Influential Imported Stallions

Acknowledgment: ‘The Australian Bloodhorse’ by Douglas M Barrie; Angus & Robertson 1956

  1. “Stockwell”: Known as the ‘Emperor of Stallions’ and winner of the English St Leger and Two Thousand Guineas supplied sire sons ‘Gang Forward’ and ‘The Marquis’ to Australia
  2. “The Marquis”: By Stockwell from Cinizelli by Touchstone won the English St Leger, Two Thousand Guineas and ran second in the Derby: Imported to Victoria in 1871. Both ‘The Marquis’ and ‘Gang Forward’ were very successful at stud.

It’s appropriate to speculate that the fiscally flush times of the Victorian Gold Rush enabled speculators to purchase superior thoroughbred stock from England.