|Color||Brown, with a star|
E. J. Erwin
|Faugh-a-Ballagh is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Guiccioli by Sir Hercules. He was born around 1841 in Ireland, and was bred by Lord Chedworth.|
St. Leger Stakes (1844)|
Cesarewitch Handicap (1844)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on 7 June 2009|
Faugh-a-Ballagh (foaled 1841 in Ireland) was a Thoroughbred racehorse. A brother to Birdcatcher, Faugh-a-Ballagh was sold to E. J. Erwin in 1842. He ran once as a two-year-old at the Doncaster's Champagne Stakes, finishing third to The Cure and Sorella. He then began his three-year-old season as the first Irish-bred horse to win the St. Leger Stakes, then beat Corranna in a match race. He won the Grand Duke Michael Stakes, then the Cesarewitch, and came second to Evenus at the Cambridgeshire. As a four-year-old, he finished second to The Emperor in the Emperor of Russia's Plate.
In 1855, Faugh-a-Ballagh was exported to France. There he sired Fille de l'air, the English and French Oaks winner. He also sired the great stallion Leamington who sired the American racehorse and leading sire Longfellow as well as Iroquois, the first American bred to win the Epsom Derby.