TARTAR, ch. foaled in 1743, bred by Mr. Leeds, was got by Old Partner, out of Meliora, by Fox; grandam Witty's Milkmaid, by Snail, out of a mare called the Shields Galloway. Tartar was a very strong horse, an excellent racer, and not less esteemed as a stallion: he won several 501. plates, also the king's plates at Guildford, Lichfield, and Newmarket. Tartar was sire of Miner, King Herod, Beaufremont, Mr. Blake's Fanny, and Mr. O'Kelly's mare, dam of Mercury, Jupiter, and Volunteer, &c. Tartar covered in Yorkshire at two guineas; the charge was subsequently five guineas: he was nearly 15 hands high. He died in 1759, aged 16.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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