Muley Moloch (GB)

Courtesy of Fores Gallery

This portrait is of Muley Moloch and Rebecca,
sire and dam respectively of Alice Hawthorn.

Sire Line







Muley Moloch br c 1830 (Muley - Nancy, by Dick Andrews). Sire Line Beningbrough. Family 9-c.

Bred by Mr Goodison, Muley Moloch was purchased by William Henry Vane (1766-1842), 3rd Earl of Darlington. Among the latter's were his brood mares and race horses were such as the Derby winner Whisker (b c 1812 Waxy), who later sired his St Leger winner Memnon (b c 1822 Whisker), the short-lived St Leger winner Chorister (b c 1828 Lottery), Liverpool (b c 1828 Tramp), Voltaire (br c 1826 Blacklock) and Trustee* (ch c 1829 Catton). Muley Moloch was perhaps named in honour of an earlier Muley Moloch (ch c 1798 John Bull), also bred by the Duke when Earl of Darlington, whom many thought had been nobbled in his attempt at the St Leger, won by Quiz (ch c 1798 Buzzard).

In the stud he got a number of winners and several very good mares, however, he will always be remembered for his daughter, the legendary Alice Hawthorn.

Muley Moloch Muley Orville Beningbrough
Eleanor Whiskey
Young Giantess
Nancy Dick Andrews Joe Andrews
Highflyer Mare
Spitfire Beningbrough
Milfield Mare
Race Record
In May of 1832 Muley Moloch finished last in a field of twelve for a 30 sovereigns Sweepstakes for two year olds at York. In September he won the 50 sovereigns Champagne Stakes at Doncaster, beating Mr Watt's Belshazzar* (ch c 1830 Blacklock) and six others "by a head" in what was described as a good race. The colts carried 8 stone 5 pounds (117 pounds) and the fillies 8 stone 3 pounds (115 pounds). A peculiar condition of this race in that era required the winner to donate "six dozen of Champaigne to the Club."
In May of 1833 he won the 50 sovereigns York Derby Stakes over a mile and a half, beating Mr Crompton's Satan (b c 1830 Lottery) and seven others. The race, timed at two minutes and 42 seconds, was "won cleverly by two lengths." In September he started as the favourite and placed 7th in the St Leger won by Mr Watt's Rockingham (b c 1830 Humphrey Clinker).
In September of 1834 he won the Doncaster Stakes, beating Mr Houldsworth's Despot (br c 1830 Sultan) and Mr Gascoigne's Zohrab (br g 1831 Lottery). At the same place he walked-over for a 50 sovereigns Sweepstakes. In his next outing he placed 3rd in the Doncaster Gold Cup, won by Mr Orde's Tomboy (b c 1829 Jerry).
In September of 1835 he won the Doncaster Stakes, beating Lord Chesterfield's Glaucus (b c 1830 Partisan) very easily although Muley Moloch was found to be lame when he was pulled up. Two days later he broke down whilst placing 2nd to Glaucus in the Hornby Castle Stakes at Doncaster.
He was tried again in September of 1836 at Doncaster where he finished last in the Fitzwilliam Stakes, won by the Hon E L Mostyn's Birdlime (b f 1831 Comus), after which he was retired from the turf.
Notable Offspring
Alice (br f 1852), 3rd dam of National Stakes winner Lord Edward (ch c 1896 Enthusiast).
Bonny Bonnet (b f 1839), 2nd dam of Champagne Stakes and Yorkshire Oaks winner Tasmania (br f 1854 Melbourne). Bonny Bonnet was also the 15th dam of Secretariat (ch c 1970 Bold Ruler).
Buzz (ch f 1841), half-sister to Iago (b c 1843 Don John), she is ancestress of a family that did well in Europe and includes the Deutsches Derby winner Magnat (br c 1938 Asterus).
Disclosure (br f 1838), winner of the Park Hill Stakes.
Eoline (br f 1842), dam of the French stallion Pedagogue (b c 1851 Nuncio).
Galaor (b c 1838), winner of the Manchester Cup.
Hope (b f 1840), 3rd dam of the Manchester Cup winner Trust (b c 1860 Lambton) and the ancestress of most of Family 2-w.
Indiana (br f 1848), half-sister to Stockwell (ch c 1849 The Baron), and 4th dam of the Prix de Diane winner Kasbah (b f 1892 Vigilant). Kasbah was the 2nd dam of the Prix du Jockey Club and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (twice) winner Ksar (ch c 1918 Bruleur).
Lady Emily (b f 1842), 2nd dam of the Cesarewitch winner Hartington (b c 1859 Voltigeur).
Minerva (b f 1842), 2nd dam of the stallion Neptunus (b c 1859 Weatherbit), sire of Hedge Rose (ch f 1867) of Family 8-c. Minerva was also the 3rd dam of the Ascot Stakes winner Bete Noir (ch c 1866 Marsyas).
Miss Julia Bennett (bbl f 1843), 2nd dam of Gimcrack Stakes winner King Olaf (b c 1875 Kingcraft).
Miss Slick (br f 1843), dam of the Royal Hunt Cup winner Brocket (b c 1850 Melbourne) who later sired the dam of See Saw (b c 1865 Buccaneer), winner of the Cambridgeshire and Royal Hunt Cup.
Muley Moloch Mare (br f 1838), dam of the Royal Hunt Cup winner Leaconfield (ch c 1843 Hampton).
Peggy (bl f 1840), winner of the Park Hill Stakes and dam of the Derby winner Musjid (br c 1856 Newminster).
Sunset (bl f 1841), 2nd dam of Criterion Stakes winner Hospodar (b c 1860 Monarque) and Prix Hocquart winner Succes (ch c 1871 Gladiateur).
The Farmer's Daughter (bbl f 1844), dam of Criterion Stakes winner Speed the Plough (br c 1850 Cotherstone).
Velure (b f 1845), 4th dam of Talion (b c 1896 Fripon), winner of the Derby Belge and Grand Prix de Bruxelles. Velure was the ancestress of families that produced good winners in South America and central and eastern Europe.
Wasp (ch f 1839), dam of Gimcrack Stakes winner Nettle (ch f 1852 Sweetmeat). Wasp was also the 3rd dam of the Triple Crown winner Common (br c 1888 Isonomy), Goldfinch (b c 1889 Ormonde), and the St Leger winner Throstle (b f 1891 Petrarch). Goldfinch sired the One Thousand Guineas winner Chelandry (b f 1894), who was also the taproot mare of Family 1-n.
Zuleika (br f 1843), 2nd dam of the Cambridgeshire and Cesarewitch winner Rosebery (b c 1872 Speculum), sire of Amphion (ch c 1886), winner of the Champion Stakes, Hardwicke Stakes and the Rous Memorial Stakes. Zuleika was also the 2nd dam of Grand Duchess (b f 1871 Lozenge), the taproot mare of Family 22-d.

Alice Hawthorn (GB) b f 1838 (Muley Moloch - Rebecca, by Lottery). Sire Line Beningbrough. Family 4-f.