Hambletonian vs. Diamond
in the great match over the Beacon Course
Hambletonian getting a rubdown
after his match with Diamond
Anticipation, by Hambletonian
|Hambletonian b c 1792 (King Fergus
- Grey Highflyer, by Highflyer). Sire Line
the distinguished horseman John
Hutchinson at Shipton, near York, the nearly unbeaten Hambletonian was sold
at the age of three to Sir Charles Turner and at four to Sir Harry
Vane-Tempest, for whom he ran until 1800.
Hambletonian spent all of his stud
career in Yorkshire: in 1801 at Seacroft-Hall, near Leeds, from 1802 to
1808 (along with Shuttle and
Cockfighter) at Mr Hornsey's in Middlethorpe, near York, the 1809 season at
Wynyard, near Stockton-upon-Tees, 1810 and 1811 back at Middlethorpe
with his fee rising to 20 and 25 guineas respectively from 10 guineas,
1812 and 1813 at Wynyard and finally at Catterick, near Richmond, in
1814, the last year he was advertised, his fee declining to 15 guineas. In the stud his most notable sons
were Whitelock (b c 1803), Anticipation (b c 1812) twice winner of the
Ascot Gold Cup, and Camillus (gr c 1803) winner of the Gold Cup at Doncaster. Hambletonian died in 1818.
In 1795 at Hambleton he won 60gs
beating Sober Robin and two others. At the York Spring Meeting he won
120gs defeating three others. Running for Sir Charles Turner at York in
August he won 400gs whilst beating three others and 150gs for his
victory over a Young Marske colt and a Volunteer colt. At Doncaster he
won the St Leger with Mr Clifton's Brother to Overton placing
second and Mr Fox's Highflyer colt finishing third. Also at Doncaster
he won the Cup with a victory over Sir Harry Vane-Tempest's Governor (b
c 1792 Ruler), Mr Wilson's Eliza (b f 1791
Highflyer), Lord Grosvenor's
Capsicum (b c 1791 Pot8os) and one other.
In 1796 at York Hambletonian lost
his only race to Sir Frank Standish's Spread Eagle (b c 1792
the winner of the previous year's Derby, by running off the course and
jumping over the cords, thereby losing his distance and 100 sovereigns.
At the same meeting he won back £50 from Spread Eagle, Sober Robin and
one other. In the hands of Sir Harry Vane-Tempest he won the 60gs
Ladies' Plate, also at the same place, by defeating Lord Darlington's
St George (b c 1789 Highflyer). Moving on to Doncaster he again won the Cup,
beating Sober Robin, Mr Cookson's Ambrosio
(b c 1793 Sir
Peter Teazle) and three others. At the Newmarket Houghton Meeting in
his final outing of the year he won 1000gs from Mr Tatton's Patriot (b c 1790 Rockingham) over the Beacon Course.
In 1797 at Newmarket he won the
Craven Stakes over Sober Robin, Paynator, Hermione and eight others.
Then in a 500gs match with his old rival Spread Eagle he collected
250gs. Still at the same meeting he beat Lord Clermont's Aimator in a
match for 300gs. At the Newmarket First Spring Meeting
he paid a 500gs forfeit to Mr Delme's Sterling (b c 1792
Volunteer). At York in August
he won the Great Subscription beating a grey colt by Volunteer, and at
the same meeting he won the second Great Subscription defeating
Beningbrough (b c 1791
King Fergus) and two others. Later at Doncaster he won the Doncaster
Stakes beating a Drone colt and at the same meeting he collected 100gs
forfeit from Mr Sitwell's Moorcock.
not run in 1798.
In 1799 at the Craven Meeting at Newmarket he narrowly defeated Mr
Cookson's Diamond (br c 1792
Highflyer) in a famous match for 3000gs. At Doncaster he again
won the Doncaster Stakes worth 130gs defeating Mr Wentworth's Barnaby,
Sir Thomas Gascoigne's Timothy, Mr Cookson's Derby winner Sir Harry (br
c 1795 Sir Peter Teazle) and
five others. In his only start in 1800 he won the Great
Subscription at York beating Mr Garforth's Dion and Timothy.
||Hambletonian Mare (ch f
1804), 2nd dam of Franck (b c 1833 Rainbow) winner of the Prix
du Jockey Club.
||Goosander (b f 1805), dam
of the Derby winner Sailor (ch c 1817 Scud) and the Oaks Stakes
winner Shoveler (b f 1816 Scud) and taproot mare of
||Lisette (gr f 1806), dam of
Two Thousand Guineas winner Clearwell (gr c 1830
Jerry) and a
foundation mare of Family 19-b.
||Fair Helen (gr f 1808),
second dam of the stallion and St Leger winner Margrave (ch c
||Moll in the Wad (br f
1810), second dam of Manchester Cup winner Giovanni (br c 1828
Filho da Puta) and a foundation mare of
|Other Notable Offspring
b c 1803
(Hambletonian - Rosalind, by Phoenomenon). Sire Line
Family 2-l. Bred by William Garforth he was sold to Sir Mark Sykes who named him for
the white hairs in his tail. For the sum of 300gs he then became the
property of Sylvester Reed. The Druid described him as "a naggish sort
of horse, with a big coarse head and plump forelegs." He ran only twice
and in the stud left very few offspring but numbered Champion Sire
Blacklock (b c 1814) among them thereby contributing to the tail-male
line of St
Simon (br c 1881 Galopin).