MAMBRINO. A gray horse, foaled in 1768 (bred by John Atkinson, Esq. of Scholes, near Leeds, at whose death he became the property of Lord Grosvenor), was got by Engineer out of the Cade mare, the dam of Dulcinea; grandam by the Duke of Bolton's Little John, out of Mr. Durham's Favourite. Mambrino did not start until the Newmarket second springmeeting, 1773; during his career he won 5,600 gs. and the Jockey Club plate; he was beat four times only, viz. by Pyrrhus, Paymaster, Pumpkin, and Woodpecker ; he paid forfeit, however, to Florizel, Pumpkin, Pulpe, Firetail, and Shark. In the spring of 1777 he was advertised as a stallion at Oxcroft Farm, near Balsham, Cambridgeshire, to cover thirty mares, exclusive of those of his owner, at ten guineas. Mambrino was again trained for the Craven stakes at Newmarket, 1779, but broke down in running. He covered at the same place and price until 1781, when the charge was five guineas only. In 1784, he was advanced to fifteen guineas; in 1785, to twenty-five guineas; in 1786, the fee was fifteen guineas; in 1787 and 1788, ten guineas. Mambrino was sire of Carlo Khan, Grantham, Marcella, Rosaline, Amadis,Egbert,Gray Gawkey, Tatharantangtang, Chambooe, Messenger, Came1, Nutmeg, Eve, Dimple, Primrose, Forester, Guildford, and Fordham. Mambrino was likewise sire of a great many excellent hunters and strong useful road horses.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835
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