The Saddler (GB)

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Sire Line





Inheritress, by The Saddler





The Saddler br c 1828 (Waverley - Castrellina, by Castrel). Sire Line Pot8os. Family 3-h.

Bred at Stockton-on-Tees by the well respected and popular northern breeder, George Skipsey, The Saddler was a full brother to the good stallion The Bard (b c 1833). He was sold as a three year old for 3000 to Mr Wagstaff and later to George Osbaldeston.

He ran for five years with moderate success, winning the Doncaster Cup whilst defeating two StLeger winners, Rowton (ch c 1826 Oiseau) and Birmingham (br c 1827 Filho da Puta), and finishing second in the Great St Leger to Chorister (b c 1828 Lottery). He covered at The Lodge, Malton, for a fee of 10 guineas.

Well regarded in the stud, he got the One Thousand Guineas and Park Hill Stakes winner Sorella (ch f 1841), who in turn produced the Magyar Egyesitett Nemzeti es Hazafi dij winners Sabine (ch f 1858 Frantic) and Sagitta (ch f 1862 Arsenal) and also appears as the ninth dam of the July Cup winner, Sir Cosmo (br c 1926 The Boss). The Saddler also got the Woodcote Stakes winner Miles's Boy (b c 1844) and the Manchester Cup winner Sylvan (b c 1845).

His daughters produced the Two Thousand Guineas and Great Yorkshire Stakes winner Pitsford (ch c 1847 Epirus), the One Thousand Guineas winner Habena (ch f 1852 Birdcatcher), the Doncaster Cup winner Hungerford (ch c 1848 John o' Gaunt), the Cesarewitch winner Vengeance (b c 1852 Chanticleer), and the Magyar Kancadij winners Margarite (ch f 1851 John Bull) and Parva (b f 1852 Tourist), the former also a winner of the Egyesitett Nemzeti es Hazafi dij.

His daughter Inheritress (b f 1840) started over one hundred times, winning forty-six races including the Northumberland Plate, the Ayr Gold Cup and the Liverpool Gold Cup, and later founded a family of good runners in Germany. The Saddler is also seen as the sire of the sixth dam of The Boss (ch c 1910 Orby).

The Saddler died on his passage to Bohemia in February of 1847.

The Saddler Waverley Whalebone Waxy
Margaretta Sir Peter Teazle
Sister to Cracker
Castrellina Castrel Buzzard
Alexander Mare
Waxy Mare Waxy
Race Record

He won one of his two starts in 1830, a 200 sovereigns sweepstakes at Northallerton, beating Lady Fractious (gr f 1828 Comus), Mr Walker's Victoire (ch f Whisker) and Lady Elizabeth (b f 1828 Lottery).

In 1831 he won the York St Leger, defeating several good winners, and the next day won The Shorts, beating Lord Cleveland's Chorister (b c 1828 Lottery) who would be that year's Doncaster St Leger winner. In August at York he won a sweepstakes of 30 sovereigns each, beating Lord Scarborough's Brother to Tarrare (b c 1828 Catton) and the very smart filly Lady Elizabeth who recorded victories at Doncaster and Richmond the same year. Starting for Mr Wagstaff he finished 2nd in the Great St Leger at Doncaster to Chorister. He then won the Doncaster Cup, beating Mr Riddell's Emancipation (b c 1827 Whisker), the Hon E Petre's Rowton (ch c 1826 Oiseau) and Mr Beardsworth's Birmingham (br c 1827 Filho da Puta), the latter two both St Leger winners. The following day he won a 320 sweep, beating Colwick (b c 1828 Filho da Puta). He ran without success in his only other engagement that year.

In 1832 he lost a 200 sovereigns match at Newmarket to Crutch (ch c 1828 Little John) over a half-mile course; Crutch was regarded as the top sprinter of his day. At the same meeting he won a 500 sovereigns match, beating Hedworth Williamson's Protocol (gr c 1828 Partisan). At Ascot he fared less well, finishing third in the Oatlands to Rowton and third in the Cup to Camarine (ch f 1828 Juniper) after running a dead heat with Rowton. He was then purchased by Mr Osbaldeston.

In 1833 he started seven times: at Newmarket winning a 50 sovereigns each sweepstakes, then losing a 100 sovereigns match to the Goodwood Cup winner Rubini (ch c 1828 St Patrick), and at Doncaster losing the Fitzwilliam Stakes to Tomboy (b c 1829 Jerry) and the Cup to Rockingham (b c 1830 Humphrey Clinker). He also ran three times at Heaton Park ridden by his owner.

In 1834 he won his first race, a match for 200 sovereigns at Newmarket, beating Lord Chesterfield's good runner Glaucus (b c 1830 Partisan). He then finished unplaced for the Goodwood Cup, won by Lord Jersey's Two Thousand Guineas winner Glencoe (ch c 1831 Sultan), and ran third to Colonel Peel's Nonsense (ch c 1830 Bedlamite) for the Richmond Plate, which was his last race.