The soul of Hardicanute
hath taken possession of him, and he hath no pleasure save to fill, to swill, and to call for more.
Hardly capable" would, in fact, have made an appropriate name, but in reality they were called Hardicanute
(or Harthacnut) and Harold Harefoot, half-brothers, in fact.
, Prominer and Carlemont, all missing for one reason or another on Derby day, had higher reputations.
, King of Denmark, never bothered to enforce his claim by battle and the crown instead passed to his base-born brother Harold Harefoot.
Leofric was the power behind the succession of Harold I in 1035 and supported Hardicanute
by putting down a revolt against him in Worcestershire, practically massacring the whole population of Worcester itself.
Her trainer Paddy Prendergast also sent out the 1964 winner, Hardicanute
, while Apalachee, who was beaten at odds-on in the following year's 2,000 Guineas and never raced again, won for Vincent O'Brien in 1973 and Sandy Creek scored for Con Collins in 1976.
The last winner trained in Ireland not from the O'Brien stable was Hardicanute