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Tudor Minstrel

Tudor Minstrel
Sire Owen Tudor
Dam Sansonnet
Grandsire Hyperion
Damsire Sansovino
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1944
Country Great Britain
Color Brown
Breeder John Arthur Dewar
Owner John Arthur Dewar
Trainer Fred Darling
Record 10: 8-1-0
Earnings $103,345
Summary
Tudor Minstrel is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Sansonnet by Owen Tudor. He was born around 1944 in Great Britain, and was bred by John Arthur Dewar.
Major wins
Coventry Stakes (1946)
National Breeders' Produce Stakes (1946)
2,000 Guineas (1947)
St. James's Palace Stakes (1947)
Knights Royal Stakes (1947)
Awards
United Kingdom Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt (1946)
Timeform rating: 144
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on October 9, 2006

Tudor Minstrel (1944-1971) was a British-bred Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. He was sired by Owen Tudor, the 1941 Epsom Derby winner.

Ridden by Gordon Richards, in 1947 Tudor Minstrel won the 1 mile long 2,000 Guineas by 8 lengths, the largest winning margin in the race since 1900. A heavy favorite going into the 1½ mile Epsom Derby, the distance was too much and he finished a tired fourth. Back racing at a distance of 1 mile in the St. James's Palace Stakes, Tudor Ministrel easily won.

Retired for breeding purposes, Tudor Minstrel was successful at stud, siring numerous winners including the 1959 Kentucky Derby winner Tomy Lee.


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