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Duryea, Herman B (1862 - 1916)

Breeder (B),  Owner (O),  Trainer (T)

Associated Places:  Tennessee; New York; Normandy, France

Description:

Herman Duryea was a progressive American farmer with a huge estate in Tennessee. He was also an important breeder of dogs and gamecocks. He took up racing in 1902 and became the leading owner in the USA two years later. However, when the anti-betting laws were passed in America, he shipped his racing string and stud to France.

Mr Duryea was quite frankly surprised by Durbar II's Derby win. The colt, which he trained himself (although fellow American Tom Murphy nominally held the licence), was by no means the best of his crop in France.

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Sweeper II   1912   (B)
Sweeper II   1912   (O)
Derby
Durbar II   1914   (B)
Durbar II   1914   (T)
Durbar II   1914   (O)
 

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