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Loder, Eustace (Major) (1867 - 1914)

Owner (O)

Also Known As:  Lucky Loder

Associated Places:  Eyrefield Stud, Co Kildare, Ireland


"You may put all the brains you have into racing but you will be nowhere unless you have luck". This comment from Eustace Loder has passed into racing history. And the Major had more than his fair share of luck, hence his nickname of Lucky Loder, after the races won by his exceptional horses Pretty Polly and Spearmint. Spearmint, the hero of the Derby and the Grand Prix de Paris, had only cost 300 guineas as a yearling.

Loder maintained two studs, regardless of cost, which were models of their kind. Eustace Loder was a shy man and a private person in spite of his success on the turf. He was elected to membership of the Jockey Club in 1906 and made a Steward six years later.

Important successes:

1000 Guineas
Pretty Polly   1904   (B)
Pretty Polly   1904   (O)
Spearmint   1906   (O)
Pretty Polly   1904   (B)
Pretty Polly   1904   (O)
St Leger
Pretty Polly   1904   (B)
Pretty Polly   1904   (O)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Coronation Cup  Pretty Polly   1905   (O)
Coronation Cup  Pretty Polly   1905   (B)

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