Watling Street (horse)
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|Watling Street is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Ranai by Fairway. He was born around 1939 in Great Britain, and was bred by Lord Derby.|
Chesterfield Stakes (1941)|
British Classic Race wins:
Epsom Derby (1942)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Bred and raced by Lord Derby, the colt was named for Watling Street, an ancient trackway in England and Wales.
Trained by Walter Earl, as a two-year-old in 1941, Watling Street won the Chesterfield Stakes and ran second to King George VI's colt Big Game in the Coventry and Champagne Stakes. At three, Watling Street was second again to Big Game in the 2,000 Guineas Stakes then after defeating his arch rival in the Epsom Derby, he finished second in the St. Leger Stakes to the King's outstanding filly, Sun Chariot.
Retired to stud duty, Watling Street stood in England and beginning in 1953, in the United States.His progeny met with limited success in racing.