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Isinglass (horse)

Isinglass
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Isinglass winning the 1893 Epsom Derby
by Harrington Bird
Sire Isonomy
Dam Dead Lock
Grandsire Sterling
Damsire Wenlock
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1890
Country Great Britain
Color Dark Bay
Breeder Harry L. B. McCalmont
Owner Harry L. B. McCalmont
Trainer James Jewitt
Record 12: 11-1-0
Earnings £58,655 ($291,275)
Summary
Isinglass is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Dead Lock by Isonomy. He was born around 1890 in Great Britain, and was bred by Harry L. B. McCalmont.
Major wins
New Stakes (1892)
Middle Park Plate (1892)
Newmarket Stakes (1893)
2,000 Guineas (1893)
Epsom Derby (1893)
St. Leger Stakes (1893)
Eclipse Stakes (1894)
Princess of Wales's Stakes (1894)
Jockey Club Stakes (1894)
Ascot Gold Cup (1895)
Awards
6th U.K. Triple Crown Champion (1893)
Leading broodmare sire in Britain & Ireland (1912)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on 5 December 2009

Isinglass (1890–1911) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse who dominated during his time in racing and won the English Triple Crown.

Trained by James Jewett, who had trained the winner of the 1876 Grand National Steeplechase, Isinglass was sent to the track at age two and won all three races entered. Racing at age three, Isinglass captured the 1893 2,000 Guineas, the Epsom Derby and the St. Leger Stakes making him only the 6th horse to win the English Triple Crown. That same year, he lost the only race of his career when he finished second in the Lancashire Plate. He was ridden in all his races by Tommy Loates.

At age four, Isinglass was limited to three starts and won all of them. Brought back the next year only for the prestigious Ascot Gold Cup, a race his sire Isonomy won back-to-back in 1879 and 1880, the five-year-old Isinglass scored an easy three-length victory. Retired after a career that saw him win races at distances from ⅝ of a mile to as much as 2½ miles, his world record for career earnings remained unbroken in England for fifty-seven years. Sent to Cheveley Park Stud near Newmarket for breeding duty, Isinglass sired three British Classic Race winners, Cherry Lass, Glass Doll, and Louvois. He also was very successful as a sire of broodmares, notably as the damsire of Prince Palatine. He was the grand sire of 1919 United Stated Triple Crown winner Sir Barton.[1]

Isinglass died at Cheveley Park Stud on December 5, 1911. His skeleton is at the Natural History Museum in London.

Pedigree

Pedigree for Isinglass
1890 Bay colt

Pedigree of Isinglass
Sire
Isonomy
b. 1875
Sterling
b. 1868
Oxford
ch. 1857
Birdcatcher
Honey Dear
Whisper
b. 1857
Flatcatcher
Silence
Isola Bella
ch. 1868
Stockwell
ch. 1849
The Baron
Pocahontas
Isoline
ch. 1860
Ethelbert
Bassishaw
Dam
Dead-lock
ch. 1878
Wenlock
b. 1869
Lord Clifden
b. 1860
Newminster
The Slave
Mineral
ch. 1863
Rataplan
Manganese
Malpractice
ch. 1864
Chevalier Dindustrie
b. 1854
Orlando
Industry
The Dutchman's Daughter
b. 1854
The Flying Dutchman
Red Rose

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