xt7bnz80km02 https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7bnz80km02/data/mets.xml Taunton, Thomas Henry. 1901  books b98-44-42034319v3 English Sampson Low, Marston, : London : Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. Horses Pedigrees. Horse racing Great Britain. Thoroughbred horse. Herring, J. F. (John Frederick), 1795-1865. Marshall, Benjamin. Stubbs, George, 1724-1806. Some celebrated racehorses of the past centuries  : with their respective pedigrees and performances recorded in full (vol. 3) / by Thomas Henry Taunton. text Some celebrated racehorses of the past centuries  : with their respective pedigrees and performances recorded in full (vol. 3) / by Thomas Henry Taunton. 1901 2002 true xt7bnz80km02 section xt7bnz80km02 


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THE Daily Telegraphz, in its issue of May 24th, 1882, observes that
T     " thirty years ago Mr. John Francis Clark-the respected judge
upon whose verdict the thousands assembled to-day, at Epsom, will in a
few hours ' suspended wait '-took his seat for the first time in the box to
pronounce what horse had won the Derby. Before him his father and
grandfather had occupied the same place.
  " Previously to 1770 the office of judge was always filled by one of the
Stewards at each recurrent meeting; but, in that year, angry recriminations
took place at Burford Races, Oxfordshire, respecting the honesty of a de-
cision arrived at in a race, and it was then resolved that the functions of the
office should be discharged by a paid professional. Mr. John Hilton was
accordingly selected, and, from 1 770 to 18o6, he was as popular in the Chair
as Arthur Onslow had been in that of the House of Commons. In 1822
the grandfather of Mr. J. F. Clark, having awarded the Derby to the Duke
of York's Moses, resigned in favour of his son, who, in 1828, was unable to
decide whether victory belonged to the Duke of Rutland's Cadland, or the
Hon. E. Petre's colt, The Colonel. Among those assembled on the
course, few will have more reason than Mr. J. F. Clark to contrast the race
of to-day-the thirty-first Derby which he will have contemplated from
the same spot-with that of 1852, in which he gave the victory to Mr. J.
Bowes' Daniel O'Rourke-a victory achieved under circumstances some-
what similar to those accompanying that of Sir Bevys. There will be
many still left to recall that the rains descended, the winds came and bedt
upon the course, as Mr. Bowes' chestnut pony, or rather the accomplished
jockey on his back, baffled the impetuous rush of little H iett, on Barbarian,
whom the boy, at that moment far gone in pulmonary consumption,

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bestrode, carrying two or three stone of dead weight." This was the first
Derby decided by Mr. John Clark, and. Mr. Rudston Read, the com-
missioner of Mr. Scott's powerful stable, was wont to relate that, not many
hours before the race came off, William Davies, the Leviathan Bookmaker,
laid two bets of thirty thousand to one thousand, and two of twenty-five
thousand to one thousand against Daniel O'Rourke."

                      MR. JOHN HILTON.

M R. JOHN HILTON was appointed to the office of Judge in
        1770, and which he retained till i8o6, "a period," as the Daily
Telcgraph observes, " when the game of racing was played 'with all the
advantages,' or, in other words, when jostling, unfair riding, and combats
on horseback between the jockeys, with their whips, were of constant
occurrence. According .to his cotemporaries, John Hilton, whose portrait
gives him the semblance of a Quaker, was a wag of the first order, and
as fond of mixed society as the more exalted functionary who presided in St.
Stephen's Hall, at Westminster, and was in the habit of seeking relaxation
from the cares of office in the kitchen of a public-house called the Jew's
Harp, not far from what is now the top of Portland Place, where, seated in
the chimney-corner, he enjoyed the low jokes of the landlord's humblest

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MR. JAMES CHRISTIE-WHYTE, in his " History of the British
M      Turf," observes: " In the Sporting obituary of this year (i808)
we find the name of Mr. GEO. STUBBS, the celebrated painter of horses,"
but mrnits to state when he was born.
  This eminent artist was the son of a respectable currier and leather-cutter
in Liverpool, and was intended to follow his father's business. From his
childhood he evinced that taste for the profession in which, in after life, he
gained so high a rank. When a boy; he would frequently steal from his
father's warehouse to the stable, in order to delineate a favourite horse.
One of his earliest efforts was the model of a horse, which he presented
to the " Society for the encouragement of Arts," in his native town, and
for which he was awarded the gold medal, with a highly complimentary
  The fame of the young artist becoming known, Earl Grosvenor, with
other noblemen and gentlemen, subscribed a sum of money sufficient to
enable him to complete his studies in Italy, where he obtained several
prize medals. The origin of his three celebrated pictures, in enamel, is
thus related by one of his biographers. " Having remained in Italy the
time necessary for his improvement, Mr. Stubbs embarked for England,
and, during his passage, he became acquainted with a gentleman, a native
of Africa, whosz tastes and pursuits were similar to his own. This
gentlenian had been to Rome, and was returning to his family. He was
well educated, and spoke the English language with accuracy. He was
thus a delightful companion to Stubbs, who often expressed how much it
would add to his gratification if he could but see the Lion in his wild
state. His friend gave him an invitation to visit his paternal mansion.

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The offer was gladly accepted, and Stubbs landed with his friend at the
fortress of Ceuta, on the coast of Africa, and opposite to Gibraltar. They
had not been on shore many days before a circumstance occurred most
favourable to the wishes of our painter. The town, in which his friend
resided, was surrounded by a lofty wall and a moat nearly level with the
wall and on which a capacious platform extended, where the inhabitants
enjoyed the refreshing breeze after sunset. It happened that one
evening, while Stubbs and his friend were viewing the lovely scenery from
this elevation, a lion was observed, at some distance, directing his way
towards a white Barbary horse, which was grazing about 200 yards from
the moat. Here, then, was the opportunity Mr. Stubbs had so long wished
for. The moon was brilliantly clear, and the atmosphere serene. The
lion did not make towards the horse by a regular approach, but by several
curvatures, drawing nearer and nearer towards the devoted animal, till,
under the shelter of a rocky projection, he came suddenly upon his prey.
The terrified Barb foresaw his doom the moment he beheld his enemy, and
threw himself into an attitude highly interesting to the artist. The noble
creature for a moment appeared to be fa-cinaced, and the lion finding him
now in his power, sprang upon the back of the defenceless horse, and tore
out his bowels with his terrible claws." On his return to England Mr.
Stubbs met with great patronage; to him no less than Sartorius we are
indebteil for the portraits of the most celebrated horses of that period, and
which continue to this day to retain their places in the galleries of our
nobility and gentry. " The Druid " says: " Mr. Stubbs commenced
painting his series of racehorses in the year 1768, with Lord Grosvenor's
Mambrino, of the lofty style, the forefather of some of the best American
trotters. According to his portraits of Orville and Selim, they must have
been perfect giraffes."

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     N the 29th of August, 1750, was decided that very remarkable
0J    chaise-match made by the Earl of March (afterwards Duke of
Queensberry), with Lord Eglinton, Count Theobald Taafe, and Mr. Andrew
Sprowle, for one thousand guineas. The conditions of the wager were as
follow; viz, a carriage, with four running wheels, drawn by four horses,
and with a person either in or upon it, to complete nineteen miles within
the hour. This famous match was performed on Newmarket Heath,. the
distance being accomplished in fifty-three minutes and twenty-seven
seconds, as appeared by three stop-watches, held by as many umpires, and
which, on comparison, did not vary one second at the conclusion of the
match. The machine (with one of Lord March's postillions fixed thereon),
weighed about twenty-four stone. The horses, three of which had won
King's Plates, were all trained for racing, and therefore as fit as a fiddle for
the task. The two leaders, including saddles and harness, carried about
8st each, the wheelers about 7st. " Tawney " (a brown horse, by Old Crab)
was the near-leader, and ridden by Wm. Everett, Mr. Thomas lPanton's
groom, whose special duty it was to regulate the speed. The off-leader,
named " Roderick Random," a grey horse purchased by Lord March in
1750, was ridden- by one of his Lordship's stable-boys. The near-wheeler,
" Chance," was a chestnut horse, got by the Duke of Bolton's Chance
(son of Flying Childers, and formerly belonging to the Duke of Hamilton),
and the off-wheeler, " Little Dan," were also ridden by stable-boys. All
the horses had small bolsters to preserve their shoulders from coming into
contact with each other. (Mr. James Christie Whyte, in his " History of
the British Turf," describing this match, makes a strange blunder, for he
says, page 473, " the three boys had bolsters to preserve their shoulders,"



which is simply absurd). A groom, dressed in crimson velvet, rode in
front of the carriage to clear the way. The postillion, who was also a boy,
seated on the end of the carriage, wore a white satin jacket, a black velvet
cap, and red silk stockings. Mr. Everett, and the three boys who rode
the horses, wore blue satin waistcoats, buckskin breeches, and white silk
stockings, with black velvet caps. The traces of the machine, by an
ingenious contrivance, were made to run into boxes with springs, in order
that, in case any of the horses should hang back, the traces might not get
under their legs. A rope went from the further end of the carriage to the
pole, and was brought back from beneath it, in order to keep the pole
quite steady. By the side of each wheel there was a tin case, containing
oil, which constantly dropped on the axle-tree, to prevent its taking fire
from the powerful friction to which it would be subjected. The postillion
was placed on the carriage only to fulfil the conditions. The team started
about seven o'clock in the morning, near the six-mile house, and ran
between the Warren and the Rubbing-houses, came through at the ditch
called the " running gap," then turned to the right, and went three times
round a corded piece of ground, four miles in extent, and then back again
to the place whence they started. The horses ran away the first four
miles, with their riders, covering that distance in nine minutes. The odds
were now 2 to X against Lord March. A vast crowd had assembled to
witness the match, and enormous sums were staked on the issue. Mr.
George Tanting, and a groom of Lord March's, were the only persons
permitted to ride with the carriage;; and their mission was to render
assistance in the event of an accident.

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Queen Mary
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The Flying Dutchman
Lady Evelyn
Prime Minister
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Knight of St.. George
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Rupee                              219
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Brown Duchess.                     231
Diophantus                         235
Caller-Ou .238
Asteroid .243
Big Ben .248
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Feu-de-Joie                        254
The Marquis .257
Tim-Whiffler .260
Macaroni .264
Queen Bertha .267
Lord Clifden.                      270
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 A LARM was a bay colt, foaled in 1842, the property of Captain
 A    Delme, who sold him, after winning the Champagne Stakes at
 Bibury, in 1844, to C. C. Greville, Esq. He wvas got by Venison, out of
 Southdown, by Defence, out of Feltona, by X. Y. Z. (son of Haphazard),
 out of Janetta (foaled in 1803), by Beningbrough, out of a mare by
 I)rone (son of Herod), out of Contessina, by Young Marske, out of
 Tuberose, by Herod, out of Grey Starling, by the Bolton Grey Starling,
out of Coughing Polly, by Bartlett's Childers, &c.

                    AtLARNI'S PERIFOWIRANCI(.

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 At Bibury Club (Stockbridge Course), June i9th (ridden by Sam
 Mann), won the Champagne Stakes, of 30 sovs. each, h. ft., with  50
added by the Club, fifteen subscribers, for two y'ears old, colts 8st iolbs,
fillies 8st 7lbs, beating Mr. John Day's b. c. Winchester, by Wintonian



(John Day, Jun.), second, Lord Chesterfield's ch. f. Lady Wildair
(winner, this year, of the Chesterfield Stakes, at Newmarket, July), by
Hornsea (Nat Flatman), third, Mr. John Day's ch. c. Nutbourne, by Elis,
and Mr. Etwall's ch. f. NEgis, by Defence, not being placed; 7 to 4 on
John Day's two. Won by a length. Alarm was now sold to Mr. Greville.

  At Epsom (ridden by Nat Flatman), was not placed in the Derby,
having broken away at the starting-post, thrown his rider, jumped the
rails, was remounted and ran the course through, though much injured.
For further details, see The Merry Monarch (Vol. I I I.). At Newmarket
(Second October), 8st 9lbs, A. F. Match for 500 sovs., h. ft., received
 250 from Mr. Gully's b. c. Old England (who ran third to The Merry
Monarch in the Derby of this year), by Mulatto. At Newmarket
(Houghton), 7st 9lbs (Nat), won the Cambridgeshire Stakes, of 25
sovs. each, lo forfeit, and only 5 if declared, &c., with ioo added by
Newmarket and its neighbourhood, 121 subscribers, of whom forty-
three paid' 5 sovs., beating Mr. Webber's b. f. Event (not placed in
the Oaks, won by Refraction), by Toss-up (a son of Velocipede), three
years, 6st 21bs (Irvine), second, Lord Warwick's b. h. Yardley (winner,
this year, of the Bentinck Testimonial, at Liverpool, and the Gold Cup
at Newton), by Sir Isaac, five years old, 8st (George Whitehouse), third;
also, not placed, Mr. Meiklam's br. h. Trueboy (winner, this year,,of the
Gold Cup at Richmond, and always running forward in the best of
company), by Tomboy, five years, 8st 5lbs (Templeman), ch. c. The Baron,
three years, 7st 8lbs (Bumby), Mr. Irwin's b. c. Ould Ireland (winner of a
Free Handicap at Chester), by Young Blacklock, three years, 7st (Pigott),
Mr. Moore's (really the Marquis of Waterford's), b. c. Wolf-Dog, by
Freney (son of Roller), three years, 7st 21bs (Jas. Chapple), and twenty
others, not placed; 3 to I against Ould Ireland, 4 to  against The
Baron, 9 to X against Alarm, io to X against Wolf-Dog., 17 to I against
Yardley, and 50 to X against Event. They got away to a very good
start, at the first attempt. The horses in general lay well together, as
far as the Red Stand, 'after passing which, Event went to the front,
followed by Lord Exeter's bl. f. Jet (winner, this year, of the Oatlands,


at Newmarket, Second October), by Velocipede, three years, 4st 9lbs (J.
Sharpe), Alarm and Yardley, in good positions, lying next, well up. At
the Duke's Stand, Event shot out with a lead of several lengths, Alarm
and Yardley going on irn pursuit. About a distance from home, Alarm
deprived Mr. Webber's filly of the lead, and went in an easy winner by a
couple of lengths, the same distance dividing second and third. The pace
was good throughout. Val. of stakes   1419.

  At Newmarket Craven, 8st 7lbs, D. NI. Match for 500 sovs., h. ft.,
received 250 sOvs. from Lord Glasgow's colt by Bay Middleton, 8st ilb,
both rising four years old. S. mg., for horses rising four years old, colts 8st
7lbs, fillies 8st 2lbs, D. 1. (Nat), won the Claret Stakes, of 200 sovs. each, p. p.,
six subscribers (net value  iooo), beating Mr. Irwin's b. c. Ould Ireland
(F. Bell); only these two ran. Ould Ireland made the running, at a strong but
steady pace, to the turn of the lands; half-way between the Duke's Stand
and the finish, Alarm went up, obtained the lead a few strides from the
chair, and won a good race by half a length. At Newmarket (First
Spring), 8st 71bs, A. F. Match for 500 sovs., received 130 sovs. com-
promise from Mr. O'Brien's b. c. The Traverser, by Gilbert Gurney, three
years, 6st 7lbs. At Ascot, June 7th, 8,t slbs, two miles and a half (Nat),
won the Emperor of Russia's Plate, of 500 sovs. (in lieu of the Cup), with
a sweepstakes of 20 sovs. each. p. p., twenty-three subscribers ( 460),
beating Lord Lonsdale's br. c. Jericho (winner-of the Port Stakes, at New-
market Craven), by Jerry, four years, 8st slbs (Bartholomew) second,
Wolf-Dog, four years, 8st 5lbs (Frank Butler), third; also, not placed,
Orlando, five years, 9st (J. Robinson), who fell lame, The Baron,
four years, 8st slbs (George Edwards), and seven others ; 3 to I
against Alarm, 9 to 2 against Wolf-Dog (winner, this year, of the Stand
Cup and Queen's Plate, at Chester, the Gold Cup at Warwick, the Queen's
Plate at Newmarket, and ran second for the Goodwood, Cup), I I to 2
against Jericho, 7 to i against Orlando, and 8 to i against The Baron, &c.
Just before starting Orlando threw his rider, and broke his bridle (see
Orlando, Vol. III.). At Goodwood, 8st glbs (Nat) three miles, won
the Orange Prize, of 300 sovs. (the gift of the King of the Nether-
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lands), with added sweepstakes of  480, beating Jericho, 8st glbs
(Bartholomew), second, Wolf-Dog, 8st 9lbs (G. Whitehouse), third,
and four others; 6 to 5 against Alarm, 2 to i against Jericho, and
6 to i against Wolf-Dog, who took the lead and kept it till near the
distance-post, when the favourite came up and soon defeated him, Jericho
being a little in advance of Alarm, who challenged fifty yards from home,
and, after an exciting race, won by a head. At Newmarket (Second
October), 8st 8lbs (Nat), match for 300 sovs., beat Sir J. Hawley's b. h.
The Bishop of Romford's Cob, by Jereed (son of Sultan), six years,
8st 21bs (F. Butler), by a length; 5 to 2 on Alarm, who made the whole
of the running at a very strong pace, and was never headed. At New-
market (Second October), 8st 7lbs each, T. Y. C. Match for 500 sovs.
(Nat Flatman), beat the Duke of Bedford's b. h. Oakley, by Taurus, aged
(ridden by James Robinson), after which he joined his Grace's Stud,
having won for him several matches and stakes. In 1845, Oakley won
six races, and was beaten twice, once by Miss Elis, and once by Wolf-
Dog. At Newmarket (Houghton), 9st 4lbs (Nat), was not placed in the
Cambridgeshire, of 25 sovs. each, IO forfeit, and only 5 if declared, &c.,
with ioo added, 141 subscribers, of whom 73 paid 5 sovs., won by Mr.
Nunn's bl. c. Prior of St. Margaret's, by Touchstone, three years, 6st 7lbs
(Alfred Day), beating Lord E. Russell's br. c. Sting (winner, this year, of
the Newmarket St. Leger (First October), by Slane, three years, 8st Job
Marson), by half a length, Lord Chesterfield's ch. f. Lady Wildair, by
Hornsea, four years, 8st (Whitehouse), third, Mr. Meiklam's bI. h.
Lightning, by Sheet Anchor, five years, 9st 4lbs, and eighteen others, not
being placed. Alarm carried the highest weight, giving a full year to so
good a horse as Lightning, both effectually being handicapped out of the
race. S. mg., 8st each, B. C. (Nat), match for wooo sovs., beat Mr. 1.
Mytton's (late Mr. G. Osbaldeston's) ch. ni. Sorella (winner of the woo0
Guineas, the Great Produce Stakes, of loo sovs. each, h. ft., twenty-eight
subscribers, atAscot, and the Park Hill Stakes, at Doncaster, all in 1844),
by The Saddler; 6 to i on Alarm. Sorella (ridden by Whitehouse), made
the running as far as the Duke's Stand, where Alarm went up to, and
speedily passed her, winning in the easiest fashion, and full of running, by
five lengths.

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  At Newmarket Craven, 8st 71bs, match for 500 sovs., received ioo sovs.
(compromise) from the Duke of Bedford's br. c. Paragone, by Touchstone,
four years, 7st 9lbs, and 200 sovs. from Mr. I. Mytton's (afterwards Mr.
Theobald's) ch. h. The Baron (sire of Stockwell and Rataplan). Alarm's
wind-up was not a successful one, as, in a match for iooo sovs., carrying
8st 7lbs, over the T. Y. C., and tidden by Nat Flatman, he was
beaten, five lengths, by Mr. O'Brien's b. c. The Traverser, by Gilbert
Gurney, four years, 7st 7lbs (ridden by Cartwright), and was now trans-
ferred to the Stud.

6              CEL EBRATE D RACEh(ORSE.S'.

                   PYRRHUS THE FIRST.

PYRRHUS THE FIRST was a chestnut colt, foaled in 1843, the
      property of Mr. J. Gully, who disposed of him, at the close of 1847,
to Mr. T. H. Pedley, the owner of Cossack. He was got by Epirus (son
of Langar), out of Fortress, by Defence, out of Jewess, by Moses, out of
Calendulze, by Camerton (son of Hambletonian), out of Snowdrop, by
Highland Fling (son of Spadille), out of Daisy, by Buzzard, out of Tulip,
by Damper (son of Spectator), out of a mare by Eclipse, out of Rarity,
by Match'em, out of Snapdragon, by Old Snap, her dam, by Regulus, out
of a mare by Bartlett's Childers, &c.

  At Newmarket (First Spring), for three years old, colts 8st 71bs, fillies
8st 21bs, D.M. (Sam Day), won the Newmarket Stakes, of 5O sovs. each,
h. ft., twenty subscribers (val. /650), beating Colonel Anson's b. c. lago
(winner, this year, of the Column Stakes, at Newmarket, the rich Welcome
Stakes, at Ascot, the Racing Stakes, at Goodwood, /i too at Doncaster,
and the Grand Duke Michael, at Newmarket), by Don John (F. Butler),
Lord Exeter's br. c. St. Demetri, by Colwick (S. Mann), third, Lord
George Bentinck's b. c. Marquis of Conyngham, by Slane (Nat), and four
others; 6 to 5 on lago, and 3 to X against Pyrrhus. At the ead of the
first quarter of a mile, lago took the lead, at a strong pace, followed by
the Marquis, St. Demetri, and Pvrrhus, all being very close together. In
this order they entered the cords, where the Marquis was beaten. Half-
way up, Pyrrhus challenged lago, and after a magnificent race, in which
both Sam Day and Frank Butler exhibited a grand display of horseman-
ship, won by a bare half-length. At Epsom (ridden by Sam Day), won

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the Derby of  4890, beating Mr. Wm. Scott's b. c. Sir Tatton Sykes,
by Melbourne (W. Scott), second, General Shubrick's br. c. Brocardo, by
Touchstone (J. Holmes), third; also, Lord E. Russell's b. c. Sting (winner,
this year, of the Newmarket St. Leger), by Slane (H. Bell), b. c. lago
(F. Butler), Mr. A. Johnstone's ch. c. Grimston (winner, this year, of the
Goodwood Cup), by Verulam (son of Lottery), Mr. O'Brien's b. c. The
Traverser, by Gilbert Gurney (son of Muley), Mr. Meiklam's br. c. Fancy
Boy (winner, this year, of the Dee Stakes, at Chester, and Gold Cups at
Kelso and Northallerton), by Tomboy, and eighteen others; 5 to i against
Fancy Boy, 8 to x against Pyrrhus, 1o to i against Lord Maidstone's
bay colt Tom Tullock, by Hetman Platoff, I6 to X against Sir Tatton
Sykes, and 25 to i against Brocardo. Sir Tatton Sykes lost fully sixty
yards at starting, owing to his rider having staid behind to vent his in-
dignation against the starter, for which the stewards fined him  5. Sir
Tatton was very backward in the early part of the race, but just before
the distance was reached, Wm. Scott brought him up, by dint of very hard
riding and severe punishment, and instantly assumed the lead, but the
sacrifice he made to secure it was too great, though he kept it to the Stand,
and he was eventually defeated by a neck. It was always said that Sir
Tatton was never the same horse afterwards, either in tempter or courage.

  At Newmarket Craven, 8st 7lbs each (A. Day), match for 5oo sovs.,
was beaten by The Traverser (Job Marson); 2 to I on Pyrrhus, who
made all the running, at a splitting pace, to half-way up the cords, where
The Traverser closed with him, and after a keen encounter, won by half
a neck. At Newmarket (Houghton), 8st 21bs, match for 200 sovs., paid
50 sovs. (compromise) to the Duke of Bedford's b. f. Bridle, by The
Saddler, three years, 7st 2lbs, and was now sold to Mr. Pedley.

  At Chester, 8st iolbs (F. Butler), ran second in the Cheshire Stakes,
won by Mr. Meiklam's br. m. Inheritress, by The Saddler, aged, 8st 9lbs
(Templeman), beating three others. At Bibury, X ist 6lbs (Mr. J. Bayly),
won the Cup Stakes, of  ' 75, beating Mr. H. Elwes' b. f. Antagonist, by

8                CELEBRA TED RACEHORSES.

Venison, four years, lost 21bs (ridden by her owner), b. h. Aristotle, by
Physician, nine years, l ist iolbs (Mr. G. Osbaldeston), third, and Mr.
Pedley's br. c. Foreclosure, by Sheet Anchor, four years, iost I 21bs; 6 to
X on Pyrrhus. At Goodwood, 8st 12lbs (A. Day), won  205, beating
the Duke of Richmond's b. c. Red Hart, by Venison, four years, 8st 7lbs
(Nat), by a head, Lord Clifden's b. c. Tiresome, by Bay Middleton, two
years, 5st 41bs, and one other; 6 to 4 on Pyrrhus. At Brighton, 9st 7lbs
(A. Day), heats two miles, won the Queen's Plate, again beating Red
Hart, 9st (Nat), in both heats. At Lewes, lost, heats two miles (A.
Day), won the Queen's Plate, beating Sir J. Hawley's b. f. Miami (Oaks
Winner, in 1847), by-Venison, four years, 9st 6lbs, in both heats. At
Egham, 9st X ilbs (A. Day), won the Queen's Plate, beating Mr. Obaldes-
ton's ch. c. Fugleman, by The Saddler, three years, 7st 5lbs; 2 to I on
Pyrrhus. At Canterbury, lost, heats two miles, won the Queen's Plate,
beating Mr. E. R. Clark's b. f. Alpheia, by Alpheus (son of Sultan), three
years. 8st 4lbs, after a dead heat, Miami, 9st 6lbs, being third. Pyrrhus
won the two last heats, which were closely contested, very cleverly;
and now, with his honours full upon him, retired to the Stud,
where he immortalized his name in having begotten that wonderful mare,

   Red Hart was sadly out of form the whole of this year; but in 1847, he won  .L4 o at
Newmarket First Spring, the Welcome Stakes of  720, at Ascot,  425 at Bibury,  85o
at Stockbridge, the Gratwicke of  2300, and sweep of _/sso at Goodwood, the Grand
Duke Michael of  8oo, and the Royal Stakes of  86o, at Newmarket.

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                        MENDICANT                              9


M    ENDICANT was a bay filly, foaled in 1843, the property of Mr.
Ml    John Gully. She was got by Touchstone, out of Lady Moore
Carew, by Tramp, out of Kite, by Bustard (son of Castrel), out of
Olympia, by Sir Oliver, out of Scotilla, by Anvil, out of Scota, by Eclipse,
out of Harmony, by Herod, out of Rutilia, by Blank, her dam, by Regulus,
out of a mare by Soreheels (son of Basto), her dam, by Makeless, olit of
the Hon. Christopher D'Arcy's Royal Mare.


  At Goodwood, for two years old, colts 8st 71bs, fillies 8st 3lbs (ridden by
J. Howlett), ran second in the Lavant Stakes, of  930, won by Mr. Forth's
b. c. Sting (winner, also, this year, of the Molecomb, at Gocdwood),
the Clearwell (then Lord E. Russell's), at Newmarket Second October,
and the Criterion, at Newmarket Houghton. Sting was purchased by
the French Government, and disputed wih the Emperor, the sireship of
the famous French horse, Monarque. H. Bell rode Sting, winning by a
length, and beating Lord Geo. Bentinck's b. f. Cherokee (winner of the
Althorp Park Stakes), by Redshank, third, Mr. G. Payne's b. c. Colling-
wood, by Sheet Anchor, and Mr. J. Day's b. c. Cambaules, by Camel,
out of Pocahontas; 6 to 4 each against Sting and Cherokee, 4 to i against
Collingwood, and 5 to X against Mendicant.
  At Newmarket (First Spring), for three years old fillies only, 8st 71bs
each, D.M. (Ditch-mile, 7 furlongs and 128 yards), ridden by Sam Day,
won the iooo Guineas, of zoo. sovs. each, h. ft., twenty-six subscribers