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Unbreakable (USA)
bl c 1935 (Sickle - Blue Glass, by Prince Palatine). Sire Line Phalaris. Family 4-i.
  Underhand (GB)
b c 1854 (The Cure - Contraction, by Emilius). Sire Line King Fergus. Family 43. He was said to be very small and carry his head very high and he could stay well under heavy weights. He won the Great Ebor Handicap, the Manchester Cup and the Northumberland Plate (thrice). He sired the Grand Prix de Paris winner Fervacques (b c 1864) and Underhand Mare (f 1863) the fourth dam of Man O'War (ch c 1917 Fair Play).
  Urban Sea (USA)
ch f 1989 (Miswaki - Allegretta, by Lombard). Sire Line Phalaris. Family 9-h. Bred in Kentucky by Marystead Farm she won two races as a three year old. As a four year old she won the Prix Gontaut-Biron, Prix Exbury and Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe and was the highweight older mare in France. At five she won the Prix D'Harcourt. In the stud she produced Galileo (bc 1998 Sadler's Wells), a winner of both the Derby and Irish Derby and champion three year old colt in England and Ireland, and Sea The Stars (b c 2006 Cape Cross), winner of the Two Thousand Guineas and Derby Stakes and champion three year old colt and horse of the year in England as well as horse of the year in France. Urban Sea died in 2009.
  Valiant (GB)
b c 1747 (Ancaster's Grasshopper - Sister to Pert, by Champion), Sire Line Alcock's Arabian. Family 106. Sister to Pert is not recorded in the General Stud Book. Bred by the Duke of Ancaster he was sent to Virginia in 1756. He covered in South Carolina during 1765 and 1766 before returning to Virginia in 1767. He was quite a popular stallion in his day. He died in 1776.
  Vampire (GB)
b c 1757 (Regulus - Mare, by Steady). Sire Line Godolphin Arabian. Family 4-o. He was bred in Yorkshire by Michael Ann. Running for Lord Waldegrave he won a 1400 gs sweepstakes at Newmarket and a match for 500 gs. He was purchased by the Duke of Bridgewater for 300 gs after the death of Lord Waldegrave. Described as a beautiful high bred fine bay horse he was purchased by John Syme and brought to Newcastle in Hanover County, Virginia in 1765. He stood his final years at the stud of Robert Bolling in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. He sired Vampire Mare (f 1766c) the dam of Dandridge's Fearnought (c 1768c Fearnought*), Eppes's Mercury (ch c 1769 Janus*) and the second dam of Tayloe's Grey Diomed (gr c 1786 Medley*). He also sired the tap root mare of American Family A24 and Chamberlayne's Kitty Fisher (f 1767c) the ancestress of Boston (ch c 1833 Timoleon).
  Vandal (USA)
b c 1850 (Glencoe - Mare, by Tranby). Sire Line Selim. Family 12-b. During a short turf career he won at three-mile heats and then went to stud at Belle Meade in Tennessee. He sired the Preakness Stakes winner Survivor (b c 1870) and the leading sire Virgil (br c 1864).
  Van Tromp (GB)
br c 1844 (Lanercost - Barbelle, by Sandbeck). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 3-i. Bred by Henry Vansittart he stood nearly 15.3 hands and was said to have a "clean small head, strong neck, good shoulders, great depth of girth, very muscular arms, and strong back and quarters, a little drooping towards the tail, very muscular thighs, good hocks, bone, and feet". His temperment was thought to be very quiet. The Druid said he was "the model of a cup horse". He won ten races including the Champagne Stakes, the North Derby, the Doncaster St Leger Stakes, the Goodwood Cup and the Ascot Gold Cup. Although he was said to be "not the best of foal getters" he sired the Ebor Handicap winner Vandal (br c 1852), the Lincolnshire Handicap winner Vandermulin (br c 1853) and Ivan (br c 1851) who finished second to Knight of St. George (b c 1851 Birdcatcher) for the St Leger Stakes. He was eventually sent Russia.
Vedette (GB)
br c 1854 (Voltigeur - Mrs. Ridgeway, by Birdcatcher). Sire Line King Fergus. Family 19-b.
Velocipede (GB)
ch c 1825 (Blacklock - Mare, by Juniper). Sire Line King Fergus. Family 3-i.
  Venetian (GB)
b c 1772 (Doge - Mare, by Snap - Mare, by Fox). Sire Line Godolphin Arabian. Bred in Yorkshire by Sir James Pennyman he was described as a beautiful bay stallion standing 15.1 hands. He ran from 1776 to 1780 winning two King's Plates at Newcastle and Carlisle and once finishing second to Highflyer (b c 1774 King Herod) and gaining the distinction of "pushing Highflyer hard". He covered in Yorkshire at Mr Wastell's in Egglescliff near Yarm and at Michael Reyley's near Yarm from 1781 to 1787. In August of 1787 he was sent to John Craggs in Maryland. He spent 1788 and 1789 at Mr Disney's near the South River Church in Anne Arundel County. In 1790 he moved to Overton Carr's in Prince George's County and in 1791 was purchased by Josiah Robinson and W Bennett and sent to New Jersey. He sired Maryland Phoenix (ch c 1790).
Venison (GB)
br c 1833 (Partisan - Fawn, by Smolensko). Sire Line Highflyer. Family 11-c.
  Ventre St. Gris (FR)
b c 1855 (Gladiator - Belle de Nuit, by Young Emilius). Sire Line Highflyer. Family 5-g.
Vertumnus (GB)
ch c 1775 (Eclipse - Mare, by Sweeper). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 9-b.
  Verulam (GB)
b c 1833 (Lottery - Wire, by Waxy). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 1-o. He was said to stand 16 hands "with great power and good action" however he never ran. He sired the Cambridgeshire winner Vulcan (b c 1837), the Goodwood Cup and Ascot Gold Vase winner Grimston (ch c 1843) and Gruyere (b f 1851) the dam of the Ascot Gold Vase winner Parmesan (br c 1857 Sweetmeat).
  Vespasian (GB)
b c 1793 (Pot8os - Lady Teazle, by Highflyer). Sire Line Pot8os. Family 3. He sired Pomona (ch f 1815) the dam of the Champagne Stakes winner Bud (b c 1827 Tiresias) and ancestress of the Cambridgeshire Winner Palestro (b c 1858 Fitz Gladiator) and the One Thousand Guineas winner Sorella (ch f 1841 The Saddler).
  Viator (GB)
gr c 1831 (Stumps - Katherine, by Soothsayer). Sire Line Pot8os. Family 22. As a three year old he won two races including the Riddlesworth Stakes. He sired Mrs. Gill (gr f 1837) the ancestress of the National Stakes winner Delphos (ch c 1891 Necromancer) and the Irish Derby winner Sylph (ch f 1880 Solon).
  Victorious (GB)
[Portmore's] gr c 1722 (Bethell's Ruffler - Mare, by Hutton's Grey Barb). Sire Line Darcy's Yellow Turk. Family 62. He was bred in Yorkshire by Mr Wilkinson and sold to the Duke of Hamilton and then to Lord Milsington. He won King's Plates at Guildford and Lincoln. He sired the York Royal Plate winner Portmore's Highlander (gr c 1742), the Curragh Royal Plate winner Gore's Grey Mare (gr f 1744c) and Mariamne (gr f 1748) the dam of Figure* (br c 1757).
Victorious (GB)
[Onslow's] bl c 1747 (Portmore's Whitenose - Mare, by Firetail). Sire Line Godolphin Arabian. Family 7.
  Vindex (GB)
br c 1850 (Touchstone - Garland, by Langar). Sire Line Camel. Family 19-c. Owned by Sir C Monck he ran only once winning the Champagne Stakes in 1852. He sired the Royal Hunt Cup winner Victor (b c 1859), the Prince of Wales's Stakes winner The Avenger (b c 1860) and Marguerite (b f 1860) the dam of the Prix Royal Oak winner Mignonette (b f 1871 Vertugadin).
  Virgil (USA)
b c 1864 (Vandal - Hymenia, by Yorkshire*). Sire Line Selim. Family 20. Bred in Kentucky by Hymen C Gratz of Woodford County he was said to be a colt of great beauty standing 16 hands. He won six of eight starts at three including a defeat of Morissey in the 2 mile Sequel Stakes. Not raced again until a six year old he then won over hurdles. Ignored at the start of his stud career he eventually returned to Elmendorf in Fayette County, Kentucky. A leading sire in 1885 he sired three Kentucky Derby winners: Ben Ali (br c 1883), Hindoo (b c 1878), and Vagrant (br g 1876), as well as the Preakness winner Vanguard (b c 1879) and the unbeaten Tremont (bl c 1884). He died in the Elmendorf Stud in 1886.
  Viscount (GB)
gr c 1809 (Stamford - Mare, by Bourdeaux). Sire Line Highflyer. Family 7. Owned by Mr J Acred he won the Doncaster Cup in 1813.He sired Scotch Kate (ch f 1825) the ancestress of such horses as the Derby winner The Minstrel (ch c 1974 Northern Dancer) and the triple crown winner Nijinsky (b c 1967 Northern Dancer).
  Volcano (IRE)
br c 1846 (Vulcan - Mansfield Lass, by Filho da Puta). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 11. Running only as a three year old he won the Madrid Stakes. As a stallion in France he sired Pauline (br f 1851) the dam of the Oaks Stakes and Prix de Diane winner Fille de l'Air (ch f 1861 Faugh-a-Ballagh) the latter the dam of the One Thousand Guineas and Oaks winner Reine (b f 1869 Monarque) the latter in turn the dam of the Poule d'Essai winner Regain (b c 1880 Mortemer).
Voltaire (GB)
br c 1826 (Blacklock - Mare, by Phantom). Sire Line King Fergus. Family 12-a.
Voltigeur (GB)
br c 1847 (Voltaire - Martha Lynn, by Mulatto). Sire Line King Fergus. Family 2-h.
Volunteer (GB)
[Wyvill's] b c 1735 (Young Belgrade - Wyvill's Mare, by Childers). Sire Line Belgrade Turk. Family 18.
Volunteer (GB)
ch c 1780 (Eclipse - Mare, by Tartar). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 9-b.
  Volunteer (GB)
ch c 1794 (Volunteer - Mare, by Whipcord). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 9-a. Bred by Colonel P O'Kelly he was sent to Virginia in 1797 along with Dungannon. Trained and twice raced by John Tayloe III, he broke down and was retired. He covered from 1799 to 1804 at Fred Miller`s in Botetourt County, Virginia and in 1805 in Rutherford County, Tennessee which is the last record of him.
  Vulcan (IRE)
b c 1837 (Verulam - Puss, by Teniers). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 3-a. As a two year old he won two small races, as a three year old he won three races, as a four year old he won eight races including the Cambridgeshire Stakes, as a five year old he won five races, as a seven year old he won thirteen races including the Lincolnshire Handicap, and as an eight year old he won two races. He sired Volcano (br c 1846) and Violet (f 1845) one of the foundation mares of Family 52.

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