Prince racehorse Golden Slipper winner
Eskimo Prince was foaled in 1961 and was by Todman
out of the mare Chicquita (by Blank)
A champion sprinter, his
main wins were in the STC Hill Stakes, 1963 Silver
Slipper Stakes, AJC Breeders' Plate, 1964 Golden
Slipper Stakes, AJC
Sires' Produce, STC
Rosehill Guineas and STC Canterbury
Eskimo Prince’s Golden
Slipper win landed a huge plunge solely orchestrated by his big betting
owner Perc Galea who was reportedly the former boss of several of
Sydney’s biggest illegal gambling dens during World War 2.
When Eskimo Prince crossed
the finish line in the 1964 Golden Slipper, he had left in his wake
another top Sydney colt Farnworth and Victoria’s top youngster
Star of Heaven (who was from the stable of the great Angus Armanasco).
Trained by Cec Rolls and
ridden by Athol Mulley, the jet black coloured Eskimo Prince, adorned
in his bright white bridle, epitomised the beauty of the thoroughbred
breed as he returned to scale and punters lined the fence of the enclosure
to get a glimpse of the best 2YO in Australia.
He was sent to finish his
days in the USA but shortly arrival in America, the top vets in that
country examined the horse and concluded that Eskimo Prince had only
one healthy lung and also had a paralysed throat valve – his
Australian race track feats then becoming even more remarkable.
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