Bred by John Hutchinson, who stood his sire King Fergus (ch c 1775 Eclipse) in Yorkshire, he was sold to Sir Charles Turner in 1795. Mr Hutchinson bought him back in 1797 and later the same year refused 3500 guineas for him. In 1807 he was sold to Mr Dimsdale. He was said to be a horse of great character and to bear a resemblance to his maternal grandsire, King Herod (b c 1758 Tartar).
He ran from 1794 through 1797, mostly over four miles, with his major victories coming in the St Leger Stakes and Doncaster Cup as well as a couple of 500 guineas matches.
His entire stud career was spent in Yorkshire, first at Shipton, then at Middleham. Among many distinguished offspring he got the two Oaks winners, Briseis (b f 1804) and Oriana (b f 1807), and the St Leger winner and Champion Sire, Orville (b c 1799).
Beningbrough died on February 7, 1815, and was buried under a mulberry tree in front of the Dimsdale house at Middleham. More => http://www.bloodlines.net/TB/Bios/Beningbrough.htm