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Bonnie Scotland (GB)
 
 


Bonnie Scotland

 

 

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Pot8os

 

Bonnie Scotland b c 1853 (Iago - Queen Mary, by Gladiator). Sire Line Pot8os. Family 10-a.

Bred by Mr William I'Anson, he was a half-brother to Derby and Oaks winner Blink Bonny (b f 1854 Melbourne) and to Doncaster Stakes, Pontefract Gold Cup and Caledonian St Leger winner Balrownie* (b c 1850 Annandale). Injured as a two-year old, he made four starts at three, winning the Liverpool St Leger, placing fourth in the Great Yorkshire Stakes, and managing a second place dead-heat in the Doncaster St Leger Stakes, defeating the Derby winner Ellington (br c 1853 The Flying Dutchman). In his final race he again beat Ellington to win the Doncaster Stakes. He was not tried at stud in England.

He was imported as a four year old in 1857 by Captain Cornish and then sold to Reber & Kutz of Lancaster, Ohio. After several more changes of ownership and at nearly twenty years of age he came to General W E Harding of the Belle Meade stud in Tennessee. There he established his reputation as a sire and founded the Bonnie Scotland sire line which flourished for nearly another fifty years.

His offspring were said to be mostly bay and were noted for their soundness, symmetry, good action and excellent feet. Successful as middle distance runners they stood training well and emerged as tough horses on the track. He sired two Belmont winners, Bramble (b c 1875) and George Kinney (b c 1880). His daughter Bourbon Belle (b f 1869) produced Hanover (ch c 1884) who won the Belmont Stakes.

Bonnie Scotland led the sires' list in 1880 and 1882 in America. He died at Belle Meade in February of 1880.

 
Pedigree
Bonnie Scotland Iago Don John Waverley
Comus Mare
Scandal Selim
Sister to Birmingham
Queen Mary Gladiator Partisan
Pauline
Plenipotentiary Mare Plenipotentiary
Myrrha
Race Record

In 1856 he won the Liverpool St Leger. Finished fourth in the Great Yorkshire Stakes. Finished second in a dead heat for the Doncaster St Leger Stakes, defeating the Derby winner Ellington (br c 1853 The Flying Dutchman). In his final race he again beat Ellington to win the Doncaster Stakes.
 
Notable Bonnie Scotland Mares
 
1. Bourbon Belle (b f 1869), bred in Kentucky by Maj H T Duncan and owned by Clay & Woodford, Runnymede Stud, dam of Belmont, Dixie and Dwyer Stakes winner Hanover (ch c 1884 Hindoo). Hanover led the sires' list four times. Family 21.
2. Glidelia (ch f 1877), bred in Tennessee by J and A C Franklin, owned in Pennsylvania by Com N W Kittson, Erdenheim Stud, won the 1880 Alabama Stakes. Family 23-b.
3. Black Maria (br f 1879), bred in Tennessee by General W G Harding, owned in Kentucky by M Young, McGrathiana Stud, dam of Gazelle Handicap winner Ambulance (br f 1888 Onondaga). Family A10.
 
Other Notable Offspring

Malcolm (b c 1862), bred in Ohio by John Reber, owned by J C Simpson, sire of Marian (b f 1871) the dam of American Derby winner and Racing Hall of Fame member Emperor of Norfolk (b c 1885 Norfolk) and the great racemare Yo Tambien (ch f 1778 Joe Hooker).
 
Bramble (b c 1875), bred in Tennessee by General W G Harding, Belle Meade Stud, sire of Kentucky Derby, Champagne Stakes and Suburban Handicap winner Ben Brush (b c 1893). Ben Brush was leading sire in 1909 and got the Travers winner Broomstick (b c 1901) who is a member of the Racing Hall of Fame.
 
Luke Blackburn (b c 1877), bred by James Franklin, Kennesaw Stud, Tennessee, member of the Racing Hall of Fame and notable stallion.
 
Barrett (b c 1878), bred in Tennessee by General W G Harding, Belle Meade Stud, owned by P Lorillard, won the 1881 Jerome Handicap.
 
Springfield (b c 1878), bred in Tennessee by Geo W Scroggins, sire of Canadian Queen's Plate winners Joe Miller (br g 1891), Bonniefield (br g 1892) and Millbrook (b c 1892).
 
George Kinney (b c 1880), bred in Tennessee by James Franklin, Kenneshaw Stud, won the Belmont and Dixie Stakes and the Jerome Handicap.
   
   
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