Portraits of Celebrated Racehorses of the Past and Present Centuries: In Strictly Chronological Order, Commencing in 1702 and Ending in 1870 Together with Their Respective Pedigrees and Performances Recorded in Full, Volume 1

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Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1887 - Provenance: Ribblesdale, Lord
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Page 22 - The Stradling or Lister Turk was brought into England by the Duke of Berwick, from the siege of Buda, in the reign of James the Second. He got...
Page 144 - Near where famed Ely's lofty turrets rise. To this famed sultan would all ranks resort To stir him up to am'rous enterprise. To these three patriarchs* the turf shall owe The long existence of superior breed, That blood in endless progeny shall flow, To give the lion's strength, and roebuck speed.
Page 144 - Here lies the third* of the equestrian race, That ne'er was conquered on the Olympic plain; Herod, his sire, who but to few gave place, Rachel, his dam, his blood without a stain. By his prolific deeds was built a court, Near where famed Ely's lofty turrets rise.
Page xiii - I bought a year and a half ago, with that design indeed per first opportunity ; he comes four the latter end of March or the beginning of April next; his colour bay ; and his near foot before, with both his hind feet, have white upon them ; he has a blaze down his face, something of tho largest ; he is about fifteen hands high ; of the most esteemed race amongst the Arabs both by sire and dam, and the name of the race isjcalled Mnnimlia.
Page ix - Tregonwell Frampton, Esq., of Moreton, Dorsetshire, was keeper of the running horses at Newmarket to their Majesties William the Third, Queen Anne, George the First, and George the Second. He was styled, for a great number of years, " the Father of the Turf," and died on the 12th of March, 1727, aged 86, and was buried at Newmarket.
Page ix - Was there no instrument of vengeance at hand to ? I never view the portrait of that savage sportsman without discovering in the hard lines of his face, and the knowing leer of his eye, all the treachery, cunning, and inhuman profligacy of the lowest blackguard retainer of the stable.
Page 62 - Louis the Fourteenth) were, the former, master of the horse, and the latter an admiral, he procured of them two Barb horses, both of which proved excellent stallions, and were well known by the names of the Curwen Bay Barb and the Thoulouse Barb.
Page 80 - Come, all ye noble sportsmen, both high and low in station, Ye 'll all agree that Careless is the best horse in the nation; He ran so game and honest, and so well did play his part, That he beat the best of horses, that did ever against him start, That did ever against him start. (196., vol.
Page 18 - Childers, except one that was choked, when very young, by eating chaff. Mr Cheney says, he has heard the contrary from so many gentlemen of worth and honour, that he cannot but be of opinion that he was own brother to him.
Page 75 - In the year 1750, his Royal Highness, the Duke of Cumberland, gave me, John Hutton, a chestnut Arabian in exchange for a brown colt, by Squirt, out of the Ruby mare, by Blacklegs — and which His Royal Highness afterwards called Marske. My Blacklegs was by the Mulco Bay Turk ; his dam was by Conneyskins and his granddam the Old Club-foot Mare, by Wilkes* Hautboy

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