View Full Version : Faugh-a-Ballagh, Australian hurdler, mid-1800s?

Halt Near X
Sep. 21, 2009, 12:56 AM
Does anyone know anything about an Australian hurdler named Faugh-a-Ballagh?

I know there was an Irish-bred horse of the same name, but he that was born in 1841.

The Australian horse was winning races in the mid-1860s (e.g. second at the VRC Meet in 1865, winning in 1868; example news article (http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=PBH18851110.2.14&l=mi&e=-------10--1----0-all)) and went up for sale in 1880 (sale notice (http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/5977264)), so I really doubt they were the same horse.

I'm primarily interested in bloodlines and maybe finding a portrait. I've had some luck finding races won in old newspaper articles, but I can't find background information.

Sep. 24, 2009, 04:10 PM
I tried, but could not find anything on the Australian horse, only the Irish and Russian ones with the same name.

Halt Near X
Sep. 26, 2009, 03:48 AM
Thanks, Kim. I think I will be able to at least build a timeline of races out of the newspaper articles. I am somewhat hopeful that in the course of doing that some pedigree information might surface.