|Lister's Turk or Stradling
Turk, Leicester Turk gr c 1683c. Sire Line
He was said to have been taken
from the Turks at the seige of Buda in 1686 during the reign of
James II and brought to England by the Duke of Berwick [GSB1:389].
James FitzJames (1670-1734), 1st Duke of Berwick was the illigitimate son of King
James II. Prior notes that on the Duke's return in 1687, he was
only seventeen years old, and that he "probably"
brought the Turk with him [Early Records:79].
Lister's Turk may have
remained the property of the Duke between his return to England
in 1687 and his flight to France in January of 1689. At some
later point the Turk came into the possession of Matthew Lister,
and stood at his Burwell Park stud, near Louth, in Lincolnshire.
Lister's Turk exerted
considerable influence in the stud, appearing five times in the
pedigree of Eclipse (ch c 1764
His best son was probably Snake, although Coneyskins became a
good broodmare sire. Brother to Snake sired the taproot mare of
69. Lister Turk seemingly lived on into venerable old age as
Coneyskins wasn't born until 1712.
||The Duke of
Peg (gr f 1698c), a foundation mare
of Family 23.
There is considerable confusion in the early
sources surrounding Piping Peg and the mare
named "Hobby Mare" although it is probable that
they were sisters. The "Hobby Mare" was bred by
Leedes in North Yorkshire and was dam of
Betty (ch f 1711 Curwen's
Bay Barb) and Hip
(gr c 1716 Curwen's Bay
Barb). In 1706, after her purchase by Evelyn
Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston, Piping Peg lost an
eight mile race for 500 guineas to Wenn, owned by John
Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol.
||Lister Turk Mare,
the 2nd dam of Bulle Rock* (b c 1709
Arabian), usually cited as the first
"bred" horse to arrive in America.
Mare," a broodmare in the Duke of Ancaster's stud,
the 2nd dam of Ancaster's Crab (gr c 1726 Wynn's
Arabian) who was thought to have been sent to Virginia
|c (Lister's Turk - Coneyskin's Dam, by
Jigg). Sire Line
Bred by the Duke of Rutland, Brisk was said to be a full brother to the
Duke of Rutland's (later John Hutton's)
Evidence suggests that Rutland's and Hutton's
Coneyskins were two different horses. Racing for the Marquis of Dorchester Brisk lost a 4 mile race to
Basto (br c 1703
Turk) in 1710. The Marquis of Dorchester was created 1st
Duke of Kingston in 1715, and in the latter's colours Brisk was
said to "have carried the Whip at Newmarket" [Pond
Lister's or Bowe's, possibly Robinson's Barb (Lister's Turk -
Mare, by Hautboy). Sire Line
Turk. Snake was bred in Yorkshire by Matthew Lister, and probably
covered in the stud of Mr Robinson at Easby, near Richmond,
Yorkshire. He was "never in training, being rendered
incapable by a tumourous swelling that attended him in his
youth; and from a suppostion that the same was the effect of the
sting or bite of some venomous reptile, was therefore called
Snake" [Pick 1:6]. Among his sons were Bay Wilkinson,
Beaver's Driver, Lowther, the brothers Easby Snake and William's
Squirrel, and Snake Colt.
Galloway [ex-Cloudy] (ch f 1728), owned by Captain
Worlock, won the first two heats of 10 Guineas Plate at
Sedgefield, Durham, in February of 1732. Standing 13
hands 3 1/2 inches, she entered Cuthbert Routh's
broodmare band, at Snape in North Yorkshire, later that
same year. A matriarch of
17, she produced the stallion
(ch c 1739 Fox), Lord Portmore's
Abigail [ex-Routh's Trumpery] (ch f 1735 Young
Greyhound), who won a King's Plate at at Newmarket in
1741, Black Eyes (b f 1741 Crab),
and Cottingham Mare (ch f 1745 Cottingham).
Country Wench (gr f 1712), bred by Mr Robinson of Easby, and later sold to John Egerton. She placed 3rd in
His Majesty's Gold Cup at Hambleton in 1717, won by Mr Wrigglesworth's Creeping Kate, beating eighteen others,
including the Duke of Ancaster's Virgin (ch f 1712
Ancaster Merlin), who ran last. The following year she
placed 2nd to Coneyskins
in the Gold Cup at York. She produced Mr Egerton's
Nanny (gr f 1724 Pigot Turk) who won His Majesty's 100
Guineas at Hambleton in 1729. She was shot in 1736.
1 to Old Country Wench (f 1713c), dam of Grey
Robsinon (gr f 1723 Bald Galloway), the dam of Champion
Sire Regulus (b c 1739
Arabian). Sister 1 also produced Howe's Foxhunter
(ch c 1722 Bald Galloway). It seems probable that there
was more than one sister to Old Country Wench. For the
evidence, please see
2 to Old Country Wench (f 1720c) was bred by Mr
Robinson of Easby and purchased around 1730 by William
Metcalfe. A foundation mare of
11, she produced the good stallions
(ch c 1732 Bartlet's
Childers), grandsire of
(ch c 1763 Marske), and Shock
(b c 1729 Jigg).
||Snake Mare, a
foundation mare of Family
19, and dam of Thunderbolt [ex-Badger] (gr c 1723
Wood's Counsellor), winner of several King's Plates.
||Snake Mare, 3rd dam
of Sampson (bl c 1745
who won several King's Plates and sired Engineer (b c
1756) who in turn sired Mambrino
(gr c 1768).
||Snake Mare, 2nd dam
of the good runner
Standard [ex-Bashaw] (b c 1736
Belgrade) who sired Jason
(gr c 1749) and the Duke of Hamilton's Figure (gr c
||Snake Mare, 3rd dam
of Othello* (bl c 1746 Crab),
who was sent to America and there became a stallion of
considerable significance. Among his offspring was the
undefeated Galloway's Selim, bred from
(b f 1745 Godolphin
||Snake Mare, dam of
Mr Evan's Stirling* (gr c 1763 Belsize Arabian), who
was sent to South Carolina where he sired Sally Painter
(gr f 1769c), an early American matron who was the 17th
dam of Triple Crown winner and Leading Sire Count Fleet
(br c 1940 Reigh Count).
||Snake Mare, a
foundation mare of Family
||Snake Mare, 2nd dam of Mr Humberstone's Stump (b c 1724 Manica), who won
Royal Plates at Nottingham, York and Lincoln, and 3rd
dam of Captain (br c 1752 Young Cartouch).
||Snake Mare, owned
by Sir William Morgan, dam of Young Lamprie (gr c
1730), who was sent to Ireland and there sired Ground
Ivy (c 1737).
||Bald Peg (ch f
1720), owned by Matchem Timms, won the "Hambleton
Guineas" Royal Plate at Richmond in 1725 along with
Plates at Newcastle and Kipling-Coates and a number of
others. Her dam was the famous Page's Galloway who won
several galloway plates in northern England.
||Molly in the Moss
(b f 1721), bred by Mr Smith, placed 2nd in His
Majesty's 100 Guineas at Hambleton in 1726, won by Mr
Taylor's Ladylegs, later called
Charlotte, (ch f 1721 Old Royal), beating Sir R Milbanke's Doll (b f 1721 Darcy's Woodcock) and
twenty-one others. She was later purchased by Lord
||Sister to Squirrel
(ch f 1723), owned by Mr Smith, placed 9th in His
Majesty's 100 Guineas at Hambleton in 1728, won by Mr Newstead's Miss Pert (b f 1723 Thoulouse Barb).
| b c 1717 (Snake - Mare, by Whynot). Sire Line
Turk. Family 62. Bred in Yorkshire by Mr. Wilkinson, he was purchased by Lord
Tankerville. In 1722 he won the Ladies' Gold Cup at York,
beating the Duke of Bolton's Badger, later called Thunderbolt
(gr c 1723 Wood's Counsellor), Mr Coatsworth's Highland Laddie
and six others over four miles, along with several other plates
|[Beaver's] ch c 1732 (Snake - Thwaite's Dun Mare, by
Acaster Turk). Sire Line
Turk. Family 38. Owned by Nathaniel Beaver, Driver ran for three years. In 1738
he won 20 guineas at Epsom, beating three others, £25 at Egham,
beating Mr Stevenson's Richmond Ball, 20 guineas at Marlborough,
beating Mr Williams's Squirrel, and £30 at
Lambourn, beating Mr Grisewood's Little Gift, Lord Weymouth's
Post Boy, and four others. In 1739 he won 20 guineas at
Marlborough, beating Mr Salt's Indian King, 30 guineas at Blandford, beating Mr Stevenson's Richmond Ball for the second
time, £30 at Hounslow, £25 at Reading, and £30 at Newberry,
beating Lord Portmore's Squirt
(ch c 1732 Bartlet's Childers).
This same year he collected two premiums, at Egham and
Market-Lavington, each for £10. In 1740 he won 30 guineas at
Blandford and 30 guineas at Salisbury, beating Sir M Newton's
Spot and Mr Norris's Foxhunter. In the stud he got Mr Lamego's
Little Driver (ch c 1743).
| b c (Snake - Mare, by
Acaster Turk). Sire Line
Turk. Family 70. Also called Smith's Son of Snake, he was bred in North Yorkshire
by Mr Smith. He was referred to as Mr Ellerker's Easby Snake
in Cuthbert Routh's stud book [Early Records:43]. Best known as
the sire of Mother Western (f 1731), the 2nd dam of
(ch c 1764 Marske), however, he also
got Mr Hendry's Miss Hendry (gr f 1730), winner of His
Majesty's 100 Guineas at Hambleton in 1735, and John Holme's
Snake Mare (f 1746c), dam of Barrock Billy* (ch c 1753
and Carlisle (b c 1749 Regulus).
| ch c
1721 (Snake). Sire Line
Turk. Mr White's Easby Snake won a £40 Plate at York in
1727, beating Mr Boyes's Merlin Stripling and two others.
| b c 1725 (Snake). Sire Line
Turk. Bred by Sir William Lowther, he was later owned and raced by Mr
Rich. In 1731 he won the Royal Plate at Nottingham, beating in
three heats Mr Hutton's Blacklegs (c 1725 Hutton's Bay Turk),
Mr Taylor's Fearnought, Mr Rawlinson's Whittington, Mr
Jackson's Favourite (gr f 1725 Alcock's Arabian), and Mr Rickaby's Patch Buttocks (bl c 1725 Graham's Champion). Lowther
won a great number of Galloway Plates and was said to be
"the best runner of his size in the kingdom" [Pick1:468].
Colt c (Snake). Sire Line
Turk. Sired the dam of Mr Constable's Cottingham (ch c 1735
Hartley's Blind Horse), winner of the King's Plate at York and
sire of the dam of Judgment (b c 1751