Stockwell (GB)


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Achievement, by Stockwell

Regalia, by Stockwell

Repulse, by Stockwell






Stockwell ch c 1849 (The Baron - Pocahontas, by Glencoe). Sire Line Stockwell. Family 3-n.

Bred by William Theobald, he was purchased at the beginning of his turf career by Brownlow Cecil (1795-1867), 2nd Marquess of Exeter, and trained by W Harlock. Described as a horse of great power, he was said to have had remarkably sound legs and feet.

A rather large two year old he only started twice. Much improved at three he won the Two Thousand Guineas and St Leger and it was thought the Derby, won by little Daniel O'Rourke (ch c 1849 Birdcatcher), was well within his grasp had he not been afflicted with an illness before the race and interference within it.

After his turf career he was sold to Lord Londesborough and covered at Kirkby Farm, Grimston Park, near Tadcaster, Yorkshire, along with West Australian (b c 1850 Melbourne). In 1860 both he and West Australian were sold at Lord Londesborough's dispersal sale at Doncaster. West Australian went to the French Government for 4000 and Stockwell to Richard Naylor for 4500.

Stockwell covered for the 1861 season at the Rawcliffe stud, near York, and afterwards at Hooton Hall in Cheshire for a fee that reached as high as 200 guineas. He got 209 winners of 1147 races worth 362,451. Called the "Emperor of Stallions," he was Champion Sire seven times and 2nd on the list another four times. He died in 1870 at Hooton Hall.

Stockwell The Baron Birdcatcher Sir Hercules
Echidna Economist
Miss Pratt
Pocahontas Glencoe Sultan
Marpessa Muley
Race Record
At 2: He finished 2nd "by a head" in the 50 sovs each Prendergast Stakes at Newmarket Second October, won by Mr Gratwicke's Maidstone (ch c 1849 Chatham), beating Lord Exeter's Ambrose (bl c 1849 Touchstone) and Sir R Pigott's Filius (b c 1849 Venison). Finished 4th in the Criterion Stakes at Newmarket Houghton, won by the Duke of Richmond's Red Hind (b f 1849 Venison), followed a length by Ambrose in 2nd, Lord Bruce's Cambridgeshire winner Knight of the Shire (br c 1849 Sir Hercules) 3rd, beating Daniel O'Rourke (ch c 1849 Birdcatcher) and Sir J Hawley's Bilberry (bl f 1849 Touchstone).
At 3: Finished 2nd for a 100 sovs each handicap sweeps at Newmarket Craven, won by Lord Orford's Alcoran (br c 1849 Theon), beating Mr Payne's Glenluce (b f 1849 Slane). Won the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes at Newmarket First Spring, beating the Duke of Richmond's Homebrewed (br c 1849 Chatham) "easily by a length," Filius, and an unplaced field of 6 others. At the same meeting he won the 625 Newmarket Stakes, beating Maidstone, Sir R Pigott's Father Thames (ch c 1849 Faugh-a-Ballagh), Daniel O'Rourke, and 2 others. Went unplaced for the Derby at Epsom won by Daniel O'Rourke. Won a 400 sovs sweepstakes at Goodwood, beating the Duke of Richmond's Harbinger (br c 1849 Touchstone) "by half a length". At the same meeting walked-over for a 300 sovs sweep and also won the 600 Racing Stakes Handicap there, beating Maidstone "in a canter, by two lengths," Father Thames and Lord Eglinton's Lucio (bl c Faugh-a-Ballagh). At York he won the 1590 Great Yorkshire Stakes, beating Lord Derby's Longbow (b c 1849 Ithuriel) "by a length," Lord Exeter's Ilex (ch c Beiram), the Hon S Hawke's Womersley (b c 1849 Birdcatcher) and 8 others. Won the Great St Leger at Doncaster, beating Harbinger "by 10 lengths," Daniel O'Rourke, Mr Pedley's Trousseau (br f 1849 Gameboy), the Oaks winner Songstress (b f 1849 Birdcatcher) and Alfred the Great (ch c 1849). At the same meeting walked-over for the 250 Great Foal Stakes. Won the 800 Grand Duke Michael Stakes at Newmarket First October, beating Mr Greville's Cesarewitch winner  Muscovite (b c 1849 Hetman Platoff) "in a canter," Filius and Ilex. At the same meeting won the 350 Newmarket St Leger, beating Mr Greville's Frantic (b c 1849 Alarm) "easily," and Ilex. Collected a 50 sovs forfeit from Lord Ribblesdale's Nabob (bl c 1849 The Nob).
At 4: Finished 2nd for the Emperor's Plate at Ascot, won by Teddington (ch c 1848 Orlando), beating 2 others, following which he was said to have gone amiss and was unable to undertake his other engagements.
At 5: He won his final race, The Whip and 200 sovs each at Newmarket Second October, beating Mr Morris' Kingston (b c 1849 Venison) who broke down.
Notable Stockwell Mares
Bathilde (ch f 1858) winner of Cambridgeshire Stakes.
Cantiniere (br f 1870) winner of Lavant Stakes, Woodcote Stakes, Chesterfield Stakes, Hurstbourne Stakes.
Cherie (b f 1866) winner of Cesarewitch Stakes.
Chevisaunce (br f 1868) winner of Acorn Stakes.
Devotion (ch f 1869) winner of Free Handicap, 2nd Chichester Stakes.
Highland Lassie (br f 1869) winner of Coronation Stakes.
Lady Augusta (ch f 1860) winner of One Thousand Guineas Stakes.
Lady Chester (ch f 1870) winner of AJC Champagne Stakes, Breeders' Plate, Sires' Produce Stakes, Spring Stakes twice, Craven Plate, Cumberland Stakes twice, AJC Plate, Randwick Plate, Autumn Stakes, VRC Derby, Melbourne Cup, Town Plate, Melbourne Stakes.
Princess of Wales (ch f 1862) winner of Beaufort Cup, 3rd Coronation Cup.
Sweet Katie (ch f 1861) winner of Preis der Diana.
Vaga (b f 1858) 3rd Champagne Stakes.
Achievement (GB)

br f 1864 (Stockwell - Paradigm, by Paragone). Sire Line Stockwell. Family 1-j. Bred at Oakley Hall, near Kettering, by General (then Colonel) Mark Pearson, she was a full sister to the triple crown winner Lord Lyon (b c 1863). A dark brown filly she stood 15.3 hands and was said to have had a "Stockwell head," "very full between the eyes and her ears were curled back at the points," with a "powerful neck, fine shoulders, and an extraordinary depth of girth; but she ran up, like many of the sort, very light and waspish in the barrel". Said to be "very light of bone," and on the off-fore retaining the blemish "caused by getting her feet over the collar-shank when a yearling," she was overall thought a "beautiful filly." She ran from 1866 through 1868. As a two year old she won 275 at Newmarket Craven, the 645 Grand Stand Plate at Ascot Spring, the 685 Woodcote Stakes at Epsom beating Hermit (ch c 1864 Newminster), the 457 Triennial and the 760 New Stakes at Ascot in June, the 1900 July Stakes and the 1330 Chesterfield Stakes at Newmarket, the 1050 Lavant Stakes at Goodwood, the 1225 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster "in a canter," the 750 Hopeful Stakes at Newmarket First October "in a canter," and the 1310 Criterion Stakes at Newmarket Houghton. As a three year old she won the 4150 One Thousand Guineas Stakes at Newmarket First Spring, finished second for the Oaks won by Hippia (b f 1864 King Tom), the 1700 Coronation Stakes at Ascot, the 480 Great Yorkshire Stakes at York, the 5425 Great St Leger and the Cup at Doncaster again beating Hermit in both races. As a four year old she finished second for the Beaufort Cup at Bath and the Triennial at Ascot, the latter won by the Doncaster Cup, Great Ebor Handicap and Liverpool Cup winner Mandrake (ch c 1864 Weatherbit), and third for the Cup at Stockbridge. She entered the Pearson stud where she produced two dead foals, the second by the Derby winner Beadsman (br c 1855 Weatherbit), in 1870 and 1871. In 1872 Achievement produced an unnamed bay colt by the triple crown winner Gladiateur (b c 1862 Monarque) but died the same year.

Regalia (GB)
ch f 1862 (Stockwell - The Gem, by Touchstone). Sire Line Stockwell. Family 17-c. Bred by James Cookson and owned by William Graham, she ran for four years. As a two year old she started once for the Criterion at Newmarket where she went unplaced. As a three year old she was also unplaced for the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes at Newmarket First Spring, won by this year's triple crown winner Gladiateur (b c 1862 Monarque). She went on to win the 5300 Oaks Stakes at Epsom "in a common canter, by four lengths," beating Mr Henry's Gimcrack Stakes winner Wild Agnes (b f 1862 Wild Dayrell), Baron Rothschild's Zephyr (b f 1862 King Tom), Lord St Vincent's Araucaria (br f 1862 Ambrose), the Oaks winner Siberia (br f 1862 Muscovite) and thirteen others. Next she finished second to Gladiateur for the St Leger at Doncaster. She won the Queen's Plate at Richmond "by forty lengths," walked over for two Queen's Plates and the Cup at Edinburgh, won a 50 Plate at Newmarket Second October, won a 20 match at Newmarket Houghton and walked over for the Queen's Plate at Lincoln. As a four year old she won 110 and the Queen's Plate at Northampton, finished second for the Ascot Gold Cup won by Gladiateur, won the Queen's Plate at Doncaster, won 100 at Newmarket Houghton, the Queen's Plate at at Lincoln and walked over for the Queen's Plate at Shrewsbury. As a five year old she started fourteen times, finishing second for Queen's Plates at at Northampton and Chester, second for the Queen's Vase and the Gold Cup at Ascot, the last won by the Cesarewitch winner Lecturer (b c 1863 Colsterdale), won 450 at Windsor and the Queen's Plate at Hampton, and finished third for the Cup at at Goodwood, won by the Two Thousand Guineas winner Vauban (br c 1864 Muscovite). In the stud she produced in England the Grand National Steeplechase winner Regal (bl c 1871 Saunterer) and was sent to France the same year. There she produced the Ascot Gold Cup winner Verneuil (ch c 1874 Mortemer), the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches winner Clementine (ch f 1875 Mortemer) and the Prix du Jockey Club winner Zut (ch c 1876 Flageolet). She heads her own branch of Family 17.
Repulse (GB)
b f 1863 (Stockwell - Sortie, by Melbourne). Sire Line Stockwell. Family 20-b. Bred by Edward Geoffrey Smith Stanley (1799-1869), 14th Earl of Derby, from his home-bred mare Sortie (b f 1851) she was a full sister to the Prince of Wales's Stakes winner Citadel (ch c 1859). Purchased before the beginning of her turf career by John Jackson she ran for three years. As a two year old she finished second for the 375 Lambton Plate won by the Great Yorkshire Stakes winner Strathconan (gr c 1863 Newminster), then won a 275 Sweep at Doncaster beating, among others Broomielaw (b c 1862 Stockwell), and 140 at Richmond. As a three year old she won the 3250 One Thousand Guineas Stakes at Newmarket First Spring. She was sold to the Marquess of Hastings after this race and started unsuccessfully four times before her repurchase by Mr Jackson. As a four year old she won the Cup at Richmond "in a canter," and the Zetland Plate at the same meeting. In the stud she produced the July Stakes winner Levant (br f 1873 Adventurer) and became the grandam of the Park Hill Stakes and Yorshire Oaks winner Gantlet (b f 1889 Galopin). The latter foaled the good winner Duke of Westminster (b c 1899 Orme).
Other Notable Offspring
Asteroid (b c 1858) winner of Ascot Gold Cup, Chester Cup.
Blair Athol (ch c 1861) winner of Derby Stakes, St Leger Stakes, 2nd Grand Prix de Paris, Champion Sire.
Belladrum (br c 1866) winner of the New Stakes, Woodcote Stakes and the Molecomb Stakes.
Bothwell (br c 1968) winner of Gimcrack Stakes, Two Thousand Guineas Stakes.
Breadalbane (ch c 1862) winner of Prince of Wales' Stakes.
Gang Forward (ch c 1870) winner of Two Thousand Guineas Stakes, Jockey Club Cup, St James' Palace Stakes, Ascot Derby.
Grimston (ch c 1860) winner of Henckel Rennen.
Lord Lyon (b c 1863) winner of Champagne Stakes, Criterion Stakes, Triple Crown.
St Albans (ch c 1857) winner of St Leger Stakes, Great Metropolitan Handicap, Chester Cup, Newmarket Stakes.
The Marquis (b c 1859) winner of Champagne Stakes, Two Thousand Guineas Stakes, St Leger Stakes.

Doncaster (GB) ch c 1870 (Stockwell - Marigold, by Teddington). Sire Line Stockwell. Family 5-e.
Caller Ou (GB) br f 1858 (Stockwell - Haricot, by Lanercost). Sire Line Stockwell. Family 10-a.