|Galopin b c 1872
(Vedette - Flying Duchess, by
The Flying Dutchman). Sire Line
Fergus. Family 3-i.
Bred in Lincolnshire by Mr
Sharpe, Galopin was purchased from the Middle Park Yearling Sale for 520 guineas
by Prince Batthyany of Hungary on the advice of John Dawson. He was a
full brother to the Stewards' Cup winner Vex (br f 1865). Described
as a rich dark brown colour with a small white star, and possessing the
Voltaire and Voltigeur crest, he stood 15 hands 3 1/2 inches, and was
said to have depth through the chest, beautiful shoulders and be round
barrelled and muscular with powerful quarters. He was considered to have
excellent conformation with much quality and superb action.
Galopin went on to a successful
turf career at two and three including a victory in the Derby Stakes. He wasn't trained at four, due to the
Prince's ill health, and although perfectly sound was sent to the stud. On the death of the Prince,
Galopin was sold to Mr Henry Chaplin for 8,000 guineas, and later stood
at Blankney Hall, Sleaford, in Lincolnshire. In addition to his famous son
(br c 1881),
he sired numerous classics winners. He was a Champion Sire in 1888, 1889
Galopin died in 1899.
|In 1874 he was
awarded the 500 sovs Hyde Park Plate at Epsom Spring
following the disqualification of the first horse Mr W Alington's Cachmere (br f 1872 Thormanby), beating Mr Chaplin's Cathedral filly,
Lord Stamford's Lady Rosebery (b f 1872 Lord Clifden),
Mr R Peck's Bonny Blue Eye (b f 1872 Lord Clifden) and
13 others. Won the 15 sovs each Fern Hill Stakes at
Ascot in June by 5 lengths, beating Mr Lefevre's
Slumber (b f 1871 Orest), Mr Jos Dawson's Lady Glenorchy (br f 1872 Breadalbane), Mr
Little Boy Blue (b c 1872
Macaroni) and Mr H S Pigott's Quantock (ch c 1871 King of Trumps). Won the
10 sovs each New Stakes at the same meeting by a length
and a half, beating Lord St Vincent's Vae Victis (br f
1872 King Victor) whilst conceding 12 pounds, Mr H Savile's Prince of Wales's Stakes winner Earl of Dartrey
(b c 1872 The Earl), Lord Falmouth's Dreadnought (bbr c
1872 Young Melbourne), Lord Ailesbury's Popinjay (b f
1872 Toxophilite), Mr Jno Barnard's Huntingdon (b c
1872 General Peel) and 5 others. Finished 3rd for the
500 sovs Middle Park Plate at Newmarket Second October,
won by Mr R R Christopher's Plebeian (b c 1872 Joskin), with Lord Dupplin's Per Se (br f 1872
Hermit) placing 2nd, beating
Mr H Delamarre's French bred Palmyre (br f 1872
Vermouth), Mr W S Cartwright's Coronation Stakes
winner Maud Victoria (ch f 1872 Marsyas), Mr Chaplin's
Stray Shot (b f 1872 Toxophilite), Mr W S Crawfurd's
Semper Durus (b c 1872 Gladiateur), Lord Falmouth's
Dreadnought and 16 others. Won a 50 sovs each
Sweepstakes the next day by 2 lengths, beating Count F
de Lagrange's French bred Tresorier (b c 1872 Le Petit
Caporal). Walked over for a 50 sovs each Sweepstakes at
|In 1875 he won a
£500 match from Mr Chaplin's Stray Shot at Newmarket
Second Spring by 8 lengths, giving her 10 pounds. Won
the 50 sovs each Derby Stakes at Epsom in May by a
length, beating Lord Aylesford's Claremont (b c 1872
Blair Athol), Lord Falmouth's
Macaroni colt, Lord
Falmouth's Garterly Bell (b c 1872 Blair Athol), Mr Vyner's Two Thousand Guinesa winner Camballo (b c 1872
Cambuscan), Lord Aylesford's Telescope (b c 1872
Speculum), Prince Soltykoff's Balfe (br c 1872 Plaudit)
and 11 others. Won the 15 sovs each Fern Hill Stakes at
Ascot in June by 4 lengths, beating Mr M Dawson's
Bella (ch f 1873 Breadalbane), the Duke of Ujest's
Rosalitta (ch f 1873 King of Diamonds), Mr J Trentham's Coronella (b f 1873 Camerino) and Count F de
Lagrange's French bred Eclair (b c 1873 Consul). Won a
£1000 match from Mr H Bird's Royal Hunt Cup winner
Lowlander (ch c 1870 Dalesman) by a length at Newmarket
Second October. Won the 25 sovs each Newmarket Derby by
4 lengths, beating Mr W S Crawfurd's St Leger winner
Craig Millar (ch c 1872 Blair Athol), Prince Soltykoff's
Balfe, Count F de Lagrange's Picnic (b c 1872 Brown
Bread) and Mr W S Mitchell-Innes's Saint Leger (ch c
Notable Galopin Mares
||Aida (b f 1898),
bred by the Blankney Stud, won the
One Thousand Guineas Stakes and the Imperial Produce Stakes, and became
the 5th dam of the Kentucky Oaks and Coaching Club American Oaks winner
How (br f 1948 Princequillo), from whom Tom Rolfe (b c 1962 Ribot) and Ack Ack (b c
1966 Battle Joined) descend. Family 9-h.
||Angelica (b f 1879), a
full sister to St Simon, when mated with the great
(b c 1883 Bend Or), produced
Orme (b c 1889) the sire
of Flying Fox (b c 1896) and Orby (ch c 1904).
||Atalanta (bbr f
1878), the head of Family 8-h, became the
dam of the Derby and Two Thousand Guineas winner Ayrshire (b c 1885
and ancestress to such horses as the stallion Havresac (br c
1915 Rabelais) and Triple Crown winner Whirlaway (ch c 1938 Blenheim).
||Bonnie Gal (br f 1889),
sent America, dam of Jockey Club Stakes winner Disguise (b c 1897
Domino) and ancestress of
Black Toney (br c 1911 Peter Pan). Family 10-c.
||Corrie Roy (b f 1878),
won the Cesarewitch Stakes, Queen Alexandra Stakes,
Jockey Club Cup and the Ebor Handicap, ancestress of the Two Thousand Guineas winner Colorado (br c 1923
Phalaris) and Triple Crown
winner Citation (b c 1945 Bull Lea). Family 3-l.
||Galeottia (b f
1892), bred by Mr Cox, won the One Thousand Guineas Stakes, and placed 2nd in the Oaks
Stakes. She later became the 2nd dam of the Triple Crown winner Gay
Crusader (b c 1914 Bayardo). Family 1-g.
(br f 1898), became the dam of the St Leger winner Bayardo (b c 1906 Bay
and the Derby winner Lemberg (b c 1907 Cyllene), and the grandam of the Oaks
winner My Dear (b f 1915 Beppo). Family 10-a.
||Galopin Mare (br f 1887)
became the ancestress of two Derby winners, Minoru (br c 1906
Cyllene) and Grand
Parade (bl c 1916 Orby).
||Satchel (br f
1882) won the Lavant Stakes and Molyneux Cup. The head of
3-g, she is ancestress to many good winners including the One Thousand
Guineas winner Belle of All (b f 1948 Nasrullah), and the King George VI and Queen
Elizabeth Diamond Stakes winner Ela-Mana-Mou (b c 1976 Pitcairn).
||Vampire (br f
1889) became the dam of the Triple Crown winner Flying Fox (b c 1896
and a great success at stud in France. Family 7-d.
Other Notable Offspring
|b c 1895
(Galopin - Lady Yardley, by Sterling). Sire Line
Family 2-w. Bred by Sir Tatton Sykes he won
the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes.
| br c 1880 (Galopin - Mavis, by Macaroni). Sire Line
Fergus. Family 13. Bred by the 6th
he won the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes, Prince of
Wales's Stakes and the St James's Palace Stakes.
Although a favourite for the Derby he was defeated by St Blaise (ch c 1880 Hermit)
and Highland Chief (b c 1880 Hampton). In the stud he
sired the Henckel-Rennen winner Griffin (b c 1897), the
Grand Prix de Bruxelles winner War Dance
(b c 1887), as well as the dams of Bay Ronald (b c 1893 Hampton) and Fairy Gold
(ch f 1896 Bend Or). The War Dance line persisted
in France to the Derby winner Lavandin (b c 1953 Verso)
who got a good grandson in the Polish-bred Preis von
Europa winner Pawiment (br c 1974 Mehari).
1893 (Galopin - Eira, by Kisber). Sire Line
Fergus. Family 3-c. Won the Rous Memorial Stakes and the Newmarket Stakes. In the stud
in France, Italy and England, he sired the One Thousand Guineas winner
Atmah (b f 1908), two Derby Italiano winners, Kosheni (b c 1913) and
Saturno (b c 1907), as well as five other Italian classics winners.