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Robinson, John (Sir) (1839 - 1929)

Breeder (B)


Sir John Robinson received his knighthood in 1905 in recognition of his involvement in the garden allotment movement and for his good works generally. He was born in Nottingham, the son of Thomas Robinson who combined the careers of farmer, wool merchant, brick manufacturer and maltster.

Sir John founded his own brewery and came to own over 600 public houses in Nottinghamshire. Later he had a controlling interest in a big laundry, and was involved in the tobacco trade and cement works. He bought his stud, Worksop Manor, in 1890, and for many years the yearlings were a highlight of the Doncaster sales. He was convinced that bloodstock should be treated in the most natural way - plenty of fresh air and exercise for his animals and their attendants.

Big winners bred at Worksop included Papyrus (Derby), Flamingo (2000 Guineas and runner-up in the Derby), Omar Khayyam (Kentucky Derby). and Bomba (Ascot Gold Cup).

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Flamingo   1928   (B)
Papyrus   1923   (B)
Papyrus   1923   (B)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Chester Vase  Papyrus   1923   (B)

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