Perdita II (1881-1899) was a British Thoroughbred race mare who was an outstanding broodmare.

Perdita II
SireHampton (GB)
GrandsireLord Clifden (GB)
DamHermione (GB)
DamsireYoung Melbourne (GB)
CountryGreat Britain
BreederJohn Campbell, 2nd Earl Cawdor
OwnerMr A. Falconer
Albert Edward, as Prince of Wales
TrainerJohn Porter
Record7 wins[verification needed]
Major wins
Chesterfield Nursery Stakes
Ayr Gold Cup
Liverpool Cup
Great Cheshire Handicap
Cluster Mare
Last updated on 18 December 2010

Racing record


She commenced her racing career as a selling plater, but proved a useful racemare by winning seven races[verification needed]. Perdita II was purchased for the Prince of Wales in 1888 for £900.[1]

Stud record


Perdita II was more influential as a broodmare, producing the full brothers Florizel II (won Goodwood Cup, £7,858 and sired three Classic winners); Persimmon, Sandringham (unraced, exported to the US and sired some winners), and Diamond Jubilee.[1] Her sons earned over 75,000 guineas. In all, she produced 12 foals. Owing to the success of her descendants she was listed as a Cluster Mare, which is a Thoroughbred brood mare that has produced two or more winners of five or more of the eight most important and valuable races, within six generations.[2]

Perdita II died in 1899.

See also



  1. ^ a b Leicester, Sir Charles, Bloodstock Breeding, J.A. Allen & Co, London, 1969
  2. ^ Craig, Dennis, Breeding Racehorses from Cluster Mares, J A Allen, London, 1964