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McCalmont, Harry Leslie Blundell (Colonel) (1861 - 1902)

Colonel Harry McCalmont
Colonel Harry McCalmont
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Breeder (B),  Owner (O)

Associated Places:  The Links, Newmarket; Cheveley Park, Newmarket

Description:

Harry McCalmont, who was not yet a Colonel when his horse Isinglass won the Triple Crown, inherited a great fortune from a great uncle which enabled him to enter the world of racing and breeding. In the year that he first registered his colours, 1888, his horse Timothy won the Ascot Gold Cup, but Isinglass was far and away the best animal he owned. Having inherited his fortune, the Colonel spent the 14 years before his death in 1902 spending it enthusiastically, getting through half of the £4 million that came to him. He bought a yacht, a house in St James's Square and the Cheveley Park Estate near Newmarket, where he pulled down the old house and erected a giant mansion. His association with Newmarket was cemented when he became its Member of Parliament, and he was instrumental in bringing steeplechasing there, founding The Links racecourse (since closed).

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Isinglass   1893   (B)
Isinglass   1893   (O)
Derby
Isinglass   1893   (B)
Isinglass   1893   (O)
St Leger
Isinglass   1893   (B)
Isinglass   1893   (O)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Eclipse Stakes  Isinglass   1894   (B)
Eclipse Stakes  Isinglass   1894   (O)
Ascot Gold Cup  Isinglass   1895   (B)
Ascot Gold Cup  Isinglass   1895   (O)
 
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