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Sire Cyllene
Dam Maid Marian
Grandsire Bona Vista
Damsire Hampton
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1902
Country Great Britain
Color Bay
Breeder Earl of Crewe
Owner 1) Earl of Crewe
2) David Faber (age 4)
3) Solomon Joel
Trainer 1) John Porter 2) Mr. Baker
Record 31: 11-7-2
Earnings £16,803
Polymelus is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Maid Marian by Cyllene. He was born around 1902 in Great Britain, and was bred by Earl of Crewe.
Major wins
Criterion Stakes (1904)
Richmond Stakes (1904)
Duke of York Stakes (1905, 1906)
Cambridgeshire Handicap (1906)
Champion Stakes (1906)
Princess of Wales's Stakes (1907)
Leading sire in Great Britain and Ireland
(1914, 1915, 1916, 1920, 1921)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on May 6, 2010

Polymelus (1902–1924) was a Brirish Thoroughbred racehorse who was the leading sire of racehorses in Great Britain and Ireland for five years (1914, 1915, 1916, 1920, 1921). He was ranked the best sprinter of 1947.[1] Among his most famous descendants are Secretariat and Northern Dancer.

At stud

Polymelus stood at stud at Solomon Joel's Maiden Erlegh Stud near Reading, Berkshire where he died in 1924. Among his progeny, Polymelus sired:

  • Humorist, won 1921 Epsom Derby



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