Year of birth: 1762 or 1763 ? Also called Starling, he was bred by Mr. Simpson and later sent to South Carolina. ?? Pedigree Source: ?? http://www.bloodlines.net/TB/Families/Family6a.htm See also: http://www.highflyer.supanet.com/investigation8.htm See also: STERLING Called also Starling from his being of the same colour of an English Bird of that name He was a fine dappled grey horse bred by Mr Simpson foaled in 1762 and imported by Capt William Evans of Surry County Va Got by the Belsize Arabian his dam got by Bowes's Snake his grand dam was got by Crofts's Partner called Hodgson's Horse, Nephewson, out of Mr Shirley's Famous Mare she was bred by Mr Crofts of Raby in Yorkshire and sold to the Duke of Cleaveland Surry
County Va WILLIAM Evans Feb 1766
Snake Mare, dam of Mr Evan's Stirling* (gr c 1763 Belsize Arabian), who was sent to South Carolina where he sired Sally Painter (gr f 1769c), an early American matron who was the 17th dam of Triple Crown winner and Leading Sire Count Fleet (br c 1940 Reigh Count).