Beauford (horse)

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Beauford 1922 Tatts Chelmsford Stakes Randwick Racecourse Owner William H Mackay Newcastle Trainer Sid Killick.jpg
SireBeau Soult (NZ)
GrandsireSoult (GB)
DamBlueford (AUS)
DamsireTrue Blue (NZ)
BreederW.H. Mackay N.S.W.
OwnerSid Killick
W.H. Mackay
TrainerSid Killick (and lessee)
Record37: 17, 5, 3
Major wins
Tramway Handicap (1921)
Hill Stakes (1921)
Epsom Handicap (1921)
Craven Plate (1921)
Railway Handicap (1921)
Rawson Stakes (1922)
All Aged Stakes (1922)
Chelmsford Stakes (1922)
Spring Stakes (1922)

Beauford, was a brown Thoroughbred gelding, performing in Australia was best known for the races against the New Zealand champion Gloaming at Randwick Racecourse in 1922. Beauford raced exclusively in N.S.W from a three-year-old to a nine-year-old recording 17 wins from 6 furlongs to 1½ miles with regular jockey Albert Wood winning 12 races. [1]


Beauford was bred by the Mackay family at the Tinagroo stud northwest of Scone by Beau Soult (NZ) and winner of the 1913 Rosehill Guineas his dam Blueford (AUS) was unraced with all seven foals being winners. Beauford was the second foal.[2][3]

Breeder, William H Mackay born in Dungog was a leading pastoralist having extensive interests throughout N.S.W. and Queensland was also director of Pitt, Son and Badgery and Royal Exchange Assurance died in 1939 aged 81 at his Double Bay residence.[4] [5]

Racing career[edit]

Beauford raced between 1919 -1926 but did not race at 2 years and raced for seven seasons which included in the spring of 1922 the historic four successive W.F.A races over distances from 9 furlongs to 1½ miles being the Chelmsford Stakes, Hill Stakes, Spring Stakes and Craven Plate against the champion Gloaming.[6][7][8][9]

Trainer Sid Killick's stables were named 'Myra Bluan' at 32 Everton Street Hamilton, Newcastle and leased the champion Beauford for 2 years then after raced by his breeder other notable stable winners were Myra Bluan 1911 Villiers Stakes, Angelique 1913 Tatts Club Cup, Salrak 1921 Breeders Plate and Lady Valais 1924 AJC St Leger. [10][11][12][13]

Jockey Albert Wood was considered one of the best jockeys in Australia during the First World War into the 1920s, originally from Freeman's Reach Windsor he built a career on success in feature races on the Australian turf with notables being Artilleryman, Cetigne, David, Beauford, Rebus, Kennaquhair, The Fortune Hunter, Richmond Main, Wolaroi, Scarlet and on retirement in 1924 was to become a successful trainer. .[14][15]

In 1982 The Beauford Club was established in Newcastle to honour the champion and to promote the fellowship of persons in the sport of horse racing.[16]

Beauford's racing record: 37 starts for 17 wins, 5 seconds, 3 thirds and 12 unplaced runs.

1921 racebook[edit]

1922 Racebook[edit]


  1. ^ Arrold, Tony (1983). More Champions. Sydney: Tralca. pp. 19–21. ISBN 0959445811.
  2. ^ Hutchinson, Garrie (1999). They're Racing. Victoria: Viking. p. 94. ISBN 0670885029.
  3. ^ Pedigree Query. "Beauford Breeding". Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  4. ^ National Library of Australia (20 December 1929). "Owner of racehorse Beauford" (P15). The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  5. ^ National Library of Australia (29 May 1944). "Beauford's Colours" (P6). Newcastle Morning Herald N.S.W. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  6. ^ National Library of Australia (13 September 1922). "Beauford 1922 Chelmsford Stakes" (P 14). Sydney Mail NSW. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  7. ^ National Library of Australia (20 September 1922). "Gloaming 1922 Hill Stakes" (P 35). Sydney Mail NSW. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  8. ^ National Library of Australia (4 October 1922). "Beauford 1922 Spring Stakes" (P 5). Sydney Mail NSW. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  9. ^ National Library of Australia (11 October 1922). "Gloaming 1922 Craven Plate" (P 36). Sydney Mail NSW. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  10. ^ Beauford (27 February 1923). "Where Beauford The Champion Lives" (P5). The Newcastle Sun N.S.W. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  11. ^ National Library Of Australia (22 May 1926). "Sid Killick Successful Trainer" (P8). The Newcastle Sun N.S.W. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  12. ^ National Library of Australia (8 January 1913). "Angelique 1913 Tatts Club Cup Win" (P 29). Sydney Mail NSW. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  13. ^ National Library of Australia (23 April 1924). "Lady Valais 1924 St Leger Win" (P 49). Sydney Mail NSW. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  14. ^ National Library of Australia (23 August 1940). "Albert Wood Jockey" (P 6). Windsor and Richmond Gazette NSW. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  15. ^ National Library of Australia (17 October 1921). "Albert Wood Feature Wins" (P 2). The Newcastle Sun NSW. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  16. ^ "The Beauford Club". Retrieved 11 February 2019.