MORWICKBALL. A chestnut horse, foaled 1762, bred by Mr. Vevers, of Morwick, near Leeds, was got by Regulus, dam (Yorkshire Jenny's dam) by Traveller; grandam by Hartley's Blind Horse. When in training, Morwick Ball was the winner of ten king's plates, viz. 1767, Carlisle, Newcastle, and Lichfield; 1768, Guildford, Salisbury, Winchester, Canterbury, Lewes, and Lincoln ; 1769, Newmarket : to the above may be added a subscription purse of 316/. at York ; and five 50/. plates in 1766, at Derby, Wakefield, Doncaster, and Stafford; in 1769, the ladies' plate at Lincoln. Seven times did this good horse sustain defeat. Morwick Ball was afterwards a stallion at Mr. Vevers', at Morwick, where he died January 4, 1787, aged 25.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835
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