Of that quartet, Isinglass was the best. Trained by James Jewitt at Newmarket, he won 11 of
his 12 starts, worth a total of £57,455, an amount that remained a British record until surpassed
by Tulyar in 1952. In addition to his Triple Crown successes, he won the Eclipse Stakes as a
four-year-old and the Ascot Gold Cup on his only start at five.
Common and Flying Fox were both trained by John Porter and were retired to stud following
their St Leger victories. Galtee More, who was also retired at the end of his three-year-old
season, was the second shortest-priced Derby winner at 4-1 on (Ladas, in 1894, was 9-2 on)
and he remains the shortest-priced St Leger winner at the prohibitive odds of 10-1 on.
Diamond Jubilee, born in the sixtieth year of Queen Victoria’s reign, provided his owner the
Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) with Triple Crown glory in 1900. Although Sun Chariot
won a wartime fillies’ Triple Crown (1,000 Guineas, Oaks and St Leger) for King George VI,
the Prince of Wales remains the only member of the Royal Family to win the colts’ version.
For good measure, he also won that year’s Grand National with Ambush II and remains the
only person to have owned a Grand National winner and a Triple Crown winner in the same