Hyperion (horse)

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Hyperion (18 April 1930 - 9 December 1960) was a British bred Thoroughbred racehorse and an outstanding sire. Owned by Edward Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, Hyperion won £29,509 during his career. His victories included the Epsom Derby and St. Leger Stakes.

Hyperion was by the Triple Crown winner and good sire Gainsborough, and his dam, Selene, was by Chaucer. Selene was also the dam of the good sires Sickle (in the US), Pharamond (US), and Hunter's Moon (Argentina). He was inbred to in the third and fourth generation to the undefeated St. Simon.

Hyperion was one of the smallest horses to ever win British Classic Races, but he had a good action and beautiful temperament.

Stud record

He was retired to stud when he was five years old and became a phenomenal success.

An important stallion, he sired the winners of 752 races and was the leading sire in Great Britain & Ireland six times, counting amongst his progeny Aureole, Sun Chariot (1,000 Guineas, Oaks and St. Leger Stakes) and Pensive, winner of the 1944......
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