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Perdita (GB)
 
 

Perdita







Sire Line


Camel







Diamond Jubilee


Persimmon


Florizel





Perdita b f 1881 (Hampton - Hermione, by Young Melbourne). Sire Line Camel. Family 7-f.

Perdita was bred by John Frederick Vaughan Campbell (1817-1898), 2nd Earl Cawdor, and purchased for the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, by trainer John Porter. According to Mr Fitzgerald, Porter described Perdita as "an angular sort of mare, but I could see that she had good points, and was likely to develop into a nice broodmare". She stood 15.1 hands and was a half-sister to Dorothy Draggletail. Ulbrich notes she apparently was "nothing like her sire and clearly favoured the Melbourne strain".

She raced from two to five years, winning seven races. In the stud her outstanding offspring were the full brothers Diamond Jubilee, Persimmon, and Florizel, all sired by St Simon. Another son, Sandringham (br c 1896 St Simon), never raced and went to America.

Perdita belongs to the Hermione branch of Family Number 7, tracing to the Blacklegs Royal Mare. She died in 1899.

 
Pedigree
Perdita Hampton Lord Clifden Newminster
The Slave
Lady Langden Kettledrum
Haricot
Hermione Young Melbourne Melbourne
Clarissa
La Belle Helene St Albans
Teterrima
Race Record
 
As a two year old she won several selling races. She later won seven races, including the Chesterfield Nursery Stakes, the Ayr Gold Cup, the Liverpool Cup, and the Great Cheshire Handicap twice.
 
Notable Offspring
 
Diamond Jubilee (GB)
 
b c 1897 (St Simon - Perdita, by Hampton). Sire Line St Simon. Family 7-f. Bred by the Prince of Wales, he was named in honor of the 60th year of Queen Victoria's reign. The beautiful but tempermental colt won six races including the Triple Crown, placed second five times, and third once. He was later sold to Argentina where he was an outstanding success, becoming Champion Sire four times. Among his many winners were As De Espadas (b c 1908) who won the Gran Premio Nacional, Moloch (ch c 1914) who won the Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini, and Smasher (b c 1911) who won the Gran Premio Nacional. He died in 1923 at the age of twenty-six.
 
Persimmon (GB)
 
b c 1893 (St Simon - Perdita, by Hampton). Sire Line St Simon. Family 7-f. He won the Derby Stakes, St Leger Stakes, Jockey Club Stakes and Ascot Gold Cup, was Champion Sire four times, and Champion Broodmare sire four times. His offspring include the superb filly Sceptre (b f 1899) who won the One Thousand Guineas Stakes, Two Thousand Guineas Stakes, Oaks Stakes and the St Leger Stakes; Keystone (b f 1903) who won the Oaks Stakes; Perola (ch f 1906) who won the Oaks Stakes; Your Majesty (b c 1905) who won the St Leger Stakes and was later a great success at stud in Argentina; and Prince Palatine (b c 1908) who won the Ascot Gold Cup twice and sired Rose Prince (b c 1919).
 
Florizel (GB)
 
br c 1891 (St Simon - Perdita, by Hampton). Sire Line St Simon. Family 7-f. He won eleven races including the Goodwood Cup, Ascot Gold Vase and Jockey Club Cup. In the stud he sired Volodyovski (bbr c 1898) who won the Derby Stakes; Doricles (br c 1898) who won the St Leger Stakes and then went to stud in France; and Vedas (b c 1902) who won the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes. He was among the Leading Sires seven times, and Leading Broodmare Sires twice.
 
Produce Record
 
1888 bbr g Derelict, by Barcaldine [killed in 1893] HRH Prince of Wales
1889 b f Barracouta, by Barcaldine HRH Prince of Wales
1890   barren HRH Prince of Wales
1891 br c Florizel, by St Simon HRH Prince of Wales
1892   barren HRH Prince of Wales
1893 b c Persimmon, by St Simon HRH Prince of Wales
1894 b c Farrant, by Donovan HRH Prince of Wales
1895 b f Azeeza, by Surefoot HRH Prince of Wales
1896 br c Sandringham, by St Simon HRH Prince of Wales
1897 b c Diamond Jubilee, by St Simon HRH Prince of Wales
1898   slipped HRH Prince of Wales
1899 b f Nadejda, by St Simon HRH Prince of Wales
       
 
   

   
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