The Tetrarch

As they say in television “And now for something completely different”. While still a pure Thoroughbred, The Tetrarch became one of the most memorable horses to be ever bred. His coat colour elicited derogatory comments upon his first race course appearance at Newmarket, April 17, 1913. His grey coat was speckled black and white with small hints of lime green

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Bred by the 17th Earl of Derby, Phalaris was by Polymelus – Bromus by Sainfoin. Sainfoin was the 1890 Derby winner while Polymelus who was not a classic winner, was a very highly regarded race horse and stallion. Phalaris was dark brown with a white star on his forehead and had the conformation of a typical sprinter with powerful shoulders

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Bred in France in 1913 at Haras du Jardy Stud, Teddy was by Ajax – Rondeau by Bay Ronald. His breeder was Edmond Blanc, perhaps the most esteemed French breeder to this point in time. Ajax was by English Triple Crown winner Flying Fox. Ajax himself was a great race horse as he won the French Derby and the Grand

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