Courtesy of Ackermann
|Snap [Old, Routh's, Shafto's] bl c
1750 (Snip - Sister to Slipby, by
Fox). Sire Line
Arabian. Family 1.
Snap was bred in partnership by
Cuthbert Routh and Lord Portmore, the latter having given a half-share
in Snap's dam to Mr Routh in 1741. After Routh's death, he was
purchased at the dispersal sale by Jenison Shafto, whose family came
from Durham although he lived afterwards at Wratting near Newmarket.
[Early Records:24]. Later described as a very fine,
powerful horse, as a yearling Snap was valued at £70 in Routh's stud
During his successful turf career
Snap twice met Marske on the Beacon Course for
1000 guineas and defeated him each time. He also won the Free Plate at
York. Snap ran in the colours of Lord Sandwich although he was the
property of Mr Shafto.
In the stud for twenty-one years, he sired 261 winners of £92,637.
His most noteworthy sons were Latham's Snap and Goldfinder. Other sons
of note include Juniper (b c 1767), bred by John Holme, who twice won the Doncaster Cup,
and Snap [Chedworth's] (b c 1760), sire of
Carver* (b c 1770). Highly regarded by breeders in America he was there
represented by a number of sons: Lofty* (bl c 1760), sent to America in 1773, Mexican* (b c 1775), sire of Dictator (b c 1790) and Juliet
(f), the dam of Old Roxana (br f 1798 Marplot*), Snap* (br c 1757),
also called Hazard, was sent to South Carolina in 1767, and Snipe* (b c 1762),
was also sent to South Carolina in 1772.
Old Snap was Champion Sire in
1767, 1768, 1769 and 1771, and died at West Wratting in 1777.
|Sister to Mixbury
|Newcastle Turk Mare
||Angelica (br f 1761), dam of the Derby winner Assassin (b c
1779 Sweetbriar), and Hyde's Highflyer*
(br c 1782 Highflyer) who was sent to Virginia in 1788. Angelica was
also the grandam of two St Leger winners, Spadille (b c 1784
Highflyer) and Young Flora (b f 1785
||Arminda (b f 1765), dam of the influential American sire Medley*
(gr c 1776).
||Curiosity (br f 1760), dam of the Oaks winner Faith (b f 1778
||Hyaena (br f 1762), 2nd dam of the Derby winner Skyscraper (b c
||Jemima (b f 1769), dam of the Oaks winner Bridget (b f 1776
||Lisette (b f 1772), 2nd dam of the Derby winner and Champion
Sire Waxy (b c 1790 Pot8os).
||Middlesex (br f 1772), dam of July Stakes winner Seagull (b c
1786 Woodpecker) who was later sent to America, and grandam of Derby
winner Tyrant (b c 1799 Pot8os).
||Miss Euston (b f 1774), dam of Oaks winner Stella (b f 1781
||Nosegay (b f 1767), 2nd dam of St Leger winner Ninety-Three
(b c 1790 Florizel).
||Papillon (br f 1769), dam of
Peter Teazle (br c 1784 Highflyer), winner of the Derby Stakes and
ten times Champion Sire. She was also grandam of the Oaks winner
Bellissima (b f 1795).
||Promise (br f 1768), taproot of
1-d, and grandam of Oaks winner Pelisse (br f 1801
and Derby winner Waxy Pope (b c 1806).
||Snapdragon (br f 1759), grandam of Oaks Stakes winner Maid of
the Oaks (ch f 1780 Herod).
||Snap Mare (f), dam of Postmaster (b c 1771
Herod), and grandam
of Derby winner Aimwell (b c 1782 Mark Anthony).
||Snap Mare (b f 1761), dam of Fortitude (b c 1777) who sired the
Derby winner John Bull (ch c 1789).
||Snap Mare (f c1760), dam of
(br c 1771 Marske)an influential sire in America.
||Snap Mare (f 1762), dam of
Conductor (b c 1770
sire of St Leger winner and Champion Sire
Trumpator (bl c 1782). Both
Conductor and his son Trumpator contribute to the
sire line. Snap Mare also foaled Alfred (ch c 1767
sire of St Leger winner Imperatrix (ch f 1779).
||Virago (gr f 1764), dam of Oaks winner Annette (b f 1784
and Derby winner Saltram* (br c 1780
||Nettle* (b f c1767), dam of Heard's Snap (b c 1771).