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Monkey (GB)
 
 


Monkey

 

 

 

Sire Line


Lonsdale Arabian

 

 

 

 

Monkey b c 1725 (Lonsdale Arabian - Mare, by Curwen's Bay Barb). Sire Line Lonsdale Bay Arabian.

He was bred in England by Henry Lowther (1694-1751), 3rd Viscount Lonsdale, from purely Oriental ancestors. His pedigree was unconfirmed until 1929 when the then Lord Lonsdale verified that his family papers in keeping at Lowther Castle recorded Monkey's sale to America, probably in 1737. He raced only twice before entering the stud.

Fairfax Harrison describes Monkey's impact on early American bloodstock: "It was thus the fate of Monkey to perform chiefly the humble office of breeding up a native stock. The interest in him today is two fold, that he performed that function well, imparting something magical to his filly foals which made of them the foundation stock for the successful quarter racers which it was the privilege of Janus ultimately to galvanize: and that he is the only horse imported into America before the Revolution of which a contemporary portrait has come to light."

Probably imported by Colonel Nathaniel Harrison of Brandon, in Prince George County, Virginia, Monkey stood there for about a decade before moving on to North Carolina. He is said to have sired more than 300 foals in the two states. One of Monkey's unnamed daughters became the taproot mare of American Family A31, and another, the daughter of the Harrison of Brandon Mare contributed to American Family A10. He is a popular cross in old Virginia pedigrees.

Monkey died in North Carolina in 1754 at the age of twenty-nine.
 
Pedigree
Monkey Lonsdale Bay Arabian    
 
   
 
Curwen Barb Mare Curwen's Bay Barb  
 
Byerley Turk Mare Byerley Turk
Arabian Mare
Race Record
 
In 1730 he won a 100gs each sweepstakes at Newmarket in April, defeating the Duke of Bolton's Fearnought (br c 1725 Bay Bolton), the Duke of Devonshire's [Old] Polly (ch f 1725 Childers), Sir Michael Newton's Grasshopper and the Duke of Somerset's Greylegs (gr c 1725 Wyndham), "all being in high form".
 
n 1731 he won a King's Plate at York in August, defeating Sir Nathaniel Curzon's Brisk (gr c 1725 Bloody Shouldered Arabian), Mr Benson's Johnson (b c 1725 Johnson's Turk) and Mr Vavasour's Mercury (ch c 1725 Almanzor); three others were distanced in the first heat.

   

   
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