Lord Gyllene

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Lord Gyllene
Sire Ring the Bell
GrandsireRangong
DamDentelle
DamsireCrest of the Wave
Sex Gelding
Foaled10 November 1988
CountryNew Zealand
Colour Bay
BreederMrs N. M. Taylor
Owner Sir Stanley Clarke CBE
TrainerSteve Brookshaw
Record13: 4-5-1 (in Britain);
23: 2-5-1 (in NZ)
Earnings£236,101 (in Britain);
$20,975 (in NZ)
Major wins
Grand National (1997)

Lord Gyllene (10 November 1988 – 12 December 2016) was a New Zealand-bred racehorse whose greatest victory came in the 1997 Grand National at Aintree. [1] He was trained by Steve Brookshaw for owner Sir Stanley Clarke CBE and ridden by Tony Dobbin. Lord Gyllene was retired by his owner in 2001 due to injury. He had a race record in the UK of 13 runs: won 4, second 5 and third once, as well as two wins from 23 starts in New Zealand. His final appearance in his homeland was a winning one, in a steeplechase at Te Rapa racecourse in Hamilton on 16 September 1995. That followed his second at Ellerslie to one of the great jumpers in New Zealand racing history, Sydney Jones, in the Pakuranga Hunt Cup, one of New Zealand's most prestigious jumping races.

The victory of Lord Gyllene is remembered as much for the circumstances surrounding the bomb threats and re-staging of the Grand National on the following Monday, as for his winning the event.

Lord Gyllene died at the age of 28 on 12 December 2016. [2]

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References

  1. "Racing Post results 7 April 1997" . Retrieved 26 November 2008.
  2. Haynes, Jack (12 December 2016). "Dobbin pays tribute to 1997 Aintree winner Lord Gyllene". Racing Post . Retrieved 28 July 2020.