Thomas Spencer (1700-1753).
The Duke of Bolton's 'Starling' at Newmarket.
Oil on canvas.
Purchased directly from Lady Hesketh of Easton Neston by current owner
Property of a Distinguished Gentleman of Title.
(Framed): 49 (H) x 59 in. (W)
(Unframed): 40 (H) x 50 in. (W)
Starling (Bolton or Old)
SIRE: Bay Bolton - Grey Hautboy - (Old) Hautboy - WHITE D'ARCY TURK
DAM: Mare by son of Brownlow Turk - [Old] Lady by Pulleine Arabian - mare by Rockwood - mare by Helmsley Turk (Family 24).
Grey 1727. Bred and raced by Duke of Bolton. He ran between 1731 and 1734, winning the Great Stakes at Newmarket in 1732, a 300 guinea match against Mr. Panton's Mouse over 4 miles at Newmarket, and a number of King's Plates at Lewes, Salisbury, Lincoln, Hambleton, Newmarket and elsewhere. Put to stud by Edward Leedes in Yorkshire, he sired a number of good race horses, including Ancaster/Martingdale's Starling, Torrismond, Grisewood's Teaser, Crafty Knave. His daughters, Pretty Polly, Grey Starling (two of them), Miss Starling, Tipsy and many unnamed ones, bred a large number of good racehorses, such as Mosco, Shepherd, Nannette (dam of Archimedes), Comus, Athelstan, Tuberose, Grisette, Wanton, Wildair.