Muly Moloch

Muly Moloch was a chestnut colt, bred by the Earl of Darlington in 1798; and was got by John Bull (a son of Fortitude, by Herod), out of Mistletoe, by Pot8o's, out of Maid of the Oaks, by Herod, out of Rarity, by Match'em, out of Snapdragon, by Old Snap, her dam, by Regulus, out of a mare by Bartlett's Childers.

Image of Muly Moloch (1798)

Muly Moloch's Performances


At Doncaster, September 24th, for two years old, 8st each, won a sweep of 100 gs., beating Mr. Gilbert Crompton's b. c. Dotterel, by Buzzard, and one other.


At Catterick, for horses rising three years old, 8st each, two miles, won 90 gs., beating Mr. Fletcher's ch. c. Malta, by Buzzard, and three others. At Newcastle, June 23rd, 8st each, two miles, ran second in a sweep of 240 gs., won by Mr. Brandling's b. c. Alonzo, by Pegasus (son of Eclipse), beating Lord Strathmore's b. c. Highland Fling, by Spadille, and four others; 5 to 4 against Muly, and 5 to 1 against Alonzo. At York, August, 8st 5lbs, two miles, match for 200 gs., beat Sir T. Gascoigne's b. c. Doodle, by Restless (a son of Phoenomenon), 8st, both three years old. S. mg., w. o. for a purse of 60 gs.; also, for three years old, colts 8st, fillies 7st 12lbs, won a sweep of 200 gs., beating Mr. G. Crompton's ch. c. Quiz, by Buzzard, Sir T. Gascoigne's ch. c. Lennox, by Delpini (son of Highflyer), third, and Mr. C. Wilson's b. f. Sophia, by Buzzard; 5 to 2 on Sophia, and 4 to 1 against Muly. At Doncaster, ran sixth in the St. Leger, won by Quiz (which see).


At Newmarket (First Spring), 8st 2 lbs, A. F., won a handicap sweep of 600 gs., beating the Hon. G. Watson's b. c. Gaoler, by Volunteer, four years, 7st 13lbs, the Duke of Grafton's ch. c. Flambeau, by Skyscraper, four years, 7st 13lbs, and Sir C. Bunbury's b. f. Eleanor, four years, 8st 3lbs; Muly the favourite. At York, for the Great Subscription Purse, was beaten by Quiz. At Pontefract, 7st 12lbs, four miles, won the Cup, beating Mr. Fletcher's b. c. Strathspey, by Pipator, three years, 6st 6lbs, Sir R. Winn's b. c. Conjurer, by Beningbrough, three years, 6st 6lbs, b. f. Sophia, 7st 9lbs, and two others. At Doncaster, 7st 7lbs, ran fifth for the Cup, won by Alonzo, beating Orville, three years, 6st, second, Sir Solomon, 9st 2lbs, sixth, Pipylin, and three others.


At Newmarket (First October), 8st 4lbs, T. Y. C. match for 100 gs., was beaten by Mr. Neale's ch. c. Bobtail, aged, 8st 7lbs; 7 to 4 on Muly, who now quitted the Turf. The three figures in the left-hand corner of the Plate are those of three very astute Turfites of that day, named Trotter, Hardy, and Thompson, in the order in which they stand. The groom's name, at Muly Moloch's head, was Tod. They are all portraits.

[Taunton, Thomas Henry: “Portraits Of Celebrated Racehorses Of The Past And Present Centuries”, 1887]