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Hurry On

Hurry On
Sire Marcovil
Dam Tout Suite
Grandsire Marco
Damsire Sainfoin
Gender Colt
Foaled 1913
Country Great Britain
Color Chestnut
Breeder William Murland
Owner James Buchanan
Trainer Fred Darling
Record 6: 6-0-0
Earnings £3,248[1]
Hurry On is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Tout Suite by Marcovil. He was born around 1913 in Great Britain, and was bred by William Murland.
Major wins
St. Leger (1916)
Jockey Club Cup (1916)
Leading sire in Great Britain & Ireland (1926)
Leading broodmare sire in Britain & Ireland (1938, 1944, 1945)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on 13 June 2009

Hurry On (May 7, 1913–1936) was an outstanding British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire that revived the Matchem sire line.[2] For a trainer who conditioned as many top winners as the Englishman Fred Darling, the observation that Hurry On was the best horse he ever trained is high praise indeed. Hurry On never ran as a two year old and was not entered for the Derby, but he was unbeaten in all six three year old starts, including the war time St. Leger at Newmarket Racecourse and the Jockey Club Cup. He cost his Scotch whisky producer owner James Buchanan, later Baron Woolavington, just 500 guineas as a yearling.

Hurry On sired the Derby winner Captain Cuttle from the first mare he covered at stud, and was the Leading sire in Great Britain & Ireland in 1926, the year his colt Coronach emulated Captain Cuttle at Epsom. He sired a third Derby winner in Call Boy, as well as two Epsom Oaks winners, Pennycomequick and Toboggan, and two 1,000 Guineas winners, Plack and Cresta Run. His son Precipitation was a successful racehorse and sire, too.[3] Coronach sired two winners of the Italian Derby before he was given away and exported to New Zealand where he was a successful sire that produced 16 stakeswinners for 23 stakeswins.[2][4]

See also

  • List of Undefeated horses


  1. Birch, Franklin E., Pedigrees of Leading Winners 1912-1959, The Thoroughbred Breeders Assoc., London, 1960
  2. 2.0 2.1 Leicester, Sir Charles, "Bloodstock Breeding", J.A. Allen & Co, London, 1969
  3. Ahnert, Rainer L. (editor in chief), “Thoroughbred Breeding of the World”, Pozdun Publishing, Germany, 1970
  4. ASB - Coronach (GB) Retrieved on 2009-6-12

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

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