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Pedigree Matters
 
Lord Rockingham's Stud
Transcription of pedigrees of horses in Lord Rockingham's stud and Pedigrees derived from the transcriptions
Information extracted from early sources about horses in Lord Rockingham's stud
A J Hibbard

Family 23 and Early Sources
Information extracted from available sources concerning the foundation horses of Family 23
A J Hibbard

Faulkner's Dublin Journal Excerpts
Transcription of advertisements for Irish stallions during 1745, 1746 and 1747
A J Hibbard

Charming Molly and Diana
The pedigrees of Lord Leigh's famous mares and the confusion concerning them
Miodrag Milovanovic & A J Hibbard

Selima
Selima* (b f 1745 Godolphin Arabian) was thought to belong to Family 15 until C. M. Prior discovered her true pedigree in the Earl of Godolphin's Stud Book
 
Odds & Ends
 
Killy-Cranky
The black Galloway gelding Killy-Cranky ran for four years winning seventeen of his twenty-five starts
Miodrag Milvanovic

Back to the Future Handicapping
A not-too-serious look at handicapping in the early 1700s
Miodrag Milovanovic & A J Hibbard

Sir Gordon Richards
Sir Gordon Richards won his first and only Derby fifty years ago on Sir Victor Sasson's Pinza
Alex Byles

George Osbaldeston's Match against Time
At Newmarket on November 5, 1831, Mr. Osbaldeston rode 200 miles in 8 hours and 42 minutes, including time for stoppages

Spots
A collection of Spots which may help to illustrate the complexities and contradictions facing early pedigree collectors
Miodrag Milovanovic & Anthony Byles

Early Races
A compilation of all the early races in Great Britain that we could find, from 1650-1700
Miodrag Milovanovic
 
Other Stuff
 
Reference Books
A list of books used in the preparation of pedigrees and biographies, including Racing Calendars, Stud Books and Family Tables

Early American Imports
A list of imported stallions recorded in Volume 1 of the American Stud Book, including the corrections made by later authorities

Godolphin Arabian
An alphabetical listing of his offspring, kindly supplied by James Hardiman. A chronological listing of Godolphin Arabian Offspring is also available

Tail-female Pedigrees
Explanation of the short-format pedigree

Portraits
The first photograph of a racehorse was said to have been taken of Wild Dayrell in 1855. Earlier portraits were often made by artists unfamiliar with the anatomy of the horse and their pictures frequently appear interchangeable. The racehorses depicted by these artists often seem to have unlikely conformation, however, the colors and markings are usually correct. Later artists made copies of these original works, and while they seem more harmonious and attractive, the artist may never have seen the living horse. Nevertheless any portrait portrays a sense of the times and environment, and is a tribute to its subject.

Stud Books
In modern times the stud books of the world are the final authority on the pedigrees of their horses. However, the first stud books undertook to record pedigrees which extended back over many generations, and which were often lost to memory. Credit is due to Mr Weatherby for the first attempt to compile an English stud book in 1791. Such an enormous task, making use of racing calendars and private stud books, took 100 years to complete and covered a number of volumes, including the first, called An Introduction to a General Stud-Book, and culminating in Volume 1, Edition 5, which appeared in 1891. Since a great deal of interest in these early records exists parts of them are reproduced here. Note that the bulk of the records are contained in the parts that are not reproduced.

AN INTRODUCTION TO A GENERAL STUD-BOOK; containing (with few exceptions) The Pedigree of every Horse, Mare, &c., of note, That has appeared on the Turf for the last Fifty Years, with many of an earlier date; together with a short Account of the most Noted Arabians, Barbs, &c., connected therewith, was the precursor to the General Stud Book, and was published in 1791 by J Weatherby, Junior. It contained four parts: 1) Brood Mares, with their Produce, including an Errata and Addenda, to the Pedigrees and Produce. 2) Pedigrees, Ages, &c., of Horses and Mares of Note, not included in the fomer Part, from the earliest Accounts, to the Year 1759, inclusive. 3) Pedigrees of Horses and Mares of some Note, not included in the first Part, from the  year 1760, inclusive, to the present Time. 4) Arabians, Barbs, and Turks.

THE GENERAL STUD BOOK, of which the fifth and final edition of Volume 1 appeared in 1891, contained four parts: 1) Brood Mares, with their produce. Part 1 was further subdivided into sections; the first section containing the Pedigrees and produce of the earliest known mares of their strain, and the second section containing the rest. 2) Pedigrees of Horses and Mares of note, not all included in the former part, from the earliest Accounts, to the Year 1759, inclusive. 3) Pedigrees not included in the former parts, from the Year 1759 to 1803. 4) Arabians, Barbs, & Turks, Obituary of Stallions, and an Additional Index to the Mares, Arranged under their Sires.

 

 
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