|Orville b c 1799 (Beningbrough
- Evelina, by Highflyer). Sire Line
Orville was bred by William
Wentworth-Fitzwilliam (1748-1833), 4th Earl Fitzwilliam, who also bred
the St Leger winner Paulina (b f 1804 Sir
Peter Teazle) and the stallion Mulatto (b c 1823
finished 2nd to Tarrare (b c 1823 Catton) in the St Leger and was later
sent to stud in Ireland. Lord Fitzwilliam also bred Orville's dam, Evelina (br f 1791 Highflyer) and her half-sister, the St Leger winner Pewett (b f 1786 Tandem). Evelina produced twelve offspring, including
Orville's half-brothers, the useful stallions Cervantes (b c 1806 Don
Quixote) and Paulowitz (br c 1813 Sir Paul).
He was described as standing
slightly over 16 hands, bay in colour, with a small star on his
forehead. Although he was said to be a horse of great power, and fine
symmetry and quality, and passed the latter on to his progeny, the
"Druid" noted that he had "a great deal of the
coach-horse about him, and he stood very much over with one knee".
Possessed of immense stamina, his jockey William Edwards said of him
that while "Selim was the speediest,
Orville was the best for all distances" of the horses that he had
ridden. In a four mile trial with
Haphazard (br c 1797
Peter Teazle), Orville was said to have given him "such a tying
up" at even weights that Haphazard "never again appeared in
Orville was a great success in the
stud and was Champion Sire in 1817 and 1823. He was shot in November of
|Tuting's Creeping Polly
|At 2: won a
sweep for 20 guineas each at Doncaster, beating Lord
Strathmore's Strathspey (b c 1799 Pipator) and
three others, placed 4th in a sweep for 20 guineas
each at York, won by Lord Darlington's L'Orient (b c
|At 3: won the Doncaster St Leger, worth 350 guineas, defeating Mr
Sitwell's Pipylin (br c 1799 Sir Peter
Teazle), Lord Fitzwilliam's Sparrowhawk (br c1799
Sir R Winn's Tankersley (ch c 1799 Overton), and three others, 2nd sweep
for 50 guineas each at York, won by Mr Wardell's Sir John (ch c
1799 Stride), who was later sent to Russia, 2nd sweep for 30 guineas
each at York, won by Lord Darlington's Peter (b c
2nd Doncaster Cup, won by Mr Brandling's Alonzo (b c 1798 Pegasus),
beating nine others.
|At 4: 2nd in a sweep of 20 guineas at York, won by Sir Thomas
Gascoigne's Lennox (ch c 1798 Delpini), sweep for 100 guineas each at
York, won by Sir F Standish's Duxbury (b c 1799
Peter Teazle), unplaced in his other start.
|At 5: won 120 guineas at York, beating Lord Darlington's colt (b c
Ormond) and Maltonian (ch c 1800 King Fergus),
won a sweep of 50 guineas each at Doncaster, beating Pipylin and
Doncaster (br c 1800 Sir Peter Teazle),
won a 200 guineas match against Colonel Mellish's Stockton (br c 1799
Gabriel) over four miles, 2nd in a sweep of 25 guineas each, won by Sir
Charles Bunbury's Eleanor (b f 1798 Whiskey),
winner of both the Derby and Oaks Stakes, 5th in a sweep for 25 guineas
each, won by Haphazard (br c 1797 Sir
|At 6: won the Somerset Stakes at Brighton, worth 450 guineas, although
he was the last of the four-horse field to cross the finish line, as Sir
H Williamson's Walton (b c 1799
Teazle), Sir J Shelley's Houghton Lass (b f 1801
Peter Teazle) and Mr Howorth's Enterprise (b c John Bull)
apparently did not run the full course, won the Prince's Gold Cup, worth
100 guineas with a sweep of 200 guineas, beating Houghton Lass, Colonel
Mellish's Lady Brough (b f 1801 Stride) and Harefoot (b c 1799
won the King's Plate at Lewes, beating the Duke of Richmond's Rolla
(b c Overton) in both four-mile heats, Rolla giving 2 pounds to
Orville, won a 100 guineas sweep, beating Walton, unplaced in his only
|At 7: won a 150 guineas sweep at Newmarket over the Beacon Course,
beating Quiz (ch c 1798 Buzzard), St Leger
winner, and two others, won 50 guineas over the Beacon Course, beating
Parasol (b f 1800 Pot8os), Staveley (b c 1802
Shuttle) the St Leger winner, Houghton Lass, and Henry (br c Overton),
Orville giving at least 5 pounds to the rest, won a 200 guineas match
against Colonel Mellish's Sancho (b c 1801 Don Quixote), the St Leger
winner who broke down in this race, collected 150 guineas forfeit at
Lewes from Houghton Lass, walked-over for 90 guineas at Lewes, unplaced
in his only other start.
|At 8: won a 300 guineas handicap sweep at Newmarket, beating Oaks winner
Pelisse (br f 1801 Whiskey), and Enchanter
(ch c 1799 Pot8os), won a 200 guineas match at
Lewes, beating Pelisse, won 100 guineas at Lewes, beating Cerberus
(ch c 1802 Gohanna), won the Ladies' Plate at
Lewes, beating Brighton (br c 1804 Gohanna),
won 105 guineas at Newmarket, beating Canopus (b c 1803
over the Beacon Course, won 350 guineas at Newmarket, beating Parasol
over the Beacon Course, walked-over for 125 guineas at Brighton.
Notable Orville Mares
||Agatha (br f 1814), 2nd dam of the Oaks winner Cyprian (b f
1833 Partisan), the latter the dam of the Oaks winner Songstress (b f
1849 Birdcatcher), and the Great Yorkshire
Stakes winner Joe Lovell (b c 1841 Velocipede).
||Charlotte (b f 1811),
winner of the One Thousand Guineas.
||Coral (b f 1816), 2nd dam
of Lanterne (b f 1841 Hercule), winner of the Prix du Jockey Club and
Prix de Diane, and herself the dam of Constance (ch f 1848 Gladiator),
taproot of Family 6-d. Coral was
also 2nd dam of the Prix du Cadran winner Tomate (b f 1842 Lottery).
||Desdemona (br f 1811), dam
of the good sire and Doncaster Cup winner Mulatto (b c 1823
Mulatto sired the Derby winner Bloomsbury (b c 1836) and Martha Lynn
(br f 1837), taproot of Family 2-h,
and dam of the the Derby and St Leger winner
Voltigeur (br c 1847
||Etiquette (br f 1820), 2nd
dam of Honoria (br f 1836 Camel), taproot of
||Gadabout (br f 1812), 3rd
dam of the St Leger and Cesarewitch winner
Baron (ch c 1842), sire of many good winners in France as well as
the Two Thousand Guineas and St Leger winner Stockwell
(ch c 1849).
||Louisa (br f 1813), dam of
the St Leger winner Jerry (bl c 1821
Smolensko) and Jessy (ch f 1824 Comus), winner of the Champion Stakes
||Miss Cannon (b f 1811),
3rd dam of Gallopade* (gr f 1828 Catton), who was sent to America and
founded a great family there. Gallopade* was the dam of Cotillion (ch f
1837 Leviathan*), Fandango (gr f 1836 Leviathan*) and
(gr f 1838 Glencoe*).
||Miss Craigie (b f 1811),
dam of the St Leger winner Birmingham (br c 1827 Filho da Puta) and of
the useful stallion Hedgeford* (br c 1825 Filho da Puta).
||Orville Mare (br f 1815),
dam of the Oaks winner Miss Letty (b f 1834
Priam) and the Champagne
Stakes winner Francesca (br f 1829
Partisan). Miss Letty was also the
3rd dam of the good stallion Oxford (ch c 1857 Birdcatcher).
||Orville Mare (br f 1809),
taproot of Family 2-s.
||Orville Mare (gr f 1814),
dam of The Twinkle (b f 1821 Walton), taproot of
||Orville Mare (br f 1812),
dam of the good stallion Tranby* (br c 1826
Blacklock), Wagtail (b f
1818 Prime Minister), taproot of Family
21-a, and of Miss Bowe (b f 1834
Catton). Miss Bowe was the dam of
the Oaks winner Iris (ch f 1848 Ithuriel), the St James's Palace
Stakes winner Tom Bowline (br c 1857
The Flying Dutchman), and the
Stewards' Cup winner and good sire Longbow (b c 1849 Ithuriel).
||Orville Mare (b f 1819),
dam of the Champion Sire Slane (b c 1833 Royal Oak), who got the Derby
winner The Merry Monarch (b c 1842), the Oaks winner The Princess
(ch f 1841), the Two Thousand Guineas winner Conyngham (b c 1844) and
the One Thousand Guineas winner Lady Orford (ch f 1847).
||Zoe (b f 1825), winner of
the One Thousand Guineas Stakes.
Other Notable Offspring
c c 1816 (Orville - Morel, by
Sorcerer). Sire Line
Bred by the 4th Earl Fitzwilliam, he was the sire of
the Derby and Two Thousand Guineas winner Cadland (br c 1825). Cadland
sired the Prix du Jockey Club winner Romulus (b c 1836), the three-time
winner of the Prix du Cadran, Nautilus (b c 1835), and the useful sire
The Prime Warden (b c 1834).
b c 1814 (Orville - Constantia, by
Walnut). Sire Line
Bred by Henry Peirse, he won
the St Leger Stakes in 1817. He died at the early age of eight in 1822.
|Master Henry (GB)
b c 1815 (Orville - Miss
Sophia, by Stamford). Sire Line
sire of Banter (br f 1826), taproot of
14-a, and dam of St Leger winner Launcelot (br c 1837
St Leger winner and Champion Sire Touchstone (br c 1821
br c 1809 (Orville - Marianne,
by Mufti). Sire Line
Bred by Robert Ladbroke, he won the Derby Stakes and
the Epsom Gold Cup. A useful sire he died in 1831.
b c 1823 (Orville - Blue
Stockings, by Popinjay). Sire Line
Family 2. He
was the sire of
the Oaks winner Pussy (br f 1831).