Owner: Robert Darcy, 3rd Earl of Holderness
Owned by Queen Anne, he was sire of Old Royal and Hartleys Blind Horse (c. 1712)Imported around 1704 from Constantinople during the reign of Queen Anne, he apparently stood at the royal stud at Hampton Court, although his name suggests an association with Robert D\'Arcy, (3rd) Earl of Holderness, of Hornby Castle and kinsman to James D\'Arcy of Sedbury. Influential through the daughters of his sons, Hartley\'s Blind Horse (see above), and Old Royal, the latter the sire of Bald Charlotte (1721, Family 40). Also sired a filly from a Rutland Black Barb mare for Leonard Hartley of Yorkshire, the dam of a number of foals produced between 1723 and 1729, and a mare for the Duke of Leeds, grandam of Osmar (1761, by Bajazet) and Cassandra (1754, by Whitenose).
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