Ernö Ebeczki Blaskovich (Tápiószentmárton, January 14, 1834 – Budapest, May 18, 1911) was a Hungarian landowner, farmer, athlete, equestrian, horse breeder and founder of the Tápiószentmárton Stud. He was the owner of an unbeatable horse called Kincsem, who won all her competitions. Ernö was a brother of István Blaskovich, who was Gizella’s father. Her daughter, Katalin Kiss, married nemescsói Béla Török.
Ernö was a scion of the Blaskovich family, who were of wealthy and respectable noble origin in Ebeczk. His father, Bertalan Blaskovich de ebeczki (1794–1859), was a court judge, between 1816 and 1827 he was a circuit judge of the Kecskemét district, a knight of the Iron Crown and his mother was Erzsébet Almásy of zsadány (1801–1872), from the noble branch of the Almásy family of Zsadány.
Ernö purchased a filly called Kincsem (My Treasure) who was trained by an Englishman called Hesp. Kincsem won every one of her 54 starts across Europe.
She was the toast of five European nations during her illustrious racing career. Kincsem began life as an unprepossessing liver chestnut filly, who went unsold on the grounds that she was too common looking. By the time of her retirement from racing, Kincsem was a European household name, due to her stunning record which, to this day, marks her as one of the greatest horses that ever raced.
She won such races as the Hungarian Guineas, Oaks and St Leger and the Austrian Derby and the British 2000 Guineas. Kincsem raced all over Europe including Hanover, Hamburg, Berlin, Doberan, Frankfort, and Baden-Baden in Germany, as well as the Hungarian cities of Sopron and Budapest and also Vienna in Austria. She won the famous English Goodwood Cup in 1878 and the French Grand Prix de Deauville. Ilona Blaskovich, sister of Gizella Blaskovich – Török, remained single because of a broken heart. In the family chapel she put all her jewellery on a statue of Mary and lived frugally in her father’s household until his death, after which Ilona moved to the Blaskovich Palace on Reáltanoda Street in Budapest. At her home she had many relics, including the silver statue of “Kincsem”. She preserved her very modest fortune bequeathing it partly to the church and partly to her faithful maid.( Article ‘Backstage of Racing by Bert Lillye (1970s) can be downloaded below)

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