|Saltram br c 1780 (Eclipse
- Virago, by Snap). Sire Line
Bred by General John Parker (1735-1788, later
1st Baron Boringdon), of Saltram, near Plympton, Devon, who also bred his
dam, he was a full sister to the Oaks winner Annette (b f 1784). He
stood 15 hands 3 inches and was described as elegant and highly formed
although missing one eye. He won four of his eight starts during a three
year turf career.
From 1785 to 1788 he covered
privately in the Prince of Wales's stud where, among others, he got the
good horse Whiskey (b c 1789), who in turn
sired the Derby and Oaks winner Eleanor (b f 1798) and the Oaks winner
Pelisse (br f 1801). He stood at various places from 1790 to 1799,
including at Aston Clinton, near Tring in Hertfordshire, at Carshalton,
near Sutton in Surrey and at Hayne's Livery Stable in London. Some of
his notable offspring that were sent to America include
(br c 1795); Royalist* (b c 1790), the sire of Robin Grey (gr c 1805)
who sired Lady Grey (b f 1817), the third dam of Lexington;
St. Paul* (ch c 1789) and Whip* (b c 1794).
Imported by William Lightfoot of
Virginia in 1799, he stood at Lightfoot's Sandy Point stud in Charles
City County, Virginia, where he left some influential daughters. Saltram
Mare (ch f 1801c) produced, first, the worthy matron Jenny Cockracy
(ch f 1813), and second, Timoleon (ch c
1814), the sire of Boston (ch c 1833). Another
Clack (br f) produced the useful sire Tennessee Oscar (b c 1814 Wilkes's
several good daughters.
Saltram died in Virginia in 1802.
|Sister to Slipby
|Sister to Othello
|In 1783 at Newmarket he won a 300 guineas sweep
beating three others, then placed second in the
Cumberland Stakes. At Epsom he won the Derby and 950
guineas over Dennis O'Kelly's
(b c 1780 Eclipse). Among the field was Sir
John Lister Kaye's St Leger winner Phoenomenon (ch c 1780
|At Newmarket in 1784 he placed
third in the Claret Stakes to Gonzales (b c 1780 Herod),
beating Lord Grosvenor's Balance (b c 1780 Herod).
Later in the spring he defeated Lord Foley's Oliver (br c 1779
Protector) in a match for 100 guineas. In October he placed second to
Balance in a handicap sweep of 500 guineas.
|In his first race of 1785, and now owned by the
Prince of Wales, he placed second in the Craven Stakes
at Newmarket, which was won by Dungannon. He
then won a 200 guineas sweepstakes over Lord Clermont's Cantator (bl c
1781 Conductor), a full brother to the Champion Sire
Trumpator (bl c