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Alarm (GB)
 
 


Alarm

 

 

 

Sire Line


Highflyer

 

 

 

Alarm b c 1842 (Venison - Southdown, by Defence). Sire Line Highflyer. Family 19-a.

Bred by Captain Delme he was purchased after his 1844 win in the Champagne Stakes by Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville (1794-1865) who had previously won the One Thousand Guineas Stakes with Preserve (ch f 1832 Emilius) and the St Leger with her full brother Mango (br c 1834 Emilius). Alarm was a half brother to The Arrow (b f 1850 Slane) who produced the July Stakes winner and stallion Cambuscan (ch c 1861 Newminster).

During his four years on the turf he won the Cambridgeshire Stakes and the Ascot Gold Cup. He was unplaced for an eventful Derby after kicking out at The Libel (br c 1842 Pantaloon) who was said to have jumped right on Alarm's back in retaliation, striking his jockey, and causing Alarm to plunge and unseat him altogether. Alarm then ran into the chains before he was caught and it was not discovered until after the race how much damage Alarm had suffered.

In 1849 and 1850 he covered at Hampton Court for a fee of 15gs. His stud career was fairly undistinguished although he did get good runners, such as the Ascot Gold Cup winner Winkfield (b c 1851), the St James's Palace Stakes winner Pitapat (b c 1853), the King Edward VII Stakes winner Peon (b c 1861)and the Woodcote Stakes winner Commotion (b c 1854), the latter the sire of the Grand National Steeple Chase winner Disturbance (b c 1867). However, he is probably best known as the sire of the second dam of the St Leger and Ascot Gold Cup winner Petrarch (b c 1873 Lord Clifden).

Alarm died at Newmarket on July 16, 1862.

 
Pedigree
Alarm Venison Partisan Walton
Parasol
Fawn Smolensko
Jerboa
Southdown Defence Whalebone
Defiance
Feltona X Y Z
Janetta
Race Record
 
In 1844 he won the 30 sovs each Champagne Stakes at Stockbridge, beating Mr John Day's Winchester (b c 1842 Wintonian) by a length, Lord Chesterfield's Lady Wildair (ch f 1842 Hornsea), Mr John Day's Nutbourne (ch c 1842 Elis) and Mr Etwall's Aegis (ch f 1842 Defence).
 
In 1845 running for Mr Greville, he was unplaced for The Merry Monarch's Derby at Epsom after acting up at the start, throwing his jockey and jumping the rails, after which he ran when injured. Collected 250 for a 500 sovs match at Newmarket Second October from Mr Gully's Old England (b c 1842 Mulatto). Won the 25 sovs each Cambridgeshire Stakes at Newmarket Houghton by a "couple of lengths," beating Mr Webber's Event (b f 1842 Toss-Up), Lord Warwick's Yardley (b c 1840 Sir Isaac), Mr Meiklam's Richmond Gold Cup winner Trueboy (br c 1840 Tomboy), The Baron (ch c 1842 Birdcatcher), Mr Irwin's Ould Ireland (b c 1842 Young Blacklock), Wolf-Dog (b c 1842 Freney) and 20 others.
 
In 1846 he collected 250 sovs for a 500 sovs match at Newmarket Craven from Lord Glasgow's Bay Middleton colt. Won the 200 sovs each Claret Stakes at the same meeting, beating Mr Irwin's Ould Ireland by half a length. Collected 130 sovs compromise for a 500 sovs match at Newmarket First Spring from Mr O'Brien's The Traverser (b c 1843 Gilbert Gurney). Won the 500 sovs Emperor of Russia's Plate (Ascot Gold Cup), beating Lord Lonsdale's Jericho (br c 1842 Jerry), Wolf-Dog, Orlando (b c 1841 Touchstone) who was lame, The Baron and 7 others. Won the 300 sovs Orange Prize at Goodwood by a head, beating Jericho and Wolf-Dog. Won a 300 sovs match at Newmarket Second Spring from Sir J Hawley's The Bishop of Romford's Cob (b c 1840 Jereed). Won a 500 sovs match at Newmarket Second October from the Duke of Bedford's Oakley (b c 1838 Taurus). Was unplaced for the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket Houghton, won by Mr Nunn's Prior of St Margaret's (bl c 1843 Touchstone), with Alarm carrying the highest weight. Won a 1000 sovs match at the same meeting from Mr I Mytton's One Thousand Guineas winner Sorella (ch f 1841 The Saddler) by 5 lengths.
 
In 1847 he collected 100 sovs for a 500 sovs match at Newmarket Craven from the Duke of Bedford's Paragone (br c 1843 Touchstone) as well as 200 sovs from Mr I Mytton's The Baron. Lost a 1000 sovs match at the same meeting to Mr O'Brien's The Traverser by 5 lengths with Alarm conceding 14 pounds.
 

Notable Alarm Mares

   
1. Pearl (br f 1850), dam of the Grand Prix de Paris winner Ceylon (b c 1863 Idle Boy). Family 12-c.
2. Torment (b f 1850), dam of the Oaks winner Tormentor (b f 1863 King Tom) and 2nd dam of the Doncaster Cup winner Fraulein (br f 1870 Nutbourne) and Two Thousand Guineas, St Leger and Ascot Gold Cup winner Petrarch (b c 1873 Lord Clifden). Family 10.
3. Mishap (b f 1851), owned by J M Stanley, won the Coronation Stakes, 2nd dam of the Derby Belge winner Pascal (ch c 1887 Inval). Family 7.
4. Consternation (b f 1853), bred by Mr Flatman, dam of the Cambridgeshire Stakes and Doncaster Cup winner Ackworth (br c 1861 Fazzoletto). Family 11-c.
5. Alerte (b f 1859), foaled in France, won the Prix du Cadran, 2nd dam of the Prix de la Foret (twice) winner Azur (b c 1880 Vestminster). Family 17-a.
   

   
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