Anne Cowdrey, 14th Lady Herries of Terregles

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The Lady Herries of Terregles
14th Lady Herries of Terregles
Tenure1975–2014
Predecessor Bernard Fitzalan-Howard, 16th Duke of Norfolk, 13th Lord
Successor Mary Mumford, 15th Lady Herries of Terregles
Known for Racehorse trainer
BornAnne Elizabeth Fitzalan-Howard
(1938-06-12)12 June 1938
Died(2014-11-23)23 November 2014 (aged 76)
Spouse(s) (Michael) Colin Cowdrey, Baron Cowdrey of Tonbridge
ParentsBernard Fitzalan-Howard, 16th Duke of Norfolk
The Hon. Lavinia Strutt

Anne Elizabeth Cowdrey, 14th Lady Herries of Terregles, Baroness Cowdrey of Tonbridge (néeFitzalan-Howard; 12 June 1938 – 23 November 2014) was a British racehorse trainer and peeress.

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Lady Herries was the eldest of the four daughters of Bernard Fitzalan-Howard, 16th Duke of Norfolk (who was also the 13th Lord Herries of Terregles) and his wife, Lavinia Fitzalan-Howard, Duchess of Norfolk (formerly The Hon Lavinia Strutt). [1]

Upon the death of her father in 1975 without a son, Lady Anne Fitzalan-Howard (as she then was) as the eldest daughter inherited the Herries of Terregles title, a Scottish Lordship of Parliament, and became the 14th Lady Herries of Terregles. [1] The dukedom and the 16th duke's other titles passed to his heir male, Miles Fitzalan-Howard. From 1975 until the reform of the House of Lords in 1999, Herries was eligible to sit in the Lords but chose not to do so. [2]

Racehorse trainer

Herries operated as a racehorse trainer [3] [4] for over thirty years from the Angmering Park estate, [5] on the South Downs, near Arundel, Sussex. The most notable horse she trained was the Racing Post Trophy and Prix du Jockey Club winner Celtic Swing, who was crowned the champion two-year-old of 1994. [4] She also had success in the King Edward VII Stakes, Great Voltigeur Stakes, Coronation Cup and Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud with Sheriff's Star. [4] Amongst her other notable horses was Taufan's Melody who won the Caulfield Cup in Australia at odds of 66–1 in 1998, while she won the Wetherby Pattern Chase, Eider Chase and Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase with Set Point in the 1970s. [5] She trained fewer winners in later years, but her 2014 record of seven flat winners had been one of her highest for several seasons. [4]

Personal life

She grew up at Arundel Castle and was educated at the Priory School at Arundel and the Convent of the Sacred Heart at Woldingham (now called Woldingham School). From 1970 to 1979 she lived at Everingham in the East Riding of Yorkshire, where she was Master of Foxhounds for the Middleton Hunt, before returning to the Arundel area. She began training racehorses at Angmering in 1983. [5]

In 1985, Herries married England cricketer Colin Cowdrey, the couple remained married until Cowdrey's death in 2000. Herries died in 2014, aged 76, from pneumonia. [4]

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Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Bernard Fitzalan-Howard
Lady Herries of Terregles
1975–2014
Succeeded by
Mary Mumford