Horse racing

Horse racing

Prominent racing men:
  Duke of Grafton
  Lord Rockinghan
  Lord Bolingbroke
  Lord Gower
  Lord Orford
  Sir Charles Bunbury
  Mr Jenison Shafto

Colt, male horse younger than 5.
Filly, female younger than 5.
fizzy, excitable.
Jockey -- in 18th century meant a racing man.
Nick, cross breeding.
nursery, handicap race for two year olds.
rough off, holiday from training.
rubbing house -- where horses were saddled and rubbed down after.

Costs of a stallion covering:
  One of no importance, half a gn.
  50 guineas to send mare to Eclipse in 1770s.
  Marske, Eclipse's sire, 30gns, but later 100.
Marske (stallion) sold for 1000 gns.
1764, when the Duke of Cumberland's Herod raced Duke of Grafton's Antinous, bets worth 100,000 pounds were laid.

When Cumberland died 31st October 1765, Herod was sold for 500 gns.
Eclipse sold then for 45 gns.

Gimcrack, Small. 1763 bought for 35, won 7 times in 1764, sold to Bolingbroke for 800, then to Sir Charles Bunbury, then to Lord Grosvenor.

1765 Bath course was called Hyde Park.
1765 plates run:
Carlisle, Burford in Oxfordshire, Newcastle, Lichfield, Canterbury, Salisbury, Guildford, Ipswich, Lewes, Lincoln, Nottingham, Winchester, Hamledon Yorks,

Worcestershire, Pitchcroft,
Lansdown, excellent place to ride.

1711 Ascot Royal Plate, land near East Cote.

Hambledon Yorks, perhaps mares only.