St. Victor's Barb
[ex-Bonny Dundee] ch f
1725 (Bald Galloway - Sister to Chaunter by
Acaster Turk). Sire Line
Barb. Family 6-a.
She was bred by Mr Ayscough and sold to Mr Grange for whom she ran her first race under
the name of Bonny Dundee. Subsequently purchased by Edward Coke
(1701- 1733) of Longford Hall, in Derbyshire, she ran in his
colours for the remainder of her turf career. Mr Coke also owned
the Godolphin Arabian prior
to his acquisition by Lord Godolphin.
Mr Taunton describes her as a chestnut
filly "with a white mane and blaze face." Lord Godolphin calls her a
dun [Royal Studs:139]. In the portrait, above left, she appears to possess white socks as well. Silverlocks was
almost certainly a palomino, and her descendants should probably be
labelled palomino or buckskin (the cream dilutution gene may be
expressed as either) rather than dun, which latter gene has
never been found in the thoroughbred. (In the past "dun" was a
generic term applied to any yellowish-coloured horse but now is
used specifically to mean a horse with the dun gene).
Her dam, Sister to
Chaunter1, was bred by Sir William Strickland (1665-1724),
3rd Baronet, and also
produced Roxana (ch f 1718 Bald Galloway), Sister to Roxana (ch f 1719
Bald Galloway), Ayscough (ch c 1722 Blackatop), and
Batt (b c 1723
Described as "slow, but very stout", her successful turf career
spanned four seasons. She was then acquired by the 2nd Earl of
Godolphin (1678-1766), Gogmagog, and entered his Cambridgeshire stud.
There she produced Lord Portmore's
Silvertail (d c 1740), and Lord Godolphin's Buffcoat (d c 1742). Her
daughter, Sister to Buffcoat, (bu f 1738) by the
Arabian foaled William Crofts Brilliant (GB) bu
c 1750 Crab).
1 The General
Stud Book records the pedigree of Silverlocks as: "got by
the Bald Galloway - Akaster Turk - Leedes - Spanker" [GSB 1:183].
Mr Prior's The Royal Studs of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth
Centuries reproduces Lord Godolphin's stud book, in which
the pedigree of Silverlocks is recorded as: "Own sister to
Roxana. By the Bald Galloway, her dam by the Akaster Turk, out
of a mare that Sir William Lowther vallued much
|In 1730, running for Mr Grange,
Bonny Dundee won a £30 Prize for 5yos at Lincoln in
September, one heat, beating Mr Fauquier's chestnut colt Dimple; 5
|In 1731, running for Mr Coke, she
lost a 200gs match at Newmarket in March to Lord Portmore's Daffodil (ch
1725c Bald Galloway). Won a 200gs match later that month
at the same meeting from Mr Peirse's grey colt Smuggler
over 6 miles. Won a 300gs match at Newmarket in
October from Lord Portmore's Daffodil over 4 miles.
|In 1732 collected a half forfeit
at Newmarket in April from Lord Portmore's Victorious (br c 1725c) for a 200
guineas match over 5 miles. Later that month at the
same meeting she paid a half forfeit for a 200gs
match over 4 miles against Lord Halifax's grey colt.
Collected a half forfeit for a 400gs match over 4
miles against Lord Portmore's Daffodil at Newmarket
|In 1733 she won a 300gs match over
4 miles at Newmarket in April, beating Lord Gower's
Diana (b f Cyprus Arabian).
produce as recorded in the General Stud Book
[GSB 1:183] includes only her foals of 1738,
1739, 1740 and 1742, along with an undated Whitefoot filly. The table below has been
augmented with information from Lord Godolphin's
stud book as reproduced in Mr Prior's The Royal Studs of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth
Centuries [Royal Studs:139].
|Year of Birth
||Owner or Breeder
||colt, by Whitefoot
||filly, by Whitefoot
||filly, by Godolphin Arabian
||Lord Godolphin, Mr Crofts
||filly, by Godolphin Arabian
Godolphin, Sir J Moore
||Silvertail (called also Silverlocks), by
Godolphin, Lord Portmore
||filly, by Godolphin Arabian
||Buffcoat, by Godolphin Arabian, (sent to
1 "May ye 13th. A Bay Colt, no white. This colt
given to Given to Rd Boys in 1738" [Royal
Studs:144]. Mr Cheny noted a match arranged for
this colt: "30 Oct 1738, Newmarket,
Cambridgeshire Earl of Godolphin's Bay Colt, out
of Silver-Locks, against a Ches. Colt of Lord
William Manners's, full brother to Crabb. 8 st.
4 m. 200 Guineas. Half-forfeit". However, there
is no record of the race being run.
ye 7th. A Bay Colt, with a Blaze, inclining to
ye right Nostrill, & both feett behind white.
Mr Edward Salter had this Colt in 1739" [Royal
"April ye 12th. A Bay Filly, two white Leggs
Behind, & a Starr. This Filly sold to Mr Poole
in 1740" [Royal Studs:145].
4 "April ye 16th. A Dun Filly. This Filly sold to
Mr Huske in 1743 & dam to Mr Crofts Dun Colt yt
won Ipswich King's Plate, & Huntington 4 year
old, & Newmarket 4 year old Plates in 1754, &
was called Brilliant" [Royal Studs:146]. This
mare is credited with the colt John Trott in the
General Stud Book [GSB 1:93], however,
John Trott is more likely a foal of Mermaid
[GSB 1:126] and a brother to Collier [Pick 1:87].
6 Apr 1743, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire. Lord
Godolphin's dun Filly, beat the Duke of
Devonshire's brown Filly, full Sister to
Black-Legs. Eight Stone four Pound four Miles,
200 Guineas, half forfeit.
"April ye 4th. A Dun Filly with a Starr, & ye
off Hind foott white. She was put into ye Stud,
& sold to Mr Popham ye 18th Decr, 1748 in foale
by Dormouse Brother" [Royal Studs:147].
ye 12th. A Dun Colt with a white Rach down His
forehead, & ye near Fore foott, & ye near Foot
Behind, both white, & a little on ye outside of
his Foot before, & a little on the Inside of his
Foot behind, white". Sold to James Larkin in
1744 [Royal Studs:147].
ye 10th. A Dun Filly with a white nose, & a
little white on ye off side of her forehead, &
two white Leggs Behind. Sold to James Larkin in
1744" [Royal Studs:148].
"April ye 10th. A Dun Colt call'd Buffcoat, with
a white Rach down his forehead, & two white
Feett Behind. He was taken bad with ye wind
Collick ye 13th August, 1754, and dyed ye 14th,
20 minutes before Elleven o'Clock [Royal
Studs:149]. 30 Sep 1747, Newmarket,
Cambridgeshire. Earl of Godolphin's dun h
Buff-coat, 5yo was unplaced (ran 3 dr) in £50
for 5yo and 6yo, won by Earl of Portmore's b h
Cumberland – 3 ran. The General Stud
Book notes that this colt was sent to
Virginia [GSB 1:183], however, the Virginia bound Buffcoat in 1761 was his son, also called
Buffcoat (ch c 1755) in America [E2:94].