Saltram (GB)




Sire Line




Saltram br c 1780 (Eclipse - Virago, by Snap). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 7.

Bred by General John Parker (1735-1788, later 1st Baron Boringdon), of Saltram, near Plympton, Devon, who also bred his dam, he was a full sister to the Oaks winner Annette (b f 1784). He stood 15 hands 3 inches and was described as elegant and highly formed although missing one eye. He won four of his eight starts during a three year turf career.

From 1785 to 1788 he covered privately in the Prince of Wales's stud where, among others, he got the good horse Whiskey (b c 1789), who in turn sired the Derby and Oaks winner Eleanor (b f 1798) and the Oaks winner Pelisse (br f 1801). He stood at various places from 1790 to 1799, including at Aston Clinton, near Tring in Hertfordshire, at Carshalton, near Sutton in Surrey and at Hayne's Livery Stable in London. Some of his notable offspring that were sent to America include Oscar* (br c 1795); Royalist* (b c 1790), the sire of Robin Grey (gr c 1805) who sired Lady Grey (b f 1817), the third dam of Lexington; St. Paul* (ch c 1789) and Whip* (b c 1794).

Imported by William Lightfoot of Virginia in 1799, he stood at Lightfoot's Sandy Point stud in Charles City County, Virginia, where he left some influential daughters. Saltram Mare (ch f 1801c) produced, first, the worthy matron Jenny Cockracy (ch f 1813), and second, Timoleon (ch c 1814), the sire of Boston (ch c 1833). Another daughter, Rosy Clack (br f) produced the useful sire Tennessee Oscar (b c 1814 Wilkes's Wonder) and several good daughters.

Saltram died in Virginia in 1802.
Saltram Eclipse Marske Squirt
Ruby Mare
Spilletta Regulus
Mother Western
Virago Snap Snip
Sister to Slipby
Regulus Mare Regulus
Sister to Othello
Race Record
In 1783 at Newmarket he won a 300 guineas sweep beating three others, then placed second in the Cumberland Stakes. At Epsom he won the Derby and 950 guineas over Dennis O'Kelly's Dungannon (b c 1780 Eclipse). Among the field was Sir John Lister Kaye's St Leger winner Phoenomenon (ch c 1780 Herod).
At Newmarket in 1784 he placed third in the Claret Stakes to Gonzales (b c 1780 Herod), beating Lord Grosvenor's Balance (b c 1780 Herod). Later in the spring he defeated Lord Foley's Oliver (br c 1779 Protector) in a match for 100 guineas. In October he placed second to Balance in a handicap sweep of 500 guineas.
In his first race of 1785, and now owned by the Prince of Wales, he placed second in the Craven Stakes at Newmarket, which was won by Dungannon. He then won a 200 guineas sweepstakes over Lord Clermont's Cantator (bl c 1781 Conductor), a full brother to the Champion Sire Trumpator (bl c 1782 Conductor).


Oscar (GB)* [Lightfoot's] br c 1795 (Saltram - Mare by Highflyer). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 3.
Whiskey (GB) b c 1789 (Saltram - Calash, by King Herod). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 2-a.