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Birmingham (GB)
 
 


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Sire Line


Highflyer

 

 

 

Sire


Filho da Puta

 

 

 

 

Birmingham br c 1827 (Filho da Puta - Miss Craigie, by Orville). Sire Line Highflyer. Family 34.

Bred by Mr Lacey, Birmingham was a full brother to Hedgeford* (br c 1826) who had some success at stud in America. He was later purchased by William Beardsworth of Birmingham. A big, sturdy colt standing 16 hands 2 inches he was said to have been so fond of Mrs Beardsworth that he would follow her into the dining room. He was sold to Mr Scarisbrick prior to his appearance on the turf in 1833.

He won nearly twenty races from 1829 to 1833, including the St Leger Stakes at Doncaster. Over a course left heavy by a storm that ceased only moments prior to the start he defeated the popular and favoured Priam (b c 1827 Emilius), with Emancipation (b c 1827 Whisker) finishing third. There was some feeling that had the going been firmer the more lightly constructed Priam with his small hooves would have made a better showing. Among Birmingham's other victories were the Grosvenor Stakes, the Stand Cup (twice each) and the Fitzwilliam Stakes.

Sent to Russia he had limited success there as a stallion. He got the dam of the stallion Molodoj Bard (b c 1854 The Bard), the second dam of the good winner Vadim (b c 1867 Van Dyck) and the fourth dam of the winner Termidor (ch c 1891 Kordecki).

Pedigree
Birmingham Filho da Puta Haphazard Sir Peter Teazle
Miss Hervey
Mrs. Barnet Waxy
Woodpecker Mare
Miss Craigie Orville Beningbrough
Evelina
Marchioness Lurcher
Miss Cogden
Race Record

In 1829, running for Mr Beardsworth, he won the 25 sovs each Chillington Stakes at Wolverhampton, beating Mr Painter's Banker and 2 others. Won a 25 sovs each sweep at Burton-on-Trent, beating Sir T Mostyn's Sprig (b f 1827 Whisker) and 2 others. Won 150 at Warwick in September, beating Mr Yates's Jonathan (ch c 1827 Tiresias) and 2 others.

In 1830 he was unplaced for a 50 sovs each Produce Sweepstakes at Chester in May, won by Sir T M Stanley's Lawrie Todd (b c 1827 Whisker), with Mr Houldsworth's Beagle (b c 1827 Whalebone) placing 2nd and Col Yates's Edgar (b c 1827 Paulowitz) 3rd; 7 started. Finished 2nd for the 50 sovs each Dee Stakes at the same meeting, won by Mr Clifton's sister to Velocipede, Moss Rose (ch f 1827 Blacklock); 6 started. Won the 50 sovs each Palatine Stakes at the same meeting, beating Beagle and 2 others. Won 10 sovs each Ludford Stakes at Ludlow in June. Won a 50 sovs Produce Sweepstakes the same day, beating Colonel Yates's Edgar and 2 others. Won a 50 sovs each Produce Sweepstakes at Wolverhampton in August, beating Sir G Pigot's Cupid (ch c 1827 Tramp) and Lord Grosvenor's Thermometer (b c 1827 Whisker). Was first past the post for the 50 sovs each Guy Produce Stakes at Warwick in September, beating Sir Mark Wood's Cetus (b c 1827 Whalebone), Sir T Stanley's Lawrie Todd, Mr Griffiths's Thorngrove (b c 1827 Smolensko) and 4 others, however, the race was awarded to Cetus since Birmingham's subscriber had been delinquent in paying forfeits. Walked over for the 250 Avon Stakes at the same meeting. Won the Great St Leger Stakes at Doncaster, beating Mr Chifney's Priam (b c 1827 Emilius) by half a length, Mr R Riddell's Emancipation (b c 1827 Whisker) and 25 others. Won a 300 sovs sweepstakes at the same meeting, beating Lord Scarborough's Chancellor (b c 1827 Catton), Emancipation and the Duke of Leeds's Redstart (ch c 1827 Whisker).

In 1831 he won the 15 sovs each Grosvenor Stakes at Chester, beating Mr Clifton's Chester Cup Fylde (br c 1824 Antonio), Lawrie Todd and Mr Ormsby Gore's The Judge (b c 1828 The Duke). Won the 100 sovs Stand Cup at the same meeting, beating Fylde and Mr O Gore's Old Port (b c 1827 Whisker). Was unplaced for the Tradesman's Cup at Liverpool, won by Mr Beardsworth's Halston (b c 1825 Banker); 13 started. Finished 2nd for the 100 sovs added Stand Cup at the same meeting, won by Mr Legh's Recovery (ch c 1827 Emilius). Won a 100 sovs Subscription Plate at Knutsford in July, beating Recovery, who went lame, Mr Chapman's The Cardinal (br c 1827 Waxy Pope) and Mr Clifton's Moss Rose. Finished 2nd for the 10 sovs each Peover Stakes at the same meeting, won by Mr Clifton's Guido (br c 1826 Peter Lely), beating Sir J Gerard's Rex. Finished 2nd for the 10 sovs each Fitzwilliam Stakes at Doncaster in September, won by Emancipation, beating Mr Gully's Tranby (br c 1826 Blacklock) and 6 others. Was unplaced for the 150gs Gold Cup at the same meeting, won by Mr Wagstaff's Doncaster Cup winner The Saddler (br c 1828 Waverley), with Emancipation placing 2nd and Mr Petre's St Leger winner Rowton (ch c 1826 Oiseau) 3rd; 7 started. Finished 2nd for the 10 sovs each Mostyn Stakes at Holywell Hunt, won by Sir R W Bulkeley's Pickpocket (b c 1828 St Patrick), beating Mr Mostyn's Her Highness (b f 1828  Moses) and 4 others.

In 1832 he won the 15 sovs each Grosvenor Stakes at Chester in May, beating Mr Miles's The Cardinal and Sir R Bulkeley's Miss Maria (b f 1828 Count Porro). Won the Stand Cup at the same meeting, beating Pickpocket, Mr Bowers's Sir John (br c 1828 Tramp) and Mr Yates's Hope (b f 1828 Lottery). Won the 100 sovs Tradesmen's Cup at Liverpool Spring, beating Her Highness, Mr Chapman's Perseverance (b c 1826 Frolic) and 6 others. Was unplaced for the Tradesmen's Cup at Liverpool Aintree, won by Mr Walker's Consol (br c 1829 Lottery), with Mr F Richardson's Lady Elizabeth (b f 1828 Lottery) placing 2nd and Perseverance 3rd; 11 started. Won the Stand Cup at the same meeting, beating Lady Elizabeth, Halston and 2 others. Won the Gold Cup at Burton-on-Trent, beating Hope. Won the Fitzwilliam Stakes at Doncaster in September, beating Consul, Mr Hunter's Volage (br f 1827 Waverley) and 2 others. Was unplaced for the Gold Cup at the same meeting, won by Mr Riddell's Galopade (b c 1824 Doctor Syntax), with Mr Beardsworth's Colwick (br c 1828 Filho da Puta) placing 2nd and Consul 3rd; 8 started.

In 1833, running for Mr Scarisbrick, he finished 2nd for the Stand Cup at Chester in May, won by Pickpocket, beating Lord Derby's two grey colts Speculator and Falconbridge. Was unplaced for the Croxteth Stakes at Liverpool Aintree, won by Mr Skipsey's Physician (br c 1829 Brutandorf); 6 started. Finished 3rd for the 50 sovs each Stanley Stakes at Preston, won by the Duke of Cleveland's Liverpool (b c 1828 Tramp), with Mr Townley's Westport (b c 1829 Langar) placing 2nd; 5 started. Won a 10 sovs each Sweepstakes at the same meeting, beating Sir R Bulkeley's Jemima (bl f 1829 Count Porro) and Mr Thompson's Fitzdictor.
   

   
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