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Watling Street (horse)

Watling Street
Sire Fairway
Dam Ranai
Grandsire Phalaris
Damsire Rabelais
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1939
Country Great Britain
Color Bay
Breeder Lord Derby
Owner Lord Derby
Trainer Walter Earl
Record 10: 4-?-?
Earnings £ not found
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.
Major wins
Chesterfield Stakes (1941)
British Classic Race wins:
Epsom Derby (1942)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Watling Street (foaled 1939 in England) was a Thoroughbred racehorse who is best known for winning the 1942 Epsom Derby.

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.



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