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Ellesmere (4th Earl of) (1872 - 1944)

Breeder (B),  Owner (O)

Also Known As:  John Francis Granville Scrope Ellesmere Egerton

Associated Places:  Stetchworth Park Stud, Newmarket; Mertoun, St Boswells, Roxburghshire, Scotland


The Fourth Earl of Ellesmere succeeded to his title in 1914, on the death of his father who had been a one-time owner of the good sire Hampton, whose tail is preserved at the Stetchworth Stud office.

The Earl was a great administrator. Amongst the offices he held were Senior Steward of the Jockey Club, President of the MCC and a member of the Racecourse Betting Control Board. The best horses to run for him included the unbeaten Tiffin (the leading two-year-old of 1928) and Four Course (short-head winner of the 1000 Guineas).

Amongst the good horses that the Earl bred on his Stetchworth Stud were Lemnarchus (King's Stand Stakes, Royal Ascot) and the top-class hurdler, Trespasser, who raced for him on the flat.

Important successes:

1000 Guineas
Four Course   1931   (O)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Imperial Cup, Sandown Park  Trespasser   1920   (B)
Imperial Cup, Sandown Park  Trespasser   1921   (B)
Imperial Cup, Sandown Park  Trespasser   1922   (B)
Cheveley Park Stakes, Newmarket  Tiffin   1928   (O)
July Cup, Newmarket  Tiffin   1929   (O)

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