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Grenadier (GB)
 
 


Grenadier

 

 

Sire Line


Blaze


Flying Childers


Darley Arabian

 

 

 

Grenadier [ex-Captain] b c 1746 (Blaze - Mare by Sultan). Sire Line Darley Arabian. Family 40.

Bred and owned by George Witty of Yorkshire, he was probably a half-brother to Jenny Cameron* (b f 1742). The Witty family maintained a small racing and breeding establishment from early in the eighteenth century into the second decade of the nineteenth century. George Witty is probably most famous as the breeder of the successful race mare Meliora (ch f 1729 Fox) who later became the dam of Tartar (ch c 1743 Crofts Partner). Tartar in turn sired the legendary King Herod (b c 1758).

Grenadier raced for three years, initially under the name of Captain. Said to stand a full fifteen hands one inch, he covered at the Witty stud in Beverley, Yorkshire, for a fee of 1 guinea. In the stud he sired a number of racehorses although his stock did not breed on.

 
Pedigree
Grenadier Blaze Childers Darley Arabian
Betty Leedes
Confederate Filly Grey Grantham
Rutland Barb Mare
Sultan Mare Lonsdale's Sultan Lonsdale Grey Arabian
Sister to Bonny Lass
Commoner Mare Warton's Commoner
Castaway Mare
Race Record
 
In 1751 at New Malton he won 50, beating Mr Coatsworth's Traveller (ch c 1746 Old Traveller), who had won that year the Gold Cup at Chester, the King's Plate at Edinburgh and three other 50 plates, Mr Storey's Little David (ch c 1747 Gower Stallion), and one other, carrying 10 stone each for 3-mile heats. In August at Black Hambeton he won 70 guineas, defeating Lord Portmore's Skim (gr c 1746 Bolton Starling), each carrying 10 stone for four miles. The following week at York he lost the Great Subscription Purse, worth nearly 129, to Skim, carrying 10 stone for four miles, although he beat two others.
 
In 1752 at Nottingham he walked-over for the King's Plate. In August at York, he lost both heats of the King's Plate to Sir Marmaduke Wyvill's Antelope (b c 1748 Young Belgrade), each carrying 12 stone for 4-mile heats.
 
In April of 1753 at Newmarket he won the King's Plate, beating Mr Meredith's Midas (ch c 1746 Saucebox), Antelope, and two others, all carrying 12 stone in 4-mile heats. This was Grenadier's final race.

   
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