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Sire Herod
Grandsire Tartar
Dam Cygnet mare
Damsire Cygnet
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1768
Country Great Britain
Colour Bay
Breeder Sir John Moore
Owner Christopher Blake
Richard Vernon
Record 23: 16-?-?
Last updated on 26 August 2007

Florizel (1768–1791) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse. He was a bay son of Herod foaled in 1768.[1] As a sire he produced 175 winners who won a total of 75,901 pounds. Offspring included Eager (winner of the 1791 Derby), Tartar (St. Leger), Ninety-three (St. Leger), Brilliant, Diomed[2] (winner of the Derby and a great sire in the US, producing Sir Archy), Ulysses, Moustrap, and Admiral. Important daughters included Leveret (dam of Lilliput), Fancy (dam of Rattle), Lucy (dam of Skylark), and the dam of Clifden. Florizel died in 1791.[1] 'Florizel' is on the permanent list, of The International List of Protected Names. [3][4] Lester Piggott, retired jockey, named his house 'Florizel'.[5]


  1. ^ a b The General Stud Book. J. S. Skinner, Baltimore. 1834. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  2. ^ http://www.bloodlines.net/TB/Bios/Herod.htm#Florizel
  3. ^ Search for a Horse Owners / Trainers/ Activities http://www.racingnsw.com.au/default.aspx?s=search
  4. ^ http://www.horseracingintfed.com/resources/NP_2014.pdf http://www.horseracingintfed.com/resources/NP_2014.pdf
  5. ^ House Names of the Rich and Famous http://www.housenameheritage.com/hnh_ng_richandfamous.asp