Barefoot (GB)

Courtesy of Fores Gallery, United Kingdom



Sire Line


Dick Andrews

Joe Andrews





Barefoot ch c 1820 (Tramp - Rosamond, by Buzzard). Sire Line Eclipse. Family 5.

Barefoot was bred by G Crompton from his homebred mare Rosamond who produced 3 winners, including Barefoot, from her union with the good stallion Tramp (b c 1810 Dick Andrews), the latter owned by Richard Watt. A sister to Barefoot was the 3rd dam of the Prix de Diane winner Jenny (b f 1865 Drumour).

Mr Crompton was an associate of Richard Watt and the Reverend Henry Goodricke, Rector of Aldborough, and between them they bred, owned and raced a number of fine horses, including the St Leger winner Quiz (ch c 1798 Buzzard). Richard Watt of Bishop Burton, near Beverley, Yorkshire, won the St Leger with Barefoot, Memnon (b c 1822 Whisker) and Rockingham (b c 1830 Humphrey Clinker), and owned one of the finest collection of horse portraits in the north of England. Barefoot and Memnon, along with two other horses (Swiss and Serab) were purchased by Lord Darlington (later the Duke of Cleveland) for £12,000.

Barefoot raced with some success from two to six, although he never met the best of his generation, the Derby winner Emilius (b c 1820 Orville). He was undefeated at three and recorded a win in the troubled Doncaster St Leger of 1823. Twenty-seven horses were saddled for the race and following three false starts the field departed leaving four at the post. The group raced to the finish, with Carnival just beating Barefoot who had got a bad start and was pinned against the rails at one point. However, since the starter declared he had not sent them off, the race was started again with, after withdrawals, twelve competitors.

He was the first St Leger winner exported to America, purchased by Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin and brought to Massachusetts in 1828. Despite his quality he was shuffled through numerous studs in New York, New England, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. With limited opportunity he sired the good mares Clara Howard (b f 1831) and Motto (ch f 1839). Clara Howard, bred by Charles Henry Hall, New York, and owned by Colonel Elliott, Tennessee, was the 3rd dam of the Kentucky Oaks winner Liatunah (b f 1876 John Morgan). Motto, owned by the Woodburn Stud, Kentucky, was the ancestress of the Leading Sire and Belmont Stakes winner Commando (b c 1898 Domino), Hunter's Lexington ( b c 1859 Lexington), John Morgan (b c 1858 Sovereign*), Onondaga (ch c 1879 Leamington*) and Sensation (br c 1877 Leamington*). Barefoot died from snake bite at David Morrison's stud, in Tipton County, Tennessee, at the age of twenty.

Barefoot Tramp Dick Andrews Joe Andrews
Highflyer Mare
Gohanna Mare Gohanna
Rosamond Buzzard Woodpecker
Roseberry Phoenomenon
Miss West
Race Record

At 2: Finished 2nd in a 250 guineas sweep at York, Spring, won by the Hon O Powlett's Miss Fanny (bl f 1820 Walton), beating Mr Lambton's Beresina (b f 1820 Leopold) and five others, won 220 guineas at Pontrefact, beating Sir William Milner's Harpooner (b c 1820 Whalebone) and four others.

At 3: Won the St Leger Stakes at York, Spring, beating Mr Ferguson's Sir Anthony (br c 1820 Octavian) and Harpooner, won a 250 guineas sweep at York, August, beating Mr Richardson's Conductor (br c 1820 Filho da Puta), Lord Fitzwilliam's Nitrogen (ch f 1820 Comus), Mr Gascoigne's Isabella (b f 1820 Comus) and one other, won 110 guineas at Pontrefact, beating Mr Houldsworth's Palatine (br f 1820 Filho da Puta), won the Great St Leger Stakes, worth 2075 guineas, at Doncaster, beating Mr Houldsworth's Sherwood (b c 1820 Filho Da Puta), Mr Riddell's Comte d'Artois (br c 1820 Bourbon) and nine others, starting for Lord Darlington won a 50 sovereigns purse at Newmarket, beating Mr Hunter's Tressilian (b c 1818 Orville) and five others.

At 4: Walked-over for the Swinley Stakes at Ascot, 2nd in the Ascot Gold Cup, beaten by Lord George Cavendish's Bizarre (b c 1820 Orville), 3rd in the King's Plate at Doncaster, won by Lord Sligo's Arrogance (b c 1820 Master Goodall), followed by Earl Fitwilliam's Bordeaux (br c 1820 Bourbon), beating the Hon E Petre's Bugle (ch c Tiresias), 2nd in a 50 guineas each sweep at Doncaster, beaten by Mr Whittaker's Lottery (br c 1820 Tramp), who was also bred by Mr Watt.

At 5: Won the Gold Cup at Lancaster, beating Lottery, General Sharpe's Panthea (br f 1821 Blacklock) and one other, 3rd in the Cup at Derby, won by Mr Tomes's Sir Gray (b c 1821 Rubens), followed by Lord Sligo's Canteen (b c 1821 Waxy Pope), beating Lord Anson's Sligo (b c 1821 Waxy Pope), 2nd in the Darlington Cup at Wolverhampton, won by Mr Mytton's Euphrates, beating two others, 2nd in the Cup at Northallerton, won by Mr Russell's Alderman (b c 1822 Bourbon).

At 6: Unplaced from nine starters in the Craven Stakes at Catterick, won by Lord Kelburne's Dare Devil (ch c 1822 Viscount), won 120 at Manchester, beating Mr Cleave's (later Mr Houldsworth's) Miller of Mansfield (b c 1821 Filho da Puta) and Lord Grosvenor's Hybla (ch f 1821 Rubens), won the Cup at Lancaster, beating the Duke of Leeds's Crowcatcher (b c 1822 Blacklock) and J Smith's Sophy (ch f 1822 Comus), 2nd in the Cup at Stockton, won by General Sharpe's Canteen (b c Waxy Pope), beating two others, unplaced at York.