racehorse Melbourne Cup winner
Patrobas was foaled in 1912 and was by Melbourne Cup winner Wallace
out of the mare Sizzle (by Simmer)
His main wins were in the
Cup ridden by Bobby Lewis and also the VRC
Derby and Caulfield
Guineas - the first to win the "Triple Crown".
Patrobas was owned by Mrs
Edith Widdis, the first woman to own a Melbourne Cup winner.
The photo on the left, of
Patrobas and Mrs. Widdis is courtesy of descendant Andrew Widdis.
The ribbon in the photo
is actually the 1915 VRC Derby ribbon.
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