NOTES


See ROYAL PLATES for history, courses and conditions
See ROYAL PLATE WINNERS for the winners in Great Britain and Ireland traced back in the male line
See BRITISH ROYAL PLATES for the winners in Great Britain listed chronologically
See IRISH ROYAL PLATES for the winners in Ireland listed chronologically


1

FOXHUNTER [Won 1 King's Plate*] - HOWE'S FOXHUNTER
Cheny's Racing Calendar for 1743, in the index, page xxxvii, says - 'Sheppard was got by a Horse that had been the late Lord Howe's call'd Foxhunter; he won a King's Plate or two; he was out of the late Duke of Rutland's Massey Mare, and got by a Son of the Crofts Commoner, Son of the Place White Turk'
It is possible that this is Mr Pierson's Foxhunter who won the disputed Queen's Plate at York on Wednesday, July 28, 1714. This, together with the fact that George I became king four days later, would account for the statement that he 'won a King's Plate or two'
See Note 50

2
Miss Wyndham [Won 1 King's Plate*]
Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 287, says - 'Miss WYNDHAM won a King's Plate and several Matches at Newmarket, and allowed to be in a very high form'
It is possible that this means that the King's Plate was also run at Newmarket
3
Wharton Mare [Won 3 Royal Plates in one year*]
According to Pond's Sporting Kalendar for 1753, page 138, the Wharton Mare won three Royal Plates and the Subscription Money at Quainton Meadows, in one year
4
PEDLAR [Gu*]
The British Racehorse, September 1951, page 356, in an article entitled Early Pictures of Racehorses, Some examples from the work of Tillemans and Wootton, by Ernest Hutton, says - 'Another of these early horses of which I can find no record is "Pedlar, a Horse belonging to Mr. Henly, he won the Royal Plate at Guilford." The print is engraved in reverse. No engraver is given, but I think it is by R. Parr, after Wootton'
It is possible that this is Mr Lisle's bay horse Pedlar that ran in a race at York on Tuesday, August 7th, 1711
5
SYPHAX [Ha*] - STRICKLAND SYPHAX. Also known as IPHIS
Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 456, says - 'The Hambleton Royal Gold Cup, at its first commencement, was free for either horse, mare, or gelding, provided they were no more than five years old, weight 10st. four miles :- The first of which that was run for, was won by Sir William Strickland's Syphax, sire of the Hambleton Mare, that was the dam of Mr. Elstob's (of Yorkshire) Shadow, by Almanzor.- At Mr. Elstob's decease (1733) she was sold to Sir E. O'Brien, and was afterwards called Dairymaid.- In the reign of Queen Anne [1702-1714], the Royal Cup at Hambleton was altered, and run for by mares only'
Heber's Racing Calendar, volume XI, 1761, page 167, in the pedigree of Grisewood's Forester, says - 'her Grand Dam by Iphis (when in the hands of Sir William Strickland) and won the first Gold Cup that was run for at Black Hamilton'
6
HIS MAJESTY'S HORSE [1671 Ne*]
Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 18, says - '1671. Oct. 14. The Plate, being a flagon of 32 price. His Majesty Charles II. rode the winner. The other riders were Duke of Monmouth, Mr. Elliot, and Mr. Thomas Thin (Thynne)'
7
PAPE'S HORSE [1674 Ne*]
Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 18, says - '1674. Oct. 8. The Plate. Mr. Pape [Pope], a Yorkshire gentleman, won'
8
HIS MAJESTY'S HORSE [1675 Ne*]
Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 19, says - '1674-5. Mar. 20. The Plate. His Majesty Charles II. rode the winner'.
The following note is appended - 'Sir Robert Car, writing from Newmarket on March 21st, says: "Yesterday His Majesty rode himself three heates and a course, and won the Plate - all fower were hard and neer ridden, and I doe assure you the King wonn by good horsemanshipp"'
9
GRIFFIN'S ROAN HORSE [1681 Bu*]
Hore's History of Newmarket, volume III, page 3, quoting The London Gazette, February 14-17, 1680[-81], No 1591, says - 'These are to give Notice, that the Plate the King used to give every Spring at the Twelve Stone Heats at Newmarket, will be run for this year at Burford Heats the 17th day of March next, by the same Articles as it used to be at Newmarket'
Hore's History of Newmarket, volume III, page 150, quoting Smith's Protestant Intelligence, No 16, March 21-24, 1680-81, says - 'Oxford, March 18. [Yesterday] after Dinner His Majesty went to see the Race at the Downs, where Sir Ralph Dutton, Mr. Norton, Mr. Griffin and Mr. Rowes's Horses Ran, and Mr. Griffin's Roan Horse won the Plate at two Heats, and the third was given him'
10
HIS MAJESTY'S HORSE [1695 Ne*]
Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 26, says - '1695. Oct. 19. The Plate. His Majesty's (William III.) horse - 1. Earl of Scarsdale's horse - 2.
The following note is appended - 'Luttrell in his diary calls this prize the Town Plate. "The Postboy," under date No. 71, says: "The Plate was run for on Saturday last, and the King's horse won it." It most probably was the King's Plate of 100 guineas, as the prize called the Town Plate was insignificant'
11
BLESSINGTON HORSE [1698 Cu*]
Muir's W. T. Frampton and the "Dragon", page 132, says - 'CURRAGH. (Lord Blessington's Horse won the King's Plate in 1698.)'
12
PARSONS GREY HORSE [1698 Ne*]
Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 27, under Horse matches to be run at Newmarket, says - '1698. April 7. The King's Plate. 12sts. 0lbs. 3 heats and a course'
Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 28, says - '1698. April 7. His Majesty's Plate, £100. 3 heats (about 2 o'clock). Sir John Parson's horse 0 1 1. Sir John Water's gelding 1 0 0. Lord Wharton's Snail 0 0 0'
Hore's History of Newmarket, volume III, page 213, quoting The Post Man, April 7-9, 1698, No 447, says - 'Newmarket, April 7. About two a Clock his Majesty's Plate was run for; the first heat was wone by a Gelding of Sir John Waters; the second by a Horse of Sir John Parsons, and the third in a fair way to be wone by my Lord Wharton's Snail, who being crossed and stopped by Spectators within 300 yards of the ending post, Sir John Parsons Horse wone the Plate, by winning that heat likewise'
Hore's History of Newmarket, volume III, page 215, quoting The Post Man, April 9-12, 1698, No 448, says - 'Newmarket, April 9. My Lord Sherwoods Bay Horse, and my Lord Whartons Snail were to run this day, but the former paid forfeit two days ago, and both run for the Plate which Sir John Parsons grey Horse wone'
13
BRUCE'S HORSE [1699 Ne*]
Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 29, says - '1699. April -. King's Plate. 100 gs. 3 heats. Mr. Bruce's horse 1 1. Mr. Windham 0 2. Two others started, two distanced first heat'
Hore's History of Newmarket, volume III, page 222, quoting The London Gazette, March 9-13, 1698-99, No 3478, says - 'The Kings 12 Stone Plate is to be Run for at Newmarket on Wednesday in Easter Week by His Majesty's Order'
Hore's History of Newmarket, volume III, page 223, says - 'Newmarket, April 12. The Kings Plate was this day run for, but 4 Horses started, of which 2 were distanced the First Heat. Mr. Bruce's Horse winning 2 Heats together carried the Plate'
Hore's History of Newmarket, volume III, page 224, quoting The Post Boy, April 13-15, 1699, No 627, says - 'New-Market, April 13. The King arrived here on Tuesday, and his Majesty's Plate, valued at 100 Guinea's was run for Yesterday, and Won by Mr. Bruce's Horse; there were three Horses more that run, but only that of Mr. Wyndham came near, the others being Distanced did not come up'
14
CARLISLE HORSE [1702 Bm*]
An entry in Sir Walter Calverley's diary for Tuesday, September 22, 1702, reads - 'Went with my sister Wade to Bramham Moor horse race, where the Queen's Plate was run for, and lay the night at New Grange'
An entry in Ralph Thoresby's diary for Tuesday, September 22, 1702, page 399, reads - 'With Mr. Dwyer at Town-end ; stayed full late ; some of the company coming late from the famous horse-race at Bramham Moor, the Earl of Carlisle (of Hiderskelf Castle in the North Riding,) won the gold cup of 100l. value, that her Majesty appointed for that end'
15
SOMERSET HORSE [1704 Ne* 1705 Ne*]
Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 31, says - '1704. Oct. 10. Queen's Plate. Duke of Somerset's horse won. Mr. Holloway got £2000' and '1705. April 12. Queen's Plate. Duke of Somerset's horse 1. Lord Sherard's horse 2. Sir Robert Fagg's horse 0. Carr's horse 0'
16
RUFFLER [1705 Bm*]
According to Prior's The Royal Studs of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, page 211, a gold cup presented by Queen Anne for the Royal Plate at Bramham Moor bears the inscription 'Ruffler and Woodcock on Bramham Moor, 1705 and 1708'
17
Creeping Molly [1705 Ne* Ha*]
The British Racehorse, September 1951, page 354, in an article entitled Early Pictures of Racehorses, Some examples from the work of Tillemans and Wootton, by Ernest Hutton, says - 'The first of the prints illustrating this article is Creeping Molly after Tillemans. Creeping Molly was a grey mare bred by Sir Michael Wharton in 1700. She was got by the Curwen Bay Barb. I have been unable to find anything about her dam. Creeping Molly won the 100 guineas given by the Crown at Black Hambleton, and the 100 guineas also given by the Crown, at Newmarket, was then sold to the Duke of Rutland, for whom she won several matches. Creeping Molly was the dam of Lord Onslow's [Wharton's] Commoner, also known as Grey Commoner, by Mr. Croft's Commoner, who was got by Place's White Turk. This, I believe, is the mare depicted by Wootton in the picture at Boodles Club, winning at Black Hambleton about 1707. This print was engraved by J. Sympson, Snr'
The text surrounding the print of Creeping Molly, published by John Cheny in 1746, reads - 'The Portraiture of Creeping Molly, the Property of his Grace, the late Duke of Rutland / Creeping Molly was got by a stallion of the late [Henry] Curwen's Esq'r of Cumberland, well-known to all Sportsmen by the Bare style of the Bay Barb w'ch Horse was a present to Lewis the fourteenth of France from Muly Ishmael King of Morocco / Creeping Molly's Dam was out of a Foreign Mare which was Covered by the said Bay Barb, when in possession of the before mentioned M'r Curwen & was by him afterwards sold to y'e late S'r Michael Wharton of Yorkshire before Molly was Foal'd / Creeping Molly won the Hundred Guineas given by the Crown for five Year Old Mares at Black Hambleton in Yorkshire. And y'e Hundred Guineas also given by y'e Crown for five Year Old Mares at Newmarket. And after that several Matches in possession of his Grace the before mentioned late Duke of Rutland. Publish'd this 22'd Day of Dec'br 1746 by Jn'o Cheny'
18
GRANVILLE'S HORSE [1706 Ne*]
Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 32, says - '1706. Oct. 12. Queen's Plate. Lord Granville's horse won'
19
MILBANKE'S HORSE [1706 Ri*]
In 1706 there was no Royal Plate run for at Bramham Moor and contemporary descriptions of the race record that it was run at Richmond. The winning horse was owned by Sir Ralph Milbanke, 4th Bart and the Gold Cup, which is still extant, is thought to be the oldest surviving example
An advertisement in The London Gazette for 18 June 1706, says - 'Her Majesty's Golden Cup will be run for at Richmond in Yorkshire, in the Great Pastures there, on Thursday the 15th August next, by any Horse, Mare or Gelding, 6 years, carrying 12 stone weight; 3 heat; Gentlemen to ride; the Horse..., to be entered 14 days before, at Mr. Raper's at the Queen's Arms, Richmond aforesaid. Owner of the Horse, Mare or Gelding must bring a certificate from the Breeder that his Horse, Mare or Gelding is really no more than six the Grass before he runs'
20
GODOLPHIN HORSE [1707 Ne*]
Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 32, says - '1707. Oct. 2. Queen's Plate. 100 gs. The Lord Treasurer's horse (Sydney Godolphin) won'
A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs, from September 1678 to April 1714, by Narcissus Luttrell, for the year 1707, page 220, says - 'Tuesday, 7 Octob. - They write from Newmarket, that on Thursday last the queens plate worth 100 guineas, was won by the Lord Treasurers horse ; and next day his lordship's horse beat the duke of Bedfords for 500l.: her majestie returns from thence on Saturday'
21
WOODCOCK (1702) - BETHELL'S WOODCOCK. Commonly known as DARCY'S WOODCOCK
22
WOODCOCK [1708 Bm*]
According to Prior's The Royal Studs of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, page 211, a gold cup presented by Queen Anne for the Royal Plate at Bramham Moor bears the inscription 'Ruffler and Woodcock on Bramham Moor, 1705 and 1708'
23
BRIDGEWATER HORSE [1709 Wn*]
A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs, from September 1678 to April 1714, by Narcissus Luttrell, for the year 1709, page 481, says - 'Aug. 25. Yesterday was a great horse race at Datchet; Collonel Moreton won the queens plate, and the earl of Bridgewater that of the town of Windsor'
24
MORETON'S HORSE [1709 Da*]
According to Social Life in the Reign of Queen Anne taken from Original Sources, by John Ashton, a Queen's Plate of £50 was run at Datchet on 24th August, 1709
A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs, from September 1678 to April 1714, by Narcissus Luttrell, for the year 1709, page 481, says - 'Aug. 25. Yesterday was a great horse race at Datchet; Collonel Moreton won the queens plate, and the earl of Bridgewater that of the town of Windsor'
25
WART [1709 Yo]
This race has been included as a Royal Plate because the conditions were identical to the 1710 race. Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 1, however, values the cup at £50 instead of the usual 100gs
Wart won the first two heats and came third in the third heat. Orton's Turf Annals of York and Doncaster, page 1, says - 'According to the articles of racing at this time, the horse, &c., that won the first and second heats, was obliged to start for the stakes, and if he did not save his distance the third heat, he was not entitled to the plate'
26
MASSAREENE HORSE [1710 Cu*]
An essay entitled The Curragh: Its History and Traditions by Lord Walter Fitzgerald, in the Journal of the Kildare Archaelogical Society, volume 3, 1902, page 10, says - 'Paid to Lord Mazareen, as his [error for Her] Majesties bounty, for the yearly Plate run for by Horses, Mares, and Geldings; won by his Horse on the Curragh of Kildare, the 26th of July 1710. as by warrant dated the 21st August 1710, and acquittance appears...£115-0-0'.
27
BAY BOLTON [1710 Yo] - Ran as BROWN LUSTY
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 4, this was Queen Anne's Gold Cup. Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 1, however, calls this 'A gold Cup' and values it at £60 instead of the usual 100gs. Bay Bolton was only five years old when he won this race for six year olds and it was his first start
28

Bonny Black [1709 Ne*]
Bonny Black was painted by John Wootton in 1715 and the text included as part of the painting says - 'At four years old and a half She won ye Prince's Gold Cup att Newmarkett against Mares of Six years old and a half '
According to Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 32, the Prince Consort gifted 'a Gold Plate of the value of 100 gs., to be run for on the second Thursday in October next [1707], one heat over the heat's course at Newmarket, 10 stone by mares 5 years old last foaling time as aforesaid, and no older'. The winner was Sir John Parson's mare. There is no record of the Gold Plate being run for in 1708 and the Prince Consort died on 28 October that year. Page 35, in A list of horse matches to be run at Newmarket [in October 1709], says - 'The Prince's Plate is run for on the 8th October. It is a Golden Cup of £100 value (one heat)'. This Golden Cup must have been gifted by Queen Anne in honour of her late husband with the conditions being altered to allow six year old mares to compete. If Bonny Black was four and a half years old in October 1709, then she must have been foaled in 1705

29
ICKWORTH [1712 Ne*] - Ran as COTTON COLT
Prior's The Royal Studs of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, page 208, quotes from the diary of John Hervey, later Earl of Bristol, where an entry for Thursday, April 3, 1712, which refers to racing at Newmarket, reads - 'My bey colt calld Ickworth, wonn ye Queen's 100 guiney Plate there from all ye horses of ye same age, which said horse I gave to my particular friend, Sir Thomas Hanmer'
Prior's The Royal Studs of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, page 196, quoting from a letter from Lord Hervey to Lady Hervey, dated Saturday, April 5, 1712, says - 'I desird Sir William Gage to let you know my poor Cotton colt not only won the Queen's Plate, but such immortal honour with it, by beating all the horses of his age the 3rd and 4th heats, after having run the 1st and 2nd upon extremity also, that his name is changed to Ickworth, since he's become so great an excellence in his kind'
30
Old Scarborough Mare [1711 Ne*]
Pond's Sporting Kalendar for 1754, page 159, says - 'Belgrade the second was got by the Belgrade Turk, out of a Daughter of Bay Bolton, her Dam by Sir Marmaduke Wyvill's famous old Scarborough Mare, that beat the Duke of Rutland's Bonny Black at Newmarket for the Gold Cup'.
In the reigns of Queen Anne and King George I the Royal Plate for mares, run at the spring meeting at Newmarket, was known as the Gold Cup and the winners of this race are recorded every year from 1715 to 1726. The winner in 1721 was the younger Bonny Black but as there is no mention of the Old Scarborough Mare in this period it seems more likely that she won an earlier running against the older Bonny Black. This race most probably took place in 1711 when both mares were rising six years old.
31
SAMPSON (1705) - HALL'S SAMPSON or CHILDER'S SAMPSON
32
FAGG'S HORSE [1712 As*]
According to Ascot: The History, by Sean Magee, page 20, this race was run on August 25, 1712 and the winner was owned by Robert Fagg, Esq, [later Sir Robert Fagg, 3rd Bart], son of Sir Robert Fagg, [2nd] Bart, of Sussex
33
FARMER (1706)
It is possible that this is Farmer by Old Hautboy. Old Hautboy by Darcy's White Turk died between 1699 and 1706, so it is just possible that he could be the sire. However his son Grey Hautboy, who was also known as Old Hautboy, would seem a more likely candidate as he was definitely at stud from 1703 to 1715.
34
FLANDERKIN [1713 Ne*]
Prior's The Royal Studs of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, page 208, quotes from the diary of John Hervey, later Earl of Bristol, where an entry for Thursday, April 9, 1713, reads - 'My horse Flanderkin won ye Queen's 100 guiney Plate at Newmarket, from all ye horses of his age, ye [Lord Hervey's] second time'
35
HARVEY'S HORSE [1712 Ne*]
Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 39, under The horse matches to be run at Newmarket in October, &c., 1712, says - 'Oct. 2. The Queen's Plate. 12 st. 3 heats for 100 guineas'
The Newcastle Courant, Wednesday, October 15, to Saturday, October 18, 1712, Number 191, says - 'The Horse-Races at Newmarket ended the last Week, where the Lord harvey's Horse, won the Queen's Plate, Value 100 l and Sir Robert Fagg's Horse won the Subscription Plate, of about the same Value'
36
CHAMPION (1707) - Commonly known as GRAEME'S CHAMPION or GRAHAM'S CHAMPION
37
WHARTON'S HORSE [1715 Ne*]
Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 44, under Horse matches to be run at Newmarket, April and May, 1715, says - 'April 7. His Majesty's Plate,* 100 gs'. A footnote says - ' * Won by the Marquis of Wharton's horse'
38
BISHOP'S HORSE [1716 Ne*]
Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 46, under Results for 1716, says - 'April, King's Plate for Horses, 100 gs. Sir Cecil Bishop's horse won'
39
Cullen Mare [1715 Ne*]
Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 45, says - '1715. April 14. The Mare's Plate,* 100 gs., to be run for'. A footnote says - ' * Won by Lord Cullen's mare'
40
MACKEREL [1715 Ne*]
Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 45, under Newmarket Autumn Meeting, October 1715, says - 'Oct. 6. Duke of Devonshire's Mackerel won the King's Plate of 100 gs'
41
Penelope (1709)
The 2nd Marquis of Rockingham's pedigree collection, Sheffield Archives, Document Reference WWM/R/193/54, says - 'Whistlejacets Pedigree. Whistle Jacet was foald the first of April 1749 And Sold to Sir William Midleton September the 22d 1752, he was got by the Mogul, his dam by Sweepstakes, his Grandam by the Chesnut Arabian at Hampton Court, his great Grandam was out of a Mare called, Penelope, which was got by Makeless; his great great Grandam by Brimer and out of Trumpets Dam '
The Penelope in this pedigree, who was full sister to Brown Farewell (1710), may well be the same mare that won the 1714 Hambleton Royal Plate
42
Penelope [1714 Ha*]
According to Prior's The Royal Studs of the sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, page 213, the gold cup presented to the winner of the 1714 Royal Plate at Hambleton, which was sold at Christies in 1933, was won by a mare called Penelope, whose pedigree was not given, her name only being engraved on the cup
43
Long Meg [1716 Ne*]
Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 46, under Results for 1716, says - 'April. King's Plate for Mares. Duke of Rutland's Long Meg won'
44
TRUE BLUE [1716 No* Li* Ne*]
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 92, True Blue won the King's Plates at Nottingham, Lincoln and Newmarket in 1716
45
Brocklesby Betty [1717 Ne* Ne* 1718 Ne*]
Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 47, under Horse matches to be run at Newmarket, April 1717, says - 'April 9. The King's Mares' Plate.*' A footnote says - ' * Won by Brocklesby Betty'. Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 5, says - 'In April, 1717, Betty beat eight Mares for the Royal Cup at Newmarket'
Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 49, under List of matches to be run at Newmarket in the month of October 1717, says - 'Oct. ? King's Plate for Mares. "Won by Brocklesby Betty".' Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 5, says - 'In October following [1717], She [Betty] beat four Horses for the Royal Cup at Newmarket'. Brocklesby Betty must have won the King's Plate for six year old horses run on October 3 as Pick makes it clear that this race was not for mares only
Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 50, under A list of horse matches to be run at this place in March and April next, says - '1718. April 2. The King's Plate, 100 gs., for Mares. Won by Mr. C. Pelham's Brocklesby Betty'. Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 5, says - 'In April, 1718, Betty beat six Horses for the Royal Cup at Newmarket'. This clearly refers to the King's Plate for six year old horses run on April 3 because in April 1718 Brocklesby Betty was six years old and ineligible to run for the King's Plate for mares
46
CONEYSKINS [1718 No* Li* Ne]
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 86, Coneyskins won the Royal Cups at Nottingham and Lincoln in 1718
According to Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 52, the race at Newmarket was run on October 2
47
HARVEY'S HORSE [1718 Wm*]
Muir's W. T. Frampton and the "Dragon", preface, page v, says - 'There was a Mr. Harvey racing later, whose horse won the King's Plate at Wimbleton (Wimbledon) in June 1718'
48
LEANDER [1718 Gu*]
Muir's W. T. Frampton and the "Dragon", page 49, says - 'In 1718 Leander was returned as belonging to Sir Robert [Fagg, 1st Bart], and won for him the King's Plate at Guildford, run May 26th'
49
Rosse Mare [1718 Cu*]
An essay entitled The Curragh: Its History and Traditions by Lord Walter Fitzgerald, in the Journal of the Kildare Archaelogical Society, volume 3, 1902, page 10, says - 'Paid the Earl of Rosse, for his Majesties Plate, run for on the Curragh of Kildare, by Mares only, on 12th September, 1718, as by warrant dated the 27th Sptember, 1718, and aquittance appears...£119-0-0'.
50
ALMANZOR (1713) - DARLEY'S ALMANZOR or STANHOPE'S ALMANZOR
51
BUCKHUNTER (1713) - Later renamed CARLISLE GELDING
52
BUCKHUNTER [1719 Yo rerun]
The 1714 running of Queen Anne's Gold Cup at York was won in three heats by Mr Pierson's FOXHUNTER. See Note 1
Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 2, says - 'The riders of Duchess and Foxhunter having been guilty of foul riding in the third heat, it was agreed that those two should run for the heat again, when Duchess won. Mr. Pierson still claiming the prize, a lawsuit followed, and it was decided by the court that all the horses that were not distanced had an equal right to the prize. The proprietors of the four horses [Duchess, Foxhunter, Shy and Dragon] sold their shares for 25gs each, two of which were purchased by the Duke of Rutland, one by the Earl of Carlisle, and the other by Sir William Lowther; who agreed that the plate should be run for again in the year 1719'
Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 9, says - 'In the year 1714, in running for her Majesty's Gold Cup, over Clifton and Rawcliff-Ings, near York, the third heat was most severely contested between Mr. Childers's Duchess, (who had won the first heat,) and Mr. Peirson's Foxhunter, (who had won the second heat):- Robert Hesletine, who rode Duchess, ran Foxhunter so near the cords, that his rider, Stephen Jefferson, was obliged to whip over the horse's shoulder. The heat was given by the Tryers to Foxhunter;- but as both the riders had shown foul-play, and afterwards fought on horse-back, many disputes arose amongst the Sportsmen; and it was agreed, that the heat should be run over again by Duchess and Foxhunter, which the former won by a clear length - In consequence of Mr. Childers and Mr. Peirson both claiming the Cup, a law-suit ensued, and all bets were agreed to be withdrawn.- In the meantime, her Majesty's Gold Cup was invested in trust with William Redman, Esq. Lord Mayor of the City of York.- It being settled by the Court, (before which the cause was heard,) that all such horses. &c. as were not distanced had an equal right to the Cup, Mr. Childers and Mr. Peirson; as likewise Mr. Young and Mr. Moore, (who each of them started a horse for the first, second, and third heats), sold their shares for 25gs each; two of which was purchased by the Duke of Rutland, one by the Earl of Carlisle, and the other by Sir William Lowther, Bart. who agreed that it should be run for over again in the year 1719;- when it was won by Buckhunter; beating, at three heats, the Duke of Rutland's bay mare, and Sir William Lowther's Whitefoot. Buckhunter was rode by Match'em Tims, who was then in great esteem'
53
BUCKHUNTER [1719 Li* Ne* 1720 Ne*]
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 9, Buckhunter won the King's Plate at Lincoln in 1719 and the King's Plates at Newmarket in October 1719 and April 1720. The results of the races at Newmarket as recorded in Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, pages 4 and 5, however, show that he ran in neither race and the winners were Brown Betty in October 1719 and Almanzor in April 1720
The 1719 race won by Brown Betty was for horses, mares and geldings. Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 56, lists two King's Plates in October 1719, won by Brown Betty and Buckhunter, and the author has added [For mares] and [For horses] to the titles, which is incorrect. It would appear from the evidence that the October Royal Plate for mares was discontinued and in October 1719 two Royal Plates for horses, mares and geldings were run. In April 1720 it would appear from the evidence that two Royal Plates for horses, mares and geldings were run, as well as the Royal Plate for mares
54
Pelham's Mare [1718 Ne*]
Muir's Ye Olde New-Markitt Calendar, page 52, under A list of horse matches run for at Newmarket in the months of October, November, and December, 1718, says - 'Oct. 3. King's Plate of £100 for Mares. Mr. Pelham's mare won'. The author has added [Brocklesby Betty] but this is clearly incorrect because in October 1718 Brocklesby Betty was seven years old.
55
FOX (1714) - LISTER'S FOX. Commonly called OLD FOX
56
FOX [1720 Le*]
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 11, Fox won the King's Plate at Lewes in 1720
57
MERRYMAN (1714) - Later called WITTY. Commonly known as WITTY GELDING
58
Whitefoot (1714) - Bolton Whitefoot
59
BOBSEY [1721 Ne]
According to Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 6, the Royal Plate run at Newmarket in October 1721 was won by Bobsey
Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 466, however, says - 'In 1721, He [Frampton's Grey Gelding] won the Royal Plate at Newmarket in October, beating Mr. Fulthorpe's Woodcock, &c.' It would appear from the evidence that in October 1721 two Royal Plates for horses, mares and geldings were run
60
BOBSEY [1722 Ne] - Walked over
According to Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 7, Bobsey walked over for the Royal Plate at Newmarket in April 1722
Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 478, however, says - 'In April, 1722, Woodcock won the Royal Plate at Newmarket'. It would appear from the evidence that in April 1722 two Royal Plates for horses, mares and geldings were run
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FAGG'S HORSE [1721 Gu*]
The Newcastle Courant, Saturday, June 10, 1721, Number 51, page 7, says - 'Sir Robert Fagg’s Horse won the King’s Plate at Guilford'
62
FRAMPTON'S GREY GELDING [1721 Ne*]
Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 466, says - 'In 1721, He won the Royal Plate at Newmarket in October, beating Mr. Fulthorpe's Woodcock, &c.'
The result of this race as recorded in Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 6, however, shows that neither horse ran and the winner was Bobsey. It would appear from the evidence that in October 1721 two Royal Plates for horses, mares and geldings were run
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WOODCOCK (1715) - RAIKES FULTHORPE'S WOODCOCK
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WOODCOCK [1721 Li* 1722 Ne*]
Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, pages 477 and 478, says - '[1721] in August following, the Duke's [of Rutland] Proserpine, Mr. Frampton's gelding, and Mr. Fulthorpe's Woodcock met for the Royal Plate at Lincoln; the gelding was the favourite; but Woodcock proved victorious.- After which, they met for the Royal Plate at Newmarket in October, which was won by the Gelding; Woodcock was back'd to win at high odds; but, it was observed, "that the Gelding, true to his Master's interest, convinced the friends of honest Woodcock, that he only complimented him with the Royal Plate at Lincoln, with a view to occasion their meeting at Newmarket." In April, 1722, Woodcock won the Royal Plate at Newmarket, beating the same gelding, the Duke of Rutland's Proserpine, &c. This was one of the most numerous Meetings ever known at Newmarket; for though Woodcock was but poorly attended by his friends in October; yet in April, scarcely a Sporting Gentleman was left in the North, and those in the South were very happy to receive them; various were their opinions, and each party were flushed with the most certain success:- Mr. Frampton's gelding was the favourite, but no sooner was a bet proposed, than it was immediately taken, till a great many thousands were depending on both sides; and it was said, that there had not been so much money sported on any race since that of Merlin's.- Woodcock won easy:- After which, an Old Yorkshire Sportsman remarked, that "though Woodcock had droop'd like the leaves in October, yet he was as sweet as Violets in the Spring." Woodcock was rode for the above races by Mr. Match'em Timms, a much esteemed and very favourite Jockey'
Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 7, however, records that Bobsey walked over for the Royal Plate at Newmarket in April 1722. It would appear from the evidence that in April 1722 two Royal Plates for horses, mares and geldings were run
65
HAZARD (1716) - First called DART
66
LAMPREY (1716) - Also spelled LAMPRIE
67
LAMPREY [1722 Le* Ne 1723 Ne]
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 4, Lamprey was foaled in 1715 and won Royal Plates in 1721 and 1722. Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, pages 7 and 8, however, records that he won the Royal Plates at Newmarket in 1722 and 1723. The Royal Plates at Lewes and Newmarket were open to horses up to six years old, so if Lamprey was foaled in 1715 he would have been seven years old when he won the Royal Plate at Newmarket in April 1723. It would appear from the evidence that Lamprey was foaled in 1716 and won the Royal Plate at Lewes in 1722
68
Miss Belvoir (1716) - Commonly known as Cabbage-arsed Mare. Also spelled Miss Belvoire
69
Miss Belvoir [1722 Ne] - Ran as Rutland Mare
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 48, Miss Belvoir was bred by the Duke of Rutland and won the King's Plate for mares at Newmarket. This race must have been run between the death of Queen Anne in 1714 and the birth of Miss Belvoir's earliest dated foal in 1730. The only year available for this event is 1722 when the winner was the Duke of Rutland's mare
70
Witty's Grey Mare [1721 Ha]
According to Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 6, this race was run on Saturday, August 29. However in 1721 August 29 fell on a Tuesday
The Newcastle Courant, Saturday, July 15, 1721, Number 56, page 8, says - 'From Mr King’s Letter, London, July 8. In this Day’s London Gazette ‘tis advertis’d his Majesty’s Gold Cup, of 100 Guineas Value, will be run for at Hamilton in Yorkshire, on Saturday the 29th Instant; his Majesties Gold Cup of 100 Guineas at York, on Monday the 31st, on Tuesday August 1st, a 30 l Plate; the 2d, a 40 l Plate; the 3d, a Gold Cup of 60 l Value, and the 4th a 20 l Plate'
Traditionally the Royal Plate at Hambleton is run two days before the Royal Plate at York. There have been occasions when it was run three or four days before, but never after. The Newcastle Courant correctly shows that the Royal Plate at Hambleton was run on Saturday, July 29, 1721, followed by the Royal Plate at York on Monday, July 31, 1721
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Aldby Jenny (1717) - Also spelled Alba Jenny
72
Aldby Jenny [1723 Ne Gu*] - Ran at Newmarket as Brewster's Chesnut Mare
Muir's W. T. Frampton and the "Dragon", page 66, says - 'Justice, bay horse, foaled in 1724, bred by and the property of the Earl of Halifax. Justice was got by the Hampton Court Litten Arabian, dam Aldby Jenny, who won the King's Plate at Guildford in 1723. Aldby Jenny was bred by John Brewster Darley, Esq., of Aldby Park, near York, by Mr. Edward Leedes' Dragon, of Long Milford, near Tadcaster, out of Sir Matthew Pierson's Ruby'
The Newcastle Courant, Number 156, Saturday, June 15, 1723, page 9, says - 'From the Evening-Post, London, June 11. On Tuesday last the earl of Hallifax's Mare, Alba Jenny, won the King's Plate at Guildford'. June 11 was a Tuesday, so Tuesday last was June 4
Pond's Sporting Kalendar for 1755, page 160, says - 'Bay Filly, the Earl of Pomfret's, was got by Barforth; her Dam by Justice, her Grandam by a Son of the Hampton chesnut Arabian, her Great Grandam was mother to Earl Gower's Soft Julian. Justice was a Son of the chesnut Arabian, out of a Mare belonging to the late Lord Halifax, called Aldby Jenny, and bred by Mr. Brewster of Yorkshire. Aldby Jenny won the Mare's Plate and several considerable Matches'. The Mare's Plate was the Royal Plate for Mares run at the Spring Meeting at Newmarket. Aldby Jenny won the Royal Plate at Guildford in 1723, which race was for six year olds and run after May 1st, so if it is assumed that she was actually six and not younger when she ran, then she was foaled in 1717. The Mare's Plate was for five year olds so she would still have been five at the time of the 1723 race, which was run before May 1st. The winner of that race was Brewster's Chesnut Mare
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RED ROSE (1717) - WALKER'S RED ROSE
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RED ROSE [1723 Le*]
The Newcastle Courant, Saturday, March 20, 1735-6, Number 569, says - 'There is kept at Richard Walker's, the famous Stallion, known by the Name of Red Rose, who was matched to run for Five Hundred Pound in his Dam's Belly, and won the same very easily; as also the King's Plate at Lewes, against Badger, Bay Wilkinson, and several others. He has won Matches over New-market, and was a Trial Horse for three or four Years of the Duke of Somerset, and afterwards he won several Aged Plates. He was got by his late Majesty's Chesnut Arabian; his Dam was called Smug, out of a Mare of Mr Framton's Bull-kind, and got by a Horse called Slug, a well-known Top-Horse in his Time; the Mare, after winning a great Match against a Mare of Pulen's, who won the Guineas at Hamilton, was taken into his Grace the Duke of Somerset's Stud. Red Rose is full fifteen Hands high, Blood Bay, with black Legs, and Master of fifteen or sixteen Stone after any Fox-Hounds, and will cover Mares this Season at a Guinea a Mare and one Shilling to the Man. Also Grass may be had for Mares and convenient Care taken. Note, He is always in the Stable'
75
JOB [1723 Ip*]
The Newcastle Courant, Saturday, June 1, 1723, Number 154, page 2, says - 'From the Evening-Post, London, May 23. The King’s Plate of 100 Guineas, which was run for last Week at Ipswich, was won by Mr Cotton’s Job'
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RANTER [1724 Gu*]
Muir's W. T. Frampton and the "Dragon", page 52, says - 'In 1724, under Guildford, May 25, 1724, the King's Plate of 100 gs. was run for on Merrow Downs, near Guildford. There started for it Sir Robert Faggs fine chestnut mare (which cost £500 at Newmarket last year), Mr. Broderick's Ranter, and Lord Drogheda's Tipter (sic). Sir Robert Fagg's mare was drawn the first heat, being sick, and Ranter won the Plate'
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TICKLE ME QUICKLY [1724 Le*]
Muir's W. T. Frampton and the "Dragon", page 52, quoting The British Journal of August 15, 1724, says - 'Last week the King's Plate was run for at Lewes, and won by Sir Robert Fag's horse called Tickle me quickly, and next day his grey horse won the 50 guineas'
The Newcastle Courant of August 22, 1724, says - 'From the St James's Evening Post, London, Aug 13. On Wednesday last, the King's Plate was run for at Lewes in Sussex, and won by Sir Robert Fag's Horse, call'd, Tickle me quickly; and the next Day the said Sir Robert's Grey Horse won the 50 Guineas'.
As August 15, 1724 was a Saturday, it is safe to assume that 'Last week' refers to the period Sunday, August 2 to Saturday, August 8.
August 13, 1724 was a Thursday, so 'Wednesday last' can only refer to August 5 because the result of the race the next day, also a Thursday, was already known.
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YOUNG TRUE BLUE [1724 Li*]
The Newcastle Courant of September 12, 1724, says - 'London, Sept. 5. We have an Account from Lincoln, that his Majesty's Plate of 100 Guineas was run for the 24th past, and won by Mr Honeywood's dark grey Horse, True Blue; and the Lord Gower's Mare won the 90 l Plate'.
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BOLTON HORSE [1725 Wi*]
The Newcastle Courant, Number 21, Saturday, September 18, 1725, page 1, says - 'From the St James's Evening-Post, Sept. 9. At the Horse-Races near Winchester, the Duke of Bolton’s Horse won the King’s Plate of 100 l'
80
SQUIRREL (1719) - Commonly known as WILLIAMS SQUIRREL
81
SQUIRREL [1725 Li*]
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 15, Squirrel won the King's Plate at Lincoln in 1725
The Newcastle Courant, Number 21, Saturday, September 18, 1725, page 1, says - 'From the St James's Evening-Post, Sept. 9. Mr Williams's Squirrel won his Majesty's 100 Guineas at Lincoln'
82
BALD JACK (1720)
The 2nd Marquis of Rockingham's pedigree collection, Sheffield Archives, Document Reference WWM/R/193/61 or 62, says - 'This is to Certifie that the Bay Colt with a Starr, w’ch I sold to the R’t Hon’ble the Marquis of Rockingham, was got by Changeling his Dam by Dunkirk his Grandam by Smileing Tom; his G Grandam by the Acklum Marlin, and was own Sister to Sir Mich:l Newtons Ball’d Jack. He was foald Aprill ye 30: 1756 and Bred / Scarboro 3d March 1760 / By Me James Browne'
83
BALD JACK [1726 Yo]
According to Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 11, and Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 461, the winner was Sir Michael Newton's black gelding Bald Jack
84
Bald Peg [1725 Ri]
In 1725 there was no Royal Plate run for at Hambleton. The race was run at Richmond and was called the Hambleton 100gs. Traditionally the Royal Plate at Hambleton is run two days before the Royal Plate at York. There have been occasions when it was run three or four days before, but never after. The Royal Plate at York was run on Monday, August 2, 1725, so it is certain that the Hambleton Guineas at Richmond was run in July, most probably on Saturday, July 31, 1725
85
BAY DIMPLE (1720) - Commonly known as BOYCE'S DIMPLE and BOYES DIMPLE
86
BAY LUSTY [1725 Ip*]
Muir's W. T. Frampton and the "Dragon", page 6, says - 'Bay Lusty belonging to the Duke of Devonshire, who won the King's Plate at Ipswich in 1725'. This horse must not be confused with the mare Bay Lusty by Grey Hautboy, who was the dam of Sir Michael Newton's Betty Garnet in 1717
87
Bald Charlotte [1726 Ha] - Ran as Ladylegs
88
FAVOURITE (1721) - HALIFAX FAVOURITE
89
SAMPSON (1721) - HALIFAX SAMPSON. Spelled SAMSON in Gray's An Equestrian Table
90
SAMPSON [1727 Le Ne] - Walked over
91
CRAB (1722) - PANTON'S CRAB
92
FOXHUNTER (1722) - PELHAM'S FOXHUNTER
This brown horse must not be confused with Howe's or Chedworth Foxhunter, also foaled in 1722, which was variously described as chesnut and grey
93
GOLIAH (1722) - HALIFAX GOLIAH. Called GOLIATH in Gray's An Equestrian Table
94
SPOT (1722) - ALCOCK'S SPOT, CHAPLIN'S SPOT or WYNN'S SPOT
95
SWEEPSTAKES (1722) - Commonly known as BOLTON SWEEPSTAKES
96
SWEEPSTAKES [1728 Wi] - Walked over
97
WHYNOT (1722) - Bred in Scotland
98
WHYNOT [1728 Ed*]
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 477, Whynot won the Royal Plate at Edinburgh in 1728
99
Miss Pert [1728 Ha] - Listed as Newstead's Bay Mare in Gray's An Equestrian Table
100
Miss Pert [1729 Ne]
According to Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 18, Appleyard's chesnut mare by Darley's Arabian finished first, but was distanced for crossing Miss Pert
101
SPOT (1723) - RAWLINSON'S SPOT or WHITE'S SPOT
102
THUNDERBOLT (1723) - First called BADGER
103
THUNDERBOLT [1729 Le Ca] - Walked over
104
FOXHUNTER (1724) - BOLTON FOXHUNTER. Also known as SLY
105
GOLDENLOCKS (1724) - Also written GOLDEN LOCKS
106
MORAT [1731 Ne] - Spelled MORRAT in Gray's An Equestrian Table
107
Nanny (1724) - Commonly known as Egerton Nanny
108
Nanny [1729 Ha] - Listed as Egerton's Gray Mare in Gray's An Equestrian Table
109
Nanny [1730 Ne] - Wrongly spelled Nancy in Gray's An Equestrian Table
110
STUMP (1724) - HUMBERSTON'S STUMP. Ran in 1729 as LADY'S TOY. Also called STUMPEY
111
STUMP [1730 Yo]
This was the last Royal Plate that was run for over Clifton and Rawcliffe Ings
112
TARRAN [1730 Wi Ca] - Walked over
113
Favourite (1725) - Jackson's Favourite. Commonly known as the Gardiner Mare or the Gardener's Mare
114
Favourite [1730 Ha] - Listed as Jackson's Grey Mare in Gray's An Equestrian Table
115
GREYLEGS [1730 Ip] - Ran as NUTT-MEGG. Spelled NUT-MEG in Gray's An Equestrian Table
116
GREYLEGS [1731 Gu]
Gray's An Equestrian Table lists the winner as Favourite in error
117
MONKEY (1725) - LONSDALE MONKEY
118
MONKEY [1731 Yo]
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 29, this was the first race to be run over Knavesmire. The previous course on Clifton and Rawcliffe Ings being abandoned after the 1730 meeting, because of serious flooding after the river Ouse broke its banks
119
Oxenden's Chesnut Mare (1725) - Spelled Oxendon in Gray's An Equestrian Table
120
ALMANZOR (1726) - WILLIAMS ALMANZOR
121
DIAMOND (1726) - BATHURST'S DIAMOND or GRISEWOOD'S DIAMOND. Commonly known as SOMERSET DIAMOND
122
DIAMOND (1726) - KETTLE'S DIAMOND or SANSON'S DIAMOND. Commonly known as SOUTH COUNTRY DIAMOND
Cheny's Racing Calendar for 1732, page 9, says - 'Mr Kettle's Chesnut H Diamond, bred by Mr Sanson, & got by Potato: Potato was bred in Ireland by the late Mr Broderick, but at the time of covering for this Foal was the Property of John How Esq; of Gloucestershire'
123
DIAMOND [1732 Ca Wi*] - Walked over
Cheny's Racing Calendar for 1732, page 29, says - 'The 13th Royal Prize of the Year was that of Winchester, run for on the 5th Day of September, consisting of 100 Guineas for six Year Olds, wt 12st, but none started for the same but Mr. Kettle's Chesnut H. Diamond'
124
Mary Grey [1731 Ha] - Listed as Bolton's Grey Mare in Gray's An Equestrian Table
125
Smiling Molly [1732 Ne]
Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 472, says - 'It was supposed that Mary Grey [by Almanzor] would have won, as she was first when they had about four or five distances to run, and in all appearances with great pleasure, but unfortunately slipped her girths, which induced her rider, Thomas Marshall, to turn her out of the Course, and throw himself off, in order to prevent worse consequences.- It was then thought that Young Nancy [by Mr. Hutton's White-Hunter] would have won, but she swerved two or three times before they came to the Ending-Post; and Mrs. Deighton's Molly [by Aleppo] broke quiet down in her sinews, which prevented her from coming in a better place'
Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 30, says - 'At about four or five distances from the ending post, when Mary Grey was leading, her girths slipped, and the rider turned her out of the course and threw himself off '
126
Dairymaid (1727) - First called Shadow, then Athenais
127
Dairymaid [1741 Cu] - Ran as Athenais
128
Dairymaid [1742 Cu] - Walked over for the second Royal Plate
129
Modesty (1727) - Hamilton Modesty
130
Music (1727) - Also spelled Musick
131
QUIET CUDDY (1727) - Also known as APPLEYARD'S CUDDY
132
QUIET CUDDY [1733 No] - Listed as CUDDY in Gray's An Equestrian Table
133
STARLING (1727) - Commonly known as BOLTON STARLING
134
STARLING [1733 Ne] - Walked over
135
SURLY SLOUCH (1727) - Also known as PLAIN DEALER
136
SURLY SLOUCH [1733 Sy] - Walked over
137
SYPHAX (1727) - BOLTON SYPHAX. Also spelled CYFAX
138
BUDDROW [1734 Cu*]
Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 14 - 17 September, 1734, Number 883, says - 'Last Wednesday [11th] the King's great Plate was run for at the Curragh of Kildare, and won by Colonel Stratford's Horse called Buddrow'
139
CONQUEROR (1728) - APPLEYARD'S CONQUEROR. Also known as APPLEYARD'S BUMPER
140
CONQUEROR [1734 Gu] - Listed as BUMPER in Gray's An Equestrian Table
According to Cheny's Racing Calendar for 1734, page 7, the winner was Capt Appleyard's ch g Bumper. Page 18, in the result of the Royal Plate at York, says - 'Capt. Appleyard's ches g Conqueror, bred by himself, was out of Fox, and a full sister to Bald Charlotte, and also the same that won the King's Plates of the present year at Guildford and Nottingham'
According to Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 35, Capt. Appleyard's ch. g. Bumper ran at Durham as a five year old in 1733
141
Favourite (1728) - Durham's Favourite
142
Favourite [1733 Ha] - Listed as Durham's Grey Mare in Gray's An Equestrian Table
143
LOOBY (1728) - Commonly known as BOLTON LOOBY
144
SLY (1728)
Sometimes confused with Bumper alias Sly (1735), also by Partner out of a mare by Bay Bolton
145
CARISTINA (1729) - Also known as CARISTINI
146
CROOK (1729) - Also spelled CROKE
147
Jenny-come-tie-me (1729) - Also spelled Jenny-come-tye-me. Spelled Jenny come tye me in Gray's An Equestrian Table
148
Jenny-come-tie-me [1735 Wi]
Gray's An Equestrian Table lists the winner as Miss Slammerkin in error
149
Miss Slamerkin (1729) - Also spelled Miss Slammerkin. Also known as Slammerkin
150
Miss Slamerkin [1735 Ne] - Listed as Slammerkin in Gray's An Equestrian Table
151
SOBERSIDES [1735 Li Ne] - Walked over
152
WHITEFOOT (1729) - HARTLEY'S WHITEFOOT or FLEETWOOD'S WHITEFOOT. Commonly known as DERBY WHITEFOOT. First called RUN-NOW-OR-HUNT-FOR-EVER
153
WHITEFOOT [1735 Ed*] - Ran as RUN-NOW-OR-HUNT-FOR-EVER
Cheny's Racing Calendar for 1735, pages 76 and 77, says - 'On the following Day [12th September], the 100 Royal Guineas were run for, free only for 6 Year Olds, wt. 12 st. and won by Mr. Heartly's Ches. H. Run-now-or-hunt-for-ever'
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 476, the winner was Captain Hartley's Whitefoot
154
FAVOURITE (1730) - APPLEYARD'S FAVOURITE
155
GOLIAH (1730) - Commonly known as BOLTON GOLIAH. Also known as TROUT'S GOLIAH. Called GOLIATH in Gray's An Equestrian Table
156
GOLIAH [1736 Li Ne] - Walked over
157
MERRY ANDREW [1736 Ca] - Walked over
158

MERRY ANDREW [1740 Cu*]
Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 8 - 12 April, 1746, says - 'and in June and July, Anno 1740, he won two 40 l. Plates at Tralee and K[...]finning. The September following he won his Majesty's Royal Plate at the Curragh of 100 Guineas Value'.

159
PLAISTOW (1730) - Also spelled PLASTO
160
PLAISTOW [1737 Ne] - Spelled PLASTO in Gray's An Equestrian Table
161

PLAISTOW [1739 Cu*]
Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 11 - 15 September, 1739, Number 1375, says - 'Last Wednesday Sir Edward O'Brien's Merry Andrew and Plaistow, ran for the King's Plate at the Curragh, and won it. The Particulars of the Races shall be inserted in our next'
Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 15 - 18 September, 1739, Number 1376, says - 'The Horses which ran at the Curragh last Wednesday were as follow, viz. Lucius Henry O'Brien, Esq's Chesnut Horse, Plaistow, won the Plate. Sir Edward O'Brien's Bay Horse, Merry Andrew, Maurice Keatinge, Esq's Grey Gelding, Mad Tom, distanced, being drawn after the first Heat; Benjamin Bunbury, Esq's Chesnut Blossom, and Thomas Pigott, Esq's Grey Mare, Infanta, distanced, having run but the first Heat. Plaistow won the Plate with so much Ease, that he could have double distanced them all'

162
BARFORTH [1736 Ip] - Listed as HALLIFAX'S CHESNUT HORSE in Gray's An Equestrian Table
163
CATO (1731) - PANTON'S CATO
164
FLEEC'EM (1731) - Also spelled FLECE'EM and FLEECE'EM
165
GRASSHOPPER (1731) - Commonly known as ANCASTER GRASSHOPPER. Also known as TRIAL
166
GRASSHOPPER [1737 Sy] - Listed as TRIAL in Gray's An Equestrian Table
167
BLACK CHANCE (1732) - Called CHANCE in Gray's An Equestrian Table
168
ROGER (1732) - Usually known as SPANKING ROGER
169
SECOND (1732) - Also known as RUN NOW OR NEVER
170
BLACKLEGS (1733) - BINGHAM'S BLACKLEGS
171
BLACKLEGS [1739 Ne] - Ran as SOMERSET BAY HORSE
172
BLAZE [1739 Wi] - Walked over
173
Burgh's Old Grey Mare [1739 Cu*]
Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 15 - 18 September, 1739, Number 1376, says - 'And, last Friday the following Mares ran, viz. Sir Edward O'Brien's Miss Doe; Mr. M'namara's Diana; Nancy, the English Mare; Mr. Burgh's two grey Mares; Mr. Pigott's Infanta. Sir Edward O'Brien won the first Heat, and Mr. Burgh's old grey Mare won the two last Heats: Mr. Pigott's Mare drawn after the first Heat'. This must refer to the King's Plate for mares, usually run on a Friday, as it is a continuation of the note which states that Plaistow won the King's Plate for aged horses, usually run on a Wednesday
174
DISMAL (1733) - GODOLPHIN DISMAL
175
DISMAL [1739 Ca] - Walked over
176
Moping Jenny (1733) - Also spelled Mopping Jenny
177
Moping Jenny [1738 Ha]
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 469, this race was thought to have been a dead heat between Moping Jenny and Salome [Selima, grandam of King Herod], but being submitted to arbitration, it was given to Moping Jenny
178
Smallhopes (1733) - Written Small Hopes in Gray's An Equestrian Table. Ran in Ireland as Miss Proctor or Polly Proctor
179
Smallhopes [1744 Cu] - Ran as Miss Proctor or Polly Proctor
180
ELEPHANT (1734) - NEWTON'S ELEPHANT
181
GOOD-FOR-NOTHING (1734) - Also ran as GOOD-FOR-NOUGHT and LOOK-ABOUT-YOU
182
Miss-of-the-Green [1740 Wi] - Written Miss of the Green in Gray's An Equestrian Table
183
PARTNER (1734) - GOWER PARTNER
184
RAGMAN (1734) - Also spelled RAGMOND
185
SEDBURY [1740 Ca] - Walked over
186
Shepherdess (1734) - Metcalfe's Shepherdess.
Sent to Ireland where she was a broodmare in the Earl of Antrim's stud.
According to Prior's The Royal Studs of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, page 181, Shepherdess was foaled in 1735, but Cheny's Racing Calendar for 1738 shows her running as a four year old
187
Abigail (1735) - First called Trumpery
188
FAVOURITE (1735) - BETHELL'S FAVOURITE
189
FAVOURITE [1741 No] - Walked over
190
Spinster (1735) - Panton's Spinster. Commonly known as the Widdrington Mare
191
STEADY (1735) - PORTMORE STEADY. Also known as YOUNG FLEECE'EM
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 68, he was foaled in 1736
192
Coughing Polly [1741 Ha] - Listed as Polly in Gray's An Equestrian Table
193
FORESTER (1736) - Commonly known as CROFT'S FORESTER
194
FORESTER [1742 Li] - Walked over
195
MOLOTTO (1736) - Spelled MOLATTO in Gray's An Equestrian Table
196
STANDARD (1736) - First called BASHAW
197
BADGER (1737) - GRISEWOOD'S BADGER
198
DISMAL (1737) - ANCASTER DISMAL
199
GROUND IVY (1737) - Also spelled GROUND-IVIE
200
GROUND IVY [1745 Cu*]
Cheny's Racing Calendar for 1745, page 80, says - 'At the Curragh, on the eleventh Day of September, His Majesty's Hundred Guineas, free for any Horse, &c. Weight twelve Stone, were won by Messieurs Dillon and Brown's Bay H. Ground-Ivie'
201
LADIES' DELIGHT (1737) - Also spelled LADY'S DELIGHT. Also ran as TRIFLE
202
Miss Romp (1737) - Also known as Romp
203
Miss Romp [1742 Ne] - Listed as Romp in Gray's An Equestrian Table
204
Miss Vixen (1737) - Also spelled Miss Vixon
205
PHANTOM [1743 Li] - Walked over
206
WYVILL'S BAY GELDING [1743 Cu] - Walked over
207
FORFEIT (1738) - First called YOUNG FIGG
208
FORFEIT [1743 Ip] - Walked over
209
OTHELLO (1738) - ROUTH'S OTHELLO
210
OTHELLO [1744 Li] - Walked over
211
STARLING (1738) - MARTINDALE'S STARLING. Also known as YOUNG STARLING. Commonly known as ANCASTER STARLING
212
STARLING [1744 Ca] - Walked over
213
CHAMPION (1739) - VAVASOUR'S CHAMPION
214
Irish Lass [1745 Cu*] - Ran as Asbell's Grey Mare
Cheny's Racing Calendar for 1745, pages 80 and 81, says - 'On the thirteenth ditto [September], a second hundred of the King's Guineas (free for Mares only) Weight ten Stone, were won by Mr Asbell's Grey'
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 506, the winner was Mr Archbald's Irish Lass
215
Lady Caroline (1739) - Metcalfe's Lady Caroline
Sent to Ireland where she was a broodmare in Sir Edward O'Brien's stud
216
REGULUS (1739) - MARTINDALE'S REGULUS. First called SWEETLIPS
217
REGULUS [1745 Sy] - Walked over
218
TEAZER (1739) - CROFT'S TEAZER. Also known as GRISEWOOD'S TEAZER
219
GRENADIER [1746 Cu] - KEATING'S GRENADIER
220
LITTLE JOHN [1745 Ip] - Walked over
221
Pamela [1745 Ha] - Ran as Garthside's Chesnut Mare. Listed as Garthside's Chesnut Mare in Gray's An Equestrian Table
222
PRIMATE [1751 Cu]
Othello won the first heat and Primate won the second heat
Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 101, says - 'One other was distanced the first heat. No third heat was run in consequence of Primate having crossed Othello. The race was finally adjudged to Primate'
223
SLOE [1746 Wi Ca Le] - Walked over
224
Sportley (1740) - Also known as Miss Sportley or Miss Sportly
225
Sportley [1749 Cu* 1750 Cu*] - Ran as Gore's Mare in 1749 and Miss Sportley or Miss Sportly in 1750
The following text is taken from a portrait of Sportley by Thomas Spencer - 'to Ireland, in which place she won two King's Plates, two prices of 60 guineas each, and one of 50 guineas, beating most of the horses &c. in high form there'
Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 5 - 9 September, 1749, Number 2347, says - 'There are six Mares entered for the King's Plate of 100 Guineas on Friday, who are to carry ten Stone each, which we shall be more particular in our next Journal'
Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 12 - 16 September, 1749, Number 2349, says - 'And, Yesterday's [Friday 15th] Plate was won by Sir Ralph Gore's Mare'
Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 4 - 8 September, 1750, Number 2451, says - 'And on Friday are entered, for the Mare Plate, Sir Ralph Gore's Bay Mare, Miss Sportley, and Lord Antrim's Mare, &c.'
Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 15 - 18 September, 1750, Number 2454, says - 'On Friday [14th] three Mares started for the Mares Plate of 100 Guineas. Sir Ralph Gore's bay Mare Miss Sportly, 1st and 1st. Lord Antrim's bay Mare Miss Fly, 2d and 2d. Sir Edward O'Brien's chesnut Mare Miss Thrush, distanced'
226
BUSTARD [1749 Cu*]
Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 5 - 9 September, 1749, Number 2347, says - 'A List of the Horses entered to run next Wednesday for his Majesty's Plate on the Curragh of Kildare of 100 Guineas, carrying 12 Stone. The Right Hon. Earl of Antrim's grey stoned Horse, Bustard. Sir Edward O'Brien's bay stoned Horse, Ranger. Sir Marmaduke Wyvill's black stoned Horse, Primate. Lucius O'Brien, Esqrs. black Gelding, Spadille. Capt. James Ross's grey stoned Horse, Highlander. Thomas Freke Crosby, Esqrs. grey Gelding, Looby. As these Horses are reckoned in the first Form, it is believed there will be the best running that has been there many Years on that fine Ground, and the greatest Number of Gentlemen'
Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 12 - 16 September, 1749, Number 2349, says - 'On Wednesday last [13th] his Majesty's Plate of 100 Guineas, was run for on the Curragh of Kildare, by the following Horses, The Right Hon. the Earl of Antrim's grey Horse, Bustard 2 3 1 1. Sir Edw. O'Brien, bt's, bay Horse, Ranger 4 1 2 2. Mr. Fitz-Gerald's grey Gelding, Looby 1 2 di. Sir Marm. Wyvill, bt's, black Horse, Primate 3 4 3. There never was so fine running, or so much Company upon the Curragh, in the Memory of the oldest Sportsman there'
227
CHIP [1747 Ed*]
Faulkner's Dublin Journal, From Saturday June the 2nd, to Tuesday June the 5th, 1750, Number 2424, says - 'To be let out to Mares this Season, by Mr William Scooly in the Town of Carlow, at a Guinea a Leap and Trials, with Half a Crown to the Groom, the bay Horse called Chip; he was bred and brought into this Kingdom by Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, Bart bred out of Volunteer's Dam, and got by the Horse called Scarborough Colt, which was a Son of Tifter out of the old Scarborough Mare which beat the Duke of Rutland's famous Bonny Black; he won the Noblemen's and Gentlemen's Contribution Purse at Richmond, when 5 Years old, and the King's Guineas at Leith when 6; Tifter was got by the Thoulouse Barb out of a full Sister to Leeds and the Grandam of Childers; Chip is now but 7 [error for 9] Years old, full 1[4] Hands 3 Inches high, with a Star and white Foot; he is exceeding strong and beautiful, and allowed by such gentlemen as have seen him to be as compleat a Horse as in this Kingdom, and as fit for getting Fox-hunters, Sod, or Officers Cattle; Sir Marmaduke's Certificate of Chip may be seen with said Horse, which he gave when he sold him to Lord Antrim'
According to Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 80, Sir M Wyvill's brown horse Chip by the Scarborough Colt ran in a race for five year olds in 1746
According to Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, pages 82 and 83, Chip ran in a race for five year olds in April 1747 and was third in the Royal Plates for six year olds at Guildford in June 1747 and Nottingham in July 1747
228
CUMBERLAND [1747 Le] - Walked over
229
Dizzy (1741) - Commonly known as Ancaster Dizzy
230
JOHN TROT (1741)
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 87, his name was spelled JOHN TROTT and he was foaled in 1742
231
JOHN TROT [1747 Sy] - Walked over
232
OLD ENGLAND (1741) - First called SLUG
233
OLD ENGLAND [1747 Gu 1748 Ne] - Ran as SLUG. Spelled SLUGG in Gray's An Equestrian Table
234
SKEWBALL (1741) - Spelled SQUBALL in the Earl of Godolphin's Stud Book
235
SKEWBALL [1753 Cu]
According to Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 120, Skewball walked over for the Queen's Plate at the Curragh in April 1753
According to Heber's Racing Calendar, volume III, 1753, page 97, this race was not a walk over and was run on Thursday, April 6, 1753. The entry reads - 'The Plate, called the Queen's Plate, was run for and won by Lord Antrim's Bay Gelding, Skewball'
236
SQUIRREL (1741) - MIDDLETON'S SQUIRREL. First called SURLY
237
HIGHLANDER (1742) - PORTMORE HIGHLANDER
238
HIGHLANDER [1748 Li] - Walked over
239
Mab [1747 Ma]
In 1747 there was no Royal Plate run for at Hambleton. The race was run at Malton and, according to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 223, was called the Hambleton Guineas
240
SCIPIO [1748 No*]
Cheny's Racing Calendar for 1748, page 34, says - 'At Nottingham, upon the fifth Day of July, the sixth hundred Royal Guineas of the Season, were run for, free for six Year Olds, Weight twelve stone, which prize was won by Mr. Fermor's Black. H. Scipio'
241
STADTHOLDER [1748 Ca*]
Cheny's Racing Calendar for 1748, pages 41 and 42, says - 'The eighth hundred of the King's Guineas, were run for at Canterbury, upon the twenty-sixth day of July, free for six year olds; Weight twelve stone, which prize was won by The Earl of Tankervill's and Mr. Panton's Ches. H. Stadtholder'
242
OTHELLO (1743) - PORTMORE OTHELLO. Ran in Ireland as BLACK-AND-ALL-BLACK
243
OTHELLO [1749 Ca*] - Walked over
Cheny's Racing Calendar for 1749, page 40, says - 'For the King's hundred Guineas at Canterbury, on the first Day of August, being for six Year olds, carrying twelve Stone; the Earl of Portmore's Black H. Othello started alone'
244
OTHELLO [1750 Cu*] - Ran as BLACK-AND-ALL-BLACK
Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 4 - 8 September, 1750, Number 2451, says - 'The following Horses we are informed are entered to run at the Curragh next Wednesday, for his Majesty's Plate of 100 Guineas, viz. Sir Ralph Gore's Horse, Black-and-all-Black and Sir Edward O'Brien's Grey Irish Gelding'
Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 15 - 18 September, 1750, Number 2454, says - 'On Wednesday [12th] five Horses, &c. started for the King's Plate at the Curragh, viz. Sir Ralph Gore's black Horse Black-and-all-Black, first, both first and second Heat. Sir Ralph Gore's grey Mare, 2d and 2d. Sir Edward O'Brien's bay Horse old England, 3d and 3d. Sir Edward O'Brien's grey Gelding old Ireland, 4th and drawn. Mr. Charter's chesnut Horse, 5th and drawn'
245
Shepherdess (1743) - Martindale's Shepherdess
246
SKIN [1748 Ip*]
Cheny's Racing Calendar for 1748, pages 35 and 36, says - 'Also on the before-mentioned fifth Day of July, a hundred of the King's Guineas were run for at Ipswich, free only for five Year Olds, Weight ten stone, two mile and one quarter heats; which prize was won by The Earl of Portmore's Brown H. Skin'
247
Spinster (1743) - Leedes Spinster
248
TARTAR (1743) - First called LEEDS and then PARTNER. Known as COATSWORTH'S LEEDS and COATSWORTH'S PARTNER
249
CRAB (1744) - PORTMORE CRAB. Commonly known as CUMBERLAND CRAB
250
Lady Caroline (1744) - Vernon's Lady Caroline
251
Lady Caroline [1749 Ha] - Listed as Vernon's Bay Mare in Gray's An Equestrian Table
252
LOOBY (1744) - ROUTH'S LOOBY
253
NOBLE [1750 Sy*]
According to Gray's An Equestrian Table, the winner of the Royal Plate at Salisbury in 1750 was Noble (Godol. Arabian - Hobgoblin)
254
STUMP (1744) - MEREDITH'S STUMP
255
TRIMMER [1750 Ca*]
Cheny's Racing Calendar for 1750, page 41, says - 'The King's one hundred guineas for six years olds at Canterbury, on the 21st of August, weight 12 stone, were won by Mr. Prentis's Ches. G. Trimmer'
256
Duchess (1745) - Duncombe's Duchess. Spelled Dutchess in Gray's An Equestrian Table
257
Duchess [1751 Ne 1753 Cu] - Ran at Newmarket as Duncombe's Bay Mare. Ran at the Curragh as O'Brien's Bay Mare
258
FEARNOUGHT (1745) - O'NEIL'S FEARNOUGHT
259
GUSTAVUS [1754 Cu 1755 Cu] - Walked over
260
Red Rose (1745) - Duncombe's Red Rose. Listed as Redrose in Gray's An Equestrian Table
261
SAMPSON (1745) - ROBINSON'S SAMPSON. Spelled SAMSON in Gray's An Equestrian Table
262
SAMPSON [1751 Wi Sy Ne] - Walked over
263
SHAKSPEARE (1745) - Spelled SHAKESPEAR in Gray's An Equestrian Table
264
THWACKUM (1745) - Also spelled THWACK'EM. First called SCIPIO. Spelled THWACK'EM in Gray's An Equestrian Table
265
THWACKUM [1751 Yo] - Walked over
266
TOM JONES (1745) - CARR'S TOM JONES
Fairfax Harrison's Early American Turf Stock, volume 2, pages 53 and 54, says - 'Because no record was made of his breeding while he was on the turf, Pick, duly noting his age and turf form, gave him the coat and breeding of Larkin's Tom Jones, b. c. 1743 (not 1745) by Crofts' Partner, of which a full record had been made by both Heber & Pond. The consequence was that GSB (i, 216), entering the Larkin colt among the produce of his dam, was led astray by Pick and gave him the date of the Carr colt'
Fairfax Harrison's Early American Turf Stock, volume 2, page 54, says - '[Tayloe's] Tom Jones [br. c. 1758] was bred by Col. John Tayloe of Virginia: he was got by Sir Marmaduke Beckwith's horse of the same name (that was the property of Mr. Carr, he won a King's Plate and some Fifties)' also '[Beckwith's] Tom Jones was got by [Carr's] Cyprus: his dam by Mr. Crofts' Bloody Buttocks Arabian' also 'To these testimonies for breeding is added the Rappahannock River tradition (recorded in 1826 by Advocate in AF, x, 71, No 18) that the Tom Jones imp. by Sir Marmaduke Beckwith 'in the year 1755' was a gr. c.'
267
TOM JONES [1750 Ed]
Was only five years old when he won this race for six year olds
268
ANTELOPE (1746) - WYVILL'S ANTELOPE. Spelled ANTILOPE in Gray's Equestrian Table
According to the GSB, volume 1, 5th edition, page 178, and Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 128, Antelope was foaled in 1748. Pond's Sporting Kalendar for 1752, page 135, however, lists Antelope amongst the six year old winners, and Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 104, shows him winning a weight for age race at Malton in 1752 as a six year old
269
ARCHER (1746) - MARTINDALE'S ARCHER. First called AUGUSTUS
270
GRENADIER (1746) - WITTY'S GRENADIER. Also called WITTY'S CAPTAIN
271
GRENADIER [1752 No] - Walked over
272
Little Witch (1746) - Later renamed Louisa
273
Little Witch [1750 Ip] - Listed as Gower's Bay Mare in Gray's An Equestrian Table
274
Miss Portley [1752 Dp] - Ran as Langford's Bay Mare
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 509, her owner Hercules Langford was called Hercules Langford Rowley
275
Miss Western [1751 Ha] - Ran as Eden's Chesnut Mare
Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 114, says - 'When Miss Western was in training, she was attended by Mr. John Hutchinson, who was at that time possessed of only a trifling sum of money, and which he bet that she won the above [Hambleton] King's Plate. On returning with his Mare to the stable, was so elated with winning so much, that after counting it over for several times, and tossing it in his hat, he threw it upon the corn-bing, and exclaimed, "There, thank God, I shall never want money again." - A circumstance truly prophetic, for by his industry, and great knowledge of breeding and training horses, he has, very deservedly, accumulated a very handsome fortune'
276
MOSCOW (1746) - Also spelled MOSCO and MOSCOE
277
Sweet-lips (1746) - Forster's Sweet-lips. Also spelled Sweet Lips and Sweetlips. Ran in England as Marshall's Sweet-lips
278
Sweet-lips [1752 Cu]
According to Pond's Sporting Kalendar for 1752, page 107, this race was called the Queen's Plate and was worth £100 instead of the usual 100gs
279
TRAVELLER (1746) - COATSWORTH'S TRAVELLER. Also known as YOUNG TRAVELLER
280
BANDY [1753 Li Ne] - Walked over
281
BOLTON [1753 Mz]
Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 492, says - 'The first heat could not be decided between Bolton and Boudrow; but it was agreed, that if either of them won the second, he should have the Plate without running for the third, which was won by Bolton :- Camelia's rider fell in running for the second heat, and broke his collar-bone'
Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 120, says - 'After the dead heat between Bolton and Buderow, it was agreed that if either of them won the second heat, he should have the plate'
282
Lady Thigh (1747) - Parker's Lady Thigh
283
Lady Thigh [1753 Ed]
According to Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 115, this race was won by Mr Fenwick's Lady Thigh by Grisewood's Partner. The index states that Fenwick's Lady Thigh and Brooke's Lady Thigh both appear on page 117, however the entries on that page show Brooke's Lady Thigh coming second to Little David at Lichfield and Parker's Lady Thigh by Grisewood's Partner winning a race at Stockton. Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 123, says Little David beat Brooke's Lady Thigh at Lichfield and page 122, says Brooke's Lady Thigh was by Grisewood's Partner. The entry for Parker's Lady Thigh on pages 121 and 122, says she was by Regulus and in 1753 she won a race at Stockton and the King's Plate at Edinburgh. Heber's Racing Calendar, volume IV, page 245, says Lady Thigh by Grisewood's Partner won two races in 1753 and Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 122, says Brooke's Lady Thigh by Grisewood's Partner only won at Rugby and Wells that year. Pond's Sporting Kalendar for 1753, page 53, says the King's Plate at Edinburgh was won by Parker's Lady Thigh and the entries on pages 4, 35 and 67, for the other races she won that year, each state she was by Regulus
284
Miss Wilkinson [1752 Ha] - Ran as Shuttleworth's Chesnut Mare
Gray's An Equestrian Table lists the winner as Lady Thigh in error
285
REGULUS (1747) - BLAKE'S REGULUS
286
SPANKER (1747) - HUNT'S SPANKER
287
SPORTSMAN (1747) - STRANGE SPORTSMAN
288
SPORTSMAN [1753 Le Wi] - Walked over
289
Amelia [1752 Ip] - Ran as Croft's Duchess. Listed as Amelia in Gray's An Equestrian Table
290
CATO (1748) - ONSLOW CATO
291
CATO [1753 Nc] - Ran as BOWES CATO
Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 130, says - 'Mr. Bowes presented the Plate to the Mayor of Newcastle, for the use of the Corporation.- The novelty of seeing the King's Plate run for, (being the first at that place) occasioned, as it was then computed, 50,000 people to be on the Course'
292
CATO [1754 Gu Wi] - Walked over
293
CYRUS (1748) - MERVIN'S CYRUS
294
Duchess (1748) - Fenwick's Duchess. Spelled Dutchess in Gray's An Equestrian Table
295
STEADY (1748) - KNOX'S STEADY
296
STEADY [1758 Cu]
According to Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 177, Steady walked over for the King's Plate at the Curragh in September 1758
According to Heber's Racing Calendar, volume VIII, 1758, page 89, this race was not a walk over. The entry reads - 'September, Curragh of Kildare On the 13th, the King's 100 Guineas was run for, and won by Mr Knox's Chesnut Horse, Steady'
Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 518, under the entry for Steady, says - 'At the Curragh in September [1758], He won the Royal Plate, beating several others'
297
JASON (1749) - First called BREDWARDIEN CASTLE
298
JASON [1755 Wi Sy Le] - Walked over
299
Redrose (1749) - O'Neil's Redrose
300
Redrose [1756 Cu] - Ran as O'Neil's Bay Mare
301
SPORTSMAN (1749) - REILY'S SPORTSMAN
302
SPORTSMAN [1755 Mz*]
Heber's Racing Calendar, volume V, 1755, page 118, says - 'The fifty Pound Plate at Maze run for in this month [July], was won by Mr Dougherty's Chesnut Mare, Munster Lass, started alone. On the following day, his Majesty's Plate of an hundred Guineas, was run for, and won by Mr Reily's Gr. H. Sportsman'
Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 509, in the list of races won by Munster Lass in 1755, says - 'At Maze, July 12, She walked over for the 50l. Plate'
It would seem from this evidence that the race won by Sportsman was run on July 13, 1755
Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 516, says - 'At Maze in July, 1755, He won the Royal Plate for six years old horses, &c. bred in Ireland, 12st'
303
TEAZER (1749) - GRISEWOOD'S TEAZER
304
TEAZER [1753 Ip] - Ran as GRISEWOOD'S GREY COLT
305
WHISTLEJACKET (1749) - Listed as WHISTLE JACKET in Gray's An Equestrian Table
306
WHISTLEJACKET [1754 Ed] - Walked over
307
ADOLPHUS [1756 Ca Le] - Walked over
308
FORESTER (1750) - WILLIAMS FORESTER. Also known as VERNON'S FORESTER
309
FORESTER [1756 No Ne] - Walked over
310
HIGHLANDER (1750) - JOHNSON AND TRENCH'S HIGHLANDER. Probably the stallion known as YOUNG HIGHLANDER
Stallion in Ireland from 1757
311
Moll-in-the-Vale (1750) - Also known as Molly in the Vale. Listed as Moll in the Vale in Gray's An Equestrian Table
312
Munster Lass (1750) - Also spelled Munster-Lass
313

Munster Lass [1758 Cu]
Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 510, says - 'Lottery won the first heat from Redrose; Munster-Lass the second from Lottery: the third was deemed a dead one between Lottery and Munster-Lass, owing to a dispute betwixt the jockies. - Lottery was then drawn; and Redrose won the fourth heat, and Munster-Lass the fifth :- The plate was for sometime held in dispute, but afterwards given to Mr. Dogherty [the owner of Munster Lass]'

314
SNIP (1750) - SHAFTO'S SNIP
315
SNIP [1755 Nc] - Walked over
316
BABRAHAM (1751) - WARREN'S BABRAHAM. Also spelled BABRAM. Also called ABRAHAM
317
BABRAHAM [1757 Cu]
According to Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 164, the April race was run on the 29th but Pond's Sporting Kalendar for 1757, page 127, says it was run on Thursday the 28th and the winner was called Abraham
318
BABRAHAM [1757 Cu]
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, pages 490 and 491, the first heat of the September race was won by Lord Antrim's Gustavus, but being accused of crossing, it was given to Babram
Pond's Sporting Kalendar for 1757, page 133, says - 'Gustavus was deemed a distanced Horse by the Rider crossing the first Heat'
319
CARELESS (1751) - WARREN'S CARELESS
320
CARELESS [1756 Bu Ld 1757 Sy Ca Li 1758 Ne] - Walked over
321
FOX (1751) - GREY'S FOX
322
Mary Tartar (1751) - First called Moorpout and then Magic
323
Mary Tartar [1756 Ha] - Ran as Magic. Spelled Majic in Gray's An Equestrian Table
324
PRINCE T'QUASSAW (1751) - Also known as PRINCE
325
PRINCE T'QUASSAW [1757 No Yo] - Ran as PRINCE. Listed as PRINCE in Gray's An Equestrian Table
326
SPOT (1751) - MIDDLETON'S SPOT
327
SPOT [1757 Ed] - Ran as HODGSON'S GREY HORSE
According to Pond's Sporting Kalendar for 1757, page 164, this race was run on Thursday, August 28, but on page xxxi in the list of Royal Plate winners the date is correctly given as August 18. August 28 was a Sunday
328
Epsom [1757 Cu*]
Pond's Sporting Kalendar for 1757, page 126, says - 'On Tuesday the 26th [April], his Majesty's Plate of one hundred Guineas, for four Years old Mares, one four-mile Heat, to carry eight Stone and a half each, was won by Mr. Wilkinson's bay M. Epsom' and 'There were nine Mares entered for this Plate, but the Earl of Antrim and Sir Edward O'Brian's Riders neglected to start with the rest, and afterwards run over the Course together, which occasioned a Dispute. Which has been left to the Decision of some Gentlemen belonging to the Jockey Club at Newmarket, who gave it in Favour of Mr. Wilkinson [the owner of Epsom]'
329
JACK-OF-NEWBURY (1752) - Also spelled JACK OF NEWBERRY. Later renamed SPOT and known as WALDEGRAVE SPOT. Listed as JACK OF NEWBURY in Gray's An Equestrian Table
330
Lisette [1757 Ha] - Ran as Rockingham Chesnut Mare. Known as Lisette when at stud. Listed as Rockingham's Chesnut Mare in Gray's An Equestrian Table
331
NABOB (1752) - FRENCH'S NABOB
332
NABOB [1758 Dp] - Walked over as FRENCH'S CHESNUT HORSE
333
OSMAR (1752) - Also spelled OSMER. Listed as OSMER in Gray's An Equestrian Table
334
Princess Zama [1757 Ed] - Ran as Dacre's Bay Mare
According to Pond's Sporting Kalendar for 1757, page 163, this race was run on Wednesday, August 27, but on page xxxi in the list of Royal Plate winners the date is correctly given as August 17. August 27 was a Saturday
335
WHITTINGTON (1752) - MEREDITH'S WHITTINGTON
336
WILDAIR (1752) - HOLMES WILDAIR
337
ALBORACK (1753) - Also spelled ALBORAC
338
ALBORACK [1759 Mz*]
Heber's Racing Calendar, volume IX, 1759, page 87, says - 'On the 18th [July], the Kings Plate of 100 Guineas, was run for, and won by Mr. Fortescue's Grey H. Alborack'
339
ALLWORTHY (1753) - DIXON'S ALLWORTHY
His sire was probably Fenwick's Allworthy (1744) by Crab (1722) by Alcock's Arabian
340
ALLWORTHY [1758 Ed*]
Heber's Racing Calendar, volume VIII, 1758, page 79, says - 'Edinburgh – Scotland. On the 22nd of August, 50 Guineas was run for, being Part of the 100 Guineas His Majesty is pleased to give annually, to be run for on the Sands of Leath, which was won by Mr. Dixon’s Bay Horse, Allworthy'
341
CADEMUS (1753)
Cademus, bay 1753 by Cade oo mare by Partner oo Bay Bloody Buttocks is confused in Baily's Racing Register with Cadormus, bay 1753 by Cade oo mare by Partner oo Brown Farewell
342
CADEMUS [1759 No] - Walked over as SCARBROUGH BAY HORSE
343
DORMOUSE (1753) - CHEDWORTH DORMOUSE
344

DORMOUSE [1759 Gu]
Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 179, says - 'There was a dispute for this race in consequence of the rider of Dormouse dismounting after he had passed the ending post, and before he came back to it to weigh. Dormouse walked over the course the third heat, and Genius was drawn'
Gray's An Equestrian Table lists the winner as DORMOUSE / GENIUS

345
HERO (1753) - First called SLAPE
346
HERO [1762 Cu] - Walked over
347
Irene [1758 Ha]
According to Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 172, this race was won by Lady Northumberland's br. m. by Wilson's Arabian
Heber's Racing Calendar, volume VIII, 1758, page 49, says - 'Black-Hambleton - Yorkshire. On the 19th of August, the King's 100 Guineas for 5 Years old Mares, Wt 10st one Heat, was run for, and won by Lady Northumberland's Brown'. The index says this was a brown mare by Cade
Pick's Authentic Historical Racing Calendar, 1786, page 71, says - 'Hambleton, August 19, 1758. Saturday, His Majesty's 100gs for five years old mares, wt 10st one four mile heat, was won by Countess of Northumberland's brown, Irene, by Cade'
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 223, Irene won the Hambleton Guineas in 1758, and page 466, Irene won the Royal Plate at Hambleton in 1758'
Gray's An Equestrian Table lists the winner as Irene
348
Miss Danby [1758 Cu] - Ran as O'Neil's Bay Mare
349
NEWTON'S CHESNUT HORSE [1758 Ed*]
Heber's Racing Calendar, volume VIII, 1758, page 79, says - '[Edinburgh - Scotland]. On the 23rd [August], 50 Guineas was run for, on the same Course [Sands of Leath], being the remainder of the said 100 Guineas, and won by Mr Newton’s Chesnut Horse'
350
SPOT (1753) - LOCKHART'S SPOT. First called HARTLEY and known as STEWART'S HARTLEY or STUART'S HARTLEY
Fairfax Harrison's Early American Turf Stock, volume 1, page 191, says - 'A grey mare, with foal by Othello. She was bred by James Buchanan of Glasgow and was foaled in April 1762. She was got by Spot, and he by [son of] Partner out of a full sister to Old Starling: his [Spot's] dam by Crab: his grandam by Dyer's Dimple: his g. grandam by Whynot: out of a Royal Mare. Her [the grey mare's] dam was got by Cartouch: her grandam by Old Traveller: her g. grandam by Childers: out of a Natural Barb-mare'. Page 192 says the sire of this Spot mare was Lockhart's Grey Spot
According to Heber's Racing Calendar, volume IX, 1759, page 122, Stewart's Hartley, gr c 1753, was 'by a Son-of-Partner: dam by Spinner'
Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 248 and the GSB, volume 1, 5th editon, page 67, both say he was by Son-of-Spinner. The GSB says he was foaled in 1754 but according to Baily's Racing Register he ran as a four year old in 1757, a five year old in 1758 and a six year old in 1759, when he was third in the Royal Plate at Winchester. According to Cheny's Racing Calendar for 1747, page 138, an earlier Stuart's Hartley was got by Spinner
According to the GSB, volume 1, 5th edition, page 67, the dam of Hartley by a son of Spinner was - 'Crab mare, Dam by Dyer's Dimple - Bethell's Castaway - Whynot - Royal Mare'. This is the same pedigree as the sire of the Spot mare but with the added cross of Bethell's Castaway
According to the GSB, volume 1, 5th edition, page 3, the sire of Spot was called Moore's Partner by Partner out of a Bay Bolton mare, sister to Bolton Starling.
Pond's Sporting Kalendar for 1751, page 220, advertises Moore's Partner as - 'In the Hands of John Moore, at Hartfordbridge in Hampshire, A grey Horse call'd Starling, will cover this Season,at one Guinea a Leap and One Shilling the Servant: He was bred by his Grace the Duke of Bolton, and got by Mr Crofts's Partner; his Dam by bay Bolton, which was full Sister to Old Starling, and Dam to the Duke of Bolton's Sourface; his Grandam by the Brother to Grantham, his Great Grandam by Pulland's Chesnut Arabian, his G G Grandam by Rockwood, his G G G Grandam by Bustler'
351
SPOT [1761 Ed*] - Ran as LOCKHART'S HORSE
Heber's Racing Calendar, volume XI, 1761, page 88, says - 'Scotland, Edinburgh. On the 6th of May, his Majesty's Plate was run for on the Sands of Leith, and won by Mr. Lockhart's Horse'
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 474, Mr Lockhart's Spot won the Royal Plate at Edinburgh in 1761
352
TRIFLE (1753) - GRISEWOOD'S TRIFLE
353
YOUNG TRAVELLER (1753) - FERMOR'S YOUNG TRAVELLER
354
Bessy Bell (1754) - Also known as Bess Bell
355
BOSPHORUS (1754) - First called BABRAM. Spelled BOSPHORUS and BOSPHOROUS in Gray's An Equestrian Table
356
BOSPHORUS [1760 Sy Le 1761 Ne] - Walked over
357
CONQUEROR (1754) - WILKINSON'S CONQUEROR
358

CONQUEROR [1760 Cu* Dp*]
Heber's Racing Calendar, volume X, 1760, page 87, says - 'April, 1760. [Curragh of Kildare]. On the 24th, the King's 100 Guineas for 5 Years old Irish bred Horses, &c. Wt. 10st. was run for, and won by Mr. Wilkinson's Bay H. Conqueror '
Heber's Racing Calendar, volume X, 1760, page 92, says - 'July, 1760. County of Down. The King's Plate of 100 Guineas was run for, and won by Mr. Wilkinson's Bay H. Conqueror '

359
Fairy [1760 Ne] - Walked over
360
Ferdinandinia (1754) - First called Lottery
361
Ferdinandinia [1759 Ha] - Ran as Lottery. Listed as Lottery in Gray's An Equestrian Table
362
Monkey (1754) - Town's Monkey or Towne's Monkey
363
Monkey [1759 Ed*]
Heber's Racing Calendar, volume IX, 1759, page 80, says - 'Edinburgh - Scotland. September. The King's Plate of 100 Guineas run for on the Sands of Leath, was won by Mr. Town's Ches. M. Monkey '
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 469, Mr Towne's Monkey was foaled in 1754 and in 1759 she won the Royal Plate at Edinburgh
364
PERSEUS (1754) - Also spelled PERSIUS
365
Belvedere Bay Mare (1755)
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 526, the sire of this mare was Bustard.
According to Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 201, and Heber's Racing Calendar, volume X, 1760, pages 108 and 128, however, the sire of this mare was Bajazet
366
CELADINE (1755) - Spelled SALLADINE when advertised as a stallion
367
FEARNOUGHT (1755) - WARREN'S FEARNOUGHT
368
Madam Snip [1760 Ed]
According to Heber's Racing Calendar, volume X, 1760, page 84, Mr Carr's bay mare Madam Snip won the second part of the Royal Plate at Edinburgh. The breeding of Madam Snip is not given and she doesn't appear in the index or the lists of winners. The index lists a Mr Car whose only runner was a five year old bay mare by Snip. It is possible that this was Madam Snip
369
PRINCE FERDINAND (1755) - ARCHDALE'S PRINCE FERDINAND. Also known as FERDINAND
370
PRINCE FERDINAND [1763 Cu] - Ran as BAGNELL'S FERDINAND
371
ANTELOPE (1756) - FORSTER'S ANTELOPE
372
ASMODEUS (1756) - Also spelled ASMODIUS
373
BOREAS [1762 Le] - Walked over
374
Ceres [1761 Ha] - Ran as Duncombe's Bay Mare. Listed as Duncomb's Bay Mare in Gray's An Equestrian Table
375
Flashing Molly (1756) - Ran in Ireland as Lady Catherine
376
HORATIUS [1765 Cu] - Spelled HORATIA in Baily's Racing Register
377
LEEDES (1756) - WILDMAN'S LEEDES. Also spelled LEEDS. Spelled LEEDS in Gray's An Equestrian Table
378
LEEDES [1762 Wi] - Walked over
379
Modesty (1756) - Donnellan's Modesty
380
PROMISE [1760 Cu*]
Heber's Racing Calendar, volume X, 1760, page 89, says - 'On the 10th [June], the King's 100 Guineas was run for, by 4 Year Olds, 2 Mile Heats, and won by Mr. Forster's Bay Colt, Promise'
381
TINEY [1760 Ip] - Spelled TINY in Gray's An Equestrian Table
382
Western Lass [1761 Cu] - Ran as Mount Eagle Chesnut Mare
383
ARCHER (1757) - EVERETT'S ARCHER
According to Heber's Racing Calendar, volume XI, 1761, pages 38, 109 and 126, the owner of this horse was Mr Errat
384
ELEPHANT (1757) - SOUTHERON'S ELEPHANT
385
HAVANNAH (1757) - First called WHIFFLER
386
LIBELLER (1757) - Also known as LEVELLER
387
LIBELLER [1762 Cu]
According to Heber's Racing Calendar, volume XII, 1762, page xxvi, in the list of Royal Plate winners, this race was run on June 10, but on page 65 the date is correctly given as June 11
388
PAM (1757) - Also known as VA-TOUT
389
SEJANUS [1763 Mz]
According to Bailey's Racing Register, volume 1, page 238, Sejanus won Royal Plates at Down and Maze on July 20, 1763
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 515, Sejanus won Royal Plates at Downpatrick and Maze in July 1763, but on page 527, in the list of Irish Royal Plate winners, only the win at Maze is shown
According to Heber's Racing Calendar, volume XIII, 1763, page 90, in the list of winning horses in Ireland, Sejanus won Royal Plates at Down and Maze, but on page xxvii, in the list of Royal Plate winners, only the win at Maze is shown. The results for Down and Maze on pages 70, 71 and 72 clearly refer to the same meeting and the Royal Plate, which was run in alternate years at these courses, was due to be run at Maze in 1763
390
WHITELEGS (1757) - Also known as WHITE STOCKINGS. Ran in Ireland as PAOLI
391
Whitenose (1757) - Also spelled White-Nose
392
BACHELOR (1758) - Also spelled BATCHELOR
393
Blackeyes (1758) - Stanhope's Blackeyes. Known as Miss Cape when at stud
394
Blackeyes [1763 Ha] - Ran as Stanhope's Bay Mare. Listed as Stanhope's Bay Mare in Gray's An Equestrian Table
395
CYRUS (1758) - BOWLES CYRUS
396
FAVOURITE (1758) - CHARTERIS FAVOURITE
397
FAVOURITE [1765 Ed]
According to Heber's Racing Calendar, volume XV, 1765, page xxvii, in the list of Royal Plate winners, this race was run on October 29, but on page 69 the date is correctly given as March 29
398
GENERAL (1758) - First called YOUNG CAPTAIN
399
JALAP (1758) - Also spelled JOLLOP
400
SURLY (1758) - Also spelled SURLEY
401
BLANK (1759) - CHARTERIS BLANK
402
CHAMPION (1759) - DOGHERTY'S CHAMPION. First called CARELESS
403
CHAMPION [1764 Cu 1765 Mz]
According to Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 251, and Heber's Racing Calendar, volume XIV, 1764, pages 81 and 82, the Royal Plate for five year olds run at the Curragh on June 15, 1764, was won by Mr Dogherty's Careless, beating Mr O'Hara's White Nose, Mr Lambert's Trifle, Mr. Graham's Forester, Mr Parson's Draper, and two others.
Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 497, says of the first race - 'At the Curragh in June, 1764, Champion won the Royal Plate for five-year olds, 9st, three-mile heats, beating Mr. O'Hara's Whichnor, Mr. Lambert's Trifle, Mr. Graham's Forester, Mr. Parson's Draper, and distanced 2 others'.
According to Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 264, and Heber's Racing Calendar, volume XV, 1765, pages xxvii and 75, Champion won the Royal Plate at Down. According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, pages 498 and 527, Champion won the Royal Plate at Downpatrick. It is evident from the details of the 1763 race won by Sejanus that Down refers to Maze. See Note 368
404
FELLOW CRAFT [1763 Cu]
Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 502, says of the second race - 'At the Curragh in September, He won the Lord Lieutenant's (Earl of Northumberland's) Plate for four-year olds, 6st. 9lb. five-year olds, 8st. 4lb. six-year olds, 9st. 4lb. and aged, 10st. (mares and geldings allowed 3lb.) four miles'
405
FOXHUNTER (1759) - HUTTON'S FOXHUNTER
406
GRANBY [1765 Sy] - Walked over
407
JACQUIER (1759) - Also spelled JAQUIRE
408
MACARONI (1759) - Also spelled MACARONA
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 468, he won the Macaroni Sweepstakes at Newmarket on May 14, 1765 as Mr Shafto's Bay Horse and was afterwards known as Macaroni
409
MACARONI [1765 Ca]
According to Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 257, and Heber's Racing Calendar, volume XV, 1765, page 34, Macaroni won the first heat and was second to Star in the second heat but was given the second heat and the plate because Star lost his weight
410
Miss Bannister [1764 Cu] - Ran as Drogheda Bay Filly
411
RANGER (1759) - Commonly known as CHESNUT RANGER
412
ANTELOPE (1760) - EVERETT'S ANTELOPE
413
Charlotte (1760)
According to Baily's Racing Register, volume 1, page 258, and Heber's Racing Calendar, volume XV, 1765, pages 81 and 98, the sire of this mare was Babraham.
According to Pick's Turf Register, volume 1, page 462, and the GSB, volume 1, 5th edition, page 184, the sire of this mare was Blank.
414
Charlotte [1765 Ha] - Ran as Hamilton's Chesnut Mare
415
SPOT (1760) - CROFTS SPOT
416
NOBODY [1765 Ip] - Ran as BUNBURY'S CHESNUT COLT

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