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Meadow Court

Meadow Court
Sire Court Harwell
Dam Meadow Music
Grandsire Prince Chevalier
Damsire Tom Fool
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1962
Country Great Britain
Color Chestnut
Breeder Elisabeth Ireland Poe
Owner Max Bell, Frank McMahon, Bing Crosby
Trainer Paddy Prendergast
Record 8: 3-4-?
Earnings US$254,503 (equivalent)
Summary
Meadow Court is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Meadow Music by Court Harwell. He was born around 1962 in Great Britain, and was bred by Elisabeth Ireland Poe.
Major wins
Irish Derby (1965)
K. George VI & Q. Elizabeth Stakes (1965)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on March 6, 2007

Meadow Court (1962-c.1982) was an British Thoroughbred racehorse. He was bred by the American heiress Elisabeth Ireland Poe who owned Shawnee Farm in Harrodsburg, Kentucky as well as a racing and breeding operation in Ireland. Meadow Court was sired by Court Harwell, and out of the mare Meadow Music. His grandsire was Prince Chevalier, the Leading sire in France in 1960, and his damsire the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Tom Fool.

Meadow Court was owned by Canadian businessman Max Bell and Frank McMahon, the owners of Golden West Farms, and the famous American singer, Bing Crosby. Meadow Court had the bad luck to be born the same year as the great colt, Sea Bird II behind whom he finished second in the 1965 Epsom Derby. However that year Meadow Court went on to win the Irish Derby. In the winner's circle at the Curragh, Bing Crosby sang When Irish Eyes Are Smiling for the crowd. Meadow Court then gave jockey Lester Piggott his first win in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. In the fall, Meadow Court ran second to Provoke in the St. Leger Stakes.

Retired to stud duty, Meadow Court's offspring met with modest success. The product of his last mating was born in 1981.


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