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Longbow (GB)
 
 


Longbow

 

 

 

Sire Line


Ithuriel


Touchstone


Camel

 

 

 

Longbow b c 1849 (Ithuriel - Miss Bowe, by Catton). Sire Line Camel. Family 21.

Bred at Knowsley by Edward Smith Stanley (1775-1851), the 13th Earl of Derby, Longbow was full brother to the Oaks winner Iris (ch f 1848). His career was managed by Edward Geoffrey Smith Stanley (1779-1869), the 14th Earl. He was described as having Catton's head and a superiority for running over the distance of a mile. He was also a roarer, which affliction his trainer, John Scott, was said to have treated with lime water. A turf writer noted that it "was difficult to handicap Longbow out of any race".

In the stud his most notable offspring included the Oaks winner Feu de Joie (ch f 1859), the One Thousand Guineas winner Sagitta (b f 1857), Mrs. Quickly (b f 1857), the taproot mare of Family 22-c, and the stallion Toxophilite (b c 1855). Through the latter stallion Longbow was grandsire of the Duke of Portland's great New Zealand-bred Carbine (b c 1885 Musket). Longbow died in 1864.

 
Pedigree
Longbow Ithuriel Touchstone Camel
Banter
Verbena Velocipede
Rosalba
Miss Bowe Catton Golumpus
Lucy Gray
Orville Mare Orville
Miss Grimstone
Race Record
 
In 1851 he collected 150 sovs forfeit at Newmarket Second October from Lord Exeter's Lens.  Finished 2nd for the 612 Triennial at the same meeting, won by the Duke of Richmond's Red Hind (b f 1849 Venison) by 2 lengths; 9 started.
 
In 1852 he won the 490 Whittlebury Stakes at Northampton, beating Mr Halford's Peppermint (br c 1849 Sweetmeat) by 3 lengths, Postulant (br f 1850 Cowl) and 9 others. Won the Eglinton Stakes at York Spring, beating Mr J Osborne's Lady Agnes (br f 1850 Birdcatcher) in a canter, and Lambton (b c 1850 The Cure). Won the 1250 Gratwicke Stakes at Goodwood, beating Sir R Pigott's Newmarket Handicap winner Father Thames (ch c 1849 Faugh-a-Ballagh) by a head, Lord Ribblesdale's The Nabob (bl c 1849 The Nob), General Anson's King Pepin, Red Hind and 2 others.  Got left behind for the Bentinck Memorial Stakes at the same meeting by running on the wrong side of the post at starting, won by Harbinger (c 1849 Touchstone), with The Nabob 2nd.  Finished 2nd, by a "short length," for the 1590 Great Yorkshire Stakes at York in August, won by Stockwell (ch c 1849 The Baron); 13 started. Finished 2nd for the 355 Eglinton Stakes at Doncaster, won by Lord Clifden's Pelion (br c 1850 Ion), beating Mr Meiklam's Great Metropolitan and Northumberland Plate winner Stilton (b c 1849 Cotherstone) and 6 others. Collected a 100 sovs forfeit at the same meeting from Lord Glasgow's Incognita (b f Poynton). Won the 820 Doncaster Stakes at the same meeting, beating Mr Duncombe's Alfred the Great (ch c 1849 Orlando) by 2 lengths. Won the 2040 Royal Stakes at Newmarket Second October, beating Lord Clifden's Poodle (br c 1849 Ion), Mr G Payne's Glenluce (b f 1849 Slane) and Lord Exeter's Ilex (ch c 1849 Beiram).
 
In 1853 he won 140 at Northampton, beating Captain Lane's Conmore (ch c 1849 Malcolm) and 3 others. Won a 60 sovs purse at the same meeting, beating Mr Morris's Kingston (b c 1849 Basham) by a length, and 1 other. Was unplaced for the 960 City and Suburban at Epsom, won by Mr Oliver's Ethelbert (ch c 1850 Faugh-a-Ballagh) following a dead heat with Mr J Rogers's Pancake (b f 1849 Vol-au-Vent); 24 started, including Mons Lupin's French bred Jouvence (br f 1850 Sting). Won the Meiklam Handicap at Manchester, beating Mr Meiklam's The Hatchet (bl c 1850 Poynton) and 7 others. Won the 520 Union Cup (handicap) at the same meeting, beating Mr Harrison's King of Trumps (ch c 1849 Velocipede) by 2 lengths, Lord Chesterfield's bay colt and 9 others. Won 90 at Liverpool. Finished 3rd for a 200 sovs handicap plate, with a 115 sweep, at the same meeting, won by Mr Waller's Octavia (b f 1849 Orlando), with Mr Saxon's Calot (br f 1849 Touchstone) placing 2nd, beating Baron Rothschild's Hungerford (ch c 1848 John o'Gaunt), Mr Dawson's Irish bred Russborough (ch c 1847 Tearaway) and 7 others. Won the 570 Stewards' Cup (handicap) at Goodwood, beating Mr Drinkald's The Nabob by 3 lengths, General Anson's Nerva (b f 1850 Charles the Twelfth), Lord Bruce's Cambridgeshire winner Knight of the Shire (br c 1849 Sir Hercules), Lord Clifden's Pelion, Octavia and 23 others. Collected a 100 sovs forfeit at Newmarket Second October from Lord Exeter's Stockwell. Lost a 400 sovs match at the same meeting to Lord Glasgow's Caracara (bl c 1849 Birdcatcher).
   
   
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