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Sir Michael Newton as a Racing Man
 
 

Creeping Molly
The Duke of Rutland's,
formerly Sir Michael Warton's



Study of mid-18th century racing prints suggests that Creeping Molly was one of a handful of early race-mares, notably Bonny Black, Brocklesby Betty, Mr Panton's Molly, & Bald Charlotte, famous to English sportsmen of the time. The text surrounding the print published by Cheny in 1746 tells us that she was the Property of his Grace, the late Duke of Rutland. It further states that she "won the Hundred Guineas given by the Crown for five Year Old Mares at Black Hambleton in Yorkshire. And ye Hundred Guineas also given by ye Crown for five Year Old Mares at Newmarket. And after that several Matches in possession of his Grace the before mentioned late Duke of Rutland." The date of her plate wins is unknown but must have been before 1715 (the earliest year that results of the mares plate at Black-Hambleton were recorded by Pick). Fairfax Harrison, in his ms on the Cheny-Butler prints (written sometime before December 1936) estimated 1708, while Ernest Hutton in his article for the British Racehorse, September 1951, gives a date of "[1705]". Hutton also believed that a picture then at the Boodles Club, by Wootton of a grey horse, depicted Creeping Molly winning at Black Hambleton about 1707.

There are also a number of match races at Newmarket in which a Creeping Molly participated (Pond’s Sporting Kalendar of 1751) - two in May 1712 as Mr Pelham's, then a further 9 from October 1712 – October 1716, as the Duke of Rutland's.

It is not clear whether these races should all be attributed to one horse, as the Cheny print suggests. One possibility, as seems to have happened with Bonny Black, is that the races of an older and a younger mare of the same name have been confused. On the other hand, in the early 1700s, horses began racing when they were mature physically, and, if successful, might continue to race until well into their teens. The best-known example is the Carlisle Gelding, who raced until he broke his leg in 1731 at the age of 18.

Regarding Creeping Molly's origins, the print text says: "Creeping Molly was got by a stallion of the late _ Curwen's Esqr of Cumberland, well-known to all Sportsmen by the Bare style of the Bay Barb wch Horse was a present to Lewis the fourteenth of France from Muly Ishmael King of Morocco / Creeping Molly's Dam was out of a Foreign Mare which was Covered by the said Bay Barb, when in possession of the before mentioned Mr Curwen & was by him afterwards sold to ye late Sr Michael Wharton of Yorkshire before Molly was Foal'd."

This information provides a plausible chain of ownership since the younger Charles Pelham, like Sir Michael Newton, was a nephew (and later heir) of Sir Michael Warton.

The possibility remains that there were a mother and daughter both known as Creeping Molly. Pick, in Volume 1 of the Turf Register, (see Mr Witty's Grenadier), wrote that Commoner was bred by Sir Michael Wharton, and got by Mr Crofts's Commoner, out of a favourite Mare of Sir Michael's called Creeping Molly. The General Stud Book (Volume 1, 5th edition, 1891) attributes Commoner to the dam of Creeping Molly.

Cuthbert Routh, writing about 1724 (Prior, Early Records, 1924), also offered a version of her pedigree: "Creeping Molly, gott by the Bay barb, her dam by a little White leggd Barb of Mr Curwen's, out of a mare nobody can give any acct off."

In the manuscript inventory of Sir Michael's stud on Michaelmas 1731, one of the pedigrees given is "A light Gray Mare, breed by Sir Michael Warton, Cald Molly. Shee was gott by a son of ye Old bay Barb, & was out of ye Old gray Mare that was Creeping Mollys Dam". It seems likely that this was the mare that ran at York in 1723:

 
Wednesday, August 14. A Plate of 40, for six years old horses, &c,
10st -Four mile heats.
Sir Marmaduke Wyvill's dun m Golden Dun 1 5 1
Sir William Lowther's b h Surly (stakes 13gs.)  3 1 2
Sir Michael Wharton's [sic] gr m Molly 2 2 3
Mr Newton's roan m Betty Garnet  4 3 dis
Mr Dobinson's gr g Chance 5 4 dis
[Orton, Turf Annals of York and Doncaster, p 17]
 
A. J. Hibbard
 
Sir Michael Newton's Racing Stable
 
Sir Michael Newton is first mentioned in the racing calendars as an owner of racehorses in August of 1723 when his roan mare Betty Garnet (1716) ran unplaced in a 40 Plate at York won by Sir Marmaduke Wyvill's mare Golden Dun.

His first major successes came three years later with the black gelding, Bald Jack (1720), whom he bought from Mr Hotham in 1725. In August of 1726 at York, over Clifton and Rawcliffe Ings., Bald Jack won the King's Plate for six year old horses, beating Mr Thompson's bay mare Cripple, later more famous under the name Mother Neesham. That same year Sir Michael went to Newmarket for the first time, with Bald Jack, where he won the first heat of the King's Plate, and finished third and second in the following heats; the race was won by Duke of Hamilton's mare Peggy.

After a few years of racing throughout the country with several horses without much success, he campaigned his home-bred grey horse, Louse (1726), an excellent runner who at Newmarket in April of 1731 won a Sweepstakes of 100gs for four years old horses beating the Duke of Somerset's bay horse. In October of the same year at Newmarket he beat the Duke of Ancaster's Crab in a 200gs match. In 1732 Louse won King's Plate at Salisbury, beating Lord Portmore's chestnut horse Snake and Sir R Fagg's grey horse Fox. After that, Louse placed in several more King's Plates, but did not manage to win any of them.

Sir Michael's most famous runner came relatively late in his racing career. The grey horse Elephant (1734), sired by his own grey Arabian, won a Sweepstakes of 100gs each at Newmarket in April of 1739, beating the Duke of Bridgewater's bay colt and seven others. He won his first King's Plate at Ipswich in July of the same year, beating Mr Bertie's chestnut colt Little Sunderland, and two others. The next year in May at Guilford he fell lame in King's Plate won by Mr Martindale's chestnut horse Sedbury, but he recovered in time to win the King's Plate at Lewes in August, beating his rival Sedbury. In September he threw his rider and bolted during first heat of the King's Plate at Winchester, but a month later finished third in both heats of the King's Plate at Newmarket, won by Lord Godolphin's bay horse Cade. He ran one final year without much success.

From the manuscript document and other sources it is clear that at the one moment Sir Michael Newton had more than 10 mares in his breeding operation. His mares came from various sources, first from Mr Thornton, then he inherited several mares from Sir Michael Warton, and after that he bought a few more mares from other notable breeders of that time (Mr Pelham, Mr Vyner, Mr Bethell, etc).

In the begining he used Mr Thornton's Arabian, now famous under the name of Bloody Buttocks, as a sire. In 1727 all the horses in his stud were the offspring of an unknown Arabian owned by Lord Lovel (possibly Thomas Coke, brother of Edward Coke). After that, in 1727, Sir Michael Newton acquired a bay Arabian, now known by the name of Newton's Bay Arabian, and he used him almost exclusively for several years. Runners sired by his bay Arabian, such as Miss Parrot (1729), Cricket (1730), Seneca (1731) and Spot (1732) did not win major races, but were able to compete in mid-level company.

The manuscript only covers Sir Michael Newton's stud in 1731, however, information about later horses is available from the racing calendars, and it is evident that circa 1733 he acquired a grey Arabian, today known as Newton's Grey Arabian, who sired the excellent horse Elephant (1734) along with a few others.

Sir Michael's name ceases to appear in the racing calendars in 1741, two years before his premature death.

Miodrag Milovanovic

 
The Racehorses
 
Betty Garnet (ro f 1717)
 
York, August, 14th, 1723. Unplaced (4 3 dis) in a Plate of 40, for 6yo horses, 10st., four mile heats, won by Sir Marmaduke Wyvill’s dun filly Golden Dun.
 

 
Bald Jack (bl g 1720)
 
York, August 5th, 1725. Mr Hotham’s bl g Bald Jack was third in the Ladies’ Gold Cup, value 60, for 5yo old horses, &c, 10st, four miles, won by Mr Routh’s gr colt Surly.
Newmarket, October, 15th, 1725. Won the Contribution money, for 5yo horses, four miles, beating the Duke of Devonshire’s b f Mermaid, and eight others.
York, August, 8th, 1726 (over Clifton and Rawcliffe Ings). Won (1 1) His Majesty’s 100gs, for 6yo horses, &c, 12st, four mile heats, beating Mr Thompson’s b f Cripple, (afterwards Mr Brewster Darley’s Mother Neesham) and three others.
Newmarket, October, 6th, 1726. Ran second (1 3 2) in His Majesty’s Plate of 100gs, for 6yo horses, 12st, four-mile heats, won by the Duke of Hamilton’s Peggy.
Grantham August, 17th, 1727. Unplaced (4 3) in The Whimsical Plate of 40, won by Lord Gower’s b f Miss Wilkins. "There were several Accidents in running for this Plate, Bald-Jack in the first Heat was cross'd upon, run out of the way, and lamed, by having both his Shoulders bruised; but Sir Mic Newton being himself upon the Course, 'twas his pleasure to start him again: Partner run on the wrong side a Post the same Heat, Snip fell, and Dwarf in the second Heat lost a Stirrup for a Mile or further".
Newmarket, April, 24th, 1728. He beat Lord Essex's bay Matt 8st 7l, four miles, 200gs, half-forfeit.
Newmarket, April, 30th, 1728. He paid the Forfeit (wt 8st 10l) to Mr Panton's Ozmyn, 8st., four miles, 200gs, half-forfeit.
York, August, 21st, 1728. He won (1 1) a Plate of 30, for aged horses, 11st., four mile heats, beating Mr Anderson’s b g Longlegs.
Lichfield, September, 24th, 1728. He was unplaced (2 dr) in a Plate of 20, for any horse carrying 10st, won by Lord Molyneux's ro g Foxhunter.
 

 
Tripping Nan (ch f 1721)
 
Hambleton, August, 6th, 1726. She was 10th in His Majesty’s 100gs, for 5yo mares, 10st., four miles, won by Mr Taylor’s Ladylegs, afterwards called Bald Charlotte.
 

 
Proserpine (b f 1721)
 
York, August, 11th, 1726. She won the Ladies’ Gold Cup, value 60, for 5yo horses, 10st, four miles, beating Sir William Strickland’s bl h Osmin and 14 others. Mr Waldeby’s ch horse won the race, but his rider engaged in foul play and he was later disqualified.
Newmarket, April, 15th, 1727. She ran last (3) in The King’s Plate of 100gs, for 5yo mares, 10st., four miles, won by Mr. Vane's ch f Bald Charlotte.
 

 
Conqueror (gr c 1721)
 
Stamford, June, 6th, 1727. He was unplaced (3 dis) in a Plate of 40, for 6yo horses, 10st, won by Lord Gower’s b f Miss Wilkins.
 

 
Chance (br c 1721)
 
Beverley, July, 3rd, 1727. He won (1 1 1) a Purse of 20 for 6yos, 10st, beating Mr Brewster’s ch f Pretty-Poll and four others, but "both the Plate & Stakes of this Day were in dispute; Chance, in one of the heats, fell down, and though immediately mounted again, and in first, yet ‘twas urged against him, that he did not take his weight up where he threw it down, and that not carrying the same quite through, he must of course be distanced. Pretty-Poll and Hazard also contend for the better of the first Heat; and on these Points, both Plate and Stakes lie still undertermin’d; but Pretty-Poll galloped a 4th Heat alone in hopes, as was thought, to recover the Plate, by proving that Chance was distanced."
York, August, 7th, 1727. He was unplaced (2 dr) in the York King’s Plate for 6yos, 100gs, 12st, won by Mr Rickaby's bl c Kiss-in-a-Corner. Chance fell lame in the first heat and was subsequently withdrawn from the second.
 

 
A[y]scough (ch c 1722)
 
Middleham (York), April 9th, 1727. As Yellow-Ayscough he won a Sweepstakes of 100gs each, 4 miles, 9st, beating Mr Hutton’s b c and Mr Pierce’s gr c.
Richmond, in May, 1727. As Sir Michael Newton’s ch c he was 3rd in a 120gs one-heat race, 10st, for 5yo horses, won by Lord Darcy's bl c Spadille.
York, August, 10th, 1727. He was 6th in the Gold Cup for 5yos, 10st, one heat, Stakes 15gs, won by Lord Darcy's bl c Spadille.
Guildford, June 18th, 1728. He was unplaced (2 3) in His Majesty’s Plate of 100gs, for 6yo horses, 12st, four-mile heats, won by the Duke of Hamilton’s gr c Victorious.
York, August, 20th, 1728. He was unplaced (1 5 6 3) in a Plate of 40, for 6yo horses, &c., 10st, four mile heats, won by Sir Marmaduke Wyvill’s b f Mushroom.
 

 
Surley (b h 1723)
 
Beverley, 5 July 1727. Sir Michael Newton's bay horse Surley was unplaced (4 5 5) among 16 entries for a 20 Purse for 4yos, 2 miles heats, 9st, [Cheny 1727].
 

 
Chesnut Horse (might be either Ascough or Dumplin)
 
Cipling-Coats, 22 February 1729. Mr Taylor's bay mare beat Sir Michael Newton's chestnut horse, 9st, 4 miles, 30gs [Cheny 1729].
 

 
Quiet (br c 1723)
 
Newcastle, September, 11th, 1728. He was 2nd in a Plate of 30, for 5yo horses carrying 9st, won by Mr Aislable’s b g Aleppo.
Bakewell, May, 16th, 1729. He won (1 1 3) a 30 Purse, free for 6yos, 10st, beating Sir Nathaniel Curzon’s ch c Bravo, and four others.
Chesterfield, July, 16th, 1729. He won a Plate of 40, for 6yo horses, 10st, beating Mr Sinclair's b f Miss Fanny and two others.
Stamford, June, 11th, 1730. He was unplaced in a Plate of 80gs, for any horse carrying 10st, won by Mr Bertie's ch f Lady Thigh.
Nottingham, July, 7th, 1730. He was second in a Gold Cup of 50 value, for horses which never won a prize of that value, 11st, won by Mr Warren's ch g Robin Red-breast.
Lichfield, September, 15th, 1730. He won a Plate of 20, for any horse which had never won 40gs, 10st, beating Mr Cragg's gr f Polly Peachum and two others.
Grantham, September, 30th, 1731. He was distanced in first heat of A Whim or Whimsical Plate of 20 value, for all horses, won by Mr Deighton’s gr f Molly, by Aleppo.
 

 
Dumplin (ch c 1724)
 
Epsom, May, 10th, 1729. He was unplaced (2 4 5) in a 30gs Purse for 5yos, 9st, 2 miles heats, won by Mr Dashwood’s ch c Tarran.
 

 
Sharpless (gr g 1724)
 
Ipswich, June, 17th, 1729. He was unplaced in the King’s Plate at Ipswich for 5yo horses, 9st, 2 mile heats, won by Sir Robert Fagg's ch c Goldenlocks.
 

 
Grasshopper (br c 1725)
 
Newmarket, October, 4th, 1729. Sir Michael Newton's Colt [possibly Grasshopper], paid the forfeit to the Duke of Bolton's Duke, 8st 7l, four miles, 200gs, half-forfeit.
Newmarket, April, 23rd, 1730. He was 4th in a Sweepstakes Prize of 100gs each (800gns), for 4yo horses, 8st 7l, one four-mile heat, won by Lord Lonsdale's b c Monkey.
Chesterfield, July, 23rd, 1730. He was second (2 2) in a Plate of 20gs, for 5yos, carrying 10st, two-mile heats, won by Mr Witty's b c Lowther.
 

 
Bridget (ch f 1726)
 
Newmarket, April, 3rd, 1731. She beat the Duke of Bolton's Jackanapes, 8st 7l, four miles, 200gs, half-forfeit.
 

 
Louse (gr c 1726)
 
Newmarket, April, 23rd, 1731. He won the Sweepstakes of 100gs, for 4yos, 8st 7l, four miles, 8 subscribers, beating the Duke of Somerset’s b c and four others.
Newmarket, October, 26th, 1731. He beat the Duke of Ancaster's Crab, 10st, four miles, 200gs, half-forfeit.
Salisbury, June, 6th, 1732. He won His Majesty’s Plate of 100gs, for 6yo old horses, 12st, four mile heats, beating Lord Portmore’s ch h Snake and Sir R Fagg’s gr c Fox.
Lewes, August, 10th, 1732. He was 2nd (2 2-two raced) in His Majesty’s Plate of 100gs, for 6yo old horses, 12st. four mile heats, won by Mr Kettle’s ch c Diamond.
Newmarket, November, 2nd, 1732. Lord Portmore’s ch c Snake, 8st. 3lb., beat Sir Michael Newton’s Louse, 8st 13lb, four miles, 200gs, half-forfeit.
Newmarket, April, 5th, 1733. He was 2nd (2 3 1 2) in His Majesty’s Plate of 100gs, for 6yo horses, 12st, four mile heats, won by Sir P Soam’s ch c Almanzor.
 

 
Foxhunter (gr g 1726)
 
Newmarket, October, 26th, 1731. Sir Michael Newton’s gr g by Bloody Buttocks [possibly Foxhunter] was unplaced in Sweepstakes of 20gs each, for horses not exceeding 5yos, and which never started except at Newmarket, 9st, four miles, 9 subscribers, won by Lord Halifax’s b c by Jigg.
Guildford, May, 30th, 1732. He was unplaced (3 dr) in His Majesty’s Plate of 100gs, for 6yo horses, 12st, four mile heats, won by Mr Kettle’s ch c Diamond.
Stamford, June, 15th, 1732. He won a Purse of 20gs, for horses which had never won 5gs, 12st, three heats, beating five others.
Chesterfield, July, 26th, 1732. A 40 Plate, the gift of the Earl of Scarsdale, for 6yos, carrying 10st, was won by Lord Hamilton’s br c Young Spot, beating Mr Middleton’s gr f Country Lass (who won the first heat), Sir Michael Newton’s gr g Foxhunter, and three others.
 

 
Brisk (ch c 1727)
 
Newmarket, April, 24th, 1732. He was second in a Sweepstakes (stakes 15gs) of 100gs each for 4yos, 8st 7lb each, four miles, 7 subscribers, won by the Duke of Bolton’s gr c Starling, by Bay Bolton.
Ipswich, July, 4th, 1732. He was unplaced (3 4 dr) in His Majesty’s Plate of 100gs, for 5yo horses, 10st, two-mile heats, won by Mr Sheppard’s b c Dashwood.
Chesterfield, July, 27th, 1732. He won a Purse of 20gs, for 5yo horses, carrying 10st, two-mile heats, beating Mr Williams’s Smockface, Mr Munster’s Bravo, and three others.
York, August, 17th, 1732. He was 2nd in the Ladies’ Plate of 60 (stakes 15gs), for 5yo horses, four miles, won by Captain Appleyard’s ch c Quiet Cuddy.
Nottingham, July, 2nd, 1733. He was unplaced (2 dr) in His Majesty’s Plate of 100gs, for 6yos, carrying 12st, four-mile heats, won by Capt Appleyard’s ch c Quiet Cuddy.
Chesterfield, July, 18th, 1733. He was second (2 3 1) in a Plate of 40, the gift of the Earl of Scarsdale, for 6yo horses, 10st, won by the Duke of Ancaster’s b f Music.
Lincoln, September, 7th, 1733. He was second (1 2 2) in the Ladies’s Plate, a gold Cup of 90gs value, for 6yo horses, 9st won by Mr William’s br c Smockface.
Market-Harborough, 1 August, 1734. Sir Michael Newton's chestnut horse Brisk beat Mr Bradley's chestnut mare Miss Howe & Mr Harford's chestnut horse Bravo for 20, wt 10st [Cheny 1734].
Louthborough, 13 August 1734. Sir Michael Newton's chestnut horse Brisk was 3rd (ran 2 3) for a Purse of 25 Guineas, wt 11st, won by Mr Williamson's chestnut gelding Small-Hopes, the Duke of Ancaster's grey horse Gentleman was 2nd [Cheny 1734].
Oxford, August, 29th, 1734. He won a Purse of 20gs, 10st, beating Mr Boyce’s bl g Rat and Mr Thatcher’s b c Leaden-Heels.
Banbury, 29 August. Sir Michael Newton's Brisk, won 20, wt, 10st, "beating only two Hacks to qualify him" [Cheny 1734].
Chipping Norton, September, 11th, 1734. He won a Prize of 12gs, 10st, by beating three others.
Peterborough, September, 26th, 1734. He was unplaced (3 2 3) in a Plate of 30, 10st, won by Mr Grisewood’s ch c Diamond.
Stamford, June, 12th, 1735. He was unplaced (2 dr) in a Prize of 80gs, 10st, won by the Duke of Ancaster’s gr c Driver.
Uppingham, June, 27th, 1735. He won (2 5 1 1) a Plate of 20, 10st, beating Mr Garthside’s ch f Shepperton and four others.
Peterborough, August, 5th, 1735. He won (1 1) a Plate of 20, 9st, beating Mr Muster’s b g Farinelli and two others.
Town of Bedford, 19 August 1735. Sir Michael Newton's chestnut horse Brisk won 30gs, wt 10st, beating Mr Clever's bay horse Sulk in both heats.
Newport-Pagnel, 4 September 1735. Sir Michael Newton's chestnut horse Brisk ran 2nd in both heats to Mr Coles's bay horse Fox-hunter for 30 Guineas.
Northampton, September, 16th, 1735. He won (1 1) a Plate of 20, 11st, beating Mr Garthside’s ch f Small Profit and Mr Cole’s ch c Trusty Roger.
Olney (Bucks), September, 25th, 1735. He won (1 1) a Plate of 20gs, 10st, distancing Mr Bradley’s ch g Chance and Mr Carr’s ch g Dusty Miller.
Uppingham, 2 July 1736. Sir Michael Newton's chestnut horse Brisk finished 3rd & last (2 dis) in a race for 20, 10st, won by Lord Weymouth's brown horse Merry-Tom.
Huntingdon, July, 27th, 1736. He won a Plate of 25, 10st, beating Mr Fleetwood’s ch f Lightfoot.
Grantham, 19 August 1736. Sir Michael Newton's chestnut horse Brisk won the 20 Plate, wt 10st, distancing his 2 opponents in the only Heat run.
Bedford, August, 31st, 1736. He won a Plate of 30gs (1 1), 10st, beating Mr Bradley’s ch f Whimsey, and one other.
Cheny 1736: NOTE: apparently ran in 2 other races - see pp 76, 82, but pp 75-82 missing among my pages.
Northampton, 14 September 1736. Sir Michael Newton's chestnut horse Brisk won the 20 Plate, wt 11st, beating 2 others.
St. Ives, 24 September 1736. Sir Michael Newton's chestnut horse Brisk won the 20 Guineas, wt 10st, beating Mr Ryley's chestnut gelding & "A Hack to qualify."
City of Peterborough, 28 September 1736. Sir Michael Newton's chestnut horse Brisk won the 20 Plate, wt 11st, beating the Duke of Ancaster's chestnut horse.
 

 
Favourite (ch f 1728)
 
Newmarket, April, 23rd, 1733. She was 3rd in a Sweepstakes of 100gs each for 4yo colts and fillies, 8st 7l each, four miles, (seven subscribers), won by the Duke of Devonshire’s br c Blacklegs.
Newmarket, October, 26th, 1733. She was 7th in a Sweepstakes of 25gs each, for 5yos, 9st, four miles (11 subscribers), won by the Duke of Devonshire’s br c Blacklegs.
Louthborough, 13 August 1734. Lady Coningsby's chestnut mare Favourite was beaten by Mr Bigland's grey mare Mount-Pleasant, in the 10 Guineas for Galloways, 9st, the highest give and take.
City of Oxford, 30 August 1734. Lady Coningsby's chestnut mare was 2nd of 3 entries to Lord Gower's grey horse Bitter-Blue (she ran 1 2 2) for the Ladies Plate of 80 Guineas, for 6yos, wt 10st.
City of Peterborough, 24 September 1734. Lady Coningsby's chestnut mare Favourite won a 20 Plate, wt 10st, beating 3 others.
Hungerton-Slade, 2 October 1734. Lady Coningsby's chestnut mare Favourite ran 2nd (2 2) to Mr Garthside's chestnut mare Stick-in-the-Mud for 15 Guineas, wt 10st, a 3rd entry was distanced in the first Heat.
 

 
Bay Filly (b f 1729c)
 
Newmarket, October 1734. Sir Michael Newton's bay filly, out of Proserpine & Sir Michael's own Arabian was matched against the Duke of Bridgewater's bay colt, the Earl of Portmore's chestnut colt, & Mr Panton's chestut filly, but did not start.
 

 
Wasp (gr c 1729)
 
Nottingham, July, 5th, 1734. He was unplaced (6th of 7) in a race for 40gs for 5 yos, wt 10st, one heat, won by Mr Hildyard's bay horse Kiss-in-a-Corner [Cheny 1734].
 

 
Miss Parrot (gr f 1729)
 
Newmarket, April, 23rd, 1734. She was unplaced in a Sweepstakes of 100gs each for 4yo old colts and fillies, 8st 7l each, four miles, (7 subscribers), won by Lord Lonsdale’s gr c Spider.
Newmarket, October, 5th, 1734. She beat the Duke of Bridgewater’s b f Patch, 8st 4l each, four miles, 100gs, half-forfeit.
Newmarket, October, 26th, 1734. She was unplaced in a Sweepstakes of 25gs each, for 5yo horses, 9st, four miles (11 subscribers), won by Mr Howe’s br c Shock.
Newmarket, April, 12th, 1735. She was 5th in a King’s Plate for 5yo mares, 10st, one heat, won by Lord Walpole’s b f Miss Slammerkin.
Stamford, 10 Jun 1735. Sir Michael Newton's grey mare Miss-Parrot ran 2nd to Mr. Hilliard's brown horse Kiss-in-a-Corner for a 40 Plate for 6 yos (1 heat, 2 entries).
Market-Harborough, August 1735. Sir Michael Newton's grey mare Miss-Parrot ran 2nd (2 2 1) to Mr Harpur's chestnut gelding Squirrel for 20, wt 10st.
Stamford, June, 10th, 1735. She was 2nd (last) in a Plate of 40, for 6yos, won by Mr Hildyard’s br c Kiss-in-a-corner.
Market-Harbrough, August, 2nd, 1735. She was 2nd in a race for 20, 10st, won by Mr Harpur's ch g Squirrel.
 

 
Cricket (b c 1730)
 
Newmarket, April, 7th, 1735. He won a Sweepstakes of 100gs each, for 4yo colts and fillies, 8st, four miles, (4 subscribers), beating Lord Essex’s b f.
Newmarket, 23 April, 1735. Sir Michael Newton's bay colt ran 6th (of 6) in the great Stakes of 700gs, wt 8st 7l, 1 heat, won by the Duke of Bolton's Merry-Andrew.
NOTE: the name Cricket appears in the index to Cheny 1735 under Sir Michael Newton, but there are no page numbers given.
 

 
Kouli Khan (br c 1730)
 
Newmarket, April 23rd, 1735. Sir Michael Newton's bay colt ran 6th (last) in the Great Stakes of 700gs for 4 yos.
Newmarket, October, 26th, 1735. He was second in a Sweepstakes of 25gs each, for 5yos, 9st, four miles (11 subscribers), won by the Duke of Bolton’s b c Merry Andrew.
 

 
Bay Filly (b f 1730)
 
Newmarket, October, 1734. She did not start in a Sweepstakes of one four-mile heat, for a 100gs each, half-forfeit, 8st 4l.
 

 
Seneca (b c 1731)
 
Newmarket, October, 27th, 1735. He paid the forfeit to Lord Portmore's Cato. 8st 7l, four miles, 200gs, half-forfeit.
Newmarket, April, 27th, 1736. He was second in a Sweepstakes of 100gs each for 4yos, 8st 7l each, won by the Duke of Devonshire’s gr c Fleec’em.
Newmarket, October, 26th, 1736. He was 5th (of 9) in a Sweepstakes of 25gs each, for 5yo horses, 9st, four miles (10 subscribers) won by Lord Lonsdale's b c Juba.
 

 
Bay Colt (b c 1731c)
 
This bay colt could be Seneca, who actually ran in another race on 26 October 1736 at Newmarket.
Newmarket, October, [25th], 1736. He was engaged to run in a match for 300gs, 4 miles, with the Duke of Bolton's Bay Filly, out of Coquet and Young Childers, and a Brown Colt of Lord William Manners's, out of Childers, and a daughter of Cyprus. The race was won by Lord W Manners's [1732] br c Poppet, by Childers, dam by the Cyprus Arabian, with the Duke of Bolton's b f by Bartlett's Childers out of Coquette finishing 2nd. The Bay Colt of Sir Michael's apparently did not start.
 

 
Beelzebub (b c 1732), may be the same horse as Spot
 
Newmarket, April, 23rd, 1737. He was unplaced in a Sweepstakes of 100gs each (10 subscribers) for 4yo colts and fillies, carrying 8st 7l, four miles, won by Lord Godolphin’s b c Lath.
 

 
Spot (b c 1732)
 
Ipswich, June, 21st, 1737. He was unplaced (4 5) in His Majesty’s Plate of 100gs, for 5yo horses, 10st two-mile heats, won by the Duke of Devonshire’s b c Second.
Grantham, 20 Jun 1738. The 20 Guineas, wt 10st, were won by Sir Michael Newton's bay horse Spot (4 1 1), beating 3 others.
City of Lincoln, September, 8th, 1738. He was second (last) in both heats of the Ladies’ Plate of 90, for 6yos, 10st, won by Sir E Bacon’s ch c Spanking Roger.
Stilton, September, 28th, 1738. Won 20, wt 10st, beating 4 others [Cheny 1738].
Norwich, June, 11th, 1739. As an aged horse he won a 30 Purse (1 1), 4yos carrying 8st, 5yos carrying 9st, 6yos carrying 9st 10l, and all aged horses carrying 10st 4l.
City of Oxford, August, 22nd, 1739. Ran 2nd (2 2) for 20gs, 10st, won by Mr Lucock's brown mare Bessey-Bell.
Banbury, September, 6th, 1739. Won 20 gs (1 1), 10st, beating three others.
Chipping Norton, September 13th, 1739. Won 30 (1 1), 10st, beating Mr Humphrey's chestnut mare Miss Stroker.
24 September 1739, Stilton: Sir Michael Newton's bay horse Spot won the 15, wt 10st, (ran 1 1) beating 3 others.
Salisbury, June, 20th, 1740. He was second (2 2) to Mr Beaver's ch c Driver (1 1) for 30gs, wt 12st.
Beccles, July, 2nd, 1741. Prize of 50, for any horse that had never won that value in a plate or money, 12st, was won at three heats, by Mr Clark’s ch g Foxhunter, beating Sir Michael Newton’s Spot (2 1 1) and four others.
Tamworth, August, 5th, 1741. He won (5 1 1) at three heats a Purse of 50gs, for horses which had never won 50, beating Mr Beaver’s Driver, and three others.
 

 
Chestnut Mare (ch f 1732c)
 
Newmarket, April, 2nd, 1737. Lord Hallifax's b f beat Sir Michael Newton's ch f, 8st 5l, four miles, 200gs, play or play.
Newmarket, October, 5th, 1737. Sir Michael Newton's ch f paid the Forfeit to Lord Hallifax's b f, 8st 7l, four miles, 200gs, half-forfeit.
Newmarket, April, 25th, 1738. Placed 9th of 10 starters for His Majesty's 100gs for 5yo mares, wt 10st, one heat, won by Mr Hutton's chestnut mare Aquilina.
NOTE: One of the 2 different pedigrees given for Mr Edwards's (ch f) Creeping-Kate (see Cheny 1741) was "out of Sir Michael Newton's Proserpine & his Bay Arabian".
 

 
Grey Colt (gr c 1732)
 
Newmarket, October, 25th, 1736. He was second (last) in a Sweepstakes of 200gs each, half-forfeit, for 4yos, 8st 5l, four miles (3 subscribers), won by the Duke of Bridgewater’s b c.
Newmarket, 26 October 1736. Lord William Manners's brown colt 1 / Duke of Bolton's bay filly 2 / (4yos) started for an 100 Guineas each, and 50 Guineas forfeit, paid by a grey colt of Sir Michael Newton's that stood match'd against them, 8st 5l, 4 miles, 250 Guineas.
 

 
Thorp (gr c 1733)
 
Newmarket, October, 27th, 1737. Sir Michael Newton’s gr c by his Arabian [possibly Thorp], beat Lord Halifax’s b c by the Hampton Court Childers, out of the Snip mare, 8st 7l each, four miles, 200gs, half-forfeit.
Newmarket, April, 24th, 1738. 5th of 10 starters for the Great Stakes of 1000gs for 4yos, wt 8st 7l, one heat, won by Earl of Godolphin's gr c Dismal.
Grantham, June, 22nd, 1738. Won a 40 Plate (1 1) for 5 yos, wt 9st, 2 miles at a heat, beating 4 others.
Nottingham, July, 7th, 1738. 4th of 5 starters for a 40gs Prize for 5yos, wt 10st, one heat, which was won by Mr Bethell's br c Stripling.
 

 
Elephant (gr c 1734)
 
Newmarket, April, 23rd, 1739. He won a Sweepstakes of 100gs each, 4yo colts and fillies, 8st 7l, four miles (ten subscribers), beating the Duke of Bridgewater’s b c and seven others.
Ipswich, July, 3rd, 1739. He won (1 1) His Majesty’s Plate of 100gs, for 5yo horses, 10st two-mile heats, beating Mr Bertie’s ch c Little Sunderland, and two others.
Guilford, May, 27th, 1740. He fell lame (2 dr) in His Majesty’s Plate of 100gs, for 6yos, 12st, won by Mr Martindale’s ch c Sedbury.
Lewes, August, 15th, 1740. He won His Majesty’s Plate of 100gs (1 1), for 6yo horses, 12st, four mile heats, beating Mr Martindale’s ch c Sedbury.
Winchester, September, 10th, 1740. He threw his rider and bolted in first heat of His Majesty’s Plate of 100gs, for 6yo horses, 12st, four mile heats, won by Lord Weymouth’s gr f Miss-of-the-Green.
Newmarket, October, 2nd, 1740. He was unplaced (3 3) in His Majesty’s Plate of 100gs, for 6yo horses, 12st, four mile heats, won by Lord Godolphin’s b c Cade.
Newmarket, April, 2nd, 1741. He was unplaced (4 4) in His Majesty’s Plate of 100gs, for 6yos, 12st, four-mile heats, won by Mr Martindale’s ch c Sedbury.
Stamford, June, 11th, 1741. He won (1 1) 50, free for any horse carrying 12st, beating Mr Smith’s gr c Cripple and Mr Ann’s ch c Jack-in-the-box.
Hereford, September, 4th, 1741. In the County Plate of 50, 12st, Mr Williams's bl c Black Chance, beat Sir Michael Newton’s gr c Elephant, and Mr Jackson’s gr g Twin.
Leicester, September, 10th, 1741. He was second (2 2) in the Fifty Guineas, for horses which had never won a King’s Plate, 10st, won by Mr Grisewood’s ch c Careless.
 

 
Ruby (ro c 1734)
 
York, August, 23rd, 1739. Racing for Lady Coningsby he was second (stakes 8gs) in the Ladies’ Plate of 60, for 5yo horses, &c, 10st, four miles, won by Mr Mann’s ch c Sedbury.
Salisbury, 17 June 1740. The King's 100 Guineas, for 6yos, wt 12st, Lady Cunningsby's roan horse Ruby was 3rd of 4 starters (2 3), won by Mr Martindale's chestnut horse Sedbury.
Nottingham, July, 1st, 1740. He was second in His Majesty’s Plate of 100gs, for 6yo horses, 12st, four mile heats, won by Lord Gower’s gr c Partner.
Lincoln, September, 4th, 1740. He was second (2 2 2) in the 90 Ladies’ Plate, for 6yos, 11st, won by the Duke of Ancaster’s b c Spider.
 

 
Twin (gr g 1736)
 
Huntingdon, July, 29th, 1741. He was unplaced (2 3) in a 50 Purse, for 4yos 9st 5l, and 5yos 10st, won by Lord Godolphin’s b c Molotto.
Gloucester, August, 26th, 1741. He was unplaced (2 dis) in 50 Purse, for 5yos 10st 7l, and 6yos 11st, won by Lord Portmore’s b c Trusty.
 

 
Foxhunter (gr c 1736)
 
Newmarket, 20 April 1742. Ran (2 2 2) for a Plate of 62gs for 5yos, won by Sir M Wyvill's b h Bashaw, by Young Belgrade.
Chesterfield, 21 August 1742: Duke of Ancaster's grey gelding Foxhunter ran last for a 50 Purse for 5yo (to carry 10st 4l. & 6yos (to carry 11st), won by Mr. Hughson's chestnut gelding Run now or hunt for ever.
 
Sources
 
Cheny’s Racing Calendars 1727-1750 (results from some years, i.e. 1728, 1730-1733 could be incomplete)
Baily's Racing Register
Orton's Turf Annals (1844) covering the races at York & Doncaster (records start with 1751 for Doncaster)
Pond's Sporting Kalendar for 1751, which summarized the match races at Newmarket from 1718 - 1751
Pick 1786 or 1785 "Authentic Historical Racing Calendar of all the Plates, Sweepstakes, Matches, &c Run for at York, from the First Commencement of the Races There in the Year 1709, to the Year 1785 inclusive;..."
Pick, 1790's: "Newmarket Calendar" a serial published in his Vade Mecum's
Weatherby's Abridged Racing Calendars 1709 - 1750
 
Miodrag Milovanovic and A. J. Hibbard
   

   
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