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Catton (GB)
 
 


Catton

 

 

 

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Mulatto, by Catton


Tarrare, by Catton


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Catton b c 1809 (Golumpus - Lucy Gray, by Timothy). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 2-m.

Bred at Catton, near York, by Messrs Horsely & King, he was purchased as a two year old and campaigned by Richard Lumley Saunderson (1757-1830), 6th Earl of Scarborough, of Sandbeck Park, near Maltby in Yorkshire. His dam Lucy Gray ran several times without success. He was described as a horse of medium size and "true formation, possessing great strength, combined with quality".

Said to have excellent legs and be "very stout," he was one of the best runners of his day. He won twenty-two races, fourteen of them in succession including the Doncaster Cup. One of his best races was thought to be the Fitzwilliam Stakes at Doncaster in which he defeated Tramp (b c 1810 Dick Andrews).

Following his retirement from the turf he entered Lord Scarborough's stud at Sandbeck. Catton sired the Derby winner Mundig (ch c 1832), the St Leger winner Tarrare (b c 1823), the good stallions Mulatto (b c 1823) and Royal Oak (br c 1823), and the superb matriarch Gallopade (gr f 1828) who was sent to America and founded an enduring family of winners.

Catton died at Tickhill on December 24, 1833.

 
Pedigree
Catton Golumpus Gohanna Mercury
Sister to Challenger
Catherine Woodpecker
Camilla
Lucy Gray Timothy Delpini
Cora
Lucy Florizel
Frenzy
Race Record
 
In 1812 running for Lord Scarborough he won a 50gs each sweepstakes at Knutsford, beating Mr T Duncombe's Langold (b c 1809 Stamford), Mr Clifton's Boadicea (b f 1809 Warrior), Lord Fitzwilliam's Euryalus (b c 1809 Trafalgar), Sir E Smith's Zigzag (ch c 1809 Beningbrough) and Sir W Gerard's Brother to Oriana; only the first two were placed. Was unplaced for the St Leger at Doncaster, won by Mr Robb's Otterington (b c 1809 Golumpus), with Lord Strathmore's Remembrancer colt finishing 2nd and Mr Beckwith's Herrington (br c 1809 Remembrancer) 3rd, among the field were Mr Wilson's Wisdom (b c 1809 Sir Solomon), Mr W N W Hewett's Oaks winner Manuella (b f 1809 Dick Andrews), Lord Darlington's Whitburn (b c 1809 Firelock), Mr F R Price's Ambo (b c 1809 by Meteor or Diamond) and 16 others. Finished 2nd for a 100gs each Gascoigne Stakes at the same meeting, won by Mr Beckwith's Herrington.
 
In 1813 he finished 2nd for a 20gs each sweepstakes at York, won by Mr Fletcher's Sligo (b c 1809 Shuttle), beating Mr Brandling's Geranium (b c 1809 Hyacinthus), Mr T Duncombe's Langold, the Duke of Leeds's Mowbray (ch c 1805 Pandolpho), Mr Robb's St Leger winner Otterington and Sir B R Graham's Evander filly. Finished 2nd for the 20gs each Constitution Stakes at the same meeting, won by Mr Fletcher's Sligo, beating Geranium, Otterington and 5 others. Finished 2nd for the 100gs Gold Cup at Preston, won by Sir W Maxwell's Viscount (gr c 1809 Stamford), beating Mr Price's Uncle Dick [ex-Chance] (b c 1808 Cockfighter), Mr Hewett's Manuella and Mr Hewett's Cwm (b f 1809 Dick Andrews). Won 70 at the same meeting. Won the Royal Plate at York, beating Otterington, Mr Lambton's Knight Errant [ex-Kid] (b c 1809 Sancho). Won a 50gs each sweepstakes at Doncaster, beating Lord Fitzwilliam's Algernon (br c 1809 Orville). Won 100 at the same meeting, beating Sir W Foulis's Ploughboy (br c 1809 Governor), Mr Garforth's Sancho filly, Lord Belhaven's Master Robert colt and Major Bower's Diabolis (b c 1810 Williamson's Ditto).
 
In 1814 he was unplaced for a 20gs each sweepstakes at York, won by Mr Gascoigne's Cannon Ball (b c 1810 Sancho), with Mr Grimston's Belville (b c 1811 Orville) placing 2nd, 3 others started. Finished 2nd for the 20gs each Constitution Stakes at the same meeting, won by Mr Gascoigne's Cannon Ball, beating Mr Vernon's Newcastle colt and 2 others. Won the 25gs each Northumberland Stakes at Newcastle, beating Mr Riddell's X Y Z (b c 1808 Haphazard), Mr Don's Agnes Sorrel (ch f 1809 Stamford) and Sir W Maxwell's Lobo (b c 1811 Eagle); the first heat was a dead heat between Catton and X Y Z, following the heat X Y Z collected a compromise and Catton walked over for the win. Finished 2nd for a 25gs each sweepstakes at York, won by Mr Watt's St Leger winner Altisidora (ch f 1810 Dick Andrews), beating Mr Duncombe's Langold and the Duke of Leeds's Georgina (ch f 1810). Won 50 at the same meeting, beating Mr N B Hodgson's Skip (ch c 1809 Stride). Won 50 at the same meeting, beating the Marquess of Queensberry's Epperston (b c 1808 Delpini) and Mr N B Hodgson's Woodman (b g 1807 Young Woodpecker). Won the 10gs each Fitzwilliam Stakes at Doncaster, beating Mr Watt's Tramp (b c 1810 Dick Andrews), Lord Fitzwilliam's Cossack (b c 1811 Sir Paul), Mr Lonsdale's Ranger (br c 1810) and Mr Kirby's Fairville (b c 1811 Orville). Won the 10gs each Doncaster Stakes at the same meeting, beating Lord Milton's Fugitive (b c 1810 Camillus) and Mr T Duncombe's Chance colt.
 
In 1815 he won the 150gs Gold Cup at York in May, beating Mr Peirse's Rosanne (b f 1811 Dick Andrews) and Mr Garforth's two grey fillies. Won the 20gs each Constitution Stakes at the same meeting, beating the Duke of Hamilton's William (b c 1811 Governor) and Mr Gascoigne's Miss Cannon (b f 1811 Orville). Won a 25gs each subscription purse at York in August, beating Mr Watt's Altisidora and Sir W Maxwell's Viscount. Won One-Third of a 50gs each subscription at the same meeting, beating Mr Watt's Altisidora. Won the 100gs Gold Cup at Doncaster, beating Sir H Nelthorpe's Luck's-All gelding and 4 others.
 
In 1816 he won the 100gs Gold Cup at York, beating Col King's Fulford (b c 1812 Orville) and 4 others. Won the 10gs each Gold Cup at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, beating Mr Lambton's Shepherd (br c 1812 Sir Harry Dimsdale). Won a 25gs each subscription at York, beating Sir M M Sykes's Camillus filly and the Duke of Leeds's Orville colt. Walked over for the 50 City Plate at the same meeting. Won the 10gs each Doncaster Stakes at Doncaster, beating Lord Fitzwilliam's Dinmont (b c 1812 Orville). Finished 2nd for the 50gs each Doncaster Club Stakes at the same meeting, won by the Duke of Leeds's Rasping (b c 1813 Brown Bread).
 
In 1817 he finished 3rd for 50 at York, won by Lord Queensberry's King David (ch c 1811 Remembrancer), with Lord Fitzwilliam's Dinmont placing 2nd. Won a 20gs each sweepstakes at Pontrefact, beating Mr Yates's Gaudy (b c 1814 Peruvian) and Lord Fitzwilliam's Dinmont. Finished among the field for the 10gs each Fitzwilliam Stakes at Doncaster, won by Mr Watt's Captain Candid (b c 1813 Cerberus).
 
Notable Catton Mares
 
1. Fair Charlotte (b f 1819), 2nd dam of Ebor Handicap winner Pagan (b c 1838 Muley Moloch) and Park Hill Stakes winner Peggy (bl f 1840 Muley Moloch), the latter the dam of the Derby winner Musjid (br c 1856 Newminster) and the grandam of the Manchester Cup winner Muster (br c 1867 Tim Whiffler). Family 6.
2. Catton Mare (b f 1822), grandam of the stallions Retreiver (ch c 1836 Recovery) and Tearaway (b c 1838 Voltaire) both worthy stallions in Ireland. Family 15.
3. Catton Mare (ch f 1823), bred by Mr Watt, dam of the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes, Cambridgeshire Stakes and Ascot Gold Cup winner Ralph (ch c 1838 Doctor Syntax). Family 11-g.
4. Kate (ch f 1823), dam of Ainderby (ch c 1832 Velocipede) much valued as a stallion in America, also ancestress of Preis der Diana winners Emiliana (ch f 1862 Ephesus) and Libelle (b f 1869 Ostreger), Nemzeti dij winner Sabinus (ch c 1875 Salamander), Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen winner Emilius (b c 1857 Ephesus) and Coronation stakes winner Athena (ch f 1865 Stockwell). Family 2-c.
5. Sister to The Countess (b f 1824), bred by Lord Londonderry, dam of the Ebor Handicap winner Godfrey (br c 1841 Inheritor) and grandam of Champagne Stakes winner A British Yeoman (br c 1840 Liverpool) and Manchester Cup winner Sheraton (b c 1843 Inheritor). Family 8-b.
6. Catton Mare (b f 1828), sent to France and there dam of the Poule d'Essai des Poulains winner Philip Shah (b c 1843 The Shah). Family 6-b.
7. Gallopade (gr f 1828), bred by Colonel King, sent to America where she founded a successful line that is still producing winners of the highest class, such as Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Dance Smartly (b f 1988 Danzig). Family 23-b.
8. Miss Bowe (b f 1834), dam of, among others, the Oaks winner Iris (ch f 1848 Ithuriel), The Stewards' Cup winner Longbow (b c 1849 Ithuriel) and the St James's Palace Stakes winner Tom Bowline (br c 1857 The Flying Dutchman). Family 21.
 
Other  Notable Offspring
 
Contract (GB)
 
ch c 1823 (Catton - Helen, by Hambletonian). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 2-t. Bred by Lord Scarborough and sent to America in 1829, there owned by William Jackson of New York, and in 1830 by Jefferson Scott of Kentucky, and in 1835 by A J Davies of North Carolina. Although his opportunities were limited he appears in early pedigrees, most notably that of the celebrated mare Thora (b f 1878 Longfellow) who won the Alabama Stakes and the Monmouth Oaks. Family A5. Contract died around 1835.
 
Mulatto (GB)
 
b c 1823 (Catton - Desdemona, by Orville). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 5-a. Bred by Earl Fitzwilliam from a third generation homebred mare, he ran for 4 years, mostly at York and Doncaster. Although generally running below the top level of racing he defeated such horses as the Derby winner Cedric (ch c 1821 Phantom), the St Leger and Ascot Gold Cup winner Memnon (b c 1822 Whisker), the St Leger winner Tarrare (b c 1823 Catton), Humphrey Clinker (b c 1822 Comus) and the King's Plate winner Starch (br c Waxy Pope). In 1826 he finished 2nd for the York St Leger, walked over for the Peregrine Stakes, finished 2nd for a 350 sweep, finished 2nd for the Doncaster St Leger won by Tarrare, finished 2nd for the Doncaster Cup and won  110 at Lincoln. In 1827 he won  120 at York, walked over for  200 at York in August, won the  275 Great Subscription, the  275 third Great Subscription beating Actaeon, the Fitzwilliam Stakes at Doncaster, the Doncaster Cup and walked over for  250. In 1828 he finished 3rd and last for the Constitution Stakes at York and made further attempts at York, Doncaster and twice at Richmond with no success. In 1829 he finished 3rd for a 20 sovs each sweep at York, won the Fitzwilliam Stakes, finished 2nd for the Great Subscription, ran two more times with no success and retired to the stud. In the stud he got William Ridsdale's Derby winner Bloomsbury (b c 1836) and Martha Lynn (br f 1837) the taproot mare of Family 2-h. Mulatto was shot on October 7, 1847.
 
Mundig (GB)
 
ch c 1832 (Catton - Emma, by Whisker). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 7-a. Bred by John Bowes he was a full brother to Trustee (ch c 1829) and a half brother to Cotherstone (b c 1840 Touchstone). He was described as a "full-limbed, coarse-looking horse" which was said to be a quality derived from his sire. His action "when thoroughly extended... was remarkably fine and sweeping". He has the distinction of being the first "North Country" horse to win the Derby. In 1835 he won the 50 sovs each Derby Stakes at Epsom on the bob, beating Lord Orford's Ascot (b c 1832 Reveller), Lord Warwick's Pelops (b c 1832 Middleham), Lord Jersey's Two Thousand Guineas winner Ibrahim (br c 1832 Sultan) and 10 others after three false starts. Was unplaced for the Great St Leger at Doncaster, won by Queen of Trumps (bbr f 1832 Velocipede). The next day won the 100 sovs each Foal Stakes, beating Colonel Peel's Trim (b c 1832 Edmund) and 2 others. In 1836 he went unplaced for the Cup at Liverpool, won by Mr E L Mostyn's Chester Cup winner Birdlime (b f 1831 Comus), beating General Chasse (ch c 1831 Actaeon) and 2 others. Two days later he lost the Stand Cup to General Chasse. Won the King's Plate at York, beating Mr O Powlett's Wentworth (br c 1833 Confederate) and 5 others. Finished 2nd for the King's Plate at Doncaster, won by Venison (br c 1833 Partisan) and ran 5th and last for the Gold Cup at Heaton Park. Won the King's Plate at Nottingham in October.
 
Royal Oak (GB)
 
br c 1823 (Catton - Mare, by Smolensko). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 5-f. Bred by Mr R Harrison he got the Champion Sire Slane (b c 1833) in England. Purchased by Lord Henry Seymour he was sent to France in 1833. There he found much success as a stallion. His daughters achieved considerably more distinction than his sons especially in the stud although he got the Prix du Jockey Club winners Plover (b c 1839) and Porthos (b c 1849) and the Poule d'Essai des Poulains winner Commodor Napier (b c 1841). His daughter Tronquette (b f 1844) also won the latter event. His best daughter was likely the Prix du Jockey Club and Prix de Diane winner Poetess (b f 1838) who produced a family of winners including her son Monarque (b c 1852 The Emperor) who won the Prix du Jockey Club, the Poule d'Essai des Poulains and the Goodwood Cup, and her daughter Hervine (b f 1848 Master Wags) who won the Prix de Diane. Poetess was also ancestress of the Grosser Preis von Baden winner Mon Etoile (ch f 1857 Fitz Gladiator), the Cambridgeshire winner Peut-Etre (ch c 1871 Ventre St Gris), the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, Grand Prix de Paris and Cesarewitch winner Tenebreuse (b f 1884 Saxifrage) and the Prix de Diane winner Serpolette (b f 1866 Orphelin). Royal Oak also sired the Prix de Diane winners Dorade (b f 1843), Nativa (b f 1840) who produced the Poule d'Essai des Poulains winners Nancy (b f 1851 Master Wags) and her full brother Nat (b c 1853), and Serenade (b f 1845) who in turn produced the Poule d'Essai des Poulains winner Bakaloum (b c 1856 Ion). His daughter Gringalette (b f 1848) was the dam of the Prix de Diane winner Surprise (b f 1857 Gladiator) who was in turn the dam of the Prix de Diane, Grand Prix de Paris and Doncaster Cup winner Sornette (ch f 1867 Light). Gringalette was also the ancestress of Poule d'Essai des Poulains, Lincolnshire Handicap and Champion Stakes winner Le Nicham (bbl c 1890 Tristan) and Dewhurst Stakes winner Le Nord (ch c 1887 Tristan). Royal Oak also got the dam of the Prix du Jockey Club winner Meudon (br c 1843 Alteruter), the dam of the Prix du Jockey Club and Poule d'Essai des Poulains winner Experience (b c 1946 Physician), and the dam of the Prix de Diane winner Fleur de Marie (b f 1847 Attila) as well as the 2nd dams of the Goodwood Cup winner Baroncino (b c 1852 The Emperor) and the Poule d'Essai des Poulains winner Nicolet (b c 1864 Gladiator). He died at the French Goverment stud in 1849.
 
Sandbeck (GB)
 
b c 1818 (Catton - Orvillina, by Beningbrough). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 8-a. A useful stallion, he was the sire of Redshank (b c 1833) who got Ellen Horne (br f 1844) taproot mare of Family 1-j. He was also the damsire of the Derby, St Leger and Ascot Gold Cup winner The Flying Dutchman (br c 1846 Bay Middleton) and the St Leger and Ascot Gold Cup winner Van Tromp (br c 1844 Lanercost).
 
Scarborough (GB)
 
 b c 1820 (Catton - Little Queen, by Haphazard). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 5-a. Owned by the Duke of Rutland, he won the Craven Stakes. Scarborough died in 1824.
 
Tarrare (GB)
 
b c 1823 (Catton - Henrietta, by Sir Solomon). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 6. Bred by the 6th Earl of Scarborough from his homebred mare, he ran for 3 years. In 1825 he won a 50gs each sweep at Pontrefact and finished 2nd for the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster. In 1826 he won the Great St Leger Stakes at Doncaster, beating Mulatto by half a length and Royal Oak, finished 2nd for a 25 sovs each sweep at York won by the St Leger winner Jerry (bl c 1821 Smolensko), walked over for a 100 sovs each sweepstakes at the same place and was unplaced for the Cup at Doncaster, also won by Mulatto. In 1828 he finished 2nd for a 325 sweep at York in August and was unplaced for the Doncaster Stakes. He was purchased for the stud by Mr Theobald and sent to Stockwell. He had limited success as a stallion.
 
Trustee (GB)
 
ch c 1829 (Catton - Emma, by Whisker). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 7-a. Bred by Mr Ridsdale, he was a half-brother to the Two Thousand Guineas winner Cotherstone (b c 1840 by Touchstone). He was sent to New Jersey in 1835 consigned to Captain Stockton of the United States Navy. A great success in the stud, he got, among others, the leading sire Revenue (b c 1843), the superb matron Levity (b f 1845), and Fashion (ch f 1837), the mare who beat Boston (ch c 1833 Timoleon). Trustee died in New York in 1856.
   

   
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