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Sire Florizel II
Dam La Reine
Damsire Rosicrucian
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1898
Country Great Britain
Color Bay
Breeder Lady Valerie Meux
Owner Lord William Leslie de la Poer Beresford
William Collins Whitney (at 3)
Trainer John Huggins
Record 26: 7-7-2
Earnings US$66,270 (equivalent)
Volodyovski is a thoroughbred racehorse out of La Reine by Florizel II. He was born around 1898 in Great Britain, and was bred by Lady Valerie Meux.
Major wins

Windsor Castle Stakes (1900)

British Classic Race wins:
Epsom Derby (1901)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on May 18, 2007

Volodyovski (1898-1911) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse. He was owned and bred by Lady Valerie Meux who leased him for racing to Lord William Leslie de la Poer Beresford but after he died in late 1900, she re-leased the colt to the wealthy American businessman, William Collins Whitney.

In 1901, Volodyovski set a new speed record in winning England's most prestigious Classic, the Epsom Derby. He finished second to longshot Doricles in that fall's St. Leger Stakes. Although he raced at age four, Volodyovski did not earn a victory that year and was retired to stud duty having won seven of his twenty-six starts.

Volodyovski sired at least two dozen foals, none of which met with any racing success.

Lady Valerie Meux died in 1910 and ordered in her will that Volodyovski be shot to prevent his suffering at the hands of new owners or due to the infirmities of old age.[1]


  1. The Washington Post. "Derby Winner Must Die." Feb. 18, 1911 [1]


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