DIOMED, ch. bred by Sir Charles Bunbury, 1777, got by Florizel, dam by Spectator; grandam, sister to Horatius, by Blank — Childers — Miss Belvoir. In 1780, at three years old, this pride of the Barton stud, won 2500 gs., 700 gs., 500 gs., 80/., 100 gs., and 160 gs. at Newmarket, and the Derby stakes at Epsom, of 1125 gs. (being the first year of their establishment), beating Bondron, by Eclipse, and seven others. In 1781, 250 gs., 330 gs., and the Claret stakes of 2100 gs. at Newmarket. In 1782, he started once only, and was beat by Sir John Lade's Crop, by Turf. In 1783, he won the king's plate at Guildford; he did not start afterwards. Diomed covered, in Sussex, at five guineas; he was afterwards removed to Barton, where the price advanced to ten guineas. He was sire of Grey Diomed, Valiant Victor, Glaucus, Lai's, Montezuma, Anthony, Charlotte, Mademoiselle, Playfellow, Quetlavaca, Sir Cecil, Whiskers, Michael, Monkey, Tom, Bella Donna, Dalham, Little Pickle, Foreigner, RobinGrey,Fanny,Guatimozin,Habakkuk. Young Diomed, Adela, Cedar, Switch, Greyhound, Laurentina, Poplar, Wrangler, &c. &c. In 1799, Diomed was sent to Virginia, in North America.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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