in the Balkans and laying others in Russia and all over Europe. He acquired a passion for horseracing and for royal horseracing circles and put a large portion of his money at the disposal of the Prince of Wales, joining him in 1890 as a patron of John Porter's stable. Later the pair transferred all their animals to the care of Richard Marsh at Newmarket. La Fleche was the Baron's only Classic winner, but she nearly won 4 of them.

Important successes:

1000 Guineas
La Fleche   1892   (O)
Oaks
La Fleche   1892   (O)
St Leger
La Fleche   1892   (O)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Ascot Gold Cup  La Fleche   1894   (O)
 
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