Eleanor (the dam of Muley) was a bay filly, bred by Sir Charles Bunbury in 1798. She was got by Whiskey, out of Young Giantess (bred by Sir C. Bunbury in 1790), by Diomed, out of Giantess, by Match'em. For remainder of pedigree see Sorcerer.
At Newmarket (First Spring), for horses rising three years, colts 8st 3lbs, fillies 8st 2lbs, A. F., won 250 gs., beating Mr. Tharpe's b. f. Miss Fuery, by Trumpator, and the Hon. George Watson's b. c. Gaoler, by Volunteer. At Epsom (ridden by Saunders), colts 8st 3lbs, fillies 7st 12lbs, won the Derby, beating Lord Egremont's br. c. by Fidget, second, the Duke of Grafton's ch. f. Remnant, by Trumpator, third, Gaoler fourth, Lord Grosvenor's ch. c. by John Bull, fifth, Sir W. Gerard's b. c. Belleisle, by Sir Peter, sixth, and five others. S. mg., for fillies, 8st each (Saunders), won the Oaks (of 550 gs.), beating Lord Grosvenor's ch. f. Rosamond, by Buzzard, second, Lord Egremont's b. f. Crazy Poetess, by Woodpecker, third, and three others. At Ascot, 8st 9lbs (7lbs extra), for three years old, ran second in a sweep of 215 gs., won by Mr. Durand's br. c. Teddy the Grinder, by Asparagus, beating Mr. Wardell's b. c. Dissenter, by Buzzard, third, and one other; colts 8st 7lbs, fillies 8st 2lbs. At Newmarket (First October), 8st each, won 700 gs., beating Miss Fuery; only two ran. S. mg., 8st 2lbs each (A. F.), match for 200 gs., beat the Duke of Grafton's ch. c. Flambeau, by Skyscraper, both three years old.
At Newmarket (First Spring), 8st 3lbs (A. F.), ran fourth and last in a sweep of 600 gs., won by Lord Darlington's ch. c. Muly-Moloch, by John Bull, 8st 2lbs, Gaoler, 7st 13lbs, second, and Flambeau, 7st 13lbs, third; all four years old. At Newmarket (First October), for four years old, fillies 8st 4lbs and colts 8st 7lbs, won 350 gs., beating the Duke of Grafton's b. f. Penelope, by Trumpator, and Sir Frank Standish's br. f. Sister to Gouty (son of Sir Peter), last. S. mg., 10st 4lbs, B. C., won the King's Plate, beating Sister to Gouty, 10st 4lbs, Mr. Norton's b. m. Aniseed, by Coriander, five years, 11st 6lbs, Lord Sackville's b. h. Warter, aged, 12st 2lbs, and two others. At Newmarket (Second October), 8st 10lbs, A. F., won £50, beating the Prince of Wales' b. c. Shock, by Waxy, three years, 7st 10lbs, Mr. Shafto's b. c. Harefoot, by Beningbrough, 7st 10lbs, and one other.
At Newmarket, Craven, 8st 7lbs each, three miles, match for 200 gs., received 100 gs. forfeit from Mr. Sitwell's br. h. Fieldfare, by Alexander. S. mg., 8st 11lbs, D. I., ran third and last in the Oatlands, won by Sir H. Williamson's b. c. Walton, by Sir Peter, three years, 6st 11 lbs, beating Sir F. Standish's b. c. Duxbury, by Sir Peter, three years, 7st 10lbs, second. At Newmarket (First Spring), 11st, R. C., ran second for the King's Plate, won by Lord Sackville's b. h. Dick Andrews, five years, 11st 9lbs, beating two others. At Ipswich, 9st 4lbs, heats two miles, won £50. At Oxford, 8st 7lbs, won the Cup, beating Mr. Ladbroke's br. f. Julia (the dam of Phantom), by Whiskey, and two others. S. mg., heats three miles, won £50. At Huntingdon, 9st 6lbs, won £50. S. mg., 8st 8lbs, won £50, beating Mr. Sitwell's b. c. Pipylin, by Sir Peter, four years, 7st 9lbs. At Lincoln, 8st 11lbs, heats three miles, won the King's Plate, beating Mr. Wentworth's b. f. Primrose, by Beningbrough, four years, 7st 6lbs. At Newmarket (Second October), 8st 5lbs each, B. C., in a sweep of 375 gs., was beaten by Penelope, Mr. Howorth's ch. h. Malta, by Buzzard, being last; all five years old. Ran twice more this year, without success.
At Newmarket (First Spring), 10st each, R. C., for the King's Plate, was beaten by Penelope. S. mg., won £50, beating seven others. At Newmarket (Second Spring), received 40 gs. forfeit from Colonel Mellish's b. h. Surprise, by Buzzard; also, 9st 2lbs, won £50, beating Mr. Dawson's ch. h. Quiz, six years, 8st 9lbs, Duxbury, by Sir Peter, 8st 7lbs, and Gaoler, 8st 9lbs. At Brocket Hall, Herts, 8st 12lbs each, ran second for the Cup, won by Quiz, Aniseed, 9st, third; six ran. At Ipswich, won £50. At Newmarket, July, won £50. At Chelmsford, won £50. At Huntingdon, won £50. At Bedford, w. o. for £50. At Newmarket, October, won a gold cup, beating b. f. Virtuosa, by Precipitate, three years, 5st 10lbs, Lignum Vitae, aged, 8st 10lbs, Aniseed, ch. c. Castrel, by Buzzard, and nine others; also, 8st 11lbs, B. C., won 375 gs., beating br. h. Orville, 8st 5lbs, and Lignum Vitae, 9st. At Newmarket (Ho.), 7st 9lbs, match for 200 gs., was beaten by Colonel Mellish's b. h. Eagle, by Volunteer, 9st. Ran twice more, without success.
At Egham, won the Cup, beating Miss Coiner, by Don Quixote, Houghton Lass, and two others; also won £50, beating Quiz, ch. c. Cerberus, by Gohanna, and two others; also won 100 gs., beating b. c. by Young Woodpecker. At Newmarket (First October), 9st 7lbs, match for 200 gs., beat Lord Foley's br. c. Czar Peter, by Sir Peter, four years, 8st. At Newmarket (Second October), 8st 13lbs, ran second for a gold cup, won by Mr. Ladbroke's br. c. Bustard, by Buzzard, four years, 6st 8lbs; five ran. At Newmarket (Ho.), 9st 7lbs (D. I.), ran second for a gold cup won by ch. h. Stretch, by Stride (son of Phoenomenon), five years, 8st; five ran. Eleanor ran three times more, and was put to the Stud. She ran in 46 races, losing 17 and winning 29.
[Taunton, Thomas Henry: “Portraits Of Celebrated Racehorses Of The Past And Present Centuries”, 1887]