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Hornung, John Peter (1861 - 1940)

Breeder (B),  Owner (O)

Associated Places:  West Grinstead Park, Sussex


John Hornung, who founded the West Grinstead Stud at Horsham, registered his colours in 1910 and was elected to the Jockey Club in 1924. He was a patron of Basil Jarvis' stable and good horses he owned were Papyrus, who ran for him as a four year old with credit but failing to win, Copyright (Queen's Vase, Royal Ascot), and Nippon (King Edward VIII Stakes, Royal Ascot). Apple Sammy, a colt he had bred and raced, won the July Stakes at Newmarket and was third in the 2000 Guineas, and Dubonnet, a son of Papyrus, was successful in the Goodwood Cup. Papyrus stood at Mr Hornung's stud but did not get the quality of winners expected. The Jockey Club of Poland made an offer for the horse but was turned down. Mr Hornung died in 1940 and bequeathed the Derby winner to his trainer, Basil Jarvis.


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