Blenheim II

Blenheim II

Thoroughbred racehorse infobox
horsename = Blenheim II


caption =
sire = Blandford
grandsire = Swynford
dam = Malva
damsire = Charles O'Malley
sex = Stallion
foaled = 1927
country = Great Britain flagicon|UK
colour = Brown
breeder = Henry Herbert, 6th Earl of Carnarvon
owner = HH Aga Khan III
trainer = Dick Dawson
record = 10: 5-3-0
earnings = £14,533
race = New Stakes (1929)
Hopeful Stakes (1929)
Manton Plate (1929)
Speedy Plate (1929)
Epsom Derby (1930)
awards= Leading sire in North America (1941)
honours =
updated= September 29, 2006

Blenheim II (1927-1958) was a British-bred Thoroughbred race horse who won the prestigious Epsom Derby in 1930. Retired at the end of that year, he sired 1936 Epsom Derby winner Mahmoud but was sold after that year's horse breeding season to an American syndicate that included Claiborne Farm, Calumet Farm, Greentree Farm, and Stoner Creek Stud.

Registered in England as Bleinheim, because the name had already been registered in the United States he had to be registered as Blenheim II. Most notably, he sired the 1941 U.S. Triple Crown champion, Whirlaway. He was also the damsire of Nasrullah, Hill Gail, and Kauai King as well as the very versatile Le Paillon, who in 1947 won the Grande Course de Haies d'Auteuil steeplechase race and France's most important flat race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Blenheim II is also the great-great-grandsire of 1973 Triple Crown champion Secretariat.

Blenheim II died in 1958 and was buried at Claiborne Farm.

References

* [http://www.pedigreequery.com/blenheim2 Blenheim II's pedigree and stats]


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