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  • Deacon Blues

  • Age: 6 (Foaled February 19th, 2007)
  • Sex: Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: Compton Place - Persario (Bishop of Cashel)
  • Trainer: J R Fanshawe
  • Owner: Jan & Peter Hopper & Michelle Morris

News Clippings

Star sprinter Deacon Blues retired after sustaining injury

June 8th, 2013

James Fanshawe has paid tribute to star sprinter Deacon Blues, who was retired after sustaining an injury on the Newmarket gallops on Saturday morning.

James Fanshawe is finalising plans for Royal Ascot

June 6th, 2013

Trainer James Fanshawe is likely to make a late call on whether Deacon Blues will be ready in time for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

James Fanshawe is keeping to the softly-softly approach with Deacon Blues

May 15th, 2013

James Fanshawe is keeping to the softly-softly approach with fragile sprinter Deacon Blues ahead of a possible return to action.

Deacon Blues out for the season

March 4th, 2012

Top sprinter Deacon Blues has been ruled out for the season due to injury, according to trainer James Fanshawe.

Deacon the Sprint king

October 15th, 2011

James Fanshawe's progressive Deacon Blues continued his upward curve in the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot.

Sweet 16 chase Sprint glory

October 13th, 2011

Deacon Blues and Moonlight Cloud stand their ground as 16 horses have been declared for QIPCO British Champions Sprint at Ascot.

Sprint pair impress Fanshawe

October 12th, 2011

James Fanshawe's Deacon Blues and Society Rock continue to please at home ahead of Saturday's QIPCO Sprint Stakes at Ascot.

Murtagh back on Deacon

October 10th, 2011

Johnny Murtagh will ride ride Deacon Blues in Saturday's QIPCO British Champion Sprint Stakes at Ascot.

Deacon Blues wins Trophy

September 17th, 2011

James Fanshawe's progresive sprinter Deacon Blues landed the Dubai International World Trophy at Newbury with ease.

Blues to miss Sprint Cup

August 31st, 2011

Ante-post favourite Deacon Blues is "unlikely" to run in Saturday's Sprint Cup at Haydock after failing to sparkle in his final workout.

Haydock clash for Fanshawe duo

August 10th, 2011

James Fanshawe is willing to let Society Rock and Deacon Blues lock horns in next month's Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock.

Deacon Blues lands Shadwell

July 16th, 2011

James Fanshawe's progressive Wokingham winner Deacon Blues made a successful step up to Group company at Newbury.

Deacon delight for Fanshawe

June 18th, 2011

Deacon Blues (15-2) completed a huge 220-1 double for James Fanshawe when winning the Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot.