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'Galtee More' Horses                   

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Galtee More:Owned by Mr. Gubbin
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Galtee More: copyright National Horse Racing Museum

Galtee More being walked around,  at Doncaster in 1896.  

Description:  from   www.horseracinghistory.co.uk  

When Galtee More and Bantry Bay were yearlings on their breeder John Gubbins' stud farm, Mr Gubbins (of County Limerick, Ireland) thought more of the latter. The stud groom had the right idea though, voicing a very high opinion of Galtee More. The horse had almost faultless confirmation and his trainer found him charming. He won five of his six outings as a juvenile and six of his seven starts as a three-year-old, including the 2000 Guineas in a canter, an easy Derby success and the St Leger at odds of 10/1 on. Before the Derby, Samuel Darling,  Snr, Galtee More's trainer, got wind of a plan to 'nobble' his candidate, so a huge Newfoundland retriever cross dog was procured, which guarded him admirably. The journey to Epsom was rather fraught, a great deal of shunting on the railway and the overnight stable was full of rats, but nothing fazed Galtee More.

Hopes of training Galtee More for the cup races as a four year old came to nought when he developed a suspect leg, and he was sold to the Russian government, later being exported to Germany where he sired good winners.

 

 

F & J Smith were a Glasgow Cigarette and Pipe tobacco company and were one of the first cigarette companies to issue cigarette cards in the early 1900s. 

 

Today their are many horses carrying the name of the famous mountain, most of them from the Galtymore Stables in New Zealand. It's good to see the older version of the name being used! The following is from their website; www.equestrian-edge.co.nz 

Galtymore Horses

In excess of 70 Galtymore bred or prepared horses are scattered throughout NZ, Australia and the United States.  They are competing successfully for their delighted riders in many disciplines, including show jumping, eventing, hunting, and dressage.  And of course we have some owners who are thrilled with their awesome pleasure and trekking horse, who have come out of the Galtymore Stables.
Here's just a few of our successful horses

Galtymore Carnahalla  - NZ Medium Dressage section award with rider Megan Robinson
Galtymore Three Swallows  -  numerous Champion Saddle Hunter & SJ Championship titles with rider Kelly Evans
Blizzard (prepared and sold on behalf to Australia)  -  Successful B Grade Show jumper
Knockfallaugh (prepared and sold on behalf to United States)
Galtymore Galbaly  -  competing North Island Show Jumping at 1.20m
Galtymore Doon Moon  -  competing North Island in Amateur Rider

 

 

S.S. Galtee More

Galtymore DVD from Big Tom and the Mainliners

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'The Grey Wolf of Galtymore' by Joseph E Chipperfield

Engine number ???? The Galtee More

S.S 'Galtee More'

'Galtymore' DVD

'Galtee More' Horse

'Dog from Galtymore'

Engine 'Galtee More'

 

 

 

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