Dungannon (GB)





Sire Line





Dungannon b c 1780 (Eclipse - Aspasia, by King Herod). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 33.

Bred by Dennis O'Kelly, owner of his sire, Eclipse, he was a full brother to the Derby winning Serjeant (b c 1781). Dungannon himself was a great success on the turf, winning 26 of 29 starts over four years, although he lost the Derby to Saltram*.

He retired to O'Kelly's stud at Epsom, then after O'Kelly's death in 1788 he moved to Cannons near Edgeware, Middlesex, along with Eclipse (who died the following year), Volunteer and Vertumnus.

A great success as a stallion, he sired more than 35 winners. His stock was said to have uncommon strength, size and symmetry. His daughter Arethusa (ch f 1792) was the dam of two Derby winners, Williamson's Ditto (b c 1800) and Pan (ch c 1805), as well as the Champion Sire Walton (b c 1799). Another daughter (b f 1800) was the dam of the Two Thousand Guineas winner Trophonius (bl c 1808). Among his progeny that went to America were Bedford* (b c 1792), Boaster* (br c 1795), Young Dungannon* (b c 1793), Dungannon* (b c 1794), and Hambleton* (b c 1791).

Dungannon was said to have so fancied a passing sheep that it was purchased as a companion for him. He died in 1808.
Dungannon Eclipse Marske Squirt
Ruby Mare
Spilletta Regulus
Mother Western
Aspasia King Herod Tartar
Doris Blank
Race Record
In 1783 at Newmarket he won two races before his Derby start, in the first beating Mr Golding's Billy (b c 1780 Vernon Arabian), and in the second Mr Vernon's Embrio (br c 1779 Sweetbriar). He ran second to Saltram in the Derby although he defeated his stablemate Volunteer (ch c 1780 Eclipse). He won the rest of his races this season, including the Rutland Stakes at Grantham, defeating Mr Vernon's Drone (b c 1777 Herod) there as well. At Newmarket he collected a forfeit from Mr Gowland's Skinflint (b c North Star) before winning the Town Plate over Mr Bullock's Buzaglow (b c 1780 Evergreen).
At Newmarket in 1784 he won 300 guineas from Lord Clermont's George (b c 1780 Mark Anthony) and then beat the Duke of Grafton's Herod colt for 50 guineas. His first loss of the year was to Buzaglow in a match for 200 guineas. He then defeated Lord Egremont's Mercury (ch c 1778 Eclipse) before taking his revenge on Buzaglow in a 200 guineas match. At Grantham he beat the Duke of Rutland's Herod filly and then walked over for an 80 guineas sweep. Moving on to Nottingham he walked over for two sweeps worth 325 guineas collectively. At Doncaster he lost the Cup to Sir John Lister Kaye's Phoenomenon (ch c 1780 Herod), who had won the St Leger the previous year. He would never lose another race.
In 1785 he first won the Craven Stakes at Newmarket over his old rival Saltram. He then enjoyed a walk-over worth 50 sovereigns. Later that spring he won the 140 guineas beating Mr Napier's Mountebank (ro c 1779 Eclipse). Moving on to Epsom he won the Town Plate, then at Burford he took the King's Plate from Sir John Lade's Punch (ch c Herod). Back at Newmarket he won the 140 guineas Subscription, added two more races worth 130 guineas and a walk-over for 55 guineas to finish the season.
n the spring of 1786 he defeated the Prince of Wales's Rockingham (b c 1781 Highflyer) at Newmarket collecting 500 guineas for his effort, and then won the 140 guineas at the expense of the Duke of Grafton's Oberon (b c 1782 Florizel). In October he won the King's Plate over George (b c 1780 Mark Anthony) before taking the Whip and 400 guineas while beating Drone (b c 1777 Herod) and Anvil (b c 1777 King Herod).