Alipes (horse)

Alipes (foaled 1757) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse. She was undefeated in her eight career starts, with her wins including the Great Subscription Purse for four-year-olds in 1761. She was owned by Sir B. Graham and later Richard Grosvenor, 1st Baron Grosvenor.

GrandsireGodolphin Arabian
CountryGreat Britain
ColourBrown or Bay
BreederWilliam Swinburn
OwnerSir B. Graham
1st Baron Grosvenor
Record8: 8-0-0
Major wins
Jockey Club Plate (1761)
Great Subscription Purse (1761)
Hambleton King's Plate (1762)
Newmarket King's Plate for Mares (1763)


Alipes was a brown or bay filly bred by William Swinburn and foaled in 1757.[1] She was sired by the unbeaten Regulus, who was British Champion sire eight times.[2][3] Her dam was Lusty, a daughter of Locust.[2]

Racing career

Alipes first race was at the age of four in March 1761 at Newmarket, where she won a Sweepstakes of 300 guineas. The following month she beat Sir J. Moore's Dupe, Baron Chedworth's Dormouse filly, Sir Charles Sedley's Aelous and eight others to win the Jockey Club Plate. In June she won the Subscription Purse at Newcastle by beating Mark and Trudge. At York she faced Mark, Leander, Wilson's Arabian, Blank and Strawberry in the Great Subscription Purse for four-year-olds. She won the race after starting as the evens favourite. She finished the 1761 season by winning a 420 guineas Sweepstakes at Richmond.[1]

Alipes was then purchased by the 1st Baron Grosvenor. At Hambleton in 1762 she beat the Duke of Cleveland's Miss Lincoln to win the King's Plate. She also won a race at Lincoln in 1762. Her final race came in April 1763 at Newmarket, where she easily won the King's Plate for Mares from Imogin and four others. She was then retired to stud unbeaten in her eight starts.[1]

Stud career

As a broodmare at Baron Grosvenor's stud, she produced six foals. They were:

  • Bandy filly – a bay filly foaled in 1764.[2]
  • Grasshopper – a bay filly foaled in 1765 and sired by Bandy.[2]
  • Imogen – a bay filly foaled in 1767 and sired by Belford. She won a race at Newmarket and one at Lichfield in 1771. She produced eight foals, including Nimble (by Goldfinder) and Fencer (by Sweetbriar).[2]
  • Pangloss colt – foaled in 1768.[2]
  • Chrysolite colt – foaled in 1770.[2]
  • Squirrel colt – foaled in 1773 and sired by Squirrel.[2]

See also


Pedigree of Alipes, brown or bay mare, 1757[1][2]
Regulus (GB)
Godolphin Arabian (unknown) (unknown)
(unknown) (unknown)
Grey Robinson Bald Galloway St Victor's Barb
Whynot mare
Snake mare Snake
Grey Wilkes
Lusty (GB)
Locust Crab
Alcock's Arabian
Basto mare
Fox mare Fox
Childers mare
Orion (unknown)
Young Greyhound mare Young Greyhound


  1. Pick, William; Johnson, R. (1803). The Turf Register (Volume I). A. Bartholoman, High-Ousegate.
  2. The General Stud Book. J. S. Skinner, Baltimore. 1834. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  3. "Regulus". Retrieved 2013-01-07.
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