Hurry On

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Hurry On
Hurry On.jpg
Sire Marcovil
Grandsire Marco
Dam Tout Suite
Damsire Sainfoin
Sex Stallion
Foaled 7 May 1913
Country Great Britain
Colour Chestnut
Breeder William Murland
Owner James Buchanan
Trainer Fred Darling
Record 6: 6-0-0
Earnings £3,248[1]
Major wins
St. Leger (1916)
Jockey Club Cup (1916)
Honours
Leading sire in Great Britain & Ireland (1926)
Leading broodmare sire in Britain & Ireland (1938, 1944, 1945)
Last updated on 13 June 2009

Hurry On (7 May 1913 – 1936) was an undefeated British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire that revived the Matchem sire line.[2] English trainer Fred Darling called Hurry On the best horse he ever trained.

Breeding[edit]

Hurry On was by Marcovil, who won two races and was an ordinary sire. His dam was the unraced Toute Suite by Sainfoin, who sired English Triple Crown winner Rock Sand. Marcovil was inbred to Hermit in the 3rd remove.[3] Hurry On cost his Scotch whisky producer owner James Buchanan, later Baron Woolavington, 500 guineas as a yearling. He was a late colt, having been foaled on 7 May, but he matured into a 17 hands high horse.

Racing record[edit]

As he was a backward late colt, Hurry On was not raced as a two-year-old and was not entered in The Derby. He was undefeated in all of his six three-year-old starts, ranging in distance from 8 to 14 furlongs, which included the wartime St. Leger at Newmarket Racecourse and the Jockey Club Cup.

Stud record[edit]

Hurry On sired Epsom Derby winner Captain Cuttle from the first mare he covered at stud and was the Leading sire in Great Britain & Ireland in 1926, the year his colt Coronach emulated Captain Cuttle at Epsom. He sired a third Derby winner in Call Boy, as well as two Epsom Oaks winners, Pennycomequick and Toboggan, and two 1,000 Guineas winners, Plack and Cresta Run.[4] In 1921 his stud fee was 200 guineas.[5]

These sons of Hurry On sired further stakes-winners:

  • Captain Cuttle (GB) 1919, exported to Italy
  • Coronach (GB) 1923, sired two winners of the Italian Derby before he was given away and exported to New Zealand, where he was a successful sire that produced 16 stakes winners for 23 stakes wins.[2][6]
  • Defoe (GB) 1926, successful sire in New Zealand
  • Excitement (IRE) 1927, successful sire in Australia of Russia (Melbourne Cup) and others
  • Hunting Song (IRE) 1919, a leading sire in New Zealand for six successive years
  • Precipitation, a successful racehorse and sire that maintained the Matchem sireline
  • Roger De Busli (GB) 1920, exported to Australia, sire of Rogilla (Sydney Cup etc.)

Hurry On's daughters produced seven Classics winners, including Court Martial. This led to him becoming the Leading broodmare sire in Great Britain & Ireland in 1938, 1944 and 1945.

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Hurry On (GB), chestnut stallion, 1913
Sire
Marcovil
1903
Marco
1892
Barcaldine Solon
Ballyroe
Novitiate Hermit
Retty
Lady Villikins
1885
Hagioscope Speculum
Sophia
Dinah Hermit
The Ratcatcher's Daughter
Dam
Tout Suite
1904
Sainfoin
1887
Springfield St. Albans
Viridis
Sanda Wenlock
Sandal
Star
1887
Thurio Cremorne
Verona
Meteor Thunderbolt
Duty (Family: 2-d)[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birch, Franklin E., Pedigrees of Leading Winners 1912-1959, The Thoroughbred Breeders Assoc., London, 1960
  2. ^ a b Leicester, Sir Charles, "Bloodstock Breeding", J.A. Allen & Co, London, 1969
  3. ^ Pryor, Peter, The Classic Connection, Cortney Publications, Luton, 1979
  4. ^ Ahnert, Rainer L. (editor in chief), “Thoroughbred Breeding of the World”, Pozdun Publishing, Germany, 1970
  5. ^ Ruff's guide to the turf. Office of Ruff's Guide, London. 1920. 
  6. ^ ASB - Coronach (GB) Retrieved on 2009-6-12
  7. ^ ASB: Hurry On (GB) Retrieved 2011-1-29
  • The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing - by Bill Mooney and George Ennor

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