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Ard Patrick

Ard Patrick
File:Ard Patrick.jpg
as a three year old
Sire St. Florian
Dam Morganette
Grandsire St. Simon
Damsire Springfield
Gender Colt
Foaled 1899
Country Great Britain
Color Dark Bay/Brown
Breeder John Gubbins
Owner John Gubbins
Trainer Samuel Darling
Record not found
Earnings not found
Ard Patrick is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Morganette by St. Florian. He was born around 1899 in Great Britain, and was bred by John Gubbins.
Major wins
Epsom Derby (1902)
Prince of Wales's Stakes (1902)
Princess of Wales's Stakes (1903)
Eclipse Stakes (1903)
Leading sire in Germany (1911, 1913, 1914)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on January 3, 2008

Ard Patrick (1899-1923) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the 1902 Epsom Derby and for the 1903 Eclipse Stakes.



He was by St Florian, his dam Morganette was by Springfield. St Florian was a well bred horse by St Simon, but an ordinary racehorse and sire. Morganette was a roarer and did not advance beyond selling plates in her racing career. Ard Patrick was a half-brother to Galtee More who won the Triple Crown in 1897, and also to Blairfinde a winner of the Irish Derby.[1]

Racing record

The Eclipse Stakes was one of the notable battles of the early 20th century when Ard Patrick and the filly, Sceptre, faced the year's Epsom Derby winner, Rock Sand. Rock Sand could not stay with his seniors and Ard Patrick wore down Sceptre near the line to win by a neck. This was the second time in three attempts that he had beaten the outstanding filly. Ard Patrick had finished third to Sceptre in the 2,000 Guineas, but reversed that in the 1902 Derby, with the filly - who started favourite - only fourth. After the Derby, he was awarded the Prince of Wales's Stakes on an objection. Ard Patrick missed the St. Leger because of leg trouble and broke down so badly after the Eclipse Stakes that he could not race again.

Before the Eclipse stakes, Ard Patrick was sold as a four year old stallion to the German government for £21,000.[1]

Stud record

Retired to stud duty, he was the Leading sire in Germany three times and notably sired Deutsches Derby winner, Ariel, the successful mare Antwort and the dams of Herold and Alchemist.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Leicester, Sir Charles, Bloodstock Breeding, J.A. Allen & Co, London, 1969
  2. Pryor, Peter, The Classic Connection, Cortney Publications, Luton, 1979

  • The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing - written by Bill Mooney and George Ennor

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