St. Victor's Barb
|Otho b c 1760 (Chedworth's Moses -
Miss Vernon, by Cade). Sire Line
Victor Barb. Family 4-b.
Otho was bred by the Honourable Richard
Vernon of Newmarket, who also bred the Derby winner
Diomed (ch c 1777
Florizel). He was later sold to the Earl of Upper Ossory,
of Ampthill Park, Bedfordshire. He was
on the turf for four years where he defeated such horses as Turf (b c
1760 Matchem) and Antinous (ch c 1758
Otho was a private stallion for
Lord Ossory until 1778 when he covered publicy for 20gs. In 1780 his fee
declined to 5gs and remained there until 1784. In the stud he got a
number of excellent runners for Lord Ossory. His most famous son was
(ch c 1772), a notable racehorse and sire. His daughter Otheothea (br f
1772) was the ancestress of a number of good horses, including the One
Thousand Guineas winner Kate (b f 1849 Auckland). Another daughter,
Pastorella (b f 1774), was the ancestress of the St Leger winner
William (b c 1811 Governor), and his daughter Nelly (b f 1779) was the
ancestress of the Prix Royal Oak winner Nelusco (b c 1865 Monarque) and
other good winners.
Old Country Wench
|In 1764, running for Mr Vernon, he won £50 at Bedford,
beating "easy" Mr White's Lucy Cooper (ch f 1761
Smith's Phoenix (c 1760 Babraham) and 1 other. Won a 300gs match at
Newmarket in October from Lord Bolingbroke's Turf (b
c 1760 Matchem).
|In 1765 he collected half forfeit from Lord Orford's Jerkin (b
c 1760 Babraham) and Lord
Bolingbroke's Turf for a 300gs match at Newmarket.
Won a 200gs each sweepstakes at Newmarket in July,
beating Mr Panton's Pancake (gr c 1759
Blank), with Lord Orford's
Ghost (b c 1759 Blank)
paying a forfeit.
|In 1766 he lost a 1000gs match at Newmarket in April
to Lord Rockingham's Bay
Malton (b c 1760 Sampson).
Running for Lord Ossory, he won £50 Ladies' Plate at
Huntingdon in July, beating Mr Shafto's Herald (b c
1759 Snap) and Mr Quick's
General (br c 1758 Young Cartouch).
|In 1767 he lost a match for 300gs at Newmarket in
April to Lord Rockingham's bay Godolphin Hunter colt,
giving the colt 26lbs. Won the 100gs Jockey Club Plate
at Newmarket in May, beating the Duke of Bridgewater's
Tartar (b c Tartar),
Mr Meynell's Cheshire Dick (ch c 1760
Regulus), the Duke of
Northumberland's Narcissus (ch c 1756 Wilson's
Chestnut Arabian) and Lord Bolingbroke's Turf, the
latter going lame. Won the 140gs Purse at Newmarket
in September, beating Mr Shafto's Ferdinando (b c
1761 Young Snip) and the Duke of Grafton's Antinous
(ch c 1758 Blank). Won a
100gs match at Newmarket in October from Lord
Rockingham's Prospero (ch c 1758 Merlin).