Emma (GB)



Sire Line





Emma ch f 1824 (Whisker - Gibside Fairy, by Hermes). Sire Line Pot8os. Family 7-a.

Emma was bred by the trustees of the Earl of Strathmore of Gibside Park, near Newcastle, and of Streatlam Castle, Durham. She was purchased by W Russell of Brancepeth Castle and then sold to John Bowes (1811-1885), the illegitimate son of the late earl and countess of Strathmore, from whom he inherited the estates of Gibside and Streatlam. "The Druid" describes Emma as being long and low, standing just short of fifteen hands two inches, and of lighter bone than her dam.

She was the dam of the Derby winner Mundig (ch c 1832 Catton), the Derby and Two Thousand Guineas winner Cotherstone (b c 1840 Touchstone), 2nd dam of the Cesarewitch winner Audrey (b f 1856 Stockwell), 3rd dam of Royal Hunt Cup winner Forbidden Fruit (br c 1853 Birdcatcher or Gameboy), and of the Ascot Gold Vase winner and worthy stallion Parmesan (br c 1857 Sweetmeat). Emma was also the ancestress of the Derby and St Leger winner Donovan (b c 1866 Galopin) and the triple crown winner West Australian (b c 1850 Melbourne), the latter also bred by John Bowes. Emma died in 1852, "quite worn out".

Emma Whisker Waxy Pot8os
Penelope Trumpator
Gibside Fairy Hermes Mercury
Vicissitude Pipator
Race Record

As a two year old she started four times, finishing 2nd in the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster where she beat, among others, Mr Ridsdale's Nonplus (b c 1824 Catton) who would later win the York St Leger, Northallerton Gold Cup and the Doncaster Stakes. In her next start she "easily" won a 500 sovereigns match, then went on to win 160 guineas at Richmond and 180 sovereigns at Northallerton.

She started five times as a three year old, finishing 2nd in the Old Stakes at Catterick, her jockey beset by a broken stirrup, 2nd in an 80 sovereigns sweep for fillies at York, went unplaced in the Doncaster St Leger, won by Matilda (b f 1824 Comus), finished 3rd in the Gascoigne Stakes, and was unplaced in a 260 sweeps at the same meeting, which was her final race.
Produce Record
Year of Birth   Name, Sire Owner or Breeder
1829 ch c Trustee, by Catton (sent to Virginia) Mr Ridsdale
1830 ch f Agnes, by Blacklock Mr Ridsdale
1831 b c Guardian, by Catton (sent to Hungary) Duke of Cleveland
1832 ch c Mundig, by Catton Mr Bowes
1833 ch f by Catton (died a foal) Mr Bowes
1834 ch c Mickle Fell, by Catton (sent to Prussia) Mr Bowes
1835 ch c Jagger, by Actaeon (sent to Bohemia) Mr Bowes
1836 ch c King of Kelton, by Priam Mr Bowes
1837 br c Black Beck, by Mulatto (sent to Hungary) Mr Bowes
1838 ch f The Witch of Whorley Hill, by Velocipede Mr Bowes
1839 ch f The Ladye of Silverkeld Well, by Velocipede Mr Bowes
1840 b c Cotherstone, by Touchstone Mr Bowes
1841   missed to Gladiator Mr Bowes
1842* b f As You Like It, by Touchstone Mr Bowes
1843 b f Mowerina, by Touchstone Mr Bowes
1844 b f Jennala, by Touchstone Mr Bowes
1845   missed to Touchstone Mr Bowes
1846 ch c The Knout, by Hetman Platoff Mr Bowes
1847   missed to Hetman Platoff Mr Bowes
1848 ch c Ipsus, by Epirus Mr Bowes
1849   missed to Ithuriel Mr Bowes
1850   barren Mr Bowes
1851   barren Mr Bowes
1852   not bred, mare died in October Mr Bowes
* As You Like It was sold to the Prince of Orange in 1847 bred to Hetman Platoff but was later repurchased.