|Hobgoblin br c 1724
(Aleppo - Mare, by
- Mare, by Old Smithson - Mare, by Argyle's Wanton Willy). Sire
Line Darley Arabian.
Bred by the Reverend Mr
S Goodall, then owned by Edward Coke of Longford Hall, in
Derbyshire, who also owned the Godolphin Arabian, Hobgoblin
raced at Newmarket from 1729 to 1732.
After the death of Mr
Coke in 1733 he entered Lord Godolphin's Gogmagog stud in
Cambridgeshire. He remained there until the middle of the 1744
season then moved to Sir John Dutton's Gloucestershire stud.
Joining Lord Massareene in Ireland in 1747 the last record of
him is of his inclusion in that worthy's dispersal sale in 1751. His best son was
(ch c 1745), although he got several other good race horses
including Phantom and Trimmer. While his daughters made their
marks in England they were also popular with American breeders.
|Wanton Willy Mare
|In April of 1729
at Newmarket he won a 100 guineas match against Lord
Halifax's grey colt Pig, with each carrying 9 stone over
4 miles. Later that month he defeated Lord Halifax's
Conqueror (b c 1723c Jigg)
over 4 miles, again shouldering 9 stone each, to collect
100gs. In October he beat Mr Vane's Miss Pert (b f 1723 Thoulouse Barb), giving her two pounds, in a 300gs match
over 4 miles. The next day he won a 180gs stakes for
five year olds, over 4 miles, beating Lord Halifax's
Miss Halifax (ch f 1724 Hampton Court Litton Arabian),
the Duke of Bolton's Foxhunter (br c 1724
Bay Bolton), the Duke of
Rutland's Skyrocket, the Duke of Hamilton's Salisbury
Steeple, the Duke of Somerset's Welbeck and Lord W Manners's Jenny.
|In October of
1730 at Newmarket he finished 3rd and last in His
Majesty's Plate of 100gs, won by Mr Sheppard's Tarran
(ch c 1724 Tarran's Black Barb) followed by Mr Humberston's Stump (b c 1724
Hobgoblin placed 3rd in the first heat and was withdrawn
from the 2nd.
|Hobgoblin did not
race in 1731; he was apparently in the stud.
|Back in training and
running for Mr Coke in April of 1732 he lost a 500gs match
at Newmarket to the Duke of Bolton's
(br c 1724 Bay Bolton). Also in April of that year he beat Mr
Fleetwood's Eaton over 4 miles for 500gs, and later in
October he beat the Duke of Somerset's Greylegs (c 1725
Wyndham), over 4 miles,
to collect 300gs.
Betty (b f 1737), probably his most important daughter,
from whom most of Family
21 descends, and dam of the undefeated Mirza (b c
1749 Godolphin Arabian),
who numbered Matchem (b c
1748 Cade) among his victims.
||Shireborn (b f
1739) produced the American matriarch
(b f 1745 Godolphin
Arabian), along with the Leeds Chub (b c 1746
Arabian), the sire of Bolton* (b c 1760).
(b f 1742), bred and raced by John Hutton of Marske, in
Yorkshire, won the Hambleton Guineas for mares at Malton
in 1747, beating Mr Keck's Lady Betty (Lath), Mr
Fenwick's Miss Bolton, Mr Hodgson's At Him Jenny, Mr
Willoughby's Miss Ackworth and Mr Lambton's Country
Lass. In April of 1748 she won the King's Plate for
mares at Newmarket, beating Mr Keck's Lady Charlotte (Crab),
Mr Croft's Miss Slamerkin (Crab)
and others over the Round Course. She was the dam of the
two stallions, Silvio (b c 1754
and Brother to Silvio (b c c1755
Silvio was a very good race horse, winner of many
Plates, including the Gold Cup At Richmond.
||Hobgoblin Mare, the
dam of the early colonial sire Dabster* (ch.c. 1736
(gr f 1744), the 2nd dam of the worthy Aristotle*
(br c 1755 Cullen Arabian).
||Hobgoblin Mare, the
2nd dam of the influential Othello* (bl c 1746
also called Black-and-all-Black.
||Margery Daw (ch f
1745), bred by James Lennox Dutton, raced with no
success herself, dam of Sir Matthew Featherstonehaugh's
King's Plate winner Henricus (br c 1757 Portmore's
||Sister to Sherborne
(b f 1736), dam of Mr Martindale's Shepherdess (b f
1743 Godolphin Arabian),
who won the King's Plate for mares at Newmarket in 1749.
(gr f 1748), owned by Mr Dutton, 3rd dam of the Prince
of Wales' good runner Traveller
(b c 1785 Highflyer).
gr c 1737 (Hobgoblin - Mare, by
Surley - Mare, by Coneyskins
- Fen Mare, by Hutton's Royal Colt - Mare, by Blunderbuss - Old
Thornton Mare, by Place's White Turk). Sire Line
Arabian. Phantom was bred by Mr Wanley of Eyford, Gloucestershire, and
later purchased by Mr Hutton. In 1741 he won 50 guineas at
Carlisle, beating Mr Thornborough's Daphne, Sir
William Maxwell's Bachelor, Mr Hornby's Favourite, Miss Holme's Miss
Makeless and four others. In 1742 he won £50 at Malton,
followed by £50 at York, where he beat Mr Read's Jack Come
Tickle Me, the Duke of Ancaster's Creeper, Lord Gower's Duchess
and Mr Moore's Loyalty. In 1743 he won the King's Plate at
York, beating Mr Shaw's Ploughman and Mr Mewburn's Smiling
Ball. He walked-over for the King's Plate at Lincoln. In October
he won the first heat of the King's Plate at Newmarket, beating
the Duke of Ancaster's Dismal, the Duke of Devonshire's bay
horse by Childers and the Duke of Somerset's Brother to
Fearnought. He was subsequently withdrawn from the latter race
due to severe lameness. In 1744 he won £50 at
Durham, beating Captain Hartley's Countess, Mr Pulleine's Scarborough Colt and
two others, which was his last race. The Turf Register
records a Byerley Turk cross between the Surley Mare and the
Coneyskins Mare [Pick 1:71]. Phantom left no relevant
b g 1744 (Hobgoblin - Amorett, by Bartlet's
Childers). Sire Line
Arabian. Family 15.
Trimmer, a full brother to Shakespeare, was bred by
Lord Godolphin and sold, first to James Lenox
Dutton, then to George Prentice, and finally to
Maurice Keating. In 1749 Trimmer won the King's
Plate at Lichfield, defeating Mr Routh's Crab, Mr
Vernon's Lady Caroline (who won the King's Plate at Hambleton)
and two others. Starting for Mr Prentice in April of 1750 he
won the 135 Guineas Plate at Newmarket, beating "easy"
Mr Meredith's Squirrel, Mr Greville's Noble and Mr Pembroke's
Dash. He then won the King's Plate at Canterbury, beating Mr
Meredith's Chub, and the King's Plate at Newmarket in October,
beating in three heats Lord Portmore's Beau, Mr Meredith's Stump
and Mr Routh's Looby. In April of 1751 Trimmer started
favourite for the King's Plate at Newmarket, with Looby, Crab,
Stump and Creeper among his rivals, but was distanced in the
first heat, causing much consternation among his backers. He was
then sold to Mr Keating who took him to Ireland. In 1752
Trimmer won the £60 Subscription Plate at the Curragh, beating
Lord Antrim's Bajazet. Later in May he won a £30 purse at Trim,
beating Mr O'Neale's Fearnought, followed by a walk-over in a
£50 Plate at Castle Bar in June.