Cardinal Puff (GB)

Cardinal Puff




Sire Line

Godolphin Arabian





Cardinal Puff gr c 1760 (Babraham - Crimp's Dam, by Snip). Sire Line Godolphin Arabian. Family 4.

Cardinal Puff was bred by Jenison Shafto of West Wratting, near Newmarket, from his "grey-legged mare" by Snip. He was later sold to Richard, 1st Earl Grosvenor.

He ran for Mr Shafto in his only start in 1764 and his first start in 1765. Thereafter he raced for Lord Grosvenor until his retirement from the turf in 1770. He entered Lord Grosvenor's stud at Oxcroft Farm, West Wratting, Cambridgeshire, where he stood alongside Gimcrack (gr c 1760 Cripple) and Dux (b c 1761 Matchem).

His best daughter was Cardinal Puff Mare (f 1777), 2nd dam of the good stallion Dick Andrews (b c 1797 Joe Andrews). Dick Andrews sired the St Leger winner Altisidora (ch f 1810), the Two Thousand Guineas winner Cwrw (br c 1809) and the Oaks winner Manuella (b f 1809). Dick Andrews also sired the Woodcote Stakes winner Dick Andrews Colt (b c 1814) and the very good stallion Tramp (b c 1810). Cardinal Puff Mare was also the 3rd dam of the worthy matron Johanna Southcote (ch f 1811 Beningbrough), herself the dam of the Oaks winner Variation (b f 1827 Bustard). Cardinal Puff also got Cardinal Puff* (b c 1782), sometimes called Young Puff, who was sent to Maryland and was there the ancestor of a number of trotters.

Cardinal Puff Babraham Godolphin Arabian  
Sachrissa Hartley's Blind Horse
Flying Whigg
Sister to Young Snip Snip Childers
Sister to Soreheels
Croft's Lady Thigh Partner
Grey Bloody Buttocks
Race Record
At 4: won a 500 guineas match at Newmarket in May, beating the Duke of Grafton's Confederate (b c 1758 Matchem) over the Beacon Course.
At 5: won a 1000 guineas match at Newmarket in May, beating Sir James Lowther's Traction (ch c 1760 Young Cade) over the Beacon Course, unplaced in the Great Subscription at York in August, won by Mr Coulson's Royal George (b c 1760 Young Cade).
At 6: won the King's Plate at Newmarket, Second October, beating Mr Everett's Antelope (d c 1760 Brilliant) and Mr Barron's Raven (bl c 1760 Babraham), walked-over at Newmarket, Second October, for a 50 guineas sweep, 2nd in a 100 guineas each sweep at Newmarket in July, won by Mr Shafto's Filch (gr c 1761 Bajazet), beating Sir Charles Bunbury's Virago (gr f 1760 Panton's Arabian) and one other over three miles.
At 7: won the 100 guineas King's Purse at Newmarket in April, beating Mr Strode's Leopardess (b f 1760 Merlin), the Duke of Kingston's Cheshire Dick (ch c 1760 Regulus) and Antelope, over four miles, lost a 20 guineas each sweep at Newmarket, Second October, to Sir Charles Bunbury's Bellario (b c 1763 Brilliant).
At 8: lost a race for the Whip and 200 guineas each at Newmarket in April to Bay Malton (b c 1760 Sampson) over the Beacon Course.
At 9: won the Jockey Club Plate at Newmarket, Second Spring, beating Mr Shafto's Petruchio (b c 1762 Snap), Mr Pigott's Conundrum (b c 1762 Matchem) and Sir James Lowther's Ascham (br c 1759 Regulus) over the Beacon Course, placed 2nd in a 150 guineas purse at Newmarket, First October, won by the Duke of Grafton's Bashful (b c 1762 Blank), beating Petruchio and Lord Barrymore's Thumper (b c Young Cade) over the Beacon Course, placed 2nd in a 50 purse at Newmarket, Second October, won by Bellario, beating Mr Vernon's Marquis (b c 1761 Godolphin Colt), Mr Shafto's Hecate (br f 1765 Snap) and two others over the Ditch In Course, lost a 50 sovereigns purse at Newmarket, First Spring, to Sir Charles Bunbury's Gimcrack (gr c 1760 Cripple) over the Beacon Course.
At 10: unplaced in a 100 guineas purse at Newmarket, and retired to the stud.