Benedict (sometimes spelt “Benedic”) was a bay colt, bred by the Earl of Strathmore in 1809, and sold, after the Doncaster St. Leger, in 1812, to Lord Foley. He was got by Remembrancer (son of Pipator), out of Beatrice, by Sir Peter Teazle, out of Pyrrha, by Match'em, out of Mr. W. Fenwick's Duchess, by Whitenose, out of Miss Slamerkin, by Young True Blue, her dam, by Lord Oxford's Dun Arabian, out of Lord D'Arcy's Black-legged Royal Mare.
At Newcastle-on-Tyne, for three years old, colts 8st 4lbs, fillies 8st, ran second in a produce stakes of 50 gs. each, won by Mr. Bethwick's b. c. Herrington, by Remembrancer, beating six others. S. mg., 6st, four miles, ran second for the Cup, won by Mr. Ralph Riddell's b. c. X. Y. Z., by Haphazard, four years, 7st 7lbs, Mr. Brandling's b. c. Geranium, by Hyacinthus, being third. At Doncaster, colts 8st 2lbs, fillies 8st, ran second in the Great St. Leger of 1400 gs., won by Mr. Robb's b. c. Otterington, by Golumpus (Robert Johnson), beating b. c. Herrington, third, Mr. Wilson's b. c. Wisdom, by Sir Solomon, Mr. Hewitt's b. f. Manuella (winner of the Oaks), by Dick Andrews, Lord Scarborough's b. c. Catton, by Golumpus, Mr. Garforth's gr. f. Marciana, by Stamford, and seventeen others. Betting, at starting, 3 to 1 against Manuella, 9 to 2 against Catton, 9 to 1 against Herrington, and 50 to 1 against Otterington.
(Now Lord Foley's). At Newmarket, Craven, 7st 12lbs (R. M.), match for 300 gs., beat Colonel Udny's b. c. Truffle, by Sorcerer, five years, 8st 9lbs; 6 to 4 on Benedict. At Newmarket (First Spring), for horses rising four years old, 8st 11lbs, not placed in a handicap sweep of 100 gs. each, h. ft., ten subscribers (value 650 gs.), won by Sir J. Shelley's ch. c. Comus, by Sorcerer (third in Octavius' Derby in 1812), 8st 11lbs, beating Mr. Glover's b. c. Mulberry, by Lignum Vitae (son of Walnut), 7st 10 lbs, H. R. H. the Duke of York's b. c. Pointers, by Giles (son of Trumpator), 8st 5lbs, and Mr. Bigg's b. f. Lamia, by Gohanna, 7st 2lbs; 6 to 4 on Benedict. At Newmarket (Second Spring), 8st 4lbs each, R. M., match for 300 gs., beat Lord Darlington's br. c. Cwrw, by Dick Andrews, both four years old. At Newmarket (Second October), 8st 9lbs, two miles, match for 200 gs., received 80 gs. (compromise) from Sir C. Bunbury's bl. c. Smolensko (winner of the 2000 Guineas and the Derby), by Sorcerer, three years, 8st. At Newmarket (Ho.), 8st 9lbs, R. M., match for 200 gs., was beaten by Lord Suffield's ch. c. Hocuspocus, by Sorcerer, three years, 7st 4lbs; 5 to 4 on the winner. Benedict was now taken out of training, and was, for a short time, in Lord Foley's Stud, when he was sold for 800 gs. and shipped to India.
[Taunton, Thomas Henry: “Portraits Of Celebrated Racehorses Of The Past And Present Centuries”, 1887]