|Venison br c 1833
(Partisan - Fawn, by Smolensko) Sire Line
the trainer John Barham Day (1793-1860) Venison was
apparently named for his looks. He was described as "one of the
most level and finely-moulded horses ever seen." His
"exquisite tapered head, small ears, and prominent eyes, full of
fire, gave to Venison a splendid appearance, while his light graceful
and sweeping action, gallant courage, and perfect symmetry, carried the
deer-like resemblance to its utmost extent." He was said to stand
15 hands 3 inches.
"The Druid" thought
highly of Venison as well. He wrote: "A gamer or more gentlemanly
little horse than Venison never cantered down the cords; and cross him
as you might, nearly all his stock came small, with grey hairs in their
coat, a tapering white reach head, and a beautiful deer-like eye. The
lack of size came through his grand-dam, Jerboa, of the
blood. He was rather a lurching, long-actioned goer, and wanted a great
deal of assistance. His Turf finish was right worthy of him. He carried
9st 6lbs at Stockbridge, and broke down three-quarters of a mile from
home ; but thanks to the careful nursing of young John Day, he finished
fourth, with his head at the winner's girths."
He raced for three years with his
three year old season being noted as exceptional, and Venison praised
for his stoutness and gameness. He was sold at the end of his four year
old season to Lord George Bentinck (1802-1848) and the following year broke down in
his first start and was retired to stud.
Venison was Champion Sire in 1846
and 1847. He died in 1852.
||Sir Peter Teazle
|In 1835 he
finished 2nd in the 50 sovs each Lavant Stakes at
Goodwood, won by W Chifney's The Athenian (b c
1833 Partisan), beating the Duke of Richmond's Genista
(br f 1833 Camel) and 5 others.
|In 1836 he
finished among the field for
Bay Middleton's Derby
at Epsom; only the first 2 were placed. Won the
Gloucestershire Stakes at Cheltenham, beating Capt
Berkeley's Paris and 6 others. Won the Gold Cup at
the same place, beating Mr Bristow's Languid, Mr
Hobson's Challenger and 2 others. Walked over for
the Gold Cup Stakes at Southampton. Won the King's
Plate at Goodwood, beating Lord Exeter's Luck's-All. Won the Brighton Stakes at Brighton,
beating Sir M Wood's Amesbury (ch c 1829 Phantom)
and 5 others. Walked over for the King's Plate at
Lewes. Won a sweepstakes at Warwick, beating Gen
Yates's Sylvan. Won the King's Plate at the same place,
beating Mr Greville's Taishteer and 2 others. Won the Members' Purse at
Lichfield, beating Lord Chesterfield's Eva (b f 1832
Sultan) and 2 others. The
next day won the King's Plate at the same place, beating
Giovanni (br c 1828 Filho da Puta) and 2 others. Won
the King's Plate at Doncaster, beating Mr Bowes's
Derby winner Mundig (ch c 1832
Catton) and 2 others.
Finished 3rd for the Gold Cup at Doncaster, won by
Lord Westminster's Touchstone (br c 1831
with Lord Chesterfield's Carew (b c 1833
2nd, beating Mr Orde's Beeswing (b f 1833
Doctor Syntax) and 2 others. The next day won the
Town Plate at Doncaster, beating Mr Bird's Redshank
(b c 1833 Sandbeck) and 2 others.
walked over for 200 sovs each sweepstakes at
Newmarket Craven. Won a 100 sovs each, with 300 sovs
added, sweepstakes at Newmarket First Spring,
beating Lord Tavistock's Jack-in-the-Green (ch c
1833 Lamplighter) and 6 others. The next day won the
King's Plate at the same meeting, beating
Jack-in-the-Green by a length. Finished 2nd for the
Dinner Stakes at Reigate, won by Col Peel's Slane (b
c 1833 Royal Oak), beating 2 others. Won the King's
Plate at Ascot Heath, beating Mr Sowerby's
Rioter. Shared the forfeits from the Mottisfont
Stakes at Stockbridge with Mr Wreford's Wisdom.
|In 1838 broke
down and finished 4th and last for the Mottisfont
Stakes at Stockbridge, won by Mr I Day's Zethus.
|Clementina (b f 1844), One Thousand Guineas winner, 9th dam of
Troienne (b f 1926 Teddy).
|Ferina (b f 1844), dam of
the Derby and Two Thousand Guineas winner Pretender (b c 1866 Adventurer).
|Fraudulent (b f 1843), dam
of the Prix de Diane winner, Finlande (b f 1858 Ion), the latter the dam of
two Poule d'Essai des Poulains winners, Fontainebleau (br c 1874 Dollar), and
Saint Cyr (br c 1872 Dollar).
|Kingston (b c 1849),
"beautiful Knight of the silver hair", excellent sire,
especially of fillies, got the Derby winner Caractacus (b c 1859), the
Oaks winner and taproot mare of Family
1-w, Queen Bertha (b f 1860), and
Maid of the Glen (b f 1858), taproot mare of
(b f 1844), won the Oaks over Clementina (above), and was taproot mare
of Family 5-j. Bred by Isaac
Sadler of Stockbridge and owned by Sir Joseph Hawley she was described
as a very handsome, wiry, game filly with muscular thighs, and capital
legs and feet, although light of bone. She stood 15.1 hands with a white
star and a few white hairs at the base of her tail.
|The Ugly Buck (b c 1841),
Two Thousand Guineas winner.
|Venison Mare (b f 1849),
2nd dam of the Derby winner, Kingcraft (b c 1867 King Tom).
|Cruiser* (b c 1852),
bred by Lord Dorchester and imported by Mr J S Rarey, useful sire in Ohio.