Also called Parsons Barb, he was a Champion Sire in 1723. Imported 1698 by Henry Curwen of Cumberland.
Obtained from King Louis XIV of France with the assistance of his two natural sons--Count Byram and Count Toulouse--with whom Curwen associated while in France between 1688 and 1698. Sold to Sir John Parsons of Surrey, a prominent member of turf society and who served as Lord Mayor of London for two succcessive years. The horse was imported with the Curwen Bay Barb; both horses were gifts from the King of Morocco to the Sun King, and may have subsequently been presented to his two illegitimate sons. The Thoulouse Barb later passed into the hands of the Earl of Burlington. The Thoulouse Barb sired the famous racemare Molly (Panton's, 1713)