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Volunteer (GB)
 
 


Volunteer

 

Sire Line


Belgrade Turk

 

 

Volunteer b c 1735 (Young Belgrade - Wyvill's Childers Mare, by Bartlet's Childers). Sire Line Belgrade Turk. Family 18.

Volunteer was bred in Yorkshire by Sir Marmaduke Wyvill (1692-1754), 6th Baronet, at Constable Burton, near Bedale. Sir Marmaduke was married to Cary Coke, daughter of the elder brother of Edward Coke, owner of the Godolphin Arabian prior to Lord Godolphin.

In 1743 Sir Marmaduke sent Volunteer to Ireland where he won several Plates and other prizes. There he was purchased by Sir Edward O'Brien (1705-1765), 2nd Baronet, and later died from an accident. Volunteer left no stock that bred on, however, his sisters were among the foundation mares of Family 18.

 
Pedigree
Volunteer Young Belgrade Belgrade Turk  
 
Bay Bolton Mare Bay Bolton
Old Scarborough Mare
Childers Mare Bartlet's Childers Darley Arabian
Betty Leedes
Devonshire Turk Mare Devonshire Turk
Sister to Westbury
Race Record
 
In April of 1742 at Newmarket he won the King's Plate, beating Mr Aislabie's [later Sir Edward O'Brien's] Poor Robin (ch c 1735 Robinson Crusoe), Mr Greville's Puff (b c 1735 Childers), (brother to the Duke of Devonshire's Blacklegs and Snip), and Mr Nunn's Staghunter, in three heats. In May he won 50 at Epsom, beating Mr Grisewood's Careless (ch c 1733 Bloody Buttocks). In June he won 50 at Guildford, beating the famous Old Traveller (b c 1735 Croft's Partner) in one heat. In July he won 50 at Nottingham, where he beat Mr Martindale's Sedbury (ch c 1734 Croft's Partner) in both four-mile heats.
 
In 1743 he was sent to Ireland and there won several Plates and other prizes.
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