The Turf Register and Sportsman & Breeder's Stud-book: Containing the Pedigrees & Performances of All the Horses, Mares, and Geldings that Have Appeared Upon the British and Irish Turfs as Racers : Likewise of Such as Have Been Kept in the Stud as Stallions and for Breeding ...

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Page 1 - It is true," replied the steed, " I was a favourite : but what avails it to be the favourite of caprice, avarice, and barbarity? My tyrant was a wretch who had gained a considerable fortune by play, particularly by racing. I had won him many large...
Page 1 - I had distanced, notwithstanding this disgrace, declared with great zeal, that she should run the next day against any gelding in the world, for double the sum: my...
Page 2 - I was instantly mounted and spurred on to the goal. Injured as I was, the love of glory was still superior to the desire of revenge : I determined to die as I had lived, without an equal ; and having again won the race, I sunk down at the post in an agony, which soon after put an end to my life.
Page 13 - ... Take at hazard the quaint " description " which is appended to the " portraitures " of horses for which we are under obligations to John Cheny, the Fores of the middle of the last century. Here, for instance, is the text attached to — " The portraiture of Childers, ye fleetest horse that ever run at Newmarket, or (as generally believed) was ever bred in the world. From an original painting in the Duke of Devonshire's house at Newmarket. " This surprising horse was bred by Leonard Childers,...
Page 1 - ... a confiderable fortune by " play, particularly by racing. I had won him many " large fums ; but being at length excepted out of " every match, as having no equal, he regarded even " my excellence with malignity, when it was no lon" gee fubfervient to his intereft.
Page 19 - Hesletine received this hint, he consented to the proposal ; but previous thereto Mr. Frampton had given his groom similar instructions. The two horses were prepared, started, and run over the course agreed to in the articles of the match, when Merlin beat his antagonist something more than a length of excellent running. This being communicated to each party by their secret and faithful grooms, who both rode the trial, nattered each with certain success.
Page 13 - D. 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 swift horse; Dart, Shipjack, Maica, and Aleppo, good Plate horses, though out of bad mares; Ld.
Page 57 - Williams he was presented to the Earl of Godolphin, in whose possession he continued as a private stallion till his death. He was teazer to Hobgoblin in the years 1730 and 1731, and on the latter refusing to cover Roxana, she was put to the Godolphin Arabian, and from that cover produced Lath ; the first horse the supposed Arabian got.
Page 60 - Kipling-Coates was founded by a. body of Foxhunters, (appointing it to be annually run for on the third...
Page 12 - Newmarket, in six minutes and forty seconds ; and it was thought that he moved eighty-two feet and a half in one second of time, which is nearly at the rate of one mile in a minute, a degree of velocity which no horse has been known to exceed.

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