Alternative view to below:- It is conceivable, but very unlikely, that Place's White Turk (PWT) is the horse imported in 1657, as this stallion must have been foaled in 1653 or earlier, too early to sire later progeny of PWT, e.g. Croft's Commoner foaled c1690. Also, two 1706 letters by Thomas Pulleine to the Duke of Newcastle say that 2 of his fillies foaled in 1702 both have PWT as maternal sire. If PWT was foaled c1653, from 1653 and the 1702 date of the two granddaughters is 49 years, which, although possible, stretches credulity for two horses. PWT is probably foaled c1663. After Rowland Place dies in 1676 PWT is probably bought by James Darcy, becoming known as Darcy's White Turk.
In support of PWT and DWT being same horse, no daughter of one was ever mated with a daughter of the other
Imported to England in Nov 1657 from Aleppo by Nicholas Baxter, King's Gentleman of Horse. Rowland Place was Master of the Horse to Lord Protector of the Commonwealth; Cromwell dies 1658 and Place took PWT to his family estate at Dinsdale, just 10 miles from the Darcy Sedbury stud.