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  Family C-9: Young English Mare

A moderately successful family in the last decades of the nineteenth century, it began a slow decline thereafter, and by the 1950s had few representatives left. The Young English mare was in John Lee's Bylong stud (see Family C-1 and Family C - 8.). Barrie, in The Australian Bloodhorse, makes a case for her being by Camerton (1842, by Egremont), rather than by the more famous imported Bay Camerton, as stated in the second and third volumes of the Australian Stud Book. Her dam was an English thoroughbred of unknown breeding, imported by Aspinall, Brown and Company, an agricultural and commercial firm that owned a great deal of land at Cabramatta and Prospect, and in the Hunter River area at Glanmire, and in the Wellington Valley. The firm imported a number of thoroughbreds from England, including the famous early stallion Steeltrap. Lee purchased the imported mare sometime in the 1840s, and for them she produced Young Marquis, who figures early in Family C- 8. Her daughter, called the Young English Mare, was also born sometime in the 1840s.

In the Lee stud at Bylong, the Young English Mare produced Black Bess (1856), Governess (1858) and a colt, The Gift (1860), all by Little John II, and a filly, Gazelle (1862, by Sir Hercules). Black Bess had some good running descendants, but her female line tailed off before the end of the nineteenth century. Governess was the filly to continue the family. Nowra Maid's offspring, the siblings Fille Fogi (1904), winner of the 1910 AJC Challenge Stakes, and Nandillyan Maid (1906), an AJC Gimcrack Stakes winner, were among the last stakes winning representatives. Tippler Maid (1931), a descendant of Nandillyan Maid, was a winner of handicaps in Western Australia, and was among the last of the family's useful descendants.

Notable Descendants

Randwick ch.c. 1875
(Barbarian - Gipsy Girl)
A good winner in New Zealand, he won the 14 furlong Hawke's Bay Cup in 1881, and the 16 furlong Auckland Plate in 1882. Normanby (1879, by Gemma di Vergy), out of Randwick's sister, Kitty, was another good stayer, winner of the Taranaki Cup over 16 furlongs in 1884, and of the 1885 Sydney Cup.

Sir William br.c. 1886
(Sir Modred - Vespa)
One of the few foals bred by Sir Modred before his export to California, Sir William was a fast, good winner of races in the late '80s and early '90s, including the AJC Doncaster Handicap (8 furlongs), the Tattersall's NSW Club Cup (16 furlongs), and Flying Handicap, and the AJC Handicap. As a stallion his only stakes winner was the gelded Heather, that won the 12 furlong AJC Metropolitan. His close relative, Antaeus, also by Sir Modred, was a modest sire that got Lowland Chief, winner of the AJC December Stakes, and some useful broodmare daughters. Atlas (1891), a half-brother to Antaeus, was a winner of the AJC Wycombe Stakes and the Caulfield Stakes in the mid 1890s.

Descent Chart

Bold=winners of stakes races and important handicap and weight-for-age races

The English Mare [imported]
 Young Marquis (c. c 1845) by Dover
 Young English Mare (f.) by Camerton [or Bay Camerton]
   Black Bess (br.f. 1856 by Little John II
   | Gipsy Girl (f. 1866) by Kingston
   |  Kitty (b/br.f. 1873) by Barbarian
   |  | Normanby (blk.c. 1879) by Gemma di Vergy
   |  Randwick (ch.c. 1875) by Barbarian
   Governess (ch.f. 1858) by Little John II
    The Governess Filly (f. 1869) by Kingston
    | Vespa (b.f. 1875) by Barbarian
    |  Millie (f. 1881) by Grandmaster
    |  | Anteaeus (b.c. 1886) by Sir Modred
    |  | Missie (f. 1887) by Welcome Jack
    |  | | Zebra (f. 1894) by Tranby
    |  | |  Queen's Court (f. 1902) by Kingsley
    |  | Atlas (ch.c. 1891) by Cranbrook
    |  Limerick Lass (b.f. 1883) by The Drummer
    |  | Latem (b/br.f. 1893) by Metal
    |  |  Tanami (blk.c. 1907) by Dalmeny
    |  Sir William (br.c. 1886) by Sir Modred
    Zephyr (f. 1870) by Kingston
     Disturbance (f. 1882) by Hawthornden
      Nowra Maid (f. 1894) by Manton
       Fille Fogi (br.g.1904) by Lancaster
       Nandillyan Maid (br.f. 1906) by Lancaster

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