|Cardinal Puff gr c 1760 (Babraham
- Crimp's Dam, by Snip).
Sire Line Godolphin
Arabian. Family 4.
Cardinal Puff was bred by
Jenison Shafto of West Wratting, near Newmarket, from his
"grey-legged mare" by Snip. He was later sold to
Richard, 1st Earl Grosvenor.
He ran for Mr Shafto in
his only start in 1764 and his first start in 1765. Thereafter
he raced for Lord Grosvenor until his retirement from the turf
in 1770. He entered Lord Grosvenor's stud at Oxcroft Farm, West
Wratting, Cambridgeshire, where he stood alongside
(gr c 1760 Cripple) and Dux (b c 1761
His best daughter was
Cardinal Puff Mare (f 1777), 2nd dam of the good stallion Dick
Andrews (b c 1797 Joe Andrews). Dick Andrews sired the St
Leger winner Altisidora (ch f 1810), the Two Thousand Guineas
winner Cwrw (br c 1809) and the Oaks winner
Manuella (b f
1809). Dick Andrews also sired the Woodcote Stakes winner Dick
Andrews Colt (b c 1814) and the very good stallion Tramp (b c
1810). Cardinal Puff Mare was also the 3rd dam of the worthy
matron Johanna Southcote (ch f 1811
herself the dam of the Oaks winner Variation (b f 1827
Bustard). Cardinal Puff also got Cardinal Puff* (b c 1782),
sometimes called Young Puff, who was sent to Maryland and was
there the ancestor of a number of trotters.
||Hartley's Blind Horse
|Sister to Soreheels
|At 4: won a 500 guineas match at Newmarket in May, beating the
Duke of Grafton's Confederate (b c 1758
over the Beacon Course.
|At 5: won a 1000 guineas match at Newmarket in May, beating Sir
James Lowther's Traction (ch c 1760 Young Cade) over the Beacon
Course, unplaced in the Great Subscription at
York in August, won by Mr Coulson's Royal George (b c 1760 Young Cade).
|At 6: won the King's Plate at Newmarket, Second October, beating
Mr Everett's Antelope (d c 1760 Brilliant)
and Mr Barron's Raven (bl c 1760 Babraham),
walked-over at Newmarket, Second October, for a 50 guineas
sweep, 2nd in a 100 guineas each sweep at Newmarket in July, won
by Mr Shafto's Filch (gr c 1761 Bajazet),
beating Sir Charles Bunbury's Virago (gr f 1760 Panton's
Arabian) and one other over three miles.
|At 7: won the 100 guineas King's Purse at
Newmarket in April, beating Mr Strode's Leopardess (b f 1760 Merlin), the Duke of
Kingston's Cheshire Dick (ch c 1760
and Antelope, over four miles, lost a 20 guineas each sweep at
Newmarket, Second October, to Sir Charles Bunbury's Bellario
(b c 1763 Brilliant).
|At 8: lost a race for the Whip and 200 guineas each at Newmarket
in April to Bay Malton (b c 1760
over the Beacon Course.
|At 9: won the Jockey Club Plate at Newmarket, Second Spring,
beating Mr Shafto's Petruchio (b c 1762
Snap), Mr Pigott's Conundrum (b c 1762 Matchem)
and Sir James Lowther's Ascham (br c 1759
over the Beacon Course, placed 2nd in a 150 guineas purse at
Newmarket, First October, won by the Duke of Grafton's Bashful
(b c 1762 Blank), beating
Petruchio and Lord Barrymore's Thumper (b c Young Cade) over
the Beacon Course, placed 2nd in a £50 purse at Newmarket,
Second October, won by Bellario, beating Mr Vernon's Marquis
(b c 1761 Godolphin Colt), Mr Shafto's Hecate (br f 1765
and two others over the Ditch In Course, lost a 50 sovereigns
purse at Newmarket, First Spring, to Sir Charles Bunbury's
(gr c 1760 Cripple) over the Beacon Course.
|At 10: unplaced in a 100 guineas purse at Newmarket, and retired
to the stud.