Rose of England (horse)

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Rose of England
SireTeddy
GrandsireAjax
DamPerce Neige
DamsireNeil Gow
SexMare
Foaled1927[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
ColourBrown
BreederLady James Douglas
OwnerLord Glanely
TrainerThomas Hogg
Record6: 1-0-0
Earnings£8,153[2]
Major wins
Epsom Oaks (1930)

Rose of England (1927 – after 1943) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare. She was unraced as a two-year-old and finished fifth in the 1000 Guineas on her debut before recording her first and only win in the Epsom Oaks. She failed to win in four subsequent races and was retired from racing at the end of the year. She had considerable success as a dam of winners.

Background[edit]

Rose of England was a brown mare with a white blaze and a white sock on her right hind leg[3] bred in the United Kingdom by Lady James Douglas. As a yearling in 1928 the filly was put upfor acuction and bought for 3,100 guineas by Lord Glanely.[4] She was sent into training with Lord Glanely's private trainer Thomas Hogg at Newmarket, Suffolk.

She was sired by the French stallion Teddy who stood with great success in both France and the United States. His other offspring included Sir Gallahad, Bull Dog and La Troienne.[5] Rose of England's dam Perce-Neige produced several over winners including the winner Winterhalter (Coronation Cup) and Star of England (Yorkshire Oaks).[6]

Racing career[edit]

1930: three-year-old season[edit]

On 9 May 1930 Rose of England made her racecourse debut in the 1000 Guineas over the Rowley Mile course at Newmarket Racecourse and ran well to finish fifth behind Lord Derby's filly Fair Isle who won from Torchere and Sister Clover.[7] On 6 of June the filly was stepped up in distance for the Oaks over one and a half miles at Epsom Racecourse in which she was partnered by Gordon Richards and started at odds of 7/1 in a fifteen-runner field. Fair Isle was made the 5/4 favourite. Rose of England won the race by three lengths from Wedding Favour with Micmac taking third place ahead of Fair Isle.[7][8]

Rose of England failed to win in four subsequent races. She finished unplaced behind The Pen in the Cambridgeshire Handicap at Newmarket in October.[7]

Assessment and honours[edit]

In their book, A Century of Champions, based on the Timeform rating system, John Randall and Tony Morris rated Rose of England a "poor" winner of the Oaks.[8]

Breeding record[edit]

At the end of her racing career Rose of England was retired to become a broodmare for her owner's stud. After Lord Glanely's death in 1942 the mare was bought by Florence Nagle. She produced at least ten foals and five winners between 1932 and 1943:

  • Rosegain, a brown filly, foaled in 1932, sired by Gainsborough. Winner.[9]
  • Eastern Rose, brown filly, 1933, by Singapore
  • Chulmleigh, bay colt, 1934, by Singapore. Won St Leger[10]
  • Faerie Queene, brown filly, 1935, by Solario. Won Scottish Derby and Newmarket Oaks.
  • Rose of Kandy, brown filly, 1936, by Colombo
  • British Empire, bay colt, 1937, by Colombo. Won July Stakes.[10]
  • Rangoon, colt, 1939, by Singapore
  • Merchant Navy, bay colt, 1940, by Hyperion
  • Coastal Traffic, bay colt, 1941, by Hyperion. Winner.[11]
  • Westerlands Rose, bay filly, 1943, by Colombo

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Rose of England (GB), brown mare, 1927[1]
Sire
Teddy (FR)
1913
Ajax (FR)
1901
Flying Fox (GB) Orme
Vampire
Amie Clamart
Alice
Rondeau (GB)
1900
Bay Ronald Hampton
Black Duchess
Doremi Bend Or
Lady Emily
Dam
Perce-Neige (GB)
1916
Neil Gow (GB)
1907
Marco Barcaldine (IRE)
Novitiate
Chelandry Goldfinch
Illuminata
Gallenza (IRE)
1905
Galllinule (GB) Isonomy
Moorhen
Excellenza (GB) Haut Brion
Gulbeyaz (Family 3-i)[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rose of England pedigree". Equineline.
  2. ^ "Turf Gossip". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. The Press. 16 September 1930.
  3. ^ "Horse Profile : Rose of England". Horseracing History Online.
  4. ^ "Notes by Phaeton". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. New Zealand Herald. 14 June 1930.
  5. ^ "Teddy's History". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. Evening Post (New Zealand). 10 June 1930.
  6. ^ a b "Sister To Edwin - Family 3-i". Thoroughbred Bloodlines.
  7. ^ a b c Mortimer, Roger; Onslow, Richard; Willett, Peter (1978). Biographical Encyclopedia of British Flat Racing. Macdonald and Jane’s. ISBN 0-354-08536-0.
  8. ^ a b Morris, Tony; Randall, John (1999). A Century of Champions. Portway Press. ISBN 1-901570-15-0.
  9. ^ "Rosegain pedigree". Equineline.
  10. ^ a b Abelson, Edward; Tyrrel, John (1993). The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books Publishing. ISBN 978-1-873626-15-3.
  11. ^ "Coastal Traffic pedigree". Equineline.