ch c 1751 (Regulus - Silvertail, by Heneage's
Whitenose). Sire Line Godolphin
Arabian. Family 32.
Bred by John Borlase Warren
(1677-1747) of Stapleford, near Nottingham, he was described as
remarkable for his great size and strength. Careless was a full-brother
to Fearnought* (b c 1755), a notable stallion in America, and a
half-brother to Warren's Sportsman (b c 1753 Cade),
who sired the dam of Pot8os (ch c 1773
Following the death of Mr Warren, Careless was purchased by Evelyn Pierrepont (1711-1773), the 2nd Duke of Kingston.
Careless may be expressing both
sabino and rabicano genes, as in his portrait he appears to have white
hairs throughout his face and shoulder, which can be indicative of
sabino colouring, and possibly a spray of white in his tail, with more
white hairs behind the saddle, suggesting the presence of rabicano.
Although his dam, Silvertail, is called a bay in the General Stud Book,
in some racing calendars her colour is noted as roan. She has two
daughters recorded as roan in the stud book, who may have been rabicanos
Racing from 1755 through 1761, he
won seven King's Plates, as well as a Great Subscription purse, in which
he defeated the previously unbeaten Atlas. The latter race generated
much interest since Atlas had beaten Careless twice before, and a great
deal of money rested on the outcome.
He retired from the turf to the
Duke's stud at Holme Pierrepont, near Nottingham, where his fee was 10
guineas. In the stud he was noteworthy for his contribution to American
bloodstock, siring Mousetrap* (b c 1771), and Sister to Croney (f 1768c), the dam of Obscurity* (ch c 1777
both stallions of enduring value.
|Sister to Old
|Sister to Kitty Burdett
|At 4: won £50 at Derby, defeating Mr Egerton's Rocket (b
c 1751 Regulus),
who won the first heat, Mr Curzon's Wormwood (ch c
Babraham), Mr Pigot's Chetwin (b f Cade) and Mr
Middleton's Moorcock (bl c Hutton's Moorcock), all carrying 9 stone in
two-mile heats, won 50 guineas at Litchfield, beating Mr Parker's
chestnut colt Chance, Mr Smith Barry's Bonny Lass (br f 1750
Snip) and Mr
Smith's Star (b c Hazard) in both two-mile heats, won 80
guineas at Newmarket in October, beating Mr Swinburn's Judgment (b c 1751
the Duke of Ancaster's Myrtle (gr c Blank) and
one other, over four miles.
|At 5: won £50 at Nottingham, beating Mr Meredith's Easby Miller (d c
1751 Shock) in both two-mile heats, at 10 stone each, walked-over for
the King's Plate at Burford, walked-over for £50 at Huntingdon,
walked-over for the 100 guineas King's Purse at Litchfield.
|At 6: won the King's Plate at Guildford, beating Mr Rogers's Newcastle
Jack (ch c 1751 Babraham) in both
three-mile heats, won the King's Purse at Winchester,
beating Mr Swymmer's bay
colt Monock in both three-mile heats, won the King's Plate at Lewes, beating
Newcastle Jack, won the King's Plate at Newmarket, beating the Duke of
Kingston's Prince T'Quassaw (br c 1751
Snip) in both heats over the
Round Course, walked-over for the King's Plate at Salisbury, walked-over
for the King's Plate at Canterbury.
|At 7: won £50 at Nottingham, beating Sir R (later Lord) Grosvenor's
Stately (ch f 1750 Mogul) in both two-mile heats, Careless conceding 8
pounds to Stately, won 100 sovereigns at York in August, beating Prince
T'Quassaw in three-mile heats, 2nd 90 sovereigns Ladies' Plate at
Huntingdon, won by the Duke of Devonshire's Atlas (br c 1752
Careless won the first two-mile heat, Atlas the last two, walked-over
for the King's Plate at Newmarket.
|At 8: won the 50 guineas-added Great Subscription at York in August,
beating Mr Fenwick's Matilda (b f 1753 Cade)
and Lord Rockingham's Scrub (b c 1751 Blaze), although Careless went
lame during the race, walked-over for £50 at Stamford, 2nd 100 guineas
purse at Newmarket, won by Atlas.
|At 9: won the Great Subscription at York in August, beating the
previously undefeated Atlas, both carrying 9 stone over four miles.
|At 10: 3rd in the Great Subscription at York in August, won by Scrub,
Careless beating Mr Wentworth's Maria (b f 1755
Second) and Lord
Scarborough's Cadormus (b c 1753 Cade). This was his final race.