Dutton's, March's] b c 1740 (Godolphin
Arabian - Sister to Bandy, by Godolphin Whitefoot). Sire Line
Arabian. Family 21.
Bred by Sir John
Dutton (1683-1743), 2nd Bt of Sherborne, Gloucestershire, he was later owned by
William Douglas (1724-1810), Lord March and afterwards the 4th Duke of Queensberry,
often called "Old Q".
During his turf
career he was thought to be the best horse in England. It was perhaps his
loss at the Curragh that provided a story. In 1750 he was matched for
1,000 guineas against Sir Ralph Gore's Black-and-all-Black (also called
Othello) at the Curragh in Ireland. Bajazet's jockey slipped off his
weights during the race, and had these returned to him before weighing
out. This deception was detected and Sir Ralph challenged Lord March to
a duel. When they met the next morning, Lord March prudently apologised
after seeing the coffin provided for him by Sir Ralph.
Although he sired
several good racehorses, his sons were for the most part unexceptional
and left no mark. Bajazet* (b c 1754) was a useful sire in America.
Although the American Stud Book has an entry for Selim (b c 1760), bred
by His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, this colt was not
Bajazet owed his
success in the stud to his good daughters. An unnamed Bajazet Mare was
the taproot mare of Family 5-f.
Another unnamed Bajazet Mare was the taproot mare of
73. The Duke of Cumberland's Bajazet Mare (b f 1762) was the dam of
Pretender (ch c 1771). Bajazet was well thought of in America, his daughter
Nettle (gr f 1763) being the 2nd dam of both Cormorant* (b c 1787) and
Fortunio (b c 1779), the latter the sire of Prince Frederick* (b c 1792).
|Darley Arabian Mare
|Moonah Barb Mare
|In 1745 running for Mr Greville he was
withdrawn from an 80gs purse at Burford due
to lameness. He finished 4th in the previous
2 heats to Mr Metcalf's Lady Betty (b f
1740 Devonshire Blacklegs) with 7 starting.
1746 at Burford he defeated Mr Cornwall's
gelding Russett (d g 1740 Halifax's Justice)
for £50 going 4 miles and conceding 6
pounds. Running for Mr Haydon he won a 50gs
match at Newmarket, beating Mr Stamford's
Moorcock (gr c 1740 Hutton's Blacklegs), the
latter "fell lame". Runing for Mr Greville
he won £50 at Epsom, beating Mr Grisewood's
Crop, Lord Ferrer's Partner, Mr Graham's
Poppet and Mr Ascough's Frosty-Face.
1747 he won £50 at Burford, beating Mr
Bradley's Arthur-o'-Bradley (ch g 1738
Robinson Crusoe) in both heats.
running for Mr Haydon at Newmarket he won
50gs, beating Mr Rogers's
(b c 1738 Godolphin Arabian)
over 6 miles carrying 12 stone. Won £50 at Winchester
running for Mr Greville, beating Mr Rogers's Moorcock
(gr c 1740 Hutton's Blacklegs).
|In 1749 he finished 2nd for a £50 plate at York to
Mr Vavasour's Champion (b c 1739 Bolton
Goliah), beating Mr Hunt's Ditto (b c 1742
Bolton Goliah), the latter's jockey having
dismounted before the "ending post".
Finished 2nd at Odsey for a £50 purse to Mr
Larkin's Tom Jones (b c 1743
beating Mr Bradley's Arthur-o'-Bradley and
|In 1750 he
won a £50 plate at Winchester over Sir Edward Hale's Drudge (b c 1745
Crab) and Sir Charles Goring's Tom Thumb.
1751 running for Lord March he lost a 1000gs
match at the Curragh to Sir Ralph Gore's
Othello (bl c 1743
[Maguire's, Wilkinson's, Moore's] b c 1754 (Bajazet - Clio, by
Gower Stallion). Sire Line
Arabian. Family 4. He was on the
turf in Ireland, first as Maguire's Bajazet, then as Wilkinson's
Conqueror. Imported by Maurice Moore of North Carolina in 1768,
he was again called Bajazet. He stood at Moore's stud from 1768
to 1774, and in 1775 at R Ellis's in New Bern, North Carolina,
which is the last record of him. Probably the
best son of Old Bajazet, he was described as a very sure horse
and as handsome and high blooded as any in America. Although his
legacy to American bloodstock was small, it was important. His son
Ashe's Roebuck sired the 3rd dam of Marion (b c 1820
Sir Archy), who in turn sired the matriarch Maria West (b f
1827) of American Family 1.
Bajazet Mare was the 3rd
dam of Boxer (c 1812) and the 4th dam of American Boy (b c
1822), the latter a tail-male ancestor of the good California
runner, Thad Stevens (ch c 1865). Another Bajazet Mare was the
2nd dam of Lockhart's Cassius (b c), sire of the 3rd dam of
Robin Grey (gr c 1805). Yet another unnamed Bajazet Mare (f 1769c), was the 3rd
dam of McPherson's Commerce (b c 1790).