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Achievement, by Stockwell
Regalia, by Stockwell
Repulse, by Stockwell
|Stockwell ch c 1849 (The
Baron - Pocahontas, by
Sire Line Stockwell.
Bred by William Theobald, he was purchased at the
beginning of his turf career by Brownlow Cecil
Marquess of Exeter, and trained by W Harlock. Described as a horse of great power, he was
said to have had remarkably sound legs and feet.
A rather large two year
old he only started twice.
Much improved at three he won the Two Thousand Guineas and St
Leger and it was thought the Derby, won by little
O'Rourke (ch c 1849 Birdcatcher),
was well within his grasp had he not been afflicted with an
illness before the race and interference within it.
After his turf career he
was sold to Lord Londesborough and covered at Kirkby Farm,
Grimston Park, near Tadcaster, Yorkshire, along with
Australian (b c 1850 Melbourne).
In 1860 both he and West Australian
were sold at Lord Londesborough's dispersal sale at Doncaster.
Australian went to the French Government for £4000 and
Stockwell to Richard Naylor for £4500.
Stockwell covered for
the 1861 season at the Rawcliffe stud, near York, and afterwards
at Hooton Hall in Cheshire for a fee that reached as high as 200
guineas. He got 209 winners of 1147 races worth £362,451.
Called the "Emperor of Stallions," he was Champion
Sire seven times and 2nd on the list another four times. He died
in 1870 at Hooton Hall.
|At 2: He
finished 2nd "by a head" in the 50 sovs
each Prendergast Stakes at Newmarket Second
October, won by Mr Gratwicke's Maidstone (ch c 1849
Chatham), beating Lord Exeter's Ambrose (bl c
Touchstone) and Sir R Pigott's Filius (b c
Finished 4th in the Criterion Stakes at
Newmarket Houghton, won by the Duke of
Richmond's Red Hind (b f 1849
followed a length by Ambrose in 2nd, Lord
Bruce's Cambridgeshire winner Knight of the
Shire (br c 1849 Sir
Hercules) 3rd, beating
(ch c 1849 Birdcatcher)
and Sir J Hawley's Bilberry (bl f 1849
Finished 2nd for a 100 sovs each handicap sweeps
at Newmarket Craven, won by Lord Orford's
Alcoran (br c 1849 Theon), beating Mr Payne's Glenluce (b f 1849 Slane). Won the Two Thousand
Guineas Stakes at Newmarket First Spring,
beating the Duke of Richmond's Homebrewed (br c
1849 Chatham) "easily by a length," Filius,
and an unplaced field of 6 others. At the same
meeting he won the £625 Newmarket Stakes,
beating Maidstone, Sir R Pigott's Father Thames
(ch c 1849
and 2 others. Went unplaced for the Derby at
Epsom won by Daniel
O'Rourke. Won a 400 sovs sweepstakes at
Goodwood, beating the Duke of Richmond's
Harbinger (br c 1849
"by half a length". At the same meeting
walked-over for a 300 sovs sweep and also won
the £600 Racing Stakes Handicap there, beating
Maidstone "in a canter, by two lengths," Father
Thames and Lord Eglinton's Lucio (bl c
Faugh-a-Ballagh). At York he won the £1590
Great Yorkshire Stakes, beating Lord Derby's
Longbow (b c
1849 Ithuriel) "by a length," Lord Exeter's
Ilex (ch c Beiram), the Hon S Hawke's Womersley (b c 1849 Birdcatcher) and 8 others. Won the Great St
Leger at Doncaster, beating Harbinger "by 10
O'Rourke, Mr Pedley's Trousseau (br f 1849
Gameboy), the Oaks winner Songstress (b f 1849
the Great (ch c 1849). At the same meeting
walked-over for the £250 Great Foal Stakes. Won
the £800 Grand Duke Michael Stakes at Newmarket
First October, beating Mr Greville's Cesarewitch winner Muscovite (b
c 1849 Hetman Platoff) "in a canter," Filius and
Ilex. At the same meeting won the £350 Newmarket
St Leger, beating Mr Greville's Frantic (b c
1849 Alarm) "easily," and Ilex. Collected a 50
sovs forfeit from Lord Ribblesdale's Nabob (bl c
1849 The Nob).
Finished 2nd for the Emperor's Plate at Ascot,
won by Teddington (ch c 1848
Orlando), beating 2
others, following which he was said to have gone
amiss and was unable to undertake his other
|At 5: He
won his final race, The Whip and 200 sovs each at Newmarket
Second October, beating Mr Morris'
Kingston (b c 1849 Venison) who broke
|Bathilde (ch f 1858) winner of Cambridgeshire Stakes.
(br f 1870) winner of Lavant Stakes, Woodcote Stakes,
Chesterfield Stakes, Hurstbourne Stakes.
|Cherie (b f 1866) winner of Cesarewitch Stakes.
|Chevisaunce (br f 1868) winner of Acorn Stakes.
|Devotion (ch f 1869) winner of Free Handicap, 2nd
|Highland Lassie (br f 1869) winner of Coronation Stakes.
|Lady Augusta (ch f 1860) winner of One Thousand Guineas
|Lady Chester (ch f 1870) winner of AJC Champagne Stakes,
Breeders' Plate, Sires' Produce Stakes, Spring Stakes twice,
Craven Plate, Cumberland Stakes twice, AJC Plate, Randwick Plate,
Autumn Stakes, VRC Derby, Melbourne Cup, Town Plate, Melbourne
|Princess of Wales (ch f 1862) winner of Beaufort Cup, 3rd
|Sweet Katie (ch f 1861) winner of Preis der Diana.
|Vaga (b f 1858) 3rd Champagne Stakes.
br f 1864 (Stockwell - Paradigm,
by Paragone). Sire Line
Family 1-j. Bred at Oakley Hall, near Kettering, by General (then Colonel) Mark Pearson, she was a full sister to the triple
crown winner Lord Lyon (b c 1863). A dark
brown filly she stood 15.3 hands and was
said to have had a "Stockwell head," "very
full between the eyes and her ears were
curled back at the points," with a "powerful
neck, fine shoulders, and an extraordinary
depth of girth; but she ran up, like many of
the sort, very light and waspish in the
barrel". Said to be "very light of bone,"
and on the off-fore retaining the blemish
"caused by getting her feet over the
collar-shank when a yearling," she was
overall thought a "beautiful filly." She ran
from 1866 through 1868. As a two year old
she won £275 at Newmarket Craven, the £645
Grand Stand Plate at Ascot Spring, the £685
Woodcote Stakes at Epsom beating
Hermit (ch c 1864
the £457 Triennial and the £760 New Stakes
at Ascot in June, the £1900 July Stakes and
the £1330 Chesterfield Stakes at Newmarket,
the £1050 Lavant Stakes at Goodwood, the
£1225 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster "in a
canter," the £750 Hopeful Stakes at
Newmarket First October "in a canter," and
the £1310 Criterion Stakes at Newmarket
Houghton. As a three year old she won the
£4150 One Thousand Guineas Stakes at
Newmarket First Spring, finished second for
the Oaks won by Hippia (b f 1864 King Tom),
the £1700 Coronation Stakes at Ascot, the
£480 Great Yorkshire Stakes at York, the
£5425 Great St Leger and the Cup at Doncaster again beating Hermit in both
races. As a four year old she finished
second for the Beaufort Cup at Bath and the
Triennial at Ascot, the latter won by the
Doncaster Cup, Great Ebor Handicap and
Liverpool Cup winner Mandrake (ch c 1864
Weatherbit), and third for the Cup at
Stockbridge. She entered the Pearson stud
where she produced two dead foals, the
second by the Derby winner Beadsman (br c
1855 Weatherbit), in 1870 and 1871. In 1872
Achievement produced an unnamed bay colt by
the triple crown winner Gladiateur (b c 1862
Monarque) but died the same year.
|ch f 1862 (Stockwell - The Gem, by Touchstone). Sire Line
Family 17-c. Bred by James Cookson and owned by William Graham, she ran for four years.
As a two year old she started once for the
Criterion at Newmarket where she went unplaced.
As a three year old she was also unplaced for
the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes at Newmarket
First Spring, won by this year's triple crown
winner Gladiateur (b c 1862 Monarque). She went
on to win the £5300 Oaks Stakes at Epsom "in a
common canter, by four lengths," beating Mr
Henry's Gimcrack Stakes winner Wild Agnes (b f
1862 Wild Dayrell), Baron Rothschild's Zephyr (b
f 1862 King Tom), Lord St Vincent's Araucaria
(br f 1862 Ambrose), the Oaks winner Siberia (br
f 1862 Muscovite) and thirteen others. Next she
finished second to Gladiateur for the St Leger
at Doncaster. She won the Queen's Plate at
Richmond "by forty lengths," walked over for two
Queen's Plates and the Cup at Edinburgh, won a
£50 Plate at Newmarket Second October, won a £20
match at Newmarket Houghton and walked over for
the Queen's Plate at Lincoln. As a four year old
she won £110 and the Queen's Plate at
Northampton, finished second for the Ascot Gold
Cup won by Gladiateur, won the Queen's Plate at
Doncaster, won £100 at Newmarket Houghton, the
Queen's Plate at at Lincoln and walked over for
the Queen's Plate at Shrewsbury. As a five year
old she started fourteen times, finishing second
for Queen's Plates at at Northampton and
Chester, second for the Queen's Vase and the
Gold Cup at Ascot, the last won by the
Cesarewitch winner Lecturer (b c 1863
Colsterdale), won £450 at Windsor and the
Queen's Plate at Hampton, and finished third for
the Cup at at Goodwood, won by the Two Thousand
Guineas winner Vauban (br c 1864 Muscovite). In
the stud she produced in England the Grand
National Steeplechase winner Regal (bl c 1871
Saunterer) and was
sent to France the same year. There she produced
the Ascot Gold Cup winner Verneuil (ch c 1874
Mortemer), the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches
winner Clementine (ch f 1875 Mortemer) and the
Prix du Jockey Club winner Zut (ch c 1876
Flageolet). She heads her own branch of Family
|b f 1863 (Stockwell - Sortie, by Melbourne).
Sire Line Stockwell.
20-b. Bred by Edward Geoffrey Smith Stanley (1799-1869), 14th Earl of Derby,
from his home-bred mare Sortie (b f 1851) she
was a full sister to the Prince of Wales's
Stakes winner Citadel (ch c 1859). Purchased
before the beginning of her turf career by John
Jackson she ran for three years. As a two year
old she finished second for the £375 Lambton
Plate won by the Great Yorkshire Stakes winner
Strathconan (gr c 1863
then won a £275 Sweep at Doncaster beating,
among others Broomielaw (b c 1862 Stockwell),
and £140 at Richmond. As a three year old she
won the £3250 One Thousand Guineas Stakes at
Newmarket First Spring. She was sold to the
Marquess of Hastings after this race and started
unsuccessfully four times before her repurchase
by Mr Jackson. As a four year old she won the
Cup at Richmond "in a canter," and the Zetland
Plate at the same meeting. In the stud she
produced the July Stakes winner Levant (br f
1873 Adventurer) and became the grandam of the
Park Hill Stakes and Yorshire Oaks winner
Gantlet (b f 1889 Galopin).
The latter foaled the good winner Duke of
Westminster (b c 1899 Orme).
(b c 1858) winner of Ascot Gold Cup, Chester Cup.
|Blair Athol (ch c 1861) winner of Derby Stakes, St Leger
Stakes, 2nd Grand Prix de Paris, Champion Sire.
|Belladrum (br c 1866) winner of the New Stakes, Woodcote
Stakes and the Molecomb Stakes.
|Bothwell (br c 1968) winner of Gimcrack Stakes, Two
Thousand Guineas Stakes.
|Breadalbane (ch c 1862) winner of Prince of Wales' Stakes.
|Gang Forward (ch c
1870) winner of Two Thousand Guineas Stakes, Jockey Club Cup, St
James' Palace Stakes, Ascot Derby.
|Grimston (ch c 1860) winner of Henckel Rennen.
|Lord Lyon (b c 1863) winner of Champagne Stakes, Criterion
Stakes, Triple Crown.
(ch c 1857) winner of St Leger Stakes, Great Metropolitan
Handicap, Chester Cup, Newmarket Stakes.
|The Marquis (b c 1859) winner of Champagne Stakes, Two
Thousand Guineas Stakes, St Leger Stakes.