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Samuel (Sam) Bladon (1829–1910)

from Evening News

Mr. Samuel Bladon, whose name is known as one of the greatest coursing authorities on every plumpton in the Commonwealth, died at his residence, Rooty Hill, on Sunday, at the advanced age of 81.

The late Mr. Bladon, who was a native of Worcestershire, England, was a very keen follower of the sport, and from his 'stable' came the winners of most of the classic coursing events of New South Wales and Victoria, including Derbies, Oaks, Loggers, and Champion Stakes.

He had a particular liking for the Waterloo Cup, which he won with Livingstone for Mr. P. A. Lamb in 1887, and with Lincoln for the same owner in 1888. His own dog Bloom won in 1893 and 1894 and in 1898 Bogan also put this stake to his credit. Then in 1907 and 1909 came Bulwork, which had previously won in 1906 for Mr. A. Thompson.

One of his patrons was Mr. Adrian Knox, and it was generally said when old 'Sam' Bladon had a dog in an event it was sure to have almost a mortgage on the final course.

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  • profile, Evening News (Sydney), 25 January 1910, p 2

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Life Summary [details]


11 November, 1829
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England


23 January, 1910 (aged 80)
Rooty Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

prostate disease

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