Favonius


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Favonius

ancient Roman personification of west wind. [Rom. Myth.: Howe, 103]
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He bred and owned the winners of seven Classics, four of them in 1871 - the Derby with Favonius and the fillies' Triple Crown with Hannah, whom he had named after his only child.
Second place behind Favonius in the overall classification went to Britain's Peter Ogden with his Swan 601 Spirit of Jethou ahead of Australian Leslie Green on Ginger, another Swan 601.
Triumphantly, Favonius calls up his crew of 'virtues', only to receive a big surprise:
Here the scene opens & discovers six women maskers at which Favonius wondering says:)
tantum Catoni adsensus est, qui <de> te locutus honorifice non decrerat supplicationes, tertius ad hos Favonius accessit.
After naming Cato and Hirrus, Caelius writes: 'tertius ad hos Favonius accessit.
Favonius was trained at Newmarket by Joe Hayhoe for owner-breeder Baron Meyer de Rothschild and the pair also won the fillies' Triple Crown that year with Hannah.
Favonius a praetor of 50, and Sumner maintained that his praetorship "is not assured,"(1) Favonius has been assigned a praetorship in 49 by a consensus so overwhelming that his service in that post in that year is no longer considered controversial.
The interpretation offered by Wehrmann is now the received view: since Caelius shows that Favonius was defeated for a praetorship of 50 in 51, and Velleius calls him a praetorius in 48, Favonius must have been elected to a praetorship of 49 in 50.