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Looby (GB)
 
 


Looby


Conqueror defeating Looby

 

 

 

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Bay Bolton


Grey Hautboy


Hautboy


Darcy's White Turk

 

 

 

Looby [Bolton] br c 1728 (Bay Bolton - Golden Locks, by Bristol Grasshopper). Sire Line Darcy's 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 Bolton).

He ran 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).

 
Pedigree
Looby Bay Bolton Grey Hautboy Hautboy
 
Makeless Mare Makeless
Brimmer Mare
Golden Locks Bristol's Grasshopper Byerley Turk
 
Hog Mare Bristol's Hog
Hawker Mare
Race Record
 
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 Childers). Still at Newmarket he placed 3rd in a 250 guineas sweep, won by the Duke of Devonshire's Blacklegs (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 Monkey (b c 1725 Lonsdale Bay Arabian) at Newmarket. In October he lost a 300 guineas match to Mr Panton's Conqueror (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 Partner) 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 Childers). In his final race of the year he won 30 guineas at Leicester, beating Mr Osbaldeston's Maidenhead (ch f 1730 Partner), 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 Mares
   
1. Looby Mare (f 1743), 2nd dam of Ancaster (b c 1768 Blank) and 3rd dam of Squirrel Mare (f 1775 Squirrel) the taproot mare of Family 2-b.
2. 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 Regulus). 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 [Routh's]
 
Looby (GB) b c 1744 (Bolton Looby - Young Nanny, by Hartley's Blind Horse). Sire Line Darcy's White Turk. Family 41.
A half-brother to Soldier (ch c 1747 Sedbury) and Stadtholder (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 Young 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.
 
Tryal
 
Tryal (GB)* [ex-Trial] ch c 1742 (Bolton Looby - unidentified mare). Sire Line Darcy's White Turk.
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 Family A13 and its' subset American Family A18.
   

   
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