Quiz was a chestnut colt, bred by the Rev. Mr. Goodricke (who always ran his horses in Mr. Gilbert Crompton's name), in 1798; and was got by Buzzard, out of Miss West, by Match'em, her dam, by Regulus, out of a mare by Old Crab, her dam, by Flying Childers, out of a mare by Basto.
At York, ran second in a sweep, won by Muly-Moloch. At Doncaster, colts, 8st 2lbs each, won the Great St. Leger of 250 gs., beating Sir W. Gerard's b. c. Belleisle, by Sir Peter, second, Lord Fitzwilliam's ch. c. Miracle, by Phoenomenon, third, Muly-Moloch, Lennox, and two others; 5 to 2 against Muly, 3 to 1 against Lennox, 5 to 1 each against Belleisle and Miracle, and 7 to 1 against Quiz (who was ridden by T. Shepherd). At Malton, October 7th, 8st 2lbs, won 180 gs., beating Mr. Robinson's b. f. Cotillion, by Overton (son of King Fergus), 7st 13lbs. Quiz ran twice more this year, without success, once at York and once at Malton, and was now sold to Francis Dawson, Esq.
At Newmarket, April 19th, 8st 5lbs, match for 100 gs., A. F., beat Mr. Payne's b. c. by Toby, 6st 1lb. At Newmarket (First Spring), 7st 11lbs, in a sweep of 600 gs., was beaten by the Hon. G. Watson's b. c. Gaoler, by Volunteer, four years, 7st 7lbs; five ran. At Newmarket (Second Spring), 7st 2lbs, B. C., won the Jockey Club Plate, beating Sir H. T. Vane's b. h. Cockfighter, six years, 8st 9lbs. At Brocket Hall, May 28th, 7st 6lbs, won the Cup, beating Mr. Howorth's br. h. Lucan, by Sir Peter, six years, 9st 2lbs, and four others. At York, 10st 4lbs, four miles, won the King's Plate, beating five others. S. mg., 8st 7lbs each, four miles, won the Great Subscription, beating Lennox, Alonzo, and Muly-Moloch; 5 to 4 on Alonzo.
At Newmarket, Craven, 8st, B. C., match for 1000 gs., beat Mr. Fletcher's b. c. Highland Fling, by Spadille, 8st 7lbs; and, next day, 8st 5lbs, won the Oatlands, beating eight others. At Newmarket (First Spring), w. o. for £50, and received two forfeits of 50 and 80 gs. S. mg., 8st 8lbs, in a match for 100 gs., was beaten by Dick Andrews, six years, 9st 1lb. At Brocket Hall, Herts, w. o. for the Cup.
At Newmarket (First Spring), won £50. At Brocket Hall, 8st 12lbs, won the Cup, beating Eleanor, six years, 8st 12lbs, second, and four others; and was now sold to Mr. F. Neale, having ran twice more, without success, beaten once by Penelope and once by Eleanor.
At Newmarket, April 15th, 9st 3lbs, not placed in the Craven Stakes, won by Sir Hedworth Williamson's b. h. Ditto (Derby winner in 1803), by Sir Peter, 8st 9lbs. At Epsom, won two plates of £50, and at Reading won the Cup. At Abingdon, 9st 7lbs, won the Members' Purse of £50.
At Newmarket, April 9th, 9st 4lbs, won the Oatlands of 440 gs., beating the Duke of York's br. h. Giles, by Trumpator, and three others. At Newmarket, May 8th, 8st 13lbs, in a sweep of 50 gs. each, was beaten by the Prince of Wales' br. h. Orville, 8st 7lbs. At Ascot, 8st 10lbs, won 120 gs., beating Mr. R. Wilson's b. h. Brother to Vivaldi, aged, 8st 10lbs. Ran once more, without success.
At Newmarket, March 30th, 9st 3lbs, not placed in the Oatlands, won by Mr. Fermor's b. c. Hippomenes, by Pegasus, four years, 7st 13lbs; six ran. At Newmarket (First Spring), won 50 sovs., beating Lord Sackville's br. h. Bustard, by Buzzard, five years, 8st 3lbs; but, for the King's Plate, was beaten by Hippomenes, and now retired to the Stud. *)
*) “The Druid,” in his work entitled “Scott and Sebright,” observes that “The new era of steel-engraving seems to dawn with Ben-Marshall and Haphazard: Quiz (1808) is remarkable for its curious Newmarket background, in which the Duke's Stand, a heavy-sterned jockey, a soldier, and a man with a wooden leg, have not been forgotten.”
[Taunton, Thomas Henry: “Portraits Of Celebrated Racehorses Of The Past And Present Centuries”, 1887]