Sultan b c 1816 (Selim
- Bacchante, by Williamson's Ditto). Sire Line
Bred by Mr Crockford, he was described as a splendid bay with a blaze and four
white socks. He was said to be a long horse with a beautiful head, well
sprung ribs and muscular quarters and his offspring were good doers. He was
purchased at age seven by Brownlow Cecil (1795 - 1867), 2nd Marquis of Exeter,
who later owned the remarkable Stockwell
(ch c 1849 The
His turf career was admirable; he won
fourteen races. Running for Mr Crockford he placed
second in the Derby Stakes to the Duke of Portland's Tiresias
(br c 1816). On his
Derby form he was among the favorites for the St Leger Stakes, however,
during a preparatory morning gallop he broke down and was out for the
remainder of the year. He was said to prefer courses at
Newmarket, over which he was unequalled despite carrying heavy weight.
He was a tremendous success in the Burleigh (or Burghley)
south of Stamford, Lincolnshire, and Champion Sire from 1832 to 1837. He sired five
Two Thousand Guineas winners: Achmet (b c 1834), Augustus (ch c 1827),
Glencoe* (ch c 1831), Ibrahim (br c 1832),
and Bay Middleton (b c 1833) who won the Derby Stakes as well. He also
sired Destiny (ch f 1833) who won the One Thousand Guineas, Green
Mantle (b f 1826) who won the Oaks, and Galata (br f 1829) who won
both the One Thousand Guineas and Oaks Stakes.
In 1818 he
finished 3rd in the July Stakes at Newmarket, won by
Lord Foley's Miracle (ch f 1816 Soothsayer) with Lord Egremont's Caroline (b f
1817 Whalebone) placing 2nd,
beating 12 others.
In 1819 won a
200gs match at Newmarket Craven from Lord Jersey's
Won a 200gs match at the same meeting from Miracle.
Finished 2nd in the Derby at Epsom to the Duke of
Portland's Tiresias (br c 1816 Soothsayer), beating Lord Rous' Euphrates (ch c
1816 Quiz), the Duke of York's Banker (b c Smolensko) and 12
In 1820 he won a
1000gs match at Newmarket Craven from Lord George
Cavendish's Rubens colt.
Finished 3rd in the Oatlands at Newmarket Second Spring,
won by Banker, with Colonel Udny's Barmecide (ch c
Selim) placing 2nd, beating 2
Won a 200gs match at Newmarket Houghton from Mr
Hunter's Rasselas (ch c Walton).
Started twice more this year without success.
In 1821 he won
the Gold Cup at the Newmarket Craven Meeting, beating
Godolphin (b c 1818
Partisan) and 3 others.
Won a Gold Cup at Newmarket First Spring, beating Lord
Egremont's Robin Hood (b c 1817 Octavius) and 8 others.
Won a 15gs each sweep at the same meeting, beating 5
Won the Trial Stakes at Newmarket October, beating
Barmecide, Robin Hood and 5 others.
Ran once more without success.
In 1822 won a
200gs match at Newmarket Second Spring, beating Mr
Hunter's Derby winner Gustavus (gr c 1818 Election).
Collected 100gs forfeit at Newmarket October from Mr
Lane Fox's Selma (b f 1817 Selim).
In 1823 collected
250gs forfeit at Newmarket Craven from Mr Lechmere
Charlton's Master Henry (b c 1815 Orville).
Won a 500gs match at the same meeting from Godolphin.
Collected 250gs forfeit at Newmarket First Spring from
Master Henry for reneging on a 500gs match.
Collected 250gs forfeit at Newmarket Second Spring from
Lord Foley successfully challenged for the Whip at the
same meeting with Sultan. He was then purchased by the
Marquis of Exeter.
In 1824 won the Trial
Stakes at Newmarket First October, beating the Duke of
York's Premium (ch c 1820 Aladdin) and 2 others.
He started three times more this year without success.