Sultan (horse)

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Sultan
Sultan (GB).jpg
SireSelim
GrandsireBuzzard
DamBacchante
DamsireWilliamson's Ditto
SexStallion
Foaled1816
CountryGreat Britain
ColourBay
BreederMr. Crockford
OwnerBrownlow Cecil, 2nd Marquess of Exeter
Awards
Leading sire in Great Britain and Ireland
Last updated on 19 February 2010

Sultan (1816-) was a British-bred Thoroughbred racehorse and a leading sire in Great Britain and Ireland for six successive seasons.

Breeding[edit]

He was by Selim (sire of six classics winners), out of Bacchante by Williamson's Ditto. Sultan was inbred to three great sires, Herod (4m x 4f), Eclipse (4m x 4f), to Herod's best son, Highflyer (4 x 4). Sultan was a bay with a blaze, a sock on off (right) fore and near (left) hind, stocking near fore and off hind leg. He had a refined, beautiful head, well-sprung ribs, deep girth, and muscular, powerful hindquarters. Although he was a long horse he was a good weight carrier and sound, racing until the age of eight.[1]

Racing career[edit]

Sultan had a good race record, winning 14 times. As a two-year-old, racing for Crockford, he placed third in the July Stakes, and second in the Derby Stakes, losing to Tiresias. He was one of the favorites in the St. Leger Stakes, but broke down in his morning gallop before the race. As a four-year-old, he placed second in the Port Stakes. When five, he won the Gold Cup at Newmarket Racecourse. He beat Gustavus (a Derby winner) in a match race as a six-year-old.[2]

When he was seven, Sultan was purchased by Lord Exeter. Racing for him, the stallion won the Trial Stakes for a second time, another race at Newmarket, which was his preferred venue for running.

Stud record[edit]

Sultan at the Marquess of Exeter's Stud, Burghley House

Sultan was then retired to the Marquis' stud farm at Burghley. He went on to be the leading sire in Great Britain & Ireland for six consecutive years (1832-1837).[3]

Foaled Name Sex Major Wins/Achievements
1829 Galata Mare 1000 Guineas Stakes, Epsom Oaks
1831 Glencoe I Stallion 2000 Guineas Stakes
1833 Bay Middleton Stallion 2000 Guineas Stakes, Epsom Derby
1833 Destiny Mare 1000 Guineas Stakes
Achmet 2000 Guineas Stakes
Green Mantle Mare Epsom Oaks
Augustus Stallion 2000 Guineas Stakes
Ibrahim Stallion 2000 Guineas Stakes

Sultan, a tail-male descendant of Herod, maintained the Byerley Turk sire line through to Djebel and to the present.

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Sultan (GB), bay stallion, 1816
Sire
Selim
1802 
Buzzard
1787 
Woodpecker Herod*
Miss Ramsden
Misfortune Dux
Curiosity
Alexander mare
1790 
Alexander Eclipse*
Grecian Princess
Highflyer mare (1780) Highflyer*
Alfred mare (1775)
Dam
Bacchante
1809
Williamson's Ditto
1800
Sir Peter Teazle Highflyer*
Papillon
Arethusa Dungannon
Prophet mare (1777)
Mercury mare
1791 
Mercury Eclipse*
Tartar mare (1757)
Herod mare (1776) Herod*
Folly (Family: 8-b)[3]

Sire line tree[edit]

  • Sultan[4][5][6]
    • Augustus
    • Mahmoud
    • Hoemus
    • Beiram
      • Phlegon
        • Leopold
        • Phaeton
    • Alpheus
      • Evenus
    • Despot
      • Hooton
        • Brill
    • Divan
    • Ishmael
      • Ilderim
      • Ishmaelite
        • Harold
      • Dr. Jenner
        • Vaccination
      • Hambledon
      • The Star of Erin
      • Abd El Kader
      • Burgundy
        • Old Malt
        • Shanbally
    • Glencoe
      • Thornhill
      • Winnebago
      • Glencoe (Howard)
      • Union
      • Highlander
        • Everlasting
      • Star Davis
      • Darby
      • Vandal
      • Little Arthur
      • Pryor
      • Bay Dick
        • Bay Wood
      • Bonnie Laddie
      • Foreigner
      • France
        • King Bird
      • Glencoe Jr.
      • Walnut
      • O'Meara
      • Trumeter
        • Young Trumpeter
      • Glencoe (Hunter)
    • Ibrahim
    • Bay Middleton[7]
      • Bramble
      • Farintosh
      • Gaper
      • Bay Momus
      • Pastoral
        • Collingwood
      • Cowl
        • The Confessor
          • Cock-a-Hoop
        • The Friar
        • The Grand Inquisitor
        • Capucine
      • Joy
      • Gabbler
      • Planet
        • Aster
      • The Flying Dutchman[8]
        • Ellington
          • Delight
        • Fly-By-Night
        • Peter Wilkens
          • The Quack
          • Benvolio
        • Flying Pieman
          • Old England
        • Ignoramus
        • Purston
          • Sir Watkin
        • Amsterdam
        • Duneany
        • Glenbuck
        • The Rover
        • Cape Flyaway
          • Good Hope
        • Tom Bowline
          • Make Haste
        • Winton
        • Young Dutchman
        • Ellerton
        • Romulus
        • Walloon
        • Dollar
          • Dami
          • Il Maestro
          • Salvanos
          • Androcles
          • Saint Cyr
          • Salvator
          • Fountainebleau
          • Patriarche
          • Thieusies
          • Greenback
          • Prologue
          • Vignemale
          • Louis D'Or
          • Saumur
          • Cimier
          • Garrick
          • Martin Pecheur
          • Sansonnet
          • The Condor
          • Souci
          • Upas
          • Acheron
          • Bocage
          • Dauphin
          • Cerbere
        • Tourmalet
        • Guillame Le Taciturne
        • Dutch Skater
          • Insulaire
          • Burgomaster
          • Dutch Roller
          • Sherbrooke
          • Yellow
          • Accumulator
        • Massinissa
        • Jarnac
          • Old Tom
      • St. Aubyn
      • Hesperus
        • Sir Birtram
        • Diomedes
          • Parawhenua
          • Kakupo
      • Barbatus
      • Vanderdecken
      • Andover
        • Craymond
          • Harmonium
          • Post Haste
        • Walkington
      • The Hermit
        • Freetrader
      • Milton
      • Anton
    • Hampton
    • Achmet
    • Dardanelles
    • Hibiscus
    • Jereed
      • Great Heart
      • Nat
      • The Bishop of Romford's Cob
      • The Free Lance
    • Sultan Jr.
    • Wisdom
    • Caesar
    • Clarion
    • Kremlin
    • Scutari

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thoroughbred Heritage: Sultan (GB) Retrieved 2010-11-22
  2. ^ Bloodlines: Sultan (GB) Retrieved 2010-11-22
  3. ^ a b Morris, Simon; Tesio Power 2000 - Stallions of the World, Syntax Software
  4. ^ Byerley Turk Line
  5. ^ Selim Sire Line
  6. ^ Sultan
  7. ^ Bay Middleton Sire Line
  8. ^ Flying Dutchman