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Anne Cowdrey, 14th Lady Herries of Terregles

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Tenure  1975 - 2014
Known for  Racehorse trainer

Name  Anne 14th
Died  November 23, 2014
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Born  Anne Elizabeth Fitzalan-Howard 12 June 1938 (1938-06-12)
Title  14th Lady Herries of Terregles
Predecessor  Bernard Fitzalan-Howard, 16th Duke of Norfolk, 13th Lord
Successor  Mary Mumford, 15th Lady Herries of Terregles
Spouse  Colin Cowdrey (m. 1985–2000)
Parents  Bernard Fitzalan-Howard, 16th Duke of Norfolk, Lavinia Fitzalan-Howard, Duchess of Norfolk
Grandparents  Henry Fitzalan-Howard, 15th Duke of Norfolk, Gwendolen Fitzalan-Howard, Duchess of Norfolk
Great-grandparents  Henry Fitzalan-Howard, 14th Duke of Norfolk
Similar People  Colin Cowdrey, Lavinia Fitzalan‑Howard - Duchess, Chris Cowdrey, Henry Fitzalan‑Howard - 15th Duk

Anne Elizabeth Cowdrey, 14th Lady Herries of Terregles, Baroness Cowdrey of Tonbridge (née Fitzalan-Howard; 12 June 1938 – 23 November 2014) was a British racehorse trainer and peeress.


Lady Herries was the eldest of the four daughters of Bernard Fitzalan-Howard, 16th Duke of Norfolk (who was also the 13th Lord Herries of Terregles) and his wife, Lavinia Fitzalan-Howard, Duchess of Norfolk (formerly The Hon Lavinia Strutt).

Upon the death of her father in 1975 without a son, Lady Anne Fitzalan-Howard (as she then was) as the eldest daughter inherited the Herries of Terregles title, a Scottish Lordship of Parliament, and became the 14th Lady Herries of Terregles. The dukedom and the 16th duke's other titles passed to his heir male, Miles Fitzalan-Howard. From 1975 until the reform of the House of Lords in 1999, Herries was eligible to sit in the Lords but chose not to do so.

Racehorse trainer

Herries operated as a racehorse trainer for over thirty years from the Angmering Park estate, on the South Downs, near Arundel, Sussex. The most notable horse she trained was the Racing Post Trophy and Prix du Jockey Club winner Celtic Swing, who was crowned the champion two-year-old of 1994. She also had success in the King Edward VII Stakes, Great Voltigeur Stakes, Coronation Cup and Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud with Sheriff's Star. Amongst her other notable horses was Taufan's Melody who won the Caulfield Cup in Australia at odds of 66–1 in 1998, while she won the Wetherby Pattern Chase, Eider Chase and Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase with Set Point in the 1970s. She trained fewer winners in later years, but her 2014 record of seven flat winners had been one of her highest for several seasons.

Personal life

She grew up at Arundel Castle and was educated at the Priory School at Arundel and the Convent of the Sacred Heart at Woldingham (now called Woldingham School). From 1970 to 1979 she lived at Everingham in the East Riding of Yorkshire, where she was Master of Foxhounds for the Middleton Hunt, before returning to the Arundel area. She began training racehorses at Angmering in 1983.

In 1985, Herries married England cricketer Colin Cowdrey, by which marriage she was also Baroness Cowdrey of Tonbridge following Cowdrey's ennoblement in 1997, though that style was not used owing to Herries's being a peer in her own right. Their union was happy, but childless and the couple remained married until Cowdrey's death in 2000. Herries died in 2014, aged 76, from pneumonia.


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