REGULUS (commonly called Martindale's Regulus). Was bred by Lord Chedworth, and got by the Godolphin Arabian, sire of Blank, Cade, &c. his dam was the noted Grey Robinson, got by the Bald Galloway; grandam by Snake (a daughter of Old Houlboy, which mare was called Old Wilkes), bred by Mr. Wilkes, and out of Miss Darcy's Pet Mare (a daughter of one of the Sedbury Royal mares). At the decease of Lord Chedworth, Regulus was purchased by Mr. Martindale, being at that time a maiden horse; and in 1745, he won (in the name of Sweetlips) a 50/. prize at Epsom, carrying 12 st. He was then called Regulus, and won the king's plate at Winchester, beating Mr. Grisewood's noted Teaser; walked over for the king's plate at Salisbury; won the king's plate at Nottingham, beating Mr. Hutton'a Wormwood, and Mr. Vavasour's Champion ; the king's plate at Canterbury, heating Mr. Grisewood's Teaser; the king's plate at Lewes; the king's plate at Lincoln, beating Mr. Vavasour's Champion; and the king's plate at Newmarket in October, beating Lord Portmore's Grey Lincoln, andMr. Everett's Lowther. Regulus won the first heat so easy, that Lord Portmore and Mr. Everett withdrew their horses. Regulus won seven royal plates, and a 50/. in one year, and was never beat. He afterwards became a very favourite stallion in the north of Yorkshire, and was sire of an uncommon number of celebrated racers, stallions, and brood mares.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835
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