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Crab (GB)
 
 


Old Crab


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Alcock's Arabian

 

 


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Cumberland's Crab, by Old Crab


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Oroonoko, by Old Crab

 

 

 

 

Old Crab [Pelham's, Manners' or Rutland's, Cotton's, Portmore's, Panton's] gr c 1722 (Alcock's Arabian - Sister to Soreheels, Basto). Sire Line Alcock's Arabian. Family 9-a.

There were several horses named Crab who stood in the early part of the eighteenth century, causing confusion in the pedigrees of their descendants, especially as Lord Portmore owned three of them. Also Mr Cheny referred to Old Crab as "the Earl of Portmore's Crab" in his Racing Calendars [Early Records:35]. Manners was the family name of the Dukes of Rutland, and Crab is referred to as the Duke of Rutland's Crab in some pedigrees.

Bred by Charles Pelham [Pick 1:20], Crab passed through a number of hands prior to entering the stud of Mr Panton. He was said to resemble his maternal grandsire Basto, and to pass on his sturdiness and stamina to his descendants.

In England he got a number of excellent sons, and some equally valuable daughters. In America he was represented by Othello*. He was also grandsire of Sober John* (br c 1748), Valiant* (b c 1747), Bucephalus* (br c 1758) and Blossom (f 1768), and the maternal grandsire of Aristotle* (br c 1755).

Crab led the sires' list in England in 1748, 1749 and 1750. It is recorded in the 2nd Duke of Devonshire's Tryal Book that Crab died at Mr Panton's stud in Newmarket on December 5, 1750 [Early Records:161], however, in the General Stud Book "Obituary of Stallions" he is said to have died on Christmas Day in 1750 [GSB 1:395].

Pedigree
Crab Alcock's Arabian    
 
   
 
Sister to Soreheels Basto Byerley Turk
Bay Peg
Sister to Mixbury Curwen's Bay Barb
Spot Mare
Race Record

Trials in which Crab participated were recorded in the Duke of Devonshire's Trial Book.
1727 In April racing for Lord W Manners he finished 4th in a 20gs sweepstakes at Newmarket, behind the Duke of Bolton's Sweepstakes (ch c 1722 Oxford Bloody Shouldered Arabian), Sir W Morgan's Uptail (ch c 1722) and 7 others. This was his only race before he was acquired by Mr Cotton.
Trial: In August Crab (9st 1l) won "very easily" over the Long Course against Ticktack (9st 8l) and Yellow Hutton (9st 1l).
1728 In April he received 150gs as a half forfeit from Lord Milsington's Weaver for a four mile race.
Trial: The next day Crab (8st) beat Black Darcy (8.5st) by about a hundred yards over a four mile course.
In October at Newmarket he collected 250gs from the Duke of Bolton's Bonny Lass (b f 1723 Bay Bolton) for a 500 gs match.
Later in October he won a 500gs match at Newmarket from the Duke of Bolton's Cleopatra (ch f 1723 Bay Bolton) over four miles, conceding her over a stone.
Trial: In November Crab (8st 11.5l) beat Spidell (8st 1.5l) by "4 or 5 lengths" over the Long Course.
1729 Trial: In February Crab (8st 11l) lost to Thunderbolt (8st 11l) by "200 yds" from "6 mile house to the ditch".
In April he received a 100gs half forfeit from a chestnut colt belonging to the Duke of Bolton.
Later that month he won the King's 100gs at Newmarket, defeating the Duke of Hamilton's Victorious (gr c 1722 Bethell's Ruffler) and Mr Williams's Spot (b c 1722 Alcock's Arabian).
Trial: Crab (8st 4l) beat Thunderbolt (9st) by "200 yds, 4 miles".
He then collected a 50gs forfeit, from Lord Halifax's Favourite for a 200gs match over four miles.
In May at Stamford he broke down in the 2nd heat after winning the 1st heat, finishing 3rd in an 80gs Plate behind Mr Cole's Singlepeeper (b g) and Mr Neale's Peggy-grieves-me (ch f) and was retired to the stud.
 
Notable Crab Mares
 
1. Black Eyes [ex-Babby] (b f 1741) was bred in Yorkshire by Cuthbert Routh and sold to Sir Henry (Harry) Harpur in August of 1745 for 250 guineas. In 1745 she won 50 at Newcastle, beating Mr Bannister's Craven Diamond, Mr Hogg's Farmer's Fancy and four others. Now called Black Eyes she won 50 at Durham, beating Sir W Middleton's Surley, Mr Fenwick's Smallhopes and Mr Crofts's Lion. Starting for Sir Harry Harpur she won 50 at York, beating Mr Holme's Roger of the Vale, Mr Hassell's Roxana, Mr Greville's Grantham and Mr Hammond's Sweetlips in two-mile heats. After breaking down at exercise she entered the stud of Mr Stanhope. Her most notable descendants include Bedford* (b c 1792 Dungannon) and Citizen* (b c 1785 Pacolet), both very successful stallions in America.
2. Crab Mare, bred by the Duke of Bolton, taproot of Family 9-c, 2nd dam of Peregrine Wentworth's Patriot (ch c 1757 Regulus), and 2nd dam of Syphon (ch c 1750 Squirt). Patriot was considerably more successful on the turf while Syphon broke down early and retired to stud. Syphon made the most of his very limited opportunities getting both Sweetbriar (ch c 1769) and Sweetwilliam (ch c 1768) for Lord Grosvenor and the very good stallion Tandem (b c 1773) for Mr Shafto.
3. Crab Mare, owned by Lord Craven, 3rd dam of Pot8os (ch c 1773 Eclipse), one of the best runners and stallions of the later eighteenth century.
4. Hag (gr f 1744), from whom most of Family 5 descends.
5. Mab (gr f 1740), the taproot of Family 9-d.
6. Whiteneck (gr f 1751) was bred by Lord Godolphin and sold to the Duke of Ancaster in April of 1756, for whom she produced Pacolet (gr c 1763 Blank), a good runner and stallion.
7. Young Ebony (br f 1742), bred by Lord Portmore, was 3rd dam of Skypeeper (br f 1789) who placed 2nd in the St Leger and is the taproot mare of Family 5-g; and Skypeeper's half-sister Ann of the Forest (br f 1789), the taproot of Family 5-h.
8. Spinster (gr f 1743), bred by Mr Panton and later owned by Mr Leeds, won the King's Plate at Hambleton in 1748. She was the 3rd dam of Richard Vernon's stallion Telemachus (b c 1770 King Herod) and the 5th dam of Maniac (ch f 1806 Shuttle), the taproot mare of Family 4-c.
9. Ancaster Blossom (gr f 1742), bred by Thomas Panton, won a 50 Plate at Epsom in May of 1747, beating Sir Robert Burdett's Spot (b c 1742 Devonshire Blacklegs), Mr Croft's Miss Slamerkin (Crab) and Mr Grisewood's Caelia (gr f 1742 Partner). At Newmarket in October of the same year she lost to Lord Portmore's Highlander (gr c 1742 Victorious) and Miss Slamerkin, which were her only two starts. She entered Lord Godolphin's stud in 1747, where she remained until her purchase by the Duke of Ancaster in April of 1756. She produced, among others, the useful stallion Chrysolite (ch c 1763 Blank).
 
Allworthy

gr c 1744 (Crab - Sister 1 to Steady, by Childers). Sire Line Alcock's Arabian. Family 6. A half-brother to Horatia (b f 1758 Blank), the taproot mare of Family 6-b, Allworthy was bred by Thomas Panton and later sold to Mr Fenwick. He ran only twice, without success. In May of 1749 he lost a 50 Plate at Epsom to Mr Pembroke's Dash and Mr Sim's Shepherdess. In August at York he lost a 50 Plate to Mr Routh's Looby. He entered stud in the north of England and covered very few mares. He is only seen in pedigrees as the maternal grandsire of A-la-Grecque (ch f 1763 Regulus), the taproot of Family 23-a.
 
Bustard

gr c 1741 (Crab - Miss Slamerkin, by Young True Blue). Sire Line Alcock's Arabian. Family 7. A full-brother to Othello, Bustard was bred by Thomas Panton and later purchased by the Earl of Antrim. Undefeated in 1747, he won a 50 maiden plate at Guildford, beating Mr Grisewood's Caelia, Mr Greville's Foreigner and three others. He then won a 50 purse at Winchester, beating Mr Keck's Brown Betty and two others; 50 at Salisbury, beating Mr Rogers's Babraham and others in one heat; and finally the King's Plate at Newmarket in October, beating Sir William Middleton's Squirrel and Mr Meredith's Roundhead. In his only start in 1748 he ran three heats against Babraham at Oxford. In March of 1749 he won 50 guineas at Newmarket, beating Lord Gower's Little John and Mr Greville's Phoenix in three four-mile heats. After his purchase by Lord Antrim he ran in Ireland and there retired to stud. He got several useful offspring including Dorimond (b c 1757) and Gamahoe.
 
Crab [Cumberland's]

[Routh's, Portmore's, Vernon's, Cumberland's] gr c 1744 (Old Crab - Sister to Slipby, by Fox). Sire Line Alcock's Arabian. Family 1. Bred by Mr Routh, he was sold to Lord Portmore in 1749. After the King's Plate at Newmarket in April of 1751 he was sold to Captain Richard Vernon, who in turn sold him to the Duke of Cumberland. Raced by the Duke after 1751, he retired to the Duke's stud and eventually became known as the Duke of Cumberland's Crab. A half-share in his dam, Sister to Slipby, was given by Lord Portmore to Mr Routh in 1741 [Early Records:59]. He sired the Duke of Cumberland's Milksop (bl c 1760) and his unnamed sister (gr f 1761) [GSB 1:130].
 
Crab [Routh's]

[Routh's, Portmore's] gr c 1736 (Old Crab - Crop, by Greyhound). Sire Line Alcock's Arabian. Family 12-a. He was bred in Yorkshire by Cuthbert Routh and sold to Charles Colyear, 2nd Earl of Portmore, in 1741. His pedigree is corrected from Mr Routh's stud book [Early Records:34]. In 1742, starting for Miss Betty Routh, he won a 50 Plate at York, beating Sir M Wyvill's Sportsman and Captain Appleyard's Foxhunter. Starting for Mr Johnson he won a 50 Plate at York in 1744, beating Lord Gower's Tortoise, who broke down. In 1746, starting for Mr Turner, he went lame, losing a 50 Plate at York to Mr Vavasour's Champion, Tortoise and Othello. He was later sent to stud in Ireland.
 
Crab [Shepherd's]

ch c 1747 (Old Crab - Spinster, by Crofts's Partner. Sire Line Alcock's Arabian. Family 4-b. Bred by Thomas Panton he was later purchased by Mr Shepherd of Leberstone, near Scarborough, Yorkshire. He never raced, instead going directly to the stud. He sired several notable mares, along with a son, Lath* (b c 1763), who was sent to America where he sired Randolph's Laburnum (b c 1780) and Tippoo Saib (b c 1780).
Shepherd's Crab Mares
1. Crab Mare (f 1754), 2nd dam of Crookshanks (b c 1777 Florizel), who twice won the Doncaster Cup, and 3rd dam of Hutchinson's Weazle (b c 1776 King Herod).
2. Crab Mare (b f 1760), bred by Mr Meredith, dam of Chalkstone (b c 1769 King Herod), 3rd dam of Driver* (b c 1795 Egremont's Driver), 3rd dam of Gabriel* (b c 1790 Dorimant), 4th dam of St Leger winner Petronius (b c 1805 Sir Peter Teazle) and most importantly 6th dam of Venus (b f 1832 Langar) who is the taproot of Family 15-a.
3. Fairy (ch f 1754), bred by William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire, dam of Chatsworth (ch c 1762 Blank), the maternal grandsire of Abba Thulle (b c 1786 Young Marske) and Arra Kooker* (br c 1789 Drone).
 
Grasshopper

[Ancaster's] gr c 1731 (Crab - Mare, by Ashridge Ball). Sire Line Alcock's Arabian. In April of 1737 he won the 600 guineas Wallasey Stakes at Newmarket, beating the Duke of Devonshire's Fleece'em, Lord Lonsdale's Jigg and others. He also won four King's Plates, at Salisbury, beating Lord Middleton's Shamelshanks and others, at Winchester, beating Mr Howe's Sultan and the Duke of Bolton's Little John, at Lewes, beating Mr Ingram's Silversides, and at Lincoln, beating Mr Panton's Cato in one heat whilst distancing two others. At Lincoln he won another 20 Plate, beating four others. He later won 50 at Huntingdon, beating Mr Turner's Spotless and Sir John Moore's Whitefoot.
 
Grey Ward

gr c 1731 (Crab - Virgin, by Ancaster Merlin) Sire Line Alcock's Arabian. Family 28. Grey Ward was bred by the 2nd Duke of Ancaster at Grimsthorpe. Named for the Duke's trainer, Mr Ward, he won a race for 200 at Newmarket in 1737 [Early Records:76, 77]. His main contribution was to American bloodstock. He sired the 2nd dam of Mambrina* (ch f 1785 Mambrino). Bred by Lord Grosvenor, she was sold in 1787 at Tattersall's in London to B Hyde, who sent her to Virginia where she was purchased by Alexander Spotswood. In the Spotswood stud she produced Fairy (b f 1797 Bedford*), dam of Tom Tough (ch c 1804 Dragon*), and was then sold to William Alston in South Carolina. She later produced the outstanding racehorse and sire Gallatin (ch c 1799 Bedford*); and Eliza (b f 1804 Bedford*), dam of two influential sires, Bertrand (b c 1820 Sir Archy) and Pacific (b c 1822 Sir Archy).
 
Oroonoko

Oroonoko bl c 1745 (Crab - Miss Slamerkin, by Young True Blue). Sire Line Alcock's Arabian. Family 7. Bred by Thomas Panton and sold to Charles Colyear, 2nd Earl of Portmore, he was full-brother to Othello, below. He is erroneously recorded in the American Stud Book as an import [AmSB 1:41]. Running for the Duke of Marlborough he won a 500gs sweepstakes at Newmarket in 1750, beating Lord Gower's bay colt. He started three more times without success. He went to stud, first at Bedale, then at the Salutation in Leeming-Lane, Yorkshire, moved on to Hampton Court in Surrey, followed by a year at Whittlebury, Northamptonshire, after which he returned to the Old Salutation in Leeming-Lane. His stud fee was as high as 20 guineas. His most notable offspring include Golden Locks (ch f 1758), the 2nd dam of Pot8os (ch c 1773 Eclipse); Young Lass of the Mill (b f 1756), dam of  Atalanta (ch f 1769 Matchem), the taproot of Family 2-c; and Brunswick* [Quick's] (bl c 1759).
 
Othello* [Kingston's]

[Kingston's, Tasker's, Harrison's, Sharpe's] bl c 1746 (Crab - Somerset's Favourite, by Hampton Court Childers - Mare, by Hobgoblin - Mare, by Snake). Sire Line Alcock's Arabian. Bred by Right Hon Lord Kingston, he is generally confused in American stud books with Lord Portmore's Othello, above, although the evidence shows Portmore's Othello to have been standing in England eight years after the appearance of Lord Kingston's Othello in Maryland [E2:60]. This was doubtlessly complicated by the fact that both Othellos were also called Black-and-all-Black. He was described as a beautiful black horse standing fifteen hands and very strong. Apparently he was never raced but entered the stud in England as Lord Kingston's Black Horse from 1752 to 1755. In the fall of 1756 he was sent to Maryland consigned to Benjamin Tasker Jr at whose Bellair stud in Prince George's County he remained from 1756 to 1760. For 1761 and 1762 he moved to Nathaniel Harrison's Brandon in Virginia, and then back to Governor Sharpe's Whitehall stud in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, where he died in 1772. He earned a reputation for the consistent quality of his offspring all of whom were reputed to be good and stout runners. He got the unbeaten Galloway's Selim (bbr c 1759), Gantt's True Briton (b c 1757) and numerous daughters of quality, including the matriarch Stella (f 1758) of the Selima* branch of Family 21; Gantt's Britannia (gr f 1760), dam of Young Bulle Rock (b c 1773 Hunt's Bulle Rock), Young Figure (b c 1769 Figure*) and Hayne's King Herod (b c 1768 Fearnought*); and Brent's Ebony (bl f 1760), dam of Skipwith's Figure (b c 1770 Figure*) and several useful mares.
 
Rib

gr c 1736 (Crab - Milbanke's Doll by Darcy's Woodcock). Sire Line Alcock's Arabian. Family 21. Rib was bred by Sir Ralph Milbanke of Halnaby Hall in Yorkshire and subsequently purchased by Cuthbert Routh, Sam Laing, Richard Johnson and Edmund Turner. Sam Laing payed 250 guineas for him with another 50 due if he won at the Curragh. In 1741 he won 50 at Epsom, beating Mr Bertie's Ramper and several others. In 1742 he won the 50 Gold Cup at Newcastle, beating Mr Durham's Who Can Tell and Mr Graham's Champion. At York he won 50, beating Sir Markaduke Wyvill's Sportsman and Captain Appleyard's Fox. He next won the 60 Ladies' Plate at Lincoln, followed by 50 at Leicester where he defeated Lord Portmore's Tom Tinker, Mr Read's Jack-Come-Tickle-Me and three others. In 1743 starting for Mr Johnson he won 50 at Beverley, beating Sir Harry Harpur's Blaze and Mr Clarke's Drowsy. Later that year he won 50 at Castle-Bar, Ireland, distancing Mr Blake's Dimple and several others in the first heat. In 1744 he won 50 at Chester, beating Mr Hope's (previously Mr Hutton's) Black Chance and Mr Mewburn's Smiling Ball. He also won 50 at York defeating Lord Gower's Tortoise. In 1745 he won the Annual Plate at Kipling Cotes, 50 at Newcastle, and 50 at Huntingdon, in the latter beating Mr Greville's Drowsy, Mr Webster's Poor Molly and Mr Martindale's Torismond "with great ease". In 1746 starting for Mr Turner he collected a 10 guineas premium at Nottingham. Later in August he broke down at York and was retired to the stud. He was said to have served very few blood mares despite which he got a number of good race horses as well as Sober John* (br c 1748); Rib Mare (gr f 1751), the 3rd dam of the St Leger and Doncaster Cup winner Young Traveller (ch c 1788 King Fergus); and Rib Mare (f), 3rd dam of two Derby winners, Archduke* (br c 1796 Sir Peter Teazle) and Paris (br c 1803 Sir Peter Teazle). He died 1758c.
 
Sloe

bl c 1740 (Crab - Mare, by Childers). Sire Line Alcock's Arabian. Family 33. Bred and raced by Thomas Panton, Sloe was undefeated on the turf. In September of 1745 he won a 50 Maiden Plate at Northampton, beating "easy" twelve others, including eight who were distanced in the first heat. In April of 1746 he won a 300 guineas Sweepstakes at Newmarket, beating Lord Godolphin's Blank over four miles. Three days later he won the 100 guineas Plate there, beating Lord Gower's Little John, Lord Portmore's Moorcock, the Duke of Ancaster's Vulcan and others over four miles. He later won the King's Plate at Salisbury, again beating Lord Gower's Little John along with Lord Ferrer's Partner in two heats. He also walked-over the King's Plates at Winchester, Canterbury, Lewes, and won the King's Plate in October at Newmarket, beating for the third time Lord Gower's Little John who was withdrawn after the first heat. He entered the North Milford stud of Edward Rookes Leedes in Yorkshire, where he covered few mares besides those of Mr Leedes. He got several racehorses as well as Fair Forester (f 1753), the 2nd dam of the Oaks winner Yellow Filly (ch f 1783 Tandem). He also got Blossom* (ch f 1765) who was sent America and entered the stud of General Thomas Nelson. Her best known son was Willis's Rockingham (b c 1771 Lightfoot's Partner).
 
Spectator

b c 1749 (Crab - Mare, by Crofts's Partner). Sire Line Alcock's Arabian. Family 1-a. Spectator was bred by Thomas Panton and later sold to his brother-in-law, Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster. In April of 1754 Spectator won a 600 guineas Sweepstakes at Newmarket, beating Lord Gower's Sweepstakes and the Duke of Cumberland's Entrance over the Beacon Course. In April of 1755 he won the 100 guineas Subscription Plate at Newmarket, beating Mr Swinburne's Jessamy, Sir Charles Sedley's Royal and others in three heats over the Round Course. Starting for the Duke of Ancaster he then won the 90 guineas Ladies' Plate at Huntingdon, beating Mr Fenwick's Duchess and Mr Vernon's Carlisle. In May of 1756 he won the 100 guineas Jockey Club Plate at Newmarket, beating Mr Crofts's Brilliant, Mr Fenwick's Matchem, Lord Gower's Sweepstakes, Sir William Middleton's Whistlejacket and the Duke of Cumberland's Crab in three heats over the Round Course. Still at Newmarket in October, he collected 500 guineas forfeit from the Duke of Cumberland's Marske. In 1757, in the colours of the Duke of Devonshire, he won the 90 Ladies' Plate at Huntingdon, beating Mr Martindale's Adolphus, the Duke of Bridgewater's Brisk and Mr Vernon's Forester, which was his final appearance on the turf. He stood at the Duke of Ancaster's Grimsthorpe Castle stud in Lincolnshire where he got a great many good runners. Among his notable progeny were Mark Anthony (b c 1767) who in turn sired the Derby winner Aimwell (br c 1782); Sister to Juno (b f 1763), dam of the Derby winner Diomed* (ch c 1777 Florizel), an unparalled influence in America; Miss Rose (f 1766), 2nd dam of Oaks winner Bellina (ch f 1796 Rockingham); and Helen (b f 1763), 3rd dam of Dungannon (b c 1780 Eclipse) and Derby winner Serjeant (b c 1781 Eclipse). Spectator died in 1772 at the Ancaster seat at Earsby, near Spilsby, in Lincolnshire, "of a broken leg which he got by crossing a grip in the pasture" [Pick 1:200].
 
Mark Anthony

bbr c 1767 (Spectator - Rachel, by Blank). Sire Line Alcock's Arabian. Family 13. Bred by the 3rd Duke of Ancaster, he was later sold to Christopher Blake and then to William Henry Fortescue, the Earl of Clermont. He was a half-brother to the Champion Sire Highflyer (b c 1774 King Herod). Racing only at Newmarket, and mostly over the Beacon Course (4 miles, 1 furlong, 138 yards), he won twenty of his twenty-eight starts and a total sum of 5,622 guineas, 10 shillings. At the Second October Meeting in 1770 he won 300 guineas, beating Lord Clermont's Bucephalus over the Rowley Mile. At the First Spring Meeting in 1771 he won 300 guineas, beating Mr Burlton's Seraphina. Four days later he won another 300 guineas, beating Lord Ossory's Laura. At the Second Spring Meeting he won 300 guineas, beating Lord Ossory's Fish and four days later he again won 300 guineas, beating Mr Shafto's Gnawpost, who ran off course, over the Ditch In Course (2 miles, 97 yards). At the Second October Meeting, he won 500 guineas, beating Lord Farnham's Miss Osmer, and two days later he won the 120 guineas Beecham Well Cup, beating Lord Clermont's Priestess, Mr Vernon's Pyrrhus, Lord Farnhams' Conductor, Sir Charles Bunbury's Fabius and Mr Ogilvy's Lycurgus over the Ditch In Course. He then collected a 1000 guineas forfeit (pp) from Lord Clermont's Brilliante. At the Houghton Meeting he collected a 1000 guineas half forfeit from Lord Farnham's Conductor. In 1772 at the First Spring Meeting he received 240 guineas in compromise from Lord Farnham's Charon, 250 guineas from the Duke of Cumberland's Pompey, and at the Second Spring Meeting, 250 guineas from the Duke of Cumberland's Faggergill. He then lost his first race to Mr Vernon's Pyrrhus, giving him five pounds. At the First Spring Meeting in 1773 he won 50, beating Mr Foley's Trentham and nine others over the Round Course. Starting for Lord Clermont in May he won 500 guineas, beating Mr Foley's Firetail over the Ditch In Course. In 1774 at the First Spring Meeting he won 300 guineas, beating Lord Rockingham's Solon, and another 300 guineas in May, beating Lord Ossory's Chalkstone. At the First October Meeting he won 300 guineas, beating Lord Grosvenor's Mahomet. At the First Spring Meeting in 1775 he collected a 300 guineas half forfeit from Lord Rockingham's Solon. He then won a 200 guineas each sweepstakes, beating Mr Wentworth's Ancaster and Mr H Vernon's Minister. Later the same day he collected a half forfeit of 300 guineas from Mr Blake's St. George. At the First October Meeting he lost to Mambrino, but the next day beat Mr Foley's Enterprise to win 200 guineas over the Ditch In Course. He then won 300 guineas, beating Mr Codrington's Pumpkin. At the Second October Meeting he won the 140 guineas, beating Lord Grosvenor's Morwick and the Duke of Grafton's Lamplighter. At the Houghton Meeting he won 100 guineas, beating Mr Strode's Pudenda. In 1776 at the Second Spring Meeting he won a 300 guineas each sweepstakes, beating Mr Codrington's Narcissus and Lord Grosvenor's Protector. In September he won 100 guineas, beating Sir Charles Davers's Counsellor [ex-Towzer]. He started for the 140 guineas at the First October Meeting, but lost to Planet and Labyrinth in his final appearance on the turf. He entered the stud at Pakenham, near Bury in Suffolk, where he remained from 1778 to 1779 with a fee of 10 guineas. He moved to Leeming-Lane, near Bedale in Yorkshire, for the 1780 season, then on to Chippenham, near Newmarket, for 1781 through 1788, his fee gradually declining to 3 guineas. He did not get many mares besides those of Lord Clermont. His most notable offspring was the Derby winner Aimwell, although he got several other good race horses and mares.
Mark Anthony Mares
1. Sister to Fandango (f 1782c), bred by Lord Clermont, dam of the stallion Paynator (br c 1791 Trumpator), and the taproot mare of Family 18-a, Miss Furey (b f 1798 Trumpator).
2. Lady Harriet (b f 1783), bred by Lord Clermont, 2nd dam of the Two Thousand Guineas winner Wizard (ch c 1806 Sorcerer), and 4th dam of the good stallion Haxall's Moses (b c 1816 Sir Harry*).
3. Mark Anthony Mare (b f 1788), bred by Lord Clermont, ancestress of the Deutsches Derby winner Chilperic (ch c 1908 Gallinule) and other good winners in Family 28.
   

   
Brilliant (GB) bu c 1750 (Crab - Sister 1 to Buffcoat, by Godolphin Arabian). Sire Line Alcock's Arabian. Family 6-a.
   
Othello (GB) [Portmore's] bl c 1743 (Crab - Miss Slamerkin, by Young True Blue. Sire Line Alcock's Arabian. Family 7.
   
Why Not (GB) bl c 1744 (Crab - Sister 2 to Slipby, by Fox). Sire Line Alcock's Arabian. Family 1.
   

   
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