Queen of Trumps
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 coming from unpredictable circumstances.
I hope that the short essay that follows will bring back a little of her fame.