Quiz, by Buzzard
|Buzzard ch c 1787
(Woodpecker - Misfortune, by Dux). Sire Line
Bred by Thomas Bullock, he was sold to Christopher Wilson who
raced him in 1793 and 1794. There is some evidence that he was
instead bred by Lord Egremont and sold to Mr Bullock at the
conclusion of his first year of racing. In either case Mr Weatherby acted as agent in the sale from Mr Wilson to Colonel Hoomes.
other offspring of Woodpecker, matured early and as a two year old
defeated three year olds in several matches. During his six year turf
career he won the
Craven Stakes twice, the Jockey Club Plate, a Handicap Plate plus
other matches and stakes.
Befitting his success in
the stud his fee was as high as 10gs during his years in
England. In 1795 he
covered at Bennington, near Stevenage in Hertfordshire, in 1796
at Newmarket, in 1797
and 1798 at Boroughbridge in Yorkshire and from 1799 to 1804 at
He was purchased by Colonel
Hoomes for 500 guineas in 1804 at the age of 16 even though he had lost
one eye and was down on one hip. Hoomes sounded well pleased with
Buzzard as he wrote after his arrival in 1805: "He is a light
chestnut, about 15.2 hands high and by far the most beautiful
horse I ever beheld. I never saw such such fine hair." Described in a letter by Miles Selden
he was said to be a "handsome horse, but under size for a
stallion... a pale chestnut, with but one eye."
Arriving in Virginia just before
Hoomes' death, he was sold at Hoomes' dispersal for $5,860 to a Kentucky
syndicate headed by Henry Clay and Abe Buford. Buzzard died two years
later in Kentucky at the age of twenty-four.
|Sister to Fair Star
|Sister to Miss Belsea
In 1789 he won a
50gs match at Newmarket Houghton from Mr Fox's Hope (bl
f 1786 Florizel).
Won a 50gs match at Newmarket in November from Mr
Dawson's Sulky (b c 1786 Garrick).
In 1790 won a
100gs match at Newmarket Craven from Mr Vernon's Trial
(b c 1787 Pantaloon).
Lost a 100gs match at the same meeting to the Right Hon
C J Fox's Shovel (ch c 1785 Magnet).
Lost a 100gs match at Newmarket First Spring to Mr F
Dawson's Coriander (b c 1786 Pot8os).
Lost another 100gs match at the same meeting to
Collected a 25gs compromise at Newmarket Second Spring
for a 50gs match with the Hon C Wyndham's Gallipot (b
f 1787 Apothecary).
Won a 200gs match at Newmarket Houghton from Mr Thomas
Panton's Ostrich (ch c 1787 Woodpecker).
Won a 200gs match at the same meeting from Mr Vernon's
Crazy (ch f 1787 Woodpecker).
In 1791 won a
match at Newmarket Craven from Ostrich, with Mr Panton
staking 250 to 200gs.
Won a 200gs match at Newmarket First Spring from HRH the
Duke of York's Glaucus (b c 1786 Diomed).
Collected a 120gs compromise at Newmarket Second Spring
for a 200gs match with Lord Derby's Lee Boo (b c 1787
Unplaced in the Oatlands at Ascot, won by HRH the Prince
of Wales's Baronet (b
c 1785 Vertumnus).
Won a 300gs match at Newmarket July from Mr T Panton's
Griffin (b c 1787 Woodpecker).
Finished 3rd in the Great Subscription at York, won by
Mr H Peirse's Contessina (gr f 1787 Young Marske),
with a Woodpecker colt placing 2nd, beating 5 others.
Won £50 at Chesterfield beating 2 others.
Won a £50 Plate at the same meeting.
In 1792 collected
a 200gs compromise from a 300gs match at Newmarket
Craven from Mr Fox's Shovel.
Unplaced in the Oatlands at the same meeting, won by Mr
Bullock's Toby (b c 1786 Highflyer), with Coriander placing 2nd, Actaeon (b c
1788 Highflyer) 3rd,
Asparagus (ch c 1787 Pot8os)
4th and 14 others.
Collected 100gs forfeit at Newmarket First Spring from
Mr O'Hara's Phaeton (Highflyer).
Won a 100gs match at the same meeting from the Duke of
Bedford's Skyscraper (b c 1786 Highflyer).
Lost a match for 150gs at Newmarket Second Spring to Mr
Wyndham's Dare Devil b c 1787 Magnet).
Won a £50 Handicap Plate at the same meeting, beating
Don Quixote (ch c 1784 Eclipse),
Griffin and 8 others.
Won a 100gs match at the same meeting from Dare Devil.
Won a 200gs match at Newmarket October from Lord Foley's
Vermin (br c 1788 Highflyer).
In 1793 won the
Craven Stakes at Newmarket Craven, beating Mr F Dawson's
Coriander, Mr Serle's Degville (b c Doge) and
Won a 200gs match at the same meeting from Dare Devil.
Won a 200gs match at Newmarket Second Spring from Lord
Grosvenor's Derby winner Rhadamanthus (b c 1787
Lost a 200gs match at the same meeting to Coriander.
Won 60gs at Newmarket July, beating Lord Egremont's
Cinnabar (ch c 1789 Mercury) and Lord Grosvenor's Brobdignag (br c 1789
Finished 2nd in the King's Plate at Nottingham to
Colonel Radcliffe's Ploughboy (ch c 1787 Young Morwick)
in both heats.
Won a 100gs match at Newmarket October from Brobdignag.
Won 60gs at the same meeting.
In 1794 won the
Craven Stakes at Newmarket, beating Mr Bullock's
Royalist (b c 1790 Saltram),
Dare Devil and 8 others.
Finished 4th in the Oatlands at the same meeting, won by
Lord Grosvenor's Druid (ch c 1790 Pot8os), with Kit Carr (b c
and 10 others.
Collected a 50gs forfeit from Gohanna (b c 1790
Mercury) at the same meeting.
Won the Jockey Club Plate at Newmarket Second Spring,
beating St George, Coriander and 2 others.
Won a 200gs match at Newmarket October from Lord
Sackville's Silver (gr c 1789
Won £50 at Newmarket Second October fron Mr Lade's Don
Quixote (ch c 1784 Eclipse).
Won a 100gs match at the same meeting from Lord
Clermont's Heroine (br f 1789 Phoenomenon). This was his
(b f 1796), bred by the Duke of Grafton,
won a Jockey Club Plate and two King's Plates.
In the stud she produced Morel (ch f 1805
Sorcerer) the taproot
mare of Family 1-b, and two stallion sons, the
brothers Mango (b c 1806 Sorcerer) and
(b c 1808 Sorcerer).
She died around 1817.
[ex-Tulip] (ch f 1798), bred by Lord Grosvenor,
was half sister to Ambrosio (b c 1793
Sir Peter Teazle).
She finished 2nd in the Oaks Stakes and later
became the 2nd dam of One Thousand Guineas
winner Galantine (b f 1828
and ancestress of Derby winner Pyrrhus the First
(ch c 1843 Epirus).
(ch f 1798), bred by G Crompton, was the dam of
the St Leger winner and stallion
c 1820 Tramp).
(b f 1798),
bred by Mr Wilson, was half sister to
(b c 1797 Pot8os). She
was the winner of a match and dam of the One
Thousand Guineas winner Charlotte (b f 1811
Orville). She was also
the 2nd dam of the Derby winner Mameluke (b c
1824 Partisan) and the stallion Master Henry (b
c 1815 Orville), the
latter the damsire of
(br c 1831 Camel).
She died in 1819.
(b f 1799), bred by Mr Wilkinson, was
half sister to Whiskey
(b c 1798 Saltram) and
the dam of Two Thousand Guineas winner Cwrw (br
c 1809 Dick
(b f 1800), ancestress of the Oaks winner
Miss Letty (b f 1834 Priam) and the stallion
Adventurer (bbr c 1859
among others in
[ex-Miss Allerthorpe] (b f 1803),
bred by Mr Mellish, was the dam of the Two Thousand Guineas
winner Interpreter (b c 1818
Soothsayer) and 2nd
dam of Goodwood Cup winner Link Boy (b c 1823
(b f 1803), bred by Mr Golding, was the dam of
July Stakes winner Merrymaker (b c 1814
July Stakes winner Miracle (ch f 1816
Soothsayer) and 3rd
dam of Prix du Jockey Club winner Fitz Emilius
(b c 1842 Young Emilius).
f 1803), bred by the Duke of Grafton, was the
dam of the One Thousand Guineas winner Catgut
(br f 1816 Comus), and ancestress of Oaks winner
Brown Duchess (br f 1858 The Flying Dutchman)
and Arc de Triomphe and Ascot Gold Cup winner
Massine (b c 1920 Consols). Vanity died in 1821.
(br f 1803),
bred by Mr Craven, was sister to Castrel (ch c
1801), Selim (ch c 1802)
and Rubens (ch c 1805).
She won the Oaks Stakes and was ancestress of
the Derby winner Cremorne (b c 1869 Parmesan).
Bronze was also the dam of Miss Chantrey (br f
1818 Clinker) taproot mare of
(br f 1804), bred by HRH the Prince of
Wales, was 3rd dam of St James's Palace Stakes
winner Uriel (br c 1846
and his brother Umbriel (br c 1850
who won the Great Yorkshire Stakes, and a third
brother, the stallion Ithuriel (br c 1841
(b f 1807), bred in Kentucky by John
Harris and later owned by Dr E Warfield of
The Meadows near Lexington who changed her name
to Paragon, was ancestress to most of
f 1809), ancestress to most of
Family A2 in America.
(ch f 1809), bred in Kentucky by Dr
Warfield, was the dam of Woodpecker (b c 1828
Bertrand) a worthy American stallion, and also
ancestress to the rest of
(f 1809c), ancestress to
Family A20 in America.
(gr f 1810c), ancestress to
Family A34 in America.
|Other Notable Offspring
ch c 1801 (Buzzard
- Mare, by Alexander). Sire Line
Family 2-m. Bred by General Sparrow he was a full brother to
Selim (ch c 1802), Bronze
(br f 1803) and Rubens (ch
c 1805). In 1804 he won a 15gs Handicap Sweepstakes
at Newmarket, beating 6 others and finished 3rd in a
Gold Cup at the same meeting, won by Mr Watson's
Lignum Vitae (b c Walnut), beating 15 others. In
1805 he won a £50 Subscription Plate at Newmarket
First Spring, beating 4 others, finished 2nd in the
Craven Stakes at the same meeting to Sir H
Williamson's Deby winner Ditto (b c
Sir Peter Teazle),
beating 9 others, and won a 50gs each Sweepstakes at
Newmarket Second Spring, beating 4 others. Thought
to be less successful as a runner than as a
stallion he was said to stand 16 hands and be a fine horse
of great quality although a roarer. He contributed
to the Thormanby (ch c
1857 Windhound) branch of the
Herod sire line
which descends to The Tetrarch (gr c 1911
Roi Herode) and
ch c 1807
(Buzzard - Castianira, by Rockingham). Sire Line
Family 13. Bred in Virginia by Colonel John Tayloe,
he won a Jockey Club Purse in South Carolina. He was
half brother to
Sir Archy (b c 1805
Diomed). He retired to stud
there and was later sent to Kentucky and Tennessee. He
got the dam of the stallion Cherokee (b c 1820
Sir Archy) and the mare
Trumpetta, ancestress of the Travers Stakes winner
Attila (b c 1871
Hephestion died in Tennessee in 1833.
ch c 1798 (Buzzard -
Miss West, by Matchem). Sire
Family 5. Bred by
G Crompton he won the St Leger Stakes, a Jockey Club
Plate, a King's Plate, the Reading Cup, the Brocket-Hall
Gold Cup and the Oatlands Stakes twice. He sired the Two
Thousand Guineas winner Tigris (ch c 1812), the Craven
Stakes winner Roller (ch c 1814), the Doncaster Cup
winner Euphrates (ch c 1816) and The Odd Trick (ch f
1819) the dam of the St James's Palace Stakes winner
Misdeal (b c 1839 Camel).
He also got Globe (ch f 1821) the second dam of Joskin (bbr
c 1856 West Australian)
who appears in the pedigree of the Two Thousand Guineas
winner and champion sire St Frusquin (br c 1893
St Simon). Quiz died in 1826.