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Dewar, John Arthur (1891 - 1954)

Breeder (B),  Owner (O)

Also Known As:  Lucky Dewar

Associated Places:  Homestall Stud, East Grinstead, Sussex

Description:

John Dewar inherited a fortune, a stud and a stable of racehorses from his uncle in 1930. Amongst the mares he acquired was Lady Juror. A stayer herself, she bred 8 speedy winners, including Fair Trial. Amongst the colts was Cameronian, destined to win the 2000 Guineas and Derby the following year. 'Lucky Dewar' was an apt nickname. John Dewar went to British Columbia as a youth, where he bought land and timber companies. Back in London he was an influential distillery director. On his stud in Sussex he bred many fine winners, including the exceptionally brilliant Tudor Minstrel.

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Cameronian   1931   (O)
Tudor Minstrel   1947   (B)
Tudor Minstrel   1947   (O)
1000 Guineas
Festoon   1954   (B)
Festoon   1954   (O)
Derby
Cameronian   1931   (O)
Oaks
Commotion   1941   (B)
Commotion   1941   (O)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Queen Anne Stakes  Fair Trial   1935   (B)
Queen Anne Stakes  Fair Trial   1935   (O)
 

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