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Molly Long Legs (GB)
 
 


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Sire Line


Babraham


Godolphin Arabian

 

 

 

 

Molly Long Legs b f 1753 (Babraham - Mare, by Cole's Foxhunter). Sire Line Godolphin Arabian. Family 6-a.

Bred and raced by Fulke Greville (1717-1806) of Wilbury House, in Newton Toney, Wiltshire, she was sold in 1761 to Frederick St John (1748-1787), 2nd Viscount Bolingbroke, for whom she ran her final race of 1761 and her only race of 1762. Between 1759 and 1761, she won three races for 200 guineas each at Newmarket.

In the stud she produced her first two foals in 1757 and 1758. After the interval on the turf she produced eleven foals, from 1763 to 1778. Among her distinguished descendants was Eleanor (b f 1798 Whiskey), the first filly to win both the Derby and Oaks Stakes. Priam (b c 1827 Emilius) and Phantom (b c 1808 Walton) were both Derby winners and Champion sires. Sorcerer (bl c 1796 Comus) was a Champion sire, and Langar (ch c 1817Selim) proved to be a worthy stallion.

 
Pedigree
Molly Long Legs Babraham Godolphin Arabian  
 
Sachrissa Hartley's Blind Horse
Flying Whigg
Foxhunter Mare Cole's Foxhunter Lonsdale's Brisk
Brown Betty
Sister to Cato Partner
Sister to Roxana

Race Record

     
1758   Won 50 at Barnet, beating Mr Crosoer's Sportley (b f 1753 Regulus), Lord March's Brown Betty, Mr Pembroke's Jason and 5 others.
     
1760   Won 200gs at Newmarket, beating Lord March's Rose (ch f 1754 Blank). Won 200gs at the same meeting, again defeating Rose. Won 200gs at Newmarket, beating Lord Gower's Little David (b c 1747 Gower Stallion).
     
1761   Finished 2nd at Newmarket to Mr Warren's Sportsman (b c 1753 Cade) for the Jockey Club Plate, beating Mr Stamford's Bosphorus (br c 1754 Babraham), Lord Rockingham's Remus (b c 1752 Regulus), Shock, Rose, Foxhunter, Belford and Cato. Walked-over for 50 at Oxford.
 
Produce Record
         
Year of Birth     Name, Sire Owner or Breeder
1757 b c   Young Merlin, by Merlin Mr Greville
1758 b f   Fanny, by the Gower Stallion Lord Bolingbroke
1763 bl c   Darling, by Snap Lord Bolingbroke
1764 b f   Laycock, by South Lord Bolingbroke
1765 b f   Infanta, by the Compton Barb Mr Vernon
1766 b f   Isabella, by the Bunbury Arabian Mr Blake
1767 c   Versac, by Squirrel Lord Bolingbroke
1768 ch c   Forsett, by Matchem Lord Bolingbroke
1769 b f   Giantess, by Matchem Lord Bolingbroke
1772 ch c   by the Bolingbroke Arabian Mr Foley
1773 b c   Annuity [ex-Standard], by Sprightly Sir C Davers; Sir J Lade
1776 bl c   Helvetius, by Turf Mr Gascoigne
1778 b c   by Turf Mr Gascoigne
   

   
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