ch c 1732 (Bartlet`s Childers - Sister to Old Country Wench, by Snake). Sire Line Darley Arabian. Family 11.
Squirt was bred by William Metcalfe whose stud was near Beverley, Yorkshire. He was later purchased by Charles Colyear, the 2nd Earl of Portmore.
In October of 1737 Squirt won 200 guineas at Newmarket beating Lord Lonsdale`s Sultan (gr c 1732 Lonsdale Grey Arabian) over four miles. In October of 1738 at Newmarket he lost a race worth 300 guineas to Lath (b c 1732 Godolphin Arabian). In April of 1739 he again won 200 guineas at Newmarket, defeating the Duke of Bridgewater`s Poker. He then won 40 guineas at Epsom, beating Mr Grisewood`s Lady Thigh (ch f 1731 Partner), 50 guineas at Stamford, beating Mr Major`s Miss Tippet, and £30 at Winchester, beating Mr Grisewood`s Lady Thigh and two others. In 1740 he won a give-and-take Plate at Salisbury, beating Sir Robert Fagg`s Pretty Sally and Mr Hearley`s Gainsbrough.
Sold to Sir Harry (Henry) Harpur, Squirt entered the stud at Calke, Derbyshire.
A victim of laminitis he became so crippled that his owner would have destroyed him but for the pleadings of his groom. After that he sired Marske, (Marske is the sire of the great ECLIPSE.) Syphon and Tim (b c 1752). His most famous daughter was Pratt`s Old Mare (ch f 1750), dam of Pumpkin (ch c 1769 Matchem) and several good daughters, including the good runner Maiden (ch f 1770 Matchem), dam of Walnut (b c 1786 Highflyer), and Purity (b f 1774 Matchem), dam of Rockingham (b c 1781 Highflyer).