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Rutherford, John (Sir) (1854 - 1932)

Breeder (B),  Owner (O)

Associated Places:  Blackburn, Lancashire


Sir John Rutherford, a bachelor, was educated at the Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Glasgow University. Elected to the Jockey Club in 1924, he was also a JP for Dumfriesshire and Blackburn, Mayor of Blackburn and Chairman of Salford New Brewery at Blackburn.

The best horse he owned was Solario, with whom he was unwilling to part at any price. He also bought Solario's son Orpen for 6,700 gns as a yearling, and this horse won 3 races for him, including the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot, was runner up in the Derby and St Leger and third in the 2000 Guineas. He also bred the unbeaten filly Tiffin, deemed the leading 2-y-o of her generation and winner of 8 races including the Cheveley Park Stakes and July Cup.

Sir John bequeathed two pictures and Solario's Coronation Cup to the Blackburn Art Gallery.

Important successes:

St Leger
Solario   1925   (O)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Ascot Gold Cup  Solario   1926   (O)
Coronation Cup, Epsom  Solario   1926   (O)
Cheveley Park Stakes, Newmarket  Tiffin   1928   (B)
July Cup, Newmarket  Tiffin   1929   (B)

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