1836 – “Bay Middleton”



Bay Middleton

Size: 42cm x 31 cm approx.

Bay Middleton (1833-17 November 1857) was an undefeated Thoroughbred racehorse whose victories included two British Classic Races. He was twice the Leading sire in Great Britain and Ireland.

Bay Middleton’s breeding was superb. His sire, Sultan, ran from age two to eight, winning the July Stakes, the Trial Stakes (Newmarket) twice, and came second in the Derby. At stud, he was Leading Sire from 1832 to 1837, during which time he sired Glencoe, Achmet, Ibrahim, Augustus, Galata, Green Mantle and Destiny. Selim, was not only beautiful, but won several races including Newmarket’s Oatlands twice.

Bay Middleton’s dam, Cobweb, was referred to as the “Queen of racing mares.” She was undefeated on the turf, winning the Oaks and the 1,000 Guineas. Cobweb was a granddaughter of the great mare, Web, who also produced the influential Trampoline (1825, also dam of the 2,000 Guineas winner Glencoe), and Cobweb’s dam Filagree (1815). Bay Middleton was Cobweb’s seventh foal.

Filagree went on to produce two 1,000 Guineas winners: Charlotte West and Clementina. Clementia was also a successful broodmare, and from her descends the filly Jest, the St. Leger Stakes winner Black Jester, Royal Palace, 2,000 Guineas and Grand Prix de Paris winner Paradox, and the broodmare La Troienne. Filagree also produced two 2,000 Guineas winning sons, Riddlesworth and Achment (1834); six winners of the Riddlesworth Stakes, and the stallion Young Emilius (1828, by Emilius), who was sold to France where he got Prix du Jockey Club winner Amalfi and Fitz-Emilius.

Major wins

2,000 Guineas (1836)

Epsom Derby (1836)

Owned by Lord Jersey, trained by John Edwards and ridden in the 1836 Epsom Derby by J Robinson

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