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St. Paddy

St. Paddy
Sire Aureole
Dam Edie Kelly
Grandsire Hyperion
Damsire Bois Roussel
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1957
Country Great Britain
Color Bay
Breeder Sir Victor Sassoon
Owner Sir Victor Sassoon
Trainer Noel Murless
Record 14: 9-2-2
Earnings £97,193
St. Paddy is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Edie Kelly by Aureole. He was born around 1957 in Great Britain, and was bred by Sir Victor Sassoon.
Major wins

Royal Lodge Stakes (1959)
Dante Stakes (1960)
Great Voltigeur Stakes (1960)
Jockey Club Stakes (1961)
Eclipse Stakes (1961)
Hardwicke Stakes (1961)

British Classic Race wins:
Epsom Derby (1960)
St. Leger Stakes (1960)
Deltic locomotive 55001 was named St. Paddy[1]
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on February 18, 2010

St. Paddy (1957-1984) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse. Owned and bred by Sir Victor Sassoon, he was out of the mare Edie Kelly and sired by Aureole, a winner of the Coronation Cup and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. His grandsire, Hyperion, and his damsire, Bois Roussel, both won the Epsom Derby.

Trained by Noel Murless and ridden by Lester Piggott, St. Paddy was the winner of the 1960 Epsom Derby and St. Leger Stakes. His performances in both 1960 and 1961 were instrumental in making his sire Aureole the Leading sire in Great Britain & Ireland both years.

St. Paddy was retired after the 1961 racing season to stand at stud at Beech House Stud in Newmarket. As a sire, he met with reasonable success, notably siring Connaught, winner of the Eclipse Stakes and Jupiter Island, a multiple graded stakes race winner including the Japan Cup. St. Paddy was pensioned in 1981 and died in 1984 at the age of twenty-seven. He is buried at Beech House Stud.

Following the LNER tradition of naming locomotives after winning racehorses,[2] British Railways "Deltic" Diesel locomotive no. D9001 (later no. 55 001) was named St. Paddy after this horse on 7 July 1961,[1] and remained in service until 5 January 1980.[3]

Pedigree of St. Paddy
Hyperion Gainsborough Bayardo
Selene Chaucer
Angelola Donatello Blenheim II
Feola Friar Marcus
Edie Kelly
Bois Roussel Vatout Prince Chimay
Plucky Liege Spearmint
Caerlissa Caerleon Phalaris
Sister Sarah Abbots Trace


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Names". The Deltic Preservation Society Online. Chesterfield: The Deltic Preservation Society Limited. 20 January 2008. http://www.thedps.co.uk/staticpages/index.php?page=names. Retrieved 12 January 2010. "St. Paddy was a racehorse which won the 1960 Derby, 2000 guineas, St. Leger, Hardwick and Eclipse stakes" 
  2. Nock, O.S. (1985). British Locomotives of the 20th Century: Volume 3 1960-the present day. London: Guild Publishing/Book Club Associates. pp. 70–71. CN9613. 
  3. "D9001/9001/55001". The Chronicles of Napier. P.A. Bettany. http://www.napier-chronicles.co.uk/9001.htm. Retrieved 12 January 2010. "in honour of racehorse owned by Sir Victor Sassoon, winner of the Derby, St. Leger, 2,000 Guineas, Hardwick stakes and Eclipse stakes" 

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