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Persse, Henry Seymour (1869 - 1960)

Trainer (T)

Also Known As:  Atty Persse

Associated Places:  Chattis Hill, Stockbridge, Wilts; Kingsdown Stables, Upper Lambourn


A very successful amateur rider under National Hunt rules and a Master of Foxhounds in Ireland, Atty Persse was an expert at training fast horses, especially two year olds. He came to England in 1906, eventually settling in stables at Stockbridge in Wiltshire. He will always be remembered for sending out the brilliant 'Spotted Wonder', The Tetrarch, whose grey son Tetratema won the 2000 Guineas, followed by Tetratema's grey son, Mr Jinks, who won the same contest. Other big wins included the Irish Derby with Bachelor's Double and Sanctum, who cantered home in the Cesarewitch and could have won an Ascot Gold Cup had he not been injured on the gallops.

Atty Persse was a stern man and woe betide the stable lad who 'blabbed' about a horse's prospects. He retired in 1953.

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Sweeper II   1912   (T)
Tetratema   1920   (T)
Mr Jinks   1929   (T)
1000 Guineas
Silver Urn   1922   (T)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Champagne Stakes, Doncaster  The Tetrarch   1913   (T)
Coventry Stakes, Royal Ascot  The Tetrarch   1913   (T)
Middle Park Plate  Tetratema   1919   (T)
King's Stand Stakes  Tetratema   1921   (T)
July Cup  Tetratema   1921   (T)
Middle Park Stakes, Newmarket  Portlaw   1930   (T)
Nunthorpe Stakes, York  Portlaw   1931   (T)

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