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Whitenose (GB)
 
 


Whitenose

 

 


Sire Line


Godolphin Arabian

 

Whitenose b c 1742 (Godolphin Arabian - Sister to Blaze, by Childers). Sire Line Godolphin Arabian. Family 61.

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 Childers), 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 Victorious (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.

  1  The General Stud Book attributes Whitenose and his unnamed full brother to Mr Panton [GSB 1:58].

Pedigree
Whitenose Godolphin Arabian    
 
   
 
Sister to Blaze Childers Darley Arabian
Betty Leedes
Confederate Filly Grey Grantham
Rutland Barb Mare
Notable Offspring
Duchess (b f 1748) was owned by William Fenwick of the Bywell Stud in Northumberland, who later owned Matchem (b c 1748 Cade). Winner of eleven races, including seven King's Plates, she defeated, among others, Lord Onslow's Cato (b c 1731 Partner). In the stud she produced three good stallions, Chymist (b c 1765 Matchem), Dux (b c 1761 Matchem) and Le Sang (b c 1759 Changeling). Her daughter, Pyrrha (b f 1771 Matchem), was the 2nd dam of the excellent racehorse and sire, Beningbrough (b c 1791 King Fergus), and ancestress of a large part of Family 7.

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 Regulus) and Jenny Dismal (b f 1752 Dismal). Cassandra*, mated with Shakespeare (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 Fearnought*).
   

   
Victorious [Onslow's] bl c 1747 (Whitenose - Mare by Firetail). Sire Line Godolphin Arabian. Family 7.
   

   
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