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Manitoba (horse)

Sire Manna
Dam Berystede
Grandsire Phalaris
Damsire Son-in-Law
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1930
Country Great Britain
Color Bay
Breeder James Buchanan, 1st Baron Woolavington
Owner James Buchanan, 1st Baron Woolavington
Trainer Fred Darling
Manitoba is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Berystede by Manna. He was born around 1930 in Great Britain, and was bred by James Buchanan, 1st Baron Woolavington.
Major wins
Boscawen Stakes (1932)
Coventry Stakes (1932)
Leading sire in Australia (1944, 1945)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Manitoba (1930-1951) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and Champion sire in Australia. He was bred and raced in England by Lord Woolavington, a Canadian-born owner of a highly successful London distillery who named the horse for the Canadian Province of Manitoba. Involved with racing for more than two decades, Lord Woolavington's horses twice won the Epsom Derby and St. Leger Stakes.

Manitoba was sired by Manna, winner of the 1925 2,000 Guineas Stakes and Epsom Derby and a son of two-time Leading sire in Great Britain and Ireland, Phalaris. His dam, Berystede, was a daughter of another two-time Leading sire, Son-in-Law, whom the National Horseracing Museum said was "probably the best and most distinguished stayer this country has ever known." [1]

Manitoba met with modest success in racing when at age two he won the Boscawen Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse and the Coventry Stakes at Ascot Racecourse. Sold to a Mr. A. Robertson who brought him to stand at a stud farm in Australia, in 1944 and 1945 he was that country's leading sire.

Manitoba was standing at Woodcroft Farm in Reynella, South Australia when he died at age twenty-one in 1951.



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