Thoroughbred Heritage
Thoroughbred Sires
of Horses that Jumped
Darley Arabian Line


Koko was a handsome horse with good jumping technique and speed, who won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1926, and placed third in 1928, having broken a blood vessel near the end of the race; he also ran unplaced in 1929, when he fell. His sire, Santoi, won the Ascot Gold Cup and other stakes races, and at stud had the reputation for getting tough, sound and high-strung stayers, and was leading sire of jumpers in 1916-17. Another Santoi son, Yutoi, winner of the Cesarwitch Stakes, got the Gold Cup winner of 1940, Roman Hackle, and the mare Toi Fish, granddam of the Gold Cup winners Linwell (1957) and Kerstin (1958), and another son, Sun-Yat-Sen, got the good steeplechaser Wot-No-Sun, who ran second (1950) and third (1951) in the Grand National.

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