Featured Image: ‘Jorrocks’ by Whistler
Sold in 1841 by his breeder Mr H Bailey who took in exchange for the gelding 8 springing* heifers (equivalent to £40 sterling). The gelding took part in 81 races, 57 of which he won, the majority being run in heats.
Springing* = ‘Due to calve soon’
In conformation and type it would appear ‘Jorrocks’ resembles ‘Nazeer Fareeb’; although the latter High Caste Arab was not imported from India until a few years later. The emphasis was probably on type; proved to be successful in competition?