Owner: 1) John Manners, 1st Duke of Rutland, also known as Lord Roos 2) Sir Roger Mostyn, 3rd Baronet 3) John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol
Also known as Roos' Grasshopper and Mostyn's Grasshopper
The diary of John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol for 6 August 1701 records that Grasshopper, in the ownership of Lord Roos, won the Nottingham Town Plate. Hervey subsequently purchases Grasshopper at some point and utilises him as a stallion.
Sire of Golden Locks - dam of Syphax (1733 King's Plate York); and of [Bolton] Looby (1734 King's Plates Salisbury and Winchester)