Orlando (horse)

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Orlando )GB).jpg
Sire Touchstone
Grandsire Camel
Dam Vulture
Damsire Langar
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1841 (176 years ago) (1841)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Colour Bay
Breeder Jonathan Peel
Owner Jonathan Peel
Trainer Mr. Cooper
Record 12: 10 wins
Major wins
July Stakes (1843)
Epsom Derby (1844)
1851, 1854 & 1858 Leading sire in Great Britain & Ireland
Last updated on 22 July 2011

Orlando (foaled 1841) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the Epsom Derby and as a Leading sire in Great Britain & Ireland.

Racing record[edit]

Racing at age two, one of Orlando's most significant wins came in the July Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse. Ridden by Nat Flatman, the three-year-old Orlando finished second in the 1844 Epsom Derby but was awarded first place after an investigation concluded that winner "Running Rein" was in reality a four-year-old named Maccabeus who ran in Running Rein's name.

Stud record[edit]

Orlando stood at his owners stud until August 1851 when Peel held a dispersal sale and Orlando was sold to Charles Greville. Orlando was the Leading sire in Great Britain & Ireland three times, in 1851, 1854, and 1858. He was second and/or third on the sires list seven times between 1853 and 1861. In all, he was the sire of 352 horses who won a total of 797 races including four Classics. Teddington won the 1851 Epsom Derby, and Fazzoletto, Diophantus and Fitz-Roland, all won the 2,000 Guineas.[1] His daughter, Imperieuse won the St Leger Stakes and One Thousand Guineas, and was the dam of Deliane (won FR Prix de Diane).

Orlando was also the grandsire of Ruthless, winner of the inaugural running of America's Belmont Stakes in 1867 and one of only three fillies to ever win that American Classic.

Tabulated pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Orlando (GB), bay stallion, 1841
Br. 1831
Whalebone Waxy
Selim mare (1812) Selim
Master Henry Orville
Miss Sophia
Boadicea Alexander
Selim Buzzard
Alexander mare (1790)
Walton mare (1808) Walton
Young Giantess
Bustard Castrel
Miss Hap
Olympia Sir Oliver
Scotilla (Family: 13-a)[2]


  1. ^ "Orlando (GB)". Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Orlando (GB) 1841". Australian Stud Book. Australian Turf Club Limited and Victoria Racing Club Limited. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  • Foulkes, N. (2010). Gentlemen and Blackguards: Gambling Mania and Plot to Steal the Derby of 1844. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 

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