OLD PARTNER, was bred by Mr. Pelham, in 1718. He is allowed to have been as fine a stallion as any ever bred in this kingdom; he was a chestnut horse, with a blaze in his face, and both his hind legs white; he possessed great power and exquisite beauty. Old Partner was got by Jigg (son of the Byerly Turk); his dam (sister to Mixbay), by Curwen's Bay Barb; his grandam, by Old Spot; his great grandam, by the chestnut white-legged Lowther Barb, out of the old Vintner mare. On the 2nd of April, when rising five, he beat Sir Robert Fragg's Baxter, same age, and gave him 2st.; May 1, he beat Lord Drogheda's Tipler, same age, and gave him half a stone. In May, 1724, he beat the Duke of Bolton's Sloven, and gave him 101b. for the year. May 11, 1726, he beat the same horse, 8§ st. each. Partner was sire of Sedbury, Tartar, Cato, Traveller, Badger.Grisewood's Partner, Little John, Looby, Duke of Bolton's Little John, Barforth, the Widdrington Mare, Vane's Little Partner, Parker's Lady Thigh, Grisewood's Lady Thigh, Lodge's Roan Mare, &c. &c. He died in Mr. Croft's stud, at Barforth, Yorkshire, in 1747, aged 29.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835
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