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Limerick Steed, The White Knight, Fetches Staggering £40,000 in Bandon Sale |

Limerick Steed, The White Knight, Fetches Staggering £40,000 in Bandon Sale

In a significant development in the world of horse racing, the renowned steed, The White Knight, has changed hands in a noteworthy transaction at Bandon. According to reports from the “Daily Express,” the famous horse has been acquired by a foreign buyer for a substantial sum of around £40,000.

The White Knight, distinguished as one of the finest stayers of the past decade, left an indelible mark on the racing circuit. Despite an unplaced finish in the historic 1905 Derby, where Spearmint emerged victorious, The White Knight’s subsequent triumphs included the Ascot Gold Cup, the Goodwood Cup, and the Coronation Cup at Epsom. One of its standout performances was in the 1907 Cesarewitch, carrying a formidable burden and securing victory for Mr Wm. Clark’s Demur.

Originally owned jointly by Mr W. R. Wyndham, a nephew of Lord Rosebery, and the late Col. Tom Kirkwood, a revered Irish sportsman, The White Knight retired from the turf and has since been residing at a stud in County Limerick. This season alone, The White Knight’s offspring have amassed winnings totalling £1,333. Notable among his progeny are White Pawn (twice), Mailmenitwios, Knight’s Play (twice), and White Ruby.

The sale of The White Knight marks a significant chapter in the history of Irish horse racing, with the foreign buyer acknowledging the exceptional lineage and racing prowess associated with the legendary steed.

Irish Independent – Saturday 26 April 1913

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