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Grand Flaneur

Grand Flaneur
Sire Yattendon
Dam First Lady (GB)
Damsire St. Albans
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1877
Country Australia
Color Bay
Owner William Alexander Long
Trainer Tom Brown
Record 9 starts, 9 wins
Earnings £8,105
Grand Flaneur is a thoroughbred racehorse out of First Lady (GB) by Yattendon. He was born around 1877 in Australia.
Major wins
AJC Derby (1880)
Melbourne Cup (1880)
AJC Mares Produce Stakes (1880)
VRC Mares Produce Stakes (1880)
Victoria Derby (1880)
VRC St Leger Stakes (1881)
Australian Racing Hall of Fame (2007)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on December 9, 2009

Grand Flaneur was an outstanding Australian Thoroughbred racehorse and sire, who won nine successive races, including the AJC Derby, the Victoria Derby and the Melbourne Cup, before he retired unbeaten. He had won races over distances ranging from five furlongs to three miles.[1]



He was by the good racehorse and sire, Yattendon, his dam was the imported First Lady (by St. Albans) who traced directly to the noted mare, Banter.

Race record


  • Won 1880 VRC Normanby Stakes 5 furlongs (by a half length)


  • Won 1880 AJC Derby 12 furlongs (by a half length)
  • Won 1880 AJC Mares Produce Stakes 10 furlongs (by 1½ lengths)
  • Won 1880 VRC Mares Produce Stakes 10 furlongs (by 1½ lengths)
  • Won 1880 VRC Melbourne Cup 16 furlongs (by 1 length)
  • Won 1880 VRC Victoria Derby 12 furlongs (by 1 length)
  • Won 1881 VRC Champion Stakes 24 furlongs (by 1 length)
  • Won 1881 VRC St Leger Stakes 14 furlongs (by 1½ lengths)
  • Won 1881 VRC Town Plate 16 furlongs (by 1 length)[2]

Stud record

After an injury Grand Flaneur was retired to Andrew Town’s Hobartville Stud at Richmond, New South Wales.[3] Grand Flaneur sired the Melbourne Cup winner, Bravo, in his first crop. He was the leading Australian sire in 1894-95 and was then standing at Long’s Chipping Norton Stud.[4] Grand Flaneur sired 23 stakes winners for 45 stakes wins and more than ₤50,000, including, Hopscotch (AJC Epsom Handicap etc.), Merman (GB Ascot Gold Cup and GB Goodwood Cup), Parthian (AJC St Leger Stakes, VRC St Leger Stakes etc) and Patron (Melbourne Cup).[5]

Grand Flaneur died in 1900 at the Chipping Norton Stud, near Liverpool, New South Wales where he is buried.[3]

In 2007 Grand Flaneur was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

See also

  • List of Undefeated horses


  1. Pring, Peter; "Analysis of Champion Racehorses", The Thoroughbred Press, Sydney, 1977, ISBN 0-908133-00-6
  2. ASB: Grand Flaneur Retrieved on 2009-12-9
  3. 3.0 3.1 Barrie, Douglas M., The Australian Bloodhorse, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1956
  4. Binney, Keith R., Horsemen of the First Frontier (1788-1900) and the Serpents Legacy, Volcanic Productions, Sydney, 2005, ISBN 0 6464 4865 X
  5. Digby, John; "Thoroughbred Families and Sires of Australian and New Zealand", AJC & VRC, 2002


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