CAMPANAJO (GB), a grandson of ISONOMY, was a bay horse foaled in 1892 by ISOBAR (GB) out of EVENING CHIMES (GB) by THE PALMER (GB).
He won two races in England before arriving in South Africa, one of them being the GOODWOOD STAKES run over a mammoth 20 furlongs (4000 meters).
Most noted of his wins in South Africa are his back to back victories in the 1897 and the 1898 Durban July Handicap. A.D. Lewis in his book STALLIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA PRIOR TO 1945 says that he was “a wonderful horse at all distances” which is an attribute that we have seen displayed by a few of our real champions in South Africa since.
Champion sire in South Africa in 1907 and 1909, although he actually made the top ten of the Leading Sires List on no less than ten occasions. No mean feat for a stallion who was well known for regularly producing small horses.
He died in 1909, aged 17.