Truffle (GB)








Sire Line







Truffle b c 1808 (Sorcerer - Hornby Lass, by Buzzard). Sire Line Matchem. Family 1-a.

Truffle, a full-brother to Morel (ch f 1805) who was both an Oaks winner and taproot of Family 1-b, was bred and raced by Colonel Udney, who was also bred Emilius (b c 1820 Orville). Frank Buckle rode him in all but two of his races throughout his successful turf career. The sire of some good racehorses in England, such as Abjer, Champignon, and Fungus (b c 1816), his main contribution was to the American turf through his daughter Anna Maria. Sold to the French government after the 1817 season, he was afterwards repurchased to England, for the sum of 1000 guineas, from the Duc de Guise at about age twenty.

Truffle Sorcerer Trumpator Conductor
Young Giantess Diomed
Hornby Lass Buzzard Woodpecker
Puzzle Matchem
Race Record
At 3: all at Newmarket, won 100 sovereigns match, 700 guineas sweep, 500 guineas Garden Stakes, beating the Derby winner, Waxy Pope (b c 1806 Waxy), 200 guineas match, collected a 60 guineas compromise from Tumbler (b c 1805 Trumpator), 2nd 200 guineas match to Phantom (b c 1808 Walton).
At 4: all at Newmarket, won 500 guineas match over Middlethorpe (ch c 1806 Shuttle), 300 guineas beating Grimalkin (b c 1808 Chance) over the Abingdon Mile, 45 guineas compromise from Asmodeus (b c 1807 Eagle), 300 guineas compromise from Bodkin (ch c 1809 Trumpator), 65 guineas forfeit from Dimity (b f 1807 Trumpator), 2nd 300 guineas Port Stakes to Merry-go-round (br c 1808 Trumpator), 3rd 200 guineas handicap sweep.
At 5: all at Newmarket, won 550 guineas handicap sweep, 400 guineas sweep, 300 guineas match from Eccleston (br c 1807 Cesario) over the Abingdon Mile, 300 guineas match from Offa's Dyke (b c 1807 Paynator) over the Abingdon Mile, 2nd 300 guineas match to Benedick (b c 1809 Remembrancer), ran once unplaced.
At 6: all at Newmarket, won 200 guineas match defeating Oaks winner Sorcery (b f 1808 Sorcerer), 100 guineas forfeit from Merry-go-round, 70 guineas compromise from Merry-go-round, unplaced in Craven Stakes and two other races.
Notable Offspring
Abjer (GB)
br c 1817 (Truffle - Briseis, by Beningbrough) Sire Line Matchem. Family 2. First owned by General Grosvenor, then raced by Mr Udney of London. His dam Briseis (b f 1804 Beningbrough) won the Oaks Stakes, and his half-sister Corinne (br f 1815 Waxy) won both the Oaks Stakes and the One Thousand Guineas Stakes. He won a Stakes for 5800 Guineas, and his only defeat in two years (1820-21) on the turf was his second place finish to Sailor (ch c 1817 Scud) in the Derby Stakes. His stud duties commenced in 1822 at Newmarket. He stood at the Grange, Lambton Park, from 1823 to 1826; at W Edwards' in Newmarket in 1827; and at J Wilkins' in Nottingham in 1828. Before export Abjer sired the third dam (b f 1824) of Seemann (b c 1869 Seahorse) who won the Deutsches Derby. Abjer's daughter, Emilia (ch f 1823), was the 3rd dam of Vimiera (b f 1858 Voltigeur) a modern taproot mare in both Central and Eastern European, and South American bloodstock breeding. She was also the 4th dam of the sire Bel Demonio (ch c 1861 Weatherbit). Another daughter, Myrtle (b f 1823) was ancestress to a number of good winners in Australia and South America. After the 1828 season Abjer was imported by James Jackson of Alabama, although he died shortly after landing in New York.
Anna Maria (GB)*
ch f 1829 (Truffle - Phantomia, by Phantom). Sire Line Matchem. Family 9-c. She was sent to America and there founded a successful and enduring family that includes such horses as Alydar (ch c 1975), Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Forward Pass (b c 1965), Preakness winner Codex (ch c 1977), and Washington D C International winner T. V. Lark (b c 1957).
Champignon (GB)
b c 1816 (Truffle - Maria, by Highflyer). Sire Line Matchem. Family 23-a. Ascot Gold Cup winner, sire of Dinah (br f 1828), she the dam of Freystrop (b c 1841), who probably sired Garenne (ch f 1854), dam of Prix Hoquart winner Gedeon (ch c 1861) and ancestress of a number of other good French winners. Champignon also sired Champignon Mare (b f 1824), the 2nd dam of Cambridgeshire winner Raby (b c 1846). Another daughter, Champignon Mare (b f 1828), was the dam of the Manchester Cup winner The Carpenter (b c 1833).
Vanda (FR)
b f 1827 (Truffle - Rosina, by Sir Harry Dimsdale). Sire Line Matchem. Family 9-a. She was the dam of Morok (b c 1844 Beggarman), winner of the Prix du Jockey Club and the Prix du Cadran.
Young Truffle (FR)*
br c 1823 (Truffle - Helen, by Whiskey). Sire Line Matchem. Family 13. Bred in France by the Duc de Glaiche he was imported into Virginia in 1829 by James Barbour, Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States to the Court of Great Britain. He was the sire of Allegrante (b f 1831) who was a half-sister to Anna Maria*, the former the ancestress of Belmont Stakes winner, Judge Curtis [ex-General Duke] (ch c 1865 Lexington) and Belmont and Preakness winner, Saunterer (ch g 1878 Leamington).