Bay Bolton

Bay Bolton or Brown Lusty (1705–1736) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse who won Queen Anne's Gold Cup as a five-year-old in 1710. After retiring from racing he became a successful sire for the Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton, and his son Charles Powlett, 3rd Duke of Bolton, was Champion sire seven times.

Bay Bolton
Print of Bay Bolton
SireGrey Hautboy
GrandsireHautboy
DamMakeless mare
DamsireMakeless
SexStallion
Foaled1705
CountryGreat Britain
ColourBrown/Bay
BreederSir Matthew Pierson
Owner2nd Duke of Bolton
Major wins
Queen Anne's Gold Cup (1710)
Honours
Leading sire in Great Britain and Ireland
(1724, 1726, 1727, 1729, 1732, 1733, 1734)
Last updated on 30 October 2012

Background

Bay Bolton (originally called Brown Lusty) was a brown or bay colt foaled in 1705. Bred by Sir Matthew Pierson, he was a son of Grey Hautboy and a Makeless mare.[2]

Racing career

At York in 1710, Bay Bolton (then a five-year-old) beat eight six-year-olds to win Queen Anne's Gold Cup. In 1710 he also won the Subscription Purse at Middleham-Moor.[2] He then walked 200 miles to run in, and win, the Rich Prize at Quainton-Meadow in Buckinghamshire.[3] Bay Bolton was then bought by the Duke of Bolton, who sent him to Newmarket, where he won a match race against the Duke of Somerset's Wyndham and a match against Sir Matthew Pierson's Merlin. He also won two match races against Mr Frampton's Dragon.[2]

Stud career

Bay Bolton was retired to stud where he became a very successful stallion, becoming Champion sire in 1724, 1726, 1727, 1729, 1732, 1733 and 1734. His progeny included Bonny Lass, Fearnought, Looby, Starling (a Champion sire) and Whitefoot.[4] He died at the Duke of Bolton's stud at Bolton Hall in Yorkshire in 1736.[2]

Pedigree

Pedigree of Bay Bolton, brown or bay stallion, 1705[4]
Sire
Grey Hautboy (GB)
Hautboy Places White Turk* Helmsley Turk*
(unknown)
Royal mare (unknown)
(unknown)
Natural Barb mare Natural Barb (unknown)
(unknown)
(unknown) (unknown)
(unknown)
Dam
Makeless mare (GB)
Makeless Oglethorpe Arabian D'Arcy Yellow Turk*
(unknown)
D'Arcy Yellow Turk mare* D'Arcy Yellow Turk*
Natural Turk
Grey Royal Places White Turk* Helmsley Turk*
(unknown)
D'Arcy Yellow Turk mare* D'Arcy Yellow Turk*
Sedbury Royal mare

* Bay Bolton was inbred 4x4 to D'Arcy Yellow Turk. This means that the stallion appears twice in the fourth generation of his pedigree.

Sire line tree

  • Bay Bolton[5]
    • Sloven
    • Whitefoot
      • Tortoise
      • Beau
    • Camillus
    • Bay Bolton Colt
    • Spark
    • Fearnought
    • Fearnought (Brother)
    • Starling
      • Starling (Ancaster)
      • Teazer
      • Teazer (Grisewood)
      • Torismond
      • Skim
        • Skim
      • Young Starling
      • Moro
        • Young Moro
      • Starling
      • Perseus
        • Bay Richmond
          • Clockfast
      • Verjuice
    • Syphax
    • Looby
      • Tryal
    • Patriot

References

  1. Christie's, South Kensington, 5 June 2013, lot 107.
  2. Pick, William; Johnson, R. (1803). The Turf Register. A. Bartholoman, High-Ousegate.
  3. "Thoroughbred Foundation Sires". Tbheritage.com. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  4. "Bay Bolton". Bloodlines.net. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  5. Historic Sire Lines
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