Pot-8-Os

British thoroughbred racehorse / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Potoooooooo or variations of Pot-8-Os (1773 – November 1800) was an 18th-century thoroughbred racehorse who won over 30 races and defeated some of the greatest racehorses of his time. He went on to be an important sire, whose leading runners included Epsom Derby winners Waxy, Champion and Tyrant. He is best known for the unusual spelling of his name, pronounced 'Potatoes'.

Quick facts: Potoooooooo (Pot-8-Os), Sire, Grandsire, Dam,...
Potoooooooo (Pot-8-Os)
Potoooooooo, or Pot-8-Os
SireEclipse
GrandsireMarske
DamSportsmistress
DamsireSportsman
SexStallion
Foaled1773
CountryGreat Britain
ColourChestnut
BreederWilloughby Bertie, 4th Earl of Abingdon
OwnerRichard Grosvenor, 1st Earl Grosvenor
Record40 starts – 34 wins[1]
Major wins
  • 1200 Guineas Stakes (1778)
  • Clermont Cup (1779, 1780, 1782)
  • Jockey Club Plate (1780, 1781, 1782)
  • October Cup (1780)
  • Newmarket Whip (1781, 1783)
  • Craven Stakes (1782)
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