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Happy and long retirement, Peddlers Cross. <3
The nine year old son of Oscar and Patscilla was retired yesterday, 1 September 2014. He had not run since the 2013 World Hurdle, won by Solwhit.
Peddlers Cross won ten races, and trainer Donald McCain said he is “the best horse I may ever train”.
Photo source: XPeddlers Cross and Jason Maguire on way to glory

racinglegends:

Happy and long retirement, Peddlers Cross. <3

The nine year old son of Oscar and Patscilla was retired yesterday, 1 September 2014. He had not run since the 2013 World Hurdle, won by Solwhit.

Peddlers Cross won ten races, and trainer Donald McCain said he is “the best horse I may ever train”.

Photo source: X
Peddlers Cross and Jason Maguire on way to glory

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September

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Aww. My heart. Our Conor and Bryan Cooper, after they won the Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, March 2013.
Photo: www.racehorsephotos.co.uk

racinglegends:

Aww. My heart. Our Conor and Bryan Cooper, after they won the Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, March 2013.

Photo: www.racehorsephotos.co.uk

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September

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Champion mare Sceptre with her second foal, a filly by 1899 Ascot Gold Cup winner Cyllene, called Maid Of Corinth, photographed in 1907.
Sceptre is the only horse in history to have won four British classics in the same year, as she first took on the colts in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket in 1902, won in a then record time of 1:39 and two days later won the 1,000 Guineas.
She was then sent to Epsom to contest in the Derby, but she bruised a foot ten days before the race and went on to finished fourth behind Ard Patrick, after also being left at the start. Two days later, she won the Oaks.
In September she took her fourth classic, the St Leger, against the colts.
In between the Epsom Oaks and the St Leger, she ran unplaced in the Grand Prix de Paris, then ran twice at Royal Ascot where she was fourth in the Coronation Stakes and then won the St James’s Palace Stakes, again against male competition. She also ran twice at Glorious Goodwood, where she was beaten in the Sussex Stakes, against colts, but won the Nassau Stakes three days later.
All in all, Sceptre won 13 races, finished second five times and third three times, in 25 races. Amongst her other big victories were the 1901 July Stakes, Woodcote Stakes, 1903 Hardwicke Stakes, Jockey Club Stakes, Duke Of York Stakes and the Champion Stakes - all against males.
Maid Of Corinth won the Cheveley Park Stakes in 1909.Her one year older full sister, Maid Of The Mist, won the race in 1908.
Photo source: TBHeritage.com

racinglegends:

Champion mare Sceptre with her second foal, a filly by 1899 Ascot Gold Cup winner Cyllene, called Maid Of Corinth, photographed in 1907.

Sceptre is the only horse in history to have won four British classics in the same year, as she first took on the colts in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket in 1902, won in a then record time of 1:39 and two days later won the 1,000 Guineas.

She was then sent to Epsom to contest in the Derby, but she bruised a foot ten days before the race and went on to finished fourth behind Ard Patrick, after also being left at the start. Two days later, she won the Oaks.

In September she took her fourth classic, the St Leger, against the colts.

In between the Epsom Oaks and the St Leger, she ran unplaced in the Grand Prix de Paris, then ran twice at Royal Ascot where she was fourth in the Coronation Stakes and then won the St James’s Palace Stakes, again against male competition. She also ran twice at Glorious Goodwood, where she was beaten in the Sussex Stakes, against colts, but won the Nassau Stakes three days later.

All in all, Sceptre won 13 races, finished second five times and third three times, in 25 races. Amongst her other big victories were the 1901 July Stakes, Woodcote Stakes, 1903 Hardwicke Stakes, Jockey Club Stakes, Duke Of York Stakes and the Champion Stakes - all against males.

Maid Of Corinth won the Cheveley Park Stakes in 1909.
Her one year older full sister, Maid Of The Mist, won the race in 1908.

Photo source: TBHeritage.com

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September

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This photo was reblogged from racinglegends and originally by racinglegends.

Champion mare Sceptre with her second foal, a filly by 1899 Ascot Gold Cup winner Cyllene, called Maid Of Corinth, photographed in 1907.
Sceptre is the only horse in history to have won four British classics in the same year, as she first took on the colts in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket in 1902, won in a then record time of 1:39&#160;and two days later won the 1,000 Guineas.
She was then sent to Epsom to contest in the Derby, but she bruised a foot ten days before the race and went on to finished fourth behind Ard Patrick, after also being left at the start. Two days later, she won the Oaks.
In September she took her fourth classic, the St Leger, against the colts.
In between the Epsom Oaks and the St Leger, she ran unplaced in the Grand Prix de Paris, then ran twice at Royal Ascot where she was fourth in the Coronation Stakes and then won the St James&#8217;s Palace Stakes, again against male competition. She also ran twice at Glorious Goodwood, where she was beaten in the Sussex Stakes, against colts, but won the Nassau Stakes three days later.
All in all, Sceptre won 13 races, finished second five times and third three times, in 25 races. Amongst her other big victories were the 1901 July Stakes, Woodcote Stakes, 1903 Hardwicke Stakes, Jockey Club Stakes, Duke Of York Stakes and the Champion Stakes - all against males.
Maid Of Corinth won the Cheveley Park Stakes in 1909.Her one year older full sister, Maid Of The Mist, won the race in 1908.
Photo source: TBHeritage.com

Champion mare Sceptre with her second foal, a filly by 1899 Ascot Gold Cup winner Cyllene, called Maid Of Corinth, photographed in 1907.

Sceptre is the only horse in history to have won four British classics in the same year, as she first took on the colts in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket in 1902, won in a then record time of 1:39 and two days later won the 1,000 Guineas.

She was then sent to Epsom to contest in the Derby, but she bruised a foot ten days before the race and went on to finished fourth behind Ard Patrick, after also being left at the start. Two days later, she won the Oaks.

In September she took her fourth classic, the St Leger, against the colts.

In between the Epsom Oaks and the St Leger, she ran unplaced in the Grand Prix de Paris, then ran twice at Royal Ascot where she was fourth in the Coronation Stakes and then won the St James’s Palace Stakes, again against male competition. She also ran twice at Glorious Goodwood, where she was beaten in the Sussex Stakes, against colts, but won the Nassau Stakes three days later.

All in all, Sceptre won 13 races, finished second five times and third three times, in 25 races. Amongst her other big victories were the 1901 July Stakes, Woodcote Stakes, 1903 Hardwicke Stakes, Jockey Club Stakes, Duke Of York Stakes and the Champion Stakes - all against males.

Maid Of Corinth won the Cheveley Park Stakes in 1909.
Her one year older full sister, Maid Of The Mist, won the race in 1908.

Photo source: TBHeritage.com

Aww. My heart. Our Conor and Bryan Cooper, after they won the Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, March 2013.
Photo: www.racehorsephotos.co.uk

Aww. My heart. Our Conor and Bryan Cooper, after they won the Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, March 2013.

Photo: www.racehorsephotos.co.uk

Cinders And Ashes and Jason Maguire on way to victory in the 2012 Supreme Novices&#8217; Hurdle at Cheltenham
Photo source: X

Cinders And Ashes and Jason Maguire on way to victory in the 2012 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham

Photo source: X

Happy and long retirement, Peddlers Cross. &lt;3
The nine year old son of Oscar and Patscilla was retired yesterday, 1 September 2014. He had not run since the 2013 World Hurdle, won by Solwhit.
Peddlers Cross won ten races, and trainer Donald McCain said he is &#8220;the best horse I may ever train&#8221;.
Photo source: XPeddlers Cross and Jason Maguire on way to glory

Happy and long retirement, Peddlers Cross. <3

The nine year old son of Oscar and Patscilla was retired yesterday, 1 September 2014. He had not run since the 2013 World Hurdle, won by Solwhit.

Peddlers Cross won ten races, and trainer Donald McCain said he is “the best horse I may ever train”.

Photo source: X
Peddlers Cross and Jason Maguire on way to glory

Ashkiyr (far side) and Irian at Sha Tin.
Photo source: X

Ashkiyr (far side) and Irian at Sha Tin.

Photo source: X

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September

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#Ashkiyr #Irian

California Memory and Matthew Chadwick after victory.
Photo: Liesl King

California Memory and Matthew Chadwick after victory.

Photo: Liesl King

twostarsandstripes:

racinglegends:

I just watched “The Cup”. It is such a heart touching story.
Photographed are Media Puzzle and Damien Oliver, who pays tribute to his late brother and best friend, Jason Oliver, after they crossed the wire in the 2002 Melbourne Cup.
Photo: Sharon Smith

Fun fact! That was his only win on the day, and apparently, he rode in his brother’s pants. Not sure how true that part is, but I do know of that it was his only win on the day. We also lost Media Puzzle a few years later in a race in Ireland or England.

Rather &#8220;sad facts&#8221;.

twostarsandstripes:

racinglegends:

I just watched “The Cup”. It is such a heart touching story.

Photographed are Media Puzzle and Damien Oliver, who pays tribute to his late brother and best friend, Jason Oliver, after they crossed the wire in the 2002 Melbourne Cup.

Photo: Sharon Smith

Fun fact! That was his only win on the day, and apparently, he rode in his brother’s pants. Not sure how true that part is, but I do know of that it was his only win on the day. We also lost Media Puzzle a few years later in a race in Ireland or England.

Rather “sad facts”.

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September

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This photo was reblogged from twostarsandstripes and originally by racinglegends.