Darcy's White Turk
Bolton's] br c 1725 (Bay Bolton - Mare, by
Lexington Arabian). Sire Line
White Turk. Family 1.
Bred by Sir William Ramsden of
Byram, in Yorkshire, he was later purchased by the Duke of Bolton, who
had also owned his sire, Bay Bolton. Said to
be the best horse of his time at Newmarket, he raced from 1730 to 1733,
always over a 4 mile track.
Fearnought stood at Bolton Hall,
Bedale, Yorkshire, although he was said to have covered very few mares.
The contribution to the stud book was made by
In 1730 at Newmarket he lost a 700
guineas sweep to Lord Lonsdale's Monkey (b c
1725 Lonsdale Bay Arabian), while beating the Duke of Devonshire's Polly
(ch f 1725 Childers) and three others.
At Newmarket in March of 1731
Fearnought collected a 100 guineas forfeit from Mr Panton's
(br c Strickland
Turk [Carlisle's Barb]). In July at Nottingham he was defeated for
the King's Plate by Mr Rich's Lowther (b c Snake), although he beat
Mr Hutton's Blacklegs (b c 1725 Hutton's Bay Turk) and three others.
Back at Newmarket in October he lost a 500 guineas match to the Duke of
Devonshire's Little Scar (br c 1724
1732 proved a good year for
Fearnought. At Newmarket in March he won a 500 guineas match from Mr
Coke's Hobgoblin (br c 1724
Later in October he won another 500 guineas match from Mr Panton's
Mouse (b c Childers), and in November
beat Mouse yet again for a 1000 guineas match.
In February of 1733 at Newmarket
he received a 300 guineas forfeit from the hapless Mouse, and then in
April, a 150 guineas forfeit from Lord Portmore's Grey Childers (gr c
1727 Bartlet's Childers). In October
he defeated Mr Panton's Smart (ch c Woodcock) in a 200 guineas match,
which was his final race.