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West Australian (horse)

West Australian
1853 painting by Harry Hall (1814-1882) of West Australian with jockey up and trainer
Sire Melbourne
Dam Mowerina
Grandsire Humphrey Clinker
Damsire Touchstone
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1850
Country Great Britain
Color Bay
Breeder John Bowes
Owner John Bowes
Lord Londesbury (age 4)
Duc de Morny
Emperor Napoleon III
Trainer John Scott
Record 10: 9-1-0 (including 2 walkovers)[1]
Earnings ₤4,450[2]
West Australian is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Mowerina by Melbourne. He was born around 1850 in Great Britain, and was bred by John Bowes.
Major wins
2,000 Guineas (1853)
Epsom Derby (1853)
St. Leger Stakes (1853)
Grand Duke Michael Stakes (1853)
Ascot Gold Cup (1854)
1st English Triple Crown Champion
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on 15 May 2009

West Australian (1850-1870) was a British-bred Thoroughbred racehorse who won the first Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Sold in 1854 to Lord Londesbury for breeding purposes, in 1860 West Australian was purchased by Charles Auguste Louis Joseph, duc de Morny and brought to France where he shortly sold him to his half-brother, the Emperor Napoleon III.

West Australian is the grandsire of the 1877 Kentucky Derby winner, Baden-Baden. West Australian died in France on 2 May 1870.


  1. Thoroughbred Heritage: West Australian Retrieved 2009-10-18
  2. Ahnert, Rainer L. (editor in chief), “Thoroughbred Breeding of the World”, Pozdun Publishing, Germany, 1970

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