Sir Peter Teazle
Ventre St Gris
|Gladiator ch c 1833
(Partisan - Pauline, by Moses). Sire Line
Bred in Yorkshire by G
Walker, Gladiator was sold as a yearling, first to John and
William Scott for £100, then to Lord Wilton for £200 plus
half of the Derby and St Leger stakes money should he have
Standing 15.3 hands he was admired for his shape and vigour.
He was said to possess a strong frame with much scope and
good feet. He was described as "the ideal of the handsome
and powerful racehorse".
In his only start on
the turf Gladiator finished 2nd in the Derby Stakes at Epsom
to Lord Jersey's Bay Middleton
(b c 1833 Sultan),
beating a field of 19 others, including Mr J Day's
Venison (br c 1833
Partisan) and Colonel Peel's Slane (b c 1833 Royal Oak). A
favourite for the approaching St Leger Stakes he was taken
out of training due to lameness. He retired to the stud,
first at Malton, then at Althorp, getting some good winners.
Sent to England in
purchase stallions by the French government, Monsieur de
Place, equerry to Louis Philippe, saw Gladiator at Dean's
Hill and was much taken with his elasticity and muscular
development. M de Place had first looked at Lanercost (br c
1835 Liverpool) but Mr Kirby had refused his offer of 3,000
guineas, however, after an initial hesitation Colonel Anson
accepted his offer of £2,000 for Gladiator, thus M de Place
secured for France one of
the best bargains of the century. At the same time he
acquired the stallions Ionian (b c 1841 Ion), Sting (b c
1843 Slane) and The Prime Warden (b c 1834 Cadland).
Among the winners got by
Gladiator were Great Yorkshire Stakes winner Prize-Fighter
(ch c 1840), Great Yorkshire
Stakes winner Miss Sarah (b f 1842), Cambridgeshire winner
Dacia (ch f 1845), Prix du Jockey Club winner Celebrity (ch
c 18151), Prix de Diane winner Honesty (ch f 1851), Prix de
Diane winner Mlle de Chantilly (b f 1854), Poule
d'Essai des Poulains winner Brocoli (b c 1855), Prix de la
Foret and Prix Lupin winner Union Jack (b c 1856), Grosser
Preis von Baden winner Capucine (ch f 1857), and Prix de
Diane winner Surprise (b f 1857). His stallion sons include
Doncaster Cup and Queen's Vase winner
Sweetmeat (br c 1842), Fitz Gladiator (ch c 1850),
and Prix du Jockey Club winner Ventre
St Gris (b c 1855).
Gladiator died at
Haras du Pin in 1857.
||Sir Peter Teazle
|Sister to Castanea
||Miss Sarah (b f 1842),
Great Yorkshire Stakes winner and ancestress of a large part of
||Queen Mary (b f 1843),
taproot mare of Family 10-a and dam of Derby and Oaks Stakes
winner Blink Bonny (b f 1854 Melbourne) and Queen's Vase winner
Blinkhoolie (b c 1864 Rataplan).
||Vesuvienne (b f 1847), dam
of Royal Hunt Cup winner Crater (b c 1857 Orlando) and
ancestress of a number of good winners in
||Annette (ch f 1848), dam of
Poule d'Essai des Poulins winner Baronello (ch c 1861
||Constance (ch f 1848),
taproot mare of Family 6-d and dam of Woodcote Stakes winner Le
Sarrazin (b c 1865 Monarque).
||Regrettee (b f 1852), dam
of Poule d'Essai des Poulains winner Isabella (ch f 1858
||Miss Gladiator (b f 1854),
dam of English triple crown winner Gladiateur (b c 1862
||Mlle de Chantilly (b f
1854), Prix de Diane and Prix Lupin winner and dam of Poule
d'Essai des Poulains winner Novateur (b c 1871 Monarque).
||Fulvie (ch f 1856), dam of
Doncaster Cup winner Dutch Skater (br c 1866
||Papillotte (b f 1856), dam
of Prix du Jockey Club and Prix Royal Oak winner Patricien (b c
||Rosati (b f 1856), dam of
Grosser Preis von Baden winner Ruy Blas (b c 1864
||Surprise (b f 1857), winner
of the Prix de Diane and dam of Prix de Diane, Doncaster Cup and
Grand Prix de Paris winner Sornette (ch f 1867 Light).