|Breeder||Cloghran Stud (William Barnett)|
J. T. Rogers (at 2 in Ireland)|
Richard C. Dawson
|Trigo is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Athasi by Blandford. He was born around 1926 in Ireland, and was bred by Cloghran Stud (William Barnett).|
British Classic Race wins:|
Epsom Derby (1929)
St. Leger Stakes (1929)
Trigo Stakes at Leopardstown Racecourse|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Trigo (1926-1946) was an British Thoroughbred racehorse who in 1929 won two of three British Triple Crown series. Bred at William Barnett's Cloghran Stud in County Dublin, Ireland, he was out of the British Horseracing Hall of Fame mare Athasi. His sire was Blandford, a three-time Leading sire in Great Britain & Ireland who remarkably sired eleven British Classic Race winners including four who won the Epsom Derby.
Raced by William Barnett, at age two Trigo was conditioned for racing by J. T. Rogers. The colt won the Phoenix Plate and the Anglesey Stakes for two-year-olds at Ireland's Curragh Racecourse. In England, Trigo's training was handled by Irish-born Dick Dawson who had earlier trained the great filly, Fifinella.
At age three, Trigo won the 1929 Berkshire Handicap at England's Newbury Racecourse. Entered in the Epsom Derby, in April of 1929, Trigo's owner turned down a substantial offer for the colt from the Aga Khan which at the time was the equivalent of US$100,000. Ridden by apprentice jockey, Joe Marshall, Derby bettors gave Trigo little consideration, making Lord Derby's colt Cragadour the heavy favorite. Sent off at 33 to 1 odds, Trigo shocked everyone when he and his young jockey won the country's most prestigious race. Trigo went on to win the St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster Racecourse then seven days later, he returned to the Curragh Racecourse in Ireland, winning what would be his last race, the Irish St. Leger.