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Silverlocks (GB)
 
 


Silverlocks

 

 

 

Sire Line


St. Victor's Barb

 

 

 

Silverlocks [ex-Bonny Dundee] ch f 1725 (Bald Galloway - Sister to Chaunter by Acaster Turk). Sire Line St.Victor 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 Strickland Turk).

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 Godolphin 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 [RoyalStuds:139].
 
Pedigree
Silverlocks Bald Galloway St. Victor's Barb  
 
Grey Whynot Whynot
Royal Mare
Sister to Chaunter Acaster Turk  
 
Sister to Leedes Leedes Arabian
Charming Jenny
Race Record
 
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 started.
 
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 October.
 
In 1733 she won a 300gs match over 4 miles at Newmarket in April, beating Lord Gower's Diana (b f Cyprus Arabian).
 
Produce Record

 

Silverlock's 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   Name, Sire Owner or Breeder
17341 b c colt, by Whitefoot Lord Godolphin
17352 b c colt, by Whitefoot Lord Godolphin
17373 b f filly, by Whitefoot Lord Godolphin
17384 bu f filly, by Godolphin Arabian Lord Godolphin, Mr Crofts
17395 bu f filly, by Godolphin Arabian Lord Godolphin, Sir J Moore
17406 bu c Silvertail (called also Silverlocks), by Saucebox Lord Godolphin, Lord Portmore
17417 bu f filly, by Godolphin Arabian Lord Godolphin
17428 bu c Buffcoat, by Godolphin Arabian, (sent to Virginia) Lord Godolphin

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.

2 "May 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 Studs:144].

3 "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.

5 "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].

6 "April 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].

7 "April 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].

8 "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].

   

   
Brilliant (GB) bu c 1750 (Crab - Sister 1 to Buffcoat, by Godolphin Arabian). Sire Line Alcock's Arabian. Family 6-a.
   

   
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