The National Horseracing Museum Jockey on Horse
Profile: Person
Welcome
Browse
Search
About
Order Print
More Info
Education
Games
Glossary
Museum Homepage

   Recently viewed:

 

Edward VII (HM) (1841 - 1910)

Edward VII with Minoru after the 1909 Derby
Edward VII with Minoru after the 1909 Derby
Buy a print >>
ViewView a larger image
Breeder (B),  Owner (O)

Also Known As:  The Prince of Wales

Associated Places:  Sandringham, Norfolk

Description:

Queen Victoria was not overjoyed with her son's preoccupation with the turf. "Such success", she remarked, "only encourages gambling by others and the Prince Consort was so against it. But, if it makes the Prince of Wales happy, it is, perhaps, a better excitement than others!" The future Edward VII loved everything about racing and his subjects rejoiced with him when his horses were successful. His patronage was of great benefit to racing, both on the flat and National Hunt.

At first The Prince's horses were trained by John Porter at Kingsclere; he persuaded the Prince to purchase 'the goldmine' Perdita II who bred Florizel II, Persimmon and Diamond Jubilee. Nevertheless five years later the Prince transferred his horses to Richard Marsh at Newmarket. After 1900 the Prince's fortunes waned until revived by Minoru, whom he leased from Col Hall-Walker (later 1st Lord William Wavertree).

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Diamond Jubilee   1900   (B)
Diamond Jubilee   1900   (O)
Minoru   1909   (O)
1000 Guineas
Thais   1896   (B)
Thais   1896   (O)
Derby
Persimmon   1896   (B)
Persimmon   1896   (O)
Diamond Jubilee   1900   (B)
Diamond Jubilee   1900   (O)
Minoru   1909   (O)
St Leger
Persimmon   1896   (B)
Persimmon   1896   (O)
Diamond Jubilee   1900   (B)
Diamond Jubilee   1900   (O)
Grand National
Ambush II   1900   (O)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Ascot Gold Cup  Persimmon   1897   (B)
Ascot Gold Cup  Persimmon   1897   (O)
 
Edward VII and others at Tattersalls
Buy a print >>
ViewView a larger image

Edward VII as Prince of Wales
Buy a print >>
ViewView a larger image

<< Back

Copyright © 2003 All rights reserved worldwide The National Horseracing Museum