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Canterbury Pilgrim (GB)
 
 

Canterbury Pilgrim













Sire Line


Camel











Chaucer, by St Simon


Swynford, by John o' Gaunt











Canterbury Pilgrim ch f 1893 (Tristan - Pilgrimage, by The Palmer). Sire Line Camel. Family 1-g.

Bred by Caroline, Duchess of Montrose, Canterbury Pilgrim was described as smallish and possessed of a wicked temper. Nevertheless, she became one of the more influential broodmares of the century. She probably came by her temper honestly, her sire being the bad tempered but game and tough Tristan, who won twenty-nine races over five years including the Ascot Gold Cup. Her dam, Pilgrimage, was a very good filly who won six races including the One and Two Thousand Guineas Stakes.

Canterbury Pilgrim was half-sister to Jeddah (ch c 1895 Janissary) who won the Derby Stakes, Knight of Malta (br c 1886 Galopin), Lourdes (br f 1884 Sefton), Loved One (br c 1883 See Saw), Mecca (ch f 1891 Isonomy), Pilgrim's Progress (ch c 1887 Isonomy) and Shrine (f 1887 Isonomy).

Canterbury Pilgrim belongs to the Problem branch of Family 1, tracing to Tregonwell's Natural Barb Mare. She died in 1917.

 
Pedigree
Canterbury Pilgrim Tristan Hermit Newminster
Seclusion
Thrift Stockwell
Braxey
Pilgrimage The Palmer Beadsman
Madame Eglantine
Lady Audley Macaroni
Secret
Race Record
 
Canterbury Pilgrim won four races including the Oaks Stakes, the Liverpool Summer Cup, the Park Hill Stakes and the Jockey Club Cup. In the stud she produced ten foals, seven of whom were winners and of these, two became outstanding sires.
 
Offspring
 
Chaucer (GB)
br c 1900 (St. Simon - Canterbury Pilgrim, by Tristan). Sire Line St. Simon. Family 1-g. Was considered a high class handicapper and won eight races including the Gimcrack Stakes and the Liverpool Cup twice. He sired (1) Canyon (b f 1913) who won the One Thousand Guineas Stakes and produced Colorado (b c 1923 Phalaris), (2) Pillion (b f 1923) who won the One Thousand Guineas Stakes, (3) Scapa Flow (ch f 1914) who produced Pharos (br c 1920 Phalaris) and Fairway (br c 1925 Phalaris), (4) Selene (b f 1919) who produced Hyperion (ch c 1930 Gainsborough), Pharamond* (br c 1925 Phalaris), and Sickle* (br c 1924 Phalaris). His daughters were highly successful when crossed with Phalaris. Chaucer was 2nd Champion Sire in 1916 and Champion Broodmare Sire twice.
Gourd (GB)
br f 1902 (Persimmon - Canterbury Pilgrim, by Tristan). Sire Line St. Simon. Family 1-g. Winner of the Derby Gold Cup.
Glasconbury (GB)
ch f 1903 (Isinglass - Canterbury Pilgrim, by Tristan). Sire Line Sterling. Family 1-g. Won the Nassau Stakes, Royal Post Stakes and Newmarket Oaks Stakes.
Harry of Hereford (GB)
b c 1910 (John o' Gaunt - Canterbury Pilgrim, by Tristan). Sire Line Sterling. Family 1-g. A full brother to Swynford, and sire of Annette K (b f 1921), the 2nd dam of War Admiral (br c 1934 Man o' War).
Nun's Veiling (GB)
br f 1914 (Roquelaure - Canterbury Pilgrim, by Tristan). Sire Line Camel. Family 1-g. Ancestress of the good runners in France, Obelisque (b c 1942 Louqsor) winner of the Prix Jean Prat, and Arcot (b c 1939 Plassy), winner of the Prix Ganay, Prix Greffulhe and Prix Noailles.
Pilgrim's Way (GB)
ch f 1905 (St. Frusquin - Canterbury Pilgrim, by Tristan). Sire Line St. Simon. Family 1-g.  Ancestress of Derby Italiano winner Don Orazio (b c 1982 Homing).
Swynford (GB)
br c 1907 (John o' Gaunt - Canterbury Pilgrim, by Tristan). Sire Line Sterling. Family 1-g.  Won 8 races, including the St Leger Stakes. He sired (1) Ferry (b f 1915) who won the One Thousand Guineas Stakes, (2) Keysoe (br f 1916) who won the St Leger Stakes, (3) Bettina (b f 1918) who won the One Thousand Guineas Stakes, (4) Tranquil (b f 1920) who won the One Thousand Guineas and St Leger Stakes, (5) Sansovino (b c 1921) who won the Derby Stakes, and (6) Saucy Sue (b f 1922) who won the One Thousand Guineas and Oaks Stakes. His most important son at stud was Blandford (br c 1919) a Champion Sire three times although he sired two Leading Sires in America: St Germans* (b c 1921) and Challenger* (b c 1927). Swynford was Champion Sire once, and among the top six another six times. He was Champion Broodmare sire in 1932.
St. Victorine (GB)
br f 1898 (St. Serf - Canterbury Pilgrim, by Tristan). Sire Line St. Simon. Family 1-g. The ancestress of Star Kingdom, or Star King, (ch c 1946 Stardust), a winner of the Gimcrack and Richmond Stakes in 1948 and the Greenham Stakes in 1949. Star Kingdom was sent to Australia in 1951 and was there a high class stallion.
The Tabard (GB)
ch f 1908 (Zinfandel - Canterbury Pilgrim, by Tristan). Sire Line St. Simon. Family 1-g.
Wife Of Bath (GB)
br f 1904 (St. Simon - Canterbury Pilgrim, by Tristan). Sire Line St. Simon. Family 1-g.  Ancestress of P Mellon's Champion Stakes and St. James's Palace Stakes winner Silly Season (br c 1962 Tom Fool).
   
   
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