Bandy (GB)

Courtesy of Olga's Gallery


An art historian concluded that Bandy was
so named because his leg was crooked.


Sire Line


Godolphin Arabian



Bandy b c 1747 (Cade - Vane's Little Partner, by Crofts' Partner). Sire Line Godolphin Arabian. Family 4.

Owned by Thomas Meredith, who also owned his sire Cade, Bandy was the second foal of Vane's Little Partner, a half sister to the taproot mare of Family 4-b, Bay Bloody Buttocks (b f 1729). His successful turf career spanned three years.

Bandy retired to stud, first at the Oak-Tree, Leeming Lane, near Richmond in Yorkshire, and then joined Lord Grosvenor's Eaton Stud in Cheshire, where he covered from 1758 to 1770. He later covered at Oxcroft Farm, near West Wratting in Cambridgeshire, where he stood along with the younger stallions, Gimcrack (gr c 1760), Dux (b c 1761) and Cardinal Puff (gr c 1760), whilst commanding a fee of 5 guineas.

In spite of his good pedigree Bandy's stud career was largely unremarkable, with the exception of two daughters. Bonduca (b f 1760) was the dam of Chocolate (ch c 1777 Sweetbriar), a useful sire in Ireland. An unnamed Bandy Mare (not recorded in the General Stud Book), was the dam of Cardinal Puff* (b c 1782) who was sent to Maryland where he is seen as a cross in early trotting horse pedigrees.
Bandy Cade Godolphin Arabian  
Roxana Bald Galloway
Sister to Chaunter
Vane's Little Partner Partner Jigg
Sister to Mixbury
Sister to Guy Greyhound
Brown Farewell
Race Record

In October of 1752 at Newmarket Bandy won a Subscription Purse for 260 guineas, over the Beacon Course, beating Lord Eglintoun's Lightfoot (b c 1747 Cade), whose dam was Sister to Bonny Lass, by Bay Bolton, Sir John Moore's Slouch (ch c 1747 Cade), whose dam was Amorett (the Little Hartley Mare), by Bartlet's Childers, and Captain Vernon's Bumper.

In April of 1753 at Newmarket he won the 100 guineas Subscription Plate, over the Round Course and carrying 10 stone, easily defeating Lord Eglintoun's Lightfoot for the second time. Later at Nottingham he beat Lord March's Danby Cade (b c 1747 Cade), whose dam was South's dam and the great grandam of Highflyer (b c 1774), in two heats to gain the King's Plate. At York he walked over for the Gentleman's Subscription Purse of 400 guineas, and later won King's Plates at Lincoln and Newmarket in October.

In April of 1754 at Newmarket Bandy lost the King's Plate to Lord Strange's Sportsman (c 1747 Derby Whitefoot), but later in May avenged his loss by beating Sportsman, over the Beacon Course with each carrying 8 stone 7 pounds, in a match for 500 guineas. [Pick 1:118]