Parasol was a bay filly, bred by the Duke of Grafton in 1800, and got by Pot8o's (son of Eclipse), out of Prunella, by Highflyer, out of Promise, by Old Snap, out of Julia, by Blank, out of Spectator's Dam, by Old Partner, out of Bonny Lass, by Bay Bolton, her dam, by the Darley Arabian, out of a dau. of the Byerley Turk, &c., &c.

Parasol's Performances


At Epsom, ran third in the Oaks, won by Sir T. Gascoigne's b. f. Theophania, by Delpini (ridden by Frank Buckle), beating Mr. Harris's ch. f. Fanny (sold after the race to the Hon. T. W. Coventry, and renamed Laura), by Pegasus, second, Lord Stawell's b. f. Elizabeth, by Waxy, fourth, Sir C. Bunbury's b. f. Pamela, by Whiskey, fifth, and two others; 2 to 1 against Parasol, 5 to 2 against Theophania. At Newmarket (July), for three years old, 8st, won the Town Plate, beating Lord Clermont's b. c. Rumbo, by Whiskey, 8st 4lbs, Lord Grosvenor's br. c. Cesario, by John Bull, 8st 4lbs, and one other. At Newmarket, First October, received 40 gs. forfeit from Sir Frank Standish's ch. c. Brother to Eagle, from Pamela and from Mr. Howorth's b. f. by Skyscraper. S. mg., colts 8st 6lbs, fillies 8st 3lbs., won a subscription of £140, together with the Town Plate (added), beating the Prince of Wales' gr. f. Nitre, by Precipitate, second, Pamela, third, the Hon. Geo. Watson's b. c. Dreadnought, by Buzzard, fourth, and one other; 6 to 4 against Parasol and Dreadnought, and 5 to 1 against Nitre. At Newmarket, Second October, 7st 10lbs, won a £50 plate, beating Sir C. Bunbury's br. c. Orlando, by Whiskey, four years, 8st 10lbs; 6 to 4 on Parasol. At Newmarket (Ho.), 8st 5lbs, match for 100 gs., h. ft., received 50 gs. from Lord Stawell's br. f. Elizabeth, 8st.


At Newmarket, Craven, 7st 10lbs, won the Oatlands (always a handicap) of 400 gs., beating Lord G. Cavendish's b. horse, Lignum Vitae, by Walnut, six years, 8st 12lbs, and four others. At Newmarket (First Spring), 8st each, received 100 gs. forfeit from Mr. Wyndham's br. c. Young Eclipse, by Young Eclipse (winner of the Derby in 1781) both four years old. At Newmarket (Second Spring), 8st each, match for 200 gs., beat Lord Sackville's ch. h. Enchanter, by Pot8o's. S. mg., 7st 5lbs, received 70 gs. from Mr. Howorth's ch. h. Malta, by Buzzard, six years old, 6st 6lbs. At Newmarket, First October, colts 8st 7lbs, fillies 8st 4lbs, won £190, beating Sir F. Standish's br. c. Brother to Stamford second, gr. f. Nitre third, and Lord Grosvenor's b.c . Baron Bull, by John Bull, last. S. mg., 10st 4lbs, B. C., won the King's Plate, beating Mr. Norton's gr. c. Sir Harry Dimsdale, by Sir Peter, four years, 10st 4lbs, easily, and Sir H. Williamson's b. h. Walton, by Sir Peter, five years, 11st 6lbs; also received 40 gs. from Lord Foley's b. c. Watery, by Waxy. At Newmarket, Second October, 8st 7lbs, match for 200 gs., beat Colonel Mellish's b. c. Buss, by John Bull, 7st 4lbs, both four years old. At Newmarket (Ho.), 8st 8lbs, match for 100 gs., was beaten by Mr. C. Wilson's ch. h. Lennox, by Delpini, six years, 9st; 4 to 1 on Parasol.


At Newmarket, Craven, 9st 1lb, ran third in the Oatlands, won by H. R. H. the Duke of York's b. h. Giles, by Trumpator, six years, 8st 4lbs, beating Mr. Watson's b. h. Duxbury, by Sir Peter, five years, 8st 9lbs, and four others. At Newmarket (First Spring), w. o. for the King's Plate; also 8st 7lbs, won £50, beating Lord Foley's b. c. Hippocampus, by Coriander, three years, 7st 4lbs, Mr. Wardell's b. f. Houghton Lass, by Sir Peter, 7st 4lbs, Mr. Ladbroke's br. c. Sir David, by Trumpator, three years, 7st 4lbs, and two others. At Newmarket (Second Spring), 8st 3lbs, B. C., won the Jockey Club Plate, beating Walton, 8st 9lbs, and the Prince of Wales' ro. c. Petruchio, by Stride (son of Phoenomenon), four years, 7st 2lbs, in a canter, by six lengths. At Newmarket (1st October), received 50 gs. from Col. Mellish's br. h. Pipylin, by Sir Peter, six years, 8st 5lbs; also w. o. for 200 gs. and the King's Plate. At Newmarket (Second October), 8st 5lbs each, B. C., won 125 gs., beating Sir Harry Dimsdale, after a most severe and punishing race, by a neck; 2 to 1 on Parasol.


At Newmarket, Craven, received 100 gs. (forfeit) from Lord Foley's Hippocampus. At Newmarket (First Spring), in a sweep of 200 gs. each, received 100 gs. forfeit. S. mg. 9st 10lbs, B. C., won the King's Plate, beating Mr. Abbey's ch. m. Margery, by John Bull, six years, 10st, by eight lengths, and one other; also, 8st 3lbs, B. C., won £50, beating Mr. Cave-Browne's b. c. Antipater, by Pipator, four years, 7st 9lbs, in a canter. At Newmarket, July, 8st 12lbs (D. I.), won £50, beating Sir C. Bunbury's br. f. Lydia (the dam of Phantom), by Whiskey, four years, 8st, in a canter. At Newmarket, First October, 8st 11lbs, B. C. ran second for a purse of 50 gs., won by Orville. S. mg., 8st 9lbs, B. C., received 50 gs. forfeit from Colonel Mellish's br. h. Czar Peter, by Sir Peter, five years, 8st. At Newmarket, Second October, 8st 11lbs, B. C., match for 200 gs., beat Mr. Arthur's b. c. Cardinal Beaufort (winner of the Derby in 1805), by Gohanna, four years, 7st 8lbs; 6 to 5 on the Cardinal. Parasol ran twice more this year, without success.


At Newmarket, Craven, 8st 13lbs, ran third in the Oatlands of 400 gs., won by Mr. Fermor's bay colt, Hippomenes, by Peagsus, four years, 7st 13 lbs, beating b. m. Houghton Lass second, Orville, Quiz, and two others. She ran three times more, without success.


At Newmarket, Craven, 8st 12lbs, ran second in the Oatlands of 500 gs., won by Lord Grosvenor's b. m. Violante, by John Bull, five years, 9st 9lbs, beating Sir J. Honywood's b. c. Delville, by Beningbrough, four years, 7st 12lbs, third, and four others. At Newmarket (First Spring), 8st 9lbs, match for 200 gs., D. I., was beaten by Sir J. Honywood's b. c. Bacchanal, by St. George, four years, 7st 4lbs; 7 to 4 on Parasol. S. mg., 8st (B. C.), match for 200 gs., beat Sir S. Sitwell's br. c. Taurus, by Sir Peter, four years, 7st 2lbs, very easily. At Newmarket (Second Spring), 8st 12lbs, B. C., received 100 gs. from Sir Charles Turner's b. c. Thorn, by Beningbrough, four years, 8st, and was now put to the Stud, where she bred, for General Leveson-Gower, in 1809, the ch. c. Parachute, by Sorcerer; in 1810, for Lord Rossmore, the b. f. Promise, by Walton; and in 1811, for the Duke of Grafton, Partisan, by Walton; and in 1817, Pindarrie (winner of the 2000 gs. in 1820), by Phantom, afterwards sent to India; in 1818, ch. c. Polygar, by Walton; in 1819, b. f. Pastille (winner of the Oaks in 1822, and also the 2000 gs.), by Rubens, and other winners.

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