Conqueror defeating Looby
Darcy's White Turk
|Looby [Bolton] br c 1728 (Bay
Bolton - Golden Locks, by Bristol Grasshopper). Sire Line
White Turk. Family 30.
Looby was bred in North
Yorkshire by Charles Paulet (1685-1754), 3rd Duke of Bolton, at
Bolton Hall, Wensley, and was later purchased by Mr Bee. Looby
was a full brother to the King's Plate winner
Syphax (bl c
1727). His Grace also bred the Bolton
Starling (gr c 1727 Bay
successfully from 1733 to 1740, excepting 1737. In the stud he got very few mares although he did well with his opportunities. Among his
successful sons were Routh's Looby (b c 1744), Egerton's
Spot (ch c 1740) and Tryal* (ch c 1742).
|In April of 1733 he won a
300 guineas match at Newmarket, beating Lord Halifax's Bumper
[ex-Sly] (ch c 1728 Partner)
over four miles. In October he collected a 100 guineas half
forfeit from the Duke of Devonshire's Odsey (b c
Still at Newmarket he placed 3rd in a 250 guineas sweep, won by
the Duke of Devonshire's
(br c 1728 Childers),
beating seven others over four miles.
|In June of 1734 he won the
King's Plate at Salisbury, distancing Colonel Mortimer's Gallant
(ch c Partner) and Mr
Bradley's Kill-Buck in the first heat, with all carrying 12
stone (168 pounds) over four miles. He then won the King's Plate
at Winchester, again distancing Gallant and Kill-Buck in the
first heat, and again carrying 12 stone over four miles. In
October at Newmarket he won a 300 guineas match against Odsey
over four miles.
|In April of 1735 he
collected a 150 guineas half forfeit from Lord Lonsdale's
(b c 1725 Lonsdale Bay Arabian) at Newmarket. In October he
lost a 300 guineas match to Mr Panton's
(ch g 1728 Fox),
conceding Conqueror 5 pounds.
|In June of 1736 he won 50 guineas at
Guildford, beating Mr Grisewood's Sly (ch c 1728
and Mr Fleetwood's Mad Tom (gr c Smiling Tom). Looby did not
start in 1737, and was sold to Mr Bee.
|In 1738 he won £40 at
Hereford, beating Mr Panton's Cato (b c 1731
Partner), Mr Grisewood's Partner (gr c 1730 Partner),
Mr Williams's Young Squirrel and one other over four miles. He
also received a £10 premium to not start at Gloucester.
|In 1739 he won £30 at
Oswestry, beating Mr Middleton's Country Lass (gr f Grey
Grantham) over four miles. He followed this with
a victory in a £30 Plate at Chester, beating
Young Squirrel and Mr Bigland's Caesar. He then
won £50 at Manchester, beating Mr Bartlet's
Now or Never (bl f Hip) and Mr Webster's Bonny Bachelor (ch c
1730 Hartley's Blind Horse). He also won 40 guineas at
Lichfield, beating Lord Weymouth's
Spanking Roger (ch c 1732
In his final race of the year he won 30 guineas
at Leicester, beating Mr Osbaldeston's Maidenhead (ch f 1730
Sir Thomas Samwell's Smiling Kate and one other.
|In 1740 he repeated his
previous victory at Chester, winning 30 guineas, beating Cato.
In his final outing on the turf he lost a 50 guineas Plate to
Mr Martindale's Sedbury
(ch c 1734 Partner).
||Looby Mare (f
1743), 2nd dam of Ancaster
(b c 1768 Blank) and
3rd dam of Squirrel Mare (f 1775
the taproot mare of Family
||Looby Mare (ch f
1744), sister to the above Looby Mare, dam of Williams's
Forester (ch c 1750 Croft's Forester) and 2nd dam of
the Duke of Cumberland's Star (br c 1759
Looby Mare was also the 3rd dam of St George* (bbr c
1771 Dragon) who was imported into Virginia by Colonel
Hoomes and performed well there.
|Looby (GB) b c 1744 (Bolton Looby - Young Nanny, by
Hartley's Blind Horse). Sire Line
White Turk. Family 41.
A half-brother to Soldier (ch c 1747
(ch c 1742 Roundhead),
Looby was bred in Yorkshire by Cuthbert Routh. He was recorded
in Routh's stud book as a colt of a 1744: "Young Nanny
foal'd a fine colt to Looby" [Early Records:50]. He
trained at Hambleton in 1749 and early in 1750. In August of
1750 he won the King's Plate at York, beating Sir Marmaduke
Wyvill's Creeper (b c 1744
Belgrade), the latter withdrawn in the second heat. He was
said to have won several other King's Plates and other races,
including a £50 Plate at York in 1751 where he walked over.
Sent to Ireland for a match, he died on the passage.
[ex-Trial] ch c 1742 (Bolton Looby - unidentified mare). Sire
Raced in England as Trial by George Prentice he was unsuccessful
in four starts in 1748 and 1749. He was sent to Virginia in 1751
and in December of the following year, starting for William Byrd
3rd (1728-1777), he was beaten in a race at Gloucester,
Virginia, by Selima* (br f
1745 Godolphin Arabian).
He entered Byrd's Westover stud in Charles City County, Virginia
in 1753, and presumably was a private stallion there until his
death. Since all records of the Byrd stud were lost, he is
credited with very few offspring, the most important being
Archibald Cary's Tryal
Mare, taproot of American
A13 and its' subset American