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Queen of Trumps

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Queen of Trumps

Queen of Trumps 1835

 

Queen of Trumps was a high class filly that has almost been forgotten. Thirty-four years after Eleanor won the Derby and Oaks, Queen of Trumps was the first filly to win both the Oaks and St Leger.

A brown filly born in 1832, she took her name from her dam, Princess Royal, and her granddam Queen of Diamonds.

In a career of great resilience she won 10 of her 11 races, her one defeat comingĀ from unpredictable circumstances.

I hope that the short essay that follows will bring back a little of her fame.

 

 

Queen of Trumps essay