The General Stud Book Containing Pedigrees of English Race Horses, &c. &c. from the Earliest Accounts to the Year 1831, Inclusive, Volumes 1-2

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J.S. Skinner, 1834 - Horses

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Page 320 - 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 306 - This horse was for several years called Young Childers, it being generally supposed that he was own brother to the Devonshire Childers, though some insisted that Betty Leedes never produced any other foal than Flying Childers, except one that was choked, when very young, by eating chaff. Mr Cheney says, he has heard the contrary from so rainy gentlemen of worth and honour, that he cannot but be of opinion that he was own brother to him.
Page 321 - 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 320 - 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 322 - Barb is a point disputed (his portrait would rather lead to the latter supposition) but his excellence as a stallion is generally admitted. In 1731, then the property of Mr Coke, he was Teazer to Hobgoblin, who refusing to cover Roxana, she was put to the Arabian, and from that cover produced Lath, the first of his get. It is remarkable that there is not a superior horse now on the Turf, without a cross of the Godolphin Arabian, neither has there been for many years past.
Page 322 - The Belgrade Turk was taken at the siege of Belgrade, by General Merci, and sent by him to the Prince de Craon, from whom he was a present to the Prince of Lorraine. He was afterward purchased by Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, and died in his possession about 1740.
Page 320 - Dodsworth, though foaled in England, was a natural Barb. His dam, a Barb mare, was imported in the time of Charles the Second, and was called a Royal Mare. She was sold by the studmaster, after the king's death, for...
Page 321 - 7. Greyhound. The cover of this foal was in Barbary, after which both his sire and dam were purchased, and brought into England by Mr. Marshall. He was got by King William's White Barb Chillaby, out of Slugey, a natural Barb Mare. Greyhound got the D. of Wharton's Othello, said to have beat Chanter easily in a trial, giving him a stone, but who, falling lame, ran only one match in public, against a bad horse; he also got Panton's Whitefoot, a very good horse; Osmyn, a very fleet horse and in good...
Page 322 - 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 321 - Galloways. The first of them was only thirteen hands two inches high, and yet there were not more than two horses of his time that could beat him at light weights. Brocklesby, Little George, Yellow Jack. Bay Jack, Monkey, Dangerfield, Hip, Peacock, and Flatface. the first two in good forms, the rest middling; two Mixburys, full brothers to the first Mixbury, middling Galloways; Long Meg, Brocklesby Betty, and Creeping Molly, extraordinarily...

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