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Dawson (Snr), John (1827 - 1903)

Warren House from the Heath
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Associated Places:  Roden House, Compton,Warren House, Newmarket


John Dawson was the youngest of four sons of the Scottish trainer George Dawson of Stamford Hall, Gullane, who all followed their father's profession. John Dawson was initially based at Roden House, Compton, near Newbury, until he was appointed by Count (later Prince) Gustavus Batthyany . to take over a magnificent establishment, Warren House in Newmarket. Horses from this yard were a sight to behold. On special days, the animals would appear in scarlet rugs with their lads in a livery of dark blue tunics and tall hats.

When the Prince died Dawson remained at Warren House and worked as Private Trainer to Mr Wallace Johnstone. In turn, Dawson's two sons became trainers. His daughter, Helen Rose, married Frederick Archer. She died the following year in childbirth.

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Petrarch   1876   (T)
Disraeli   1898   (T)
Galopin   1875   (T)
St Leger
Petrarch   1876   (T)
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John Dawson (Snr)
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