Nimbus V

Nimbus V
Nimbus
Sire Nearco
Grandsire Pharos
Dam Kong
Damsire Baytown
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1946
Country Great Britain
Colour Bay
Breeder William Hill
Owner Marion Glenister
Trainer George Colling
Record 9: 6-2-1
Earnings $ 95,072
Major wins

July Stakes (1948)

British Classic Race wins:
2,000 Guineas (1949)
Epsom Derby (1949)
Awards
British Champion Three-Year-Old Colt (1949)
Honours
Deltic locomotive 55020 was named Nimbus[1]
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on 11 January 2010

Nimbus (1946-1972) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse.

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Background

One of several horses named Nimbus, he is designated as Nimbus "V" in accordance with his birth year. He was bred by William Hill who would go on to win the St. Leger Stakes in 1959 with Cantelo. Sired by Nearco, one of the most important sires of the 20th century, his dam was Kong, a daughter of Baytown who won the 1928 Irish 2,000 Guineas and Irish Derby.[2]

Racing career

1948: two-year-old season

Purchased and raced by Mrs. Marion Glenister, Nimbus was trained by George Colling. At age two, his best major race performances were a second-place finish in the Coventry Stakes and a second by six lengths to Abernant in the 1948 Champagne Stakes.

1949: three-year-old season

More fully developed at age three, Nimbus was unbeaten, earning British Champion Three-Year-Old Colt honors for 1949. Ridden by Charlie Elliott, Nimbus defeated Abernant in winning the 2,000 Guineas. He then won Britain's most prestigious race, the Epsom Derby, in which a photograph of the finish was used by officials for the first time.

Stud career

Retired to stud duty for the 1950 season, the offspring of Nimbus met with limited racing success. However, a daughter, Lucy Lufton, was the dam of Greek Money who won the 1962 American Classic, the Preakness Stakes. Sent to a breeding operation in Japan in 1963, Nimbus died there in 1972.

Honours

Following the LNER tradition of naming locomotives after winning racehorses,[3] British Railways "Deltic" Diesel locomotive no. D9020 (later no. 55 020) was named Nimbus after this horse on 12 February 1962,[1] and remained in service until 5 January 1980.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Names". The Deltic Preservation Society Online. Chesterfield: The Deltic Preservation Society Limited. 20 January 2008. http://www.thedps.co.uk/staticpages/index.php?page=names. Retrieved 12 January 2010. "named ... after the horse which won the 1949 Derby and 2000 Guineas races" 
  2. ^ http://www.pedigreequery.com/nimbus2
  3. ^ Nock, O.S. (1985). British Locomotives of the 20th Century: Volume 3 1960-the present day. London: Guild Publishing/Book Club Associates. pp. 70–71. CN9613. 
  4. ^ "D9020/9020/55020". The Chronicles of Napier. P.A. Bettany. http://www.napier-chronicles.co.uk/9020.htm. Retrieved 12 January 2010. "in honour of racehorse owned by Mrs. H. A. Glenister, won The Derby and 2,000 Guineas" 

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