|Beningbrough b c 1791
(King Fergus - Mare, by
Sire Line Beningbrough.
Bred by John Hutchinson, who stood
his sire King Fergus (ch c 1775
in Yorkshire, he was sold to Sir Charles Turner in 1795. Mr Hutchinson
bought him back in 1797 and later the same year refused 3500
guineas for him. In 1807 he was sold to Mr Dimsdale. He was said to be a horse of
great character and to bear a resemblance to his maternal grandsire,
(b c 1758 Tartar).
He ran from 1794 through 1797,
mostly over four miles, with his major victories coming in the St Leger
Stakes and Doncaster Cup as well as a couple of 500 guineas matches.
His entire stud career was spent
in Yorkshire, first at Shipton, then at Middleham. Among many
distinguished offspring he got the two Oaks winners, Briseis (b f 1804)
and Oriana (b f 1807), and the St Leger winner and Champion Sire,
(b c 1799).
Beningbrough died on February 7,
1815, and was buried under a mulberry tree in front of the Dimsdale
house at Middleham.
|Tuting's Creeping Polly
At 3: won 350 guineas at York in August, beating a grey colt by
Phoenomenon and Sir James Leicester's Fergulus (b c 1791
Fergus), over three miles, won a 100 guineas each sweep at York,
beating Mr Wilson's Eliza (b f 1791
Highflyer), Mr Garforth's grey
colt by Phoenomenon, Mr Wharton's Kilton (b c 1792
Wentworth's Prince de Cobourg (gr c 1791 Delpini), Lord Fitzwilliam's
Cade (ch.c. Phoenomenon) and one other, won the Great St Leger at Doncaster, worth 450 guineas, beating Mr Crompton's Prior (gr c 1791
Delpini), Phoenomenon Colt, Mr Crompton's Ambush (ch c 1791
Phoenomenon), Mr Fenton's Allegro (gr c Delpini), Mr Ex-Turnor's Tim
Tartlett (b c 1791 Saltram), the Duke of
Bedford's Cockade (b c 1791 Volunteer) and
one other, won the Doncaster Cup, beating Sir J Webb's Constant (b f
1789 Highflyer), Mr Sitwell's Rally (ch f 1790
Trumpator), Mr Garforth's Bradamante (ch f 1792 Young Morwick) and three others, over
four miles, 2nd in a 160 guineas sweep at York, won by Prior, who
was later sent to Russia, of a field of six.
At 4: won a 500 guineas match at Doncaster, beating Mr Wilson's
Bennington (b c 1791 Rockingham) over four miles, won the Doncaster
Stakes, beating Phoenomenon Colt and Eliza over four miles, won £100
plate at Doncaster, beating Phoenomenon Colt, Mr Sitwell's Moorcock
[ex-Galileo] (b c 1791 Highflyer) and two others in two-mile heats, 3rd
in the Great Subscription at York, won by Phoenomenon Colt.
At 5: won a 500 guineas match at York, beating Mr Wentworth's Ormond
(ch c 1789 King Fergus), with Ormond
conceding four pounds and losing by six lengths, lost a four mile race
At 6: collected a 50 guineas forfeit from Mr Tatton's Yorkshire Bite
(b c 1792 Pot8os) at York, 2nd in the Great
Subscription at York, losing to Sir H V Tempest's
Hambletonian (b c
1792 King Fergus) who was also bred by John
Hutchinson, but beating five others.
||Anticipation (ch f 1802) was the dam of Maniac (ch f 1806
Shuttle), taproot mare of Family 4-c;
and the 3rd dam of the great mare
Hawthorn (b f 1838 Muley Moloch), taproot of
4-f, who was the dam of Derby winner Thormanby
(ch c 1857 Windhound). Anticipation was also 3rd dam of the St Leger
winner Chorister (b c 1828 Lottery).
||Azalia (b f 1804), dam of
the stallion The Flyer (br c 1814 Vandyke Jr.) who sired the Oaks
winner Wings (ch f 1822).
||Beningbrough Mare (b f),
dam of Dr Syntax (br c 1811 Paynator), sire of the Two Thousand
Guineas winner Ralph (ch c 1838), the One Thousand Guineas winner
Chapeau d'Espagne (b f 1834), and the good mare Beeswing (b f 1833),
who produced the St Leger winner Newminster (b c 1848
the Two Thousand Guineas winner Nunnykirk (bl c 1846
||Briseis (b f 1804), winner
of the Oaks Stakes, dam of the One Thousand Guineas and Oaks winner
Corinne (br f 1815 Waxy), the Ascot Gold Cup
winner Marcellus (b c 1819 Selim) and the
useful stallion Abjer (br c 1817
||Johanna Southcote (ch f
1811), dam of the Oaks winner Variation (b f 1827 Bustard), the latter
the 2nd dam of the St Leger winner Warlock (b c 1853
||Lady Mary (b f 1800), 2nd
dam of Royal Oak (br c 1823 Catton) who was a huge success in the stud
in France. Among his offspring were the Champion Sire Slane (b c 1833)
in England, three Prix du Jockey Club winners, Plover (b c 1839),
Poetess (b f 1838) and Porthos (b f 1849), and four Prix de Diane
||Miss Nancy (b f 1803), dam
of the St Leger winner The Duchess (b f 1813 Cardinal York). The
Duchess was the 2nd dam of the good stallion The Premier (b c 1843 Tory
Boy), who did well in Australia, and his half-brother King Cole (b c
1833 Memnon), who won the Chester Cup.
||Oriana (b f 1807), winner
of the Oaks Stakes.
||Orvillina (b f 1804),
sister to Orville, dam of the good stallion Sandbeck (b c 1818
who sired Barbelle (b f 1836), dam of the St Leger winner Van Tromp
(br c 1844 Lanercost) and the Derby and St Leger winner
Dutchman (br c 1846 Bay Middleton). Sandbeck also sired Redshank (b c
1833), sire of Ellen Horne (br f 1844), taproot mare of
||Rosette (br f 1803), dam
of the St Leger winner, Reveller (b c 1815
Comus), who sired the One
Thousand Guineas winner Galantine (b f 1828).
||Spitfire (b f 1800), 2nd
dam of the good sire and Champagne Stakes winner
Muley Moloch (br c
|Scud (b c 1804), Doncaster
Cup winner and sire of two Derby winners, Sailor (ch c 1817) and Sam
(ch c 1815), and the Oaks winner, Shoveler (b f 1816). Scud also sired
Steeltrap (ch c 1815), a useful stallion in Australia, and sire of the
taproot mare of Colonial
Windle (b c 1804), sired
the dam of Leviathan* (ch c 1823 Muley), who was a great success in the
stud in America.