Regulus (horse)

Regulus was an undefeated Thoroughbred racehorse stallion foaled in 1739.

SireGodolphin Arabian
DamGrey Robinson
DamsireBald Galloway
CountryGreat Britain
BreederLord Chedworth
OwnerMr. Martindale
Record9: 9–0–0
Leading sire in Great Britain and Ireland
(1754, 1755, 1756, 1757, 1761, 1763, 1765, 1766)
Last updated on August 22, 2007


He was bred in England by Lord Chedworth.

Regulus was by the Godolphin Arabian, his dam, the noted Grey Robinson, by Bald Galloway and out of Sister To Old Country Wench (dam of Squirt ) by Snake, out of Old Grey Wilkes, a daughter of Old Hautboy.[1]

After the death of Lord Chedworth Regulus was sold to Mr Martindale while he was still a maiden horse.

Racing career

Regulus was a successful racehorse, winning 8 royal plates in 1745 and a £50 plate.[2]

Regulus was superior to any horse of his time and retired unbeaten to stud in the north of England.

Stud record

Regulus proved to be an excellent sire. At stud, he sired Royal (1749), South (b. 1750), Fearnought (1755) (exported to the US), Alipes, Star, Cato, Juba, Ascha, Grisewood's Lady Thigh, Miss Belsea, and many important broodmares, including Spilletta (dam of Eclipse). Regulus also sired the second dam of Highflyer.[2]

His offspring’s successes led him to be the Leading sire in Great Britain & Ireland for eight years (1754–1757, 1761, 1763 and 1765–1766).

He died at age 26.

See also


  1. Morris, Simon; Tesio Power 2000 - Stallions of the World
  2. Morland, Thomas Hornby, “The Genealogy of the English Race Horse”, J Barfield, London, 1810
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