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Page 444 - King James I. bought of Mr. Markham an Arabian horse, imported from the East by the latter. This horse is reported to have been the first of that breed ever seen in England ; but it would be hard to establish the truth of this assertion.
Page 445 - D'Arcy Yellow Turk was the sire of Spanker, Brimmer, and the great-great-grandam of Cartouch. "10. The Marshall or Selaby Turk was the property of Mr. Marshall's brother, studmaster to King William, Queen Anne, and King George the First. He got the Curwen Old Spot, the dam of Windham, the dam of Derby Ticklepitcher, and great-grandam of Bolton Sloven and Fearnought.
Page 446 - Almanzor, a very good horse; a white-legged horse of the Duke of Somerset's full brother to Almanzor, and thought to be as good, but, meeting with an accident, he never ran in public ; Cupid and Brisk, good horses ; Daedalus, a very fleet horse ; Dart, Skipjack, Manica, and Aleppo, good Plate horses, though out of bad mares ; Lord Lonsdale's mare in very good form, and Lord Tracy's mare in a good one for Plates. He covered very few mares except Mr Darley's, who had very few well bred besides Almanzor's...
Page 445 - The STRADLING or LISTER TURK was brought into England by the Duke of Berwick, from the siege of Buda, in the reign of James the Second. He got...
Page 446 - Molly, extraordinarily highformed mares; Whiteneck, Mistake, Sparkler, and Lightfoot, very good mares, and several middling Galloways, who ran for Plates in the North. He got two full sisters to Mixbury, one of which bred Partner, Little Scar, Soreheels, and the dam of Crab ; the other was the dam of Quiet, Silver Eye, and Hazard. He did not cover many mares except Mr. Curwen's and Mr. Pelham's.
Page 422 - Childers, except one that was choked, when very young, by eating chaff. Mr Cheney says, he has heard the contrary from so many gentlemen of worth and honour, that he cannot but be of opinion that he was own brother to him. Be that as it may, Bartlet's Childers got so many good horses, that he is now justly ranked with the first-rate stallions.
Page 421 - Arabian — Spanker — Barb mare, which was Spanker's dam. Generally supposed to have been the fleetest horse that was ever trained in this or any other country ; he gave Fox 121b. over the course, and beat him one quarter of a mile, in a trial ; he was the sire of Plaislow, Blacklege, Second, Snip, and Commoner — good horses, especially the first two ; Blaze, Winall, and Spanking Roger, in pretty good forms ; Ld Wm. Manners' s Poppet, an extraordinary horse at five years old ; Fleec'em, Steady,...
Page 444 - Royal Mares: King Charles the Second sent abroad the master of the horse, to procure a number of foreign horses and mares for breeding, and the mares brought over by him (as also many of their produce) have since been called Royal Mares.
Page 446 - Darley's Arabian was brought over by a brother of Mr. Darley, of Yorkshire, who, being an agent in merchandise abroad, became member of a hunting club, by which means he acquired interest to procure this horse.
Page 445 - He did not cover many bred mares, but was the sire of the Duke of Kingston's Sprite, who was thought nearly as good as Leedes ; the...

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