Owner: 1) Nathaniel Harley 2) Edward Harley, subsequently 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer 3) Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset
Acquired in Aleppo at two and half years of age by Nathaniel Harley, the Arabian was said by him in a letter home to be of the Gordeen breed "of which there's now few remaining" and that the red mark on his shoulder "is now much wore out, but when I bought him was as red as blood". Harley kept the horse in Aleppo for 4 years and had tried several times to send him to England before succeeding in late 1719 or early 1720.
He stands at the Earl of Oxford's stud at Wimpole until 1729 and then at the Duke of Somerset's stud at Petworth,
where the Rev. James Bramston noted "...that Right Honourable Stallion enjoys a comfortable state of health in his old age...He is undoubtedly a horse of great quality and fine parts."
Sire of [Bolton] Sweepstakes - King's Plates Salisbury, Winchester and Newmarket ; of Brisk - King's Plate Lincoln ; and of an unnamed mare in the lineage of Family 29.