|Whitenose b c 1742 (Godolphin
Arabian - Sister to Blaze, by Childers).
Sire Line Godolphin Arabian.
Whitenose was bred by Thomas Panton1 (1698-1782), who occupied
the post of "Keeper of the King's Running Horses" following Tregonwell Frampton and bred the dam of Whitenose, Sister to
Blaze. He also bred Blaze (b c 1733
a Champion Sire in 1751, who got the dam of King Herod
(b c 1758 Tartar). Mr Panton was the
father of "polite" Tommy Panton (1731-1808), the
latter a noted Newmarket horseman who won the Derby with
Noble (b c 1783 Highflyer).
It is also possible the
Whitenose was bred by Sir William Middleton (1700-1757), 3rd
Baronet, Belsay Castle, Northumberland, as the inscription on
his portrait notes that he was "bred by the Rt. Honble. the Ld.
Middleton, he was got by the Godolphin Arabian his dam was got
by Childers out of a full sister to Blaze". He was subsequently
owned by Charles Spencer (1706-1758), 3rd Duke of Marlborough,
who was said to have presented him to Charles Colyear
(1700-1785), 2nd Earl of Portmore.
He was never trained and died at the young age of thirteen, just as his reputation as a stallion
was becoming established by the turf results of his offspring, notably
Mr Fenwick's Duchess. He stood at Hampton Court in 1753 for a fee of
20gs and at Bedale, Yorkshire, in 1754. He was advertised to cover for
the 1755 season at Mr John Mudd's establishment, the Old Salutation, in
Leeming Lane, near Bedale, for a fee of 10 guineas but died beforehand. Among his successful offspring on
the turf were Lord Chedworth's Colt, who won at Burford, Lord Onslow's
(bl c 1747), who was unbeaten in 1752, and Mr Rogers's Aaron (b c
1747), the latter the rival of Little Driver
(ch c 1743 Beaver's Driver) in some famous matches. Lord Portmore also raced several
colts by Whitenose, including Rake (gr c 1754), who won the Royal Plate
at Ipswich in 1758, beating Mr Grisewood's Bustler (gr c 1754 Trifle) and Mr
Crofts Miss Slamerkin (gr f 1754 Whittington), the latter winning the
first heat from Bustler before going lame in the second heat.
Although none of his sons left
stock that bred on, two of his daughters made notable contributions to
the stud books of England and America. Whitenose died "suddenly" at
Doncaster in February of 1755.
General Stud Book attributes Whitenose and his unnamed full
brother to Mr Panton [GSB 1:58].
|Duchess (b f 1748) was owned by
William Fenwick of the Bywell Stud in Northumberland, who later owned
(b c 1748 Cade). Winner of eleven races,
including seven King's Plates, she defeated, among others, Lord Onslow's
Cato (b c 1731
In the stud she produced three good stallions, Chymist (b c 1765
Dux (b c 1761 Matchem) and Le Sang (b c 1759
Changeling). Her daughter, Pyrrha (b f 1771
was the 2nd dam of the excellent racehorse and sire,
Beningbrough (b c
1791 King Fergus), and ancestress of a large part of
Lord Portmore's Cassandra (b f
1754) was exported to the Virginia stud of John Baylor, who numbered
among his other imports Fearnought* (b c 1755
and Jenny Dismal (b f 1752 Dismal). Cassandra*, mated with
(ch c 1745 Hobgoblin) before her departure,
produced the good mare Stella (br f 1764) in her new country. Stella
later became the dam of the excellent stallion, Harris's Eclipse (b c
1771 Fearnought*) and the useful Baylor's Shakespeare (br c 1772