Meteor (horse)

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Meteor
SireVelocipede
GrandsireBlacklock
DamDido
DamsireWhisker
SexStallion
Foaled1839
CountryGreat Britain
ColourChestnut
OwnerJohn Bowes
TrainerJohn Scott
Record2: 1-0-0
Earnings£1,500
Major wins
2000 Guineas Stakes (1842)

Meteor (foaled 1839) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse who won the 2000 Guineas Stakes in 1842. He was owned by John Bowes and trained by John Scott.

Background[edit]

Meteor was a chestnut colt foaled in 1839.[1] He was sired by York Gold Cup and Liverpool Cup winner Velocipede, who sired a number of top runners including Epsom Derby winner Amato.[2] Meteor's dam, Dido, was a daughter of Derby winner Whisker.[3] He grew to stand 15 hands and 3 inches high.[4]

Racing career[edit]

Meteor stated as the 6/4 favourite for the 2000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket on 26 April 1842. Ridden by William Scott, Meteor won the race by half a length from Wiseacre. Misdeal finished in third with Archy in fourth place of the eight runners.[5] In July at Goodwood he finished unplaced behind Misdeal in the Racing Stakes over a mile, after starting as 6/4 favourite.[6] He was kept in training as a four-year-old, but was never fit enough to race.[7] These two races were his only appearances and he earned £1,500.[8]

Stud career[edit]

Meteor was a stallion at Catterick in Yorkshire. He stood for a fee of five guineas and five shillings for the groom.[9] He died sometime after 1861 (when he appeared for sale).[4]

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Meteor, chestnut stallion, 1839[1]
Sire
Velocipede (GB)
ch. 1825
Blacklock (GB)
b. 1814
Whitelock
b. 1803
Hambletonian
Rosalind
Coriander mare
1799
Coriander
Wildgoose
Juniper mare (GB)
1817
Juniper
ch. 1805
Whiskey
Jenny Spinner
Sorcerer mare
1810
Sorcerer
Virgin
Dam
Dido (GB)
1830
Whisker (GB)
b. 1812
Waxy
1790
Pot-8-Os
Maria
Penelope
1798
Trumpator
Prunella
Miss Garforth (GB)
1819
Walton
1799
Sir Peter Teazle
Arethusa
Hyacinthus mare
1806
Hyacinthus
Zara

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Meteor (GB) pedigree". equineline.com. 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-12-26.
  2. ^ "Velocipede". Tbheritage.com. Retrieved 2012-12-26.
  3. ^ "Whisker". Tbheritage.com. Retrieved 2012-12-26.
  4. ^ a b "FOR SALE". Northampton Mercury. 2 March 1861. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  5. ^ "Racing calendar. 1842". Babel.hathitrust.org. 2010-10-03. Retrieved 2012-12-26.
  6. ^ "Racing calendar. 1842". Babel.hathitrust.org. 2010-10-03. Retrieved 2012-12-26.
  7. ^ "Sporting". Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser. 12 August 1843. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  8. ^ "Racing calendar. 1847". Babel.hathitrust.org. 2010-10-03. Retrieved 2012-12-26.
  9. ^ "Racing calendar. 1843". Babel.hathitrust.org. 2010-10-03. Retrieved 2012-12-26.