|Spanking Roger ch
c 1732 (Childers
- Sparkler, by
Cyprus Arabian - Mare, by
Spanker). Sire Line
First called Whitefoot,
he was bred by William Capell (1697-1743), 3rd Earl of
Essex, and owned successively
by Sir Edmund Bacon for whom he ran in 1737 and 1738, Mr Grisewood
and Viscount Weymouth. His dam, Lord Byron's Sparkler
[ex-Maidenhead] also produced Mr Greville's Grantham (b
c 1741 Hip). He had a satisfactory turf career, defeating,
among others, Cupid (b c 1736 Somerset Arabian), a son of the illustrious mare,
Bald Charlotte (ch f 1721 Old Royal). He died in 1741 after running a trial.
His death was recorded at the bottom of an engraving.
|Sister to Leedes
at Bungay, Sussex, beating Mr Maskills'
Squirrel and 3 others, although the plate was
subsequently awarded to Squirrel, Spanking
Roger's jockey apparently having steered him the
wrong side of a post.
Won £20 at Epsom beating 3 others.
at Norwich, beating Sir Humphrey Howorth's
Whitefoot (br c Hutton's Bay Barb) and 2 others.
Won £40 at Stamford whilst distancing Mr
Jackson's Basto (b c Hampton Court Childers).
Won 40gs at Chesterfield, beating Mr Green's Countrywench (ch f 1732
Almanzor), Mr Wynn's
Spanker, Sir James Pennyman's Rainbow (gr c
1732 Bloody Buttocks) and one other.
Won £40 at York distancing 3 others.
Won the Ladies' Purse of £90 at Lincoln, beating
Sir Michael Newton's Spot (b c Bethell's
||Running for Mr Grisewood, won the King's Plate at
Newmarket, beating at 3 heats Mr Hutton's Black
Chance (bl c 1732 Hutton's Bay Barb), Lord Weymouth's
Scrutineer (br c 1732
Mr Williams's Marmot
(br c Son of Bay Bolton) and the Duke of
Second (b c
Now running for Lord Viscount Weymouth, won the
£50 Free Plate at Wells, Somersetshire, beating
Mr Oxenden's Madam Violante (br f Oxford's
Arabian). Won the 30gs at Denbigh, Wales,
beating Mr Williams's Young Squirrel.
Finished 2nd for a 40gs plate, won by Mr
Panton's Cato (b c
1731 Partner), beating Lord
Squirt (ch c
1732 Bartlet's Childers).
Started for a 30gs plate at Lichfield but was
distanced after throwing his rider. Won the 50gs
Free Plate at Bridgenorth, beating Mr Craven's
Cupid (bl c 1736 Somerset Bay Arabian) and Mr
Wynn's Looby (br c
Won £40 at Winchester, beating Mr Bee's
(br c 1728 Bay Bolton).