Presented to Mr. Charles Rhind by the Sultan, in 1830, and brought from Constantinople to New York. Mr. Rhind imported four Arabian stallions, and they were sold at auction in May, 1831. Stamboul was described as, of the tribe called Uegdi, from the neighbourhood of Bussorah. Stamboul was purchased by E. W. Berryman & H. Clay, of Kentucky. (American Turf Register, vol.II, p.465)
Stamboul was advertised at stud in 1833 standing at J. N. Paynes, Mt. Sterling, near Lexington, KY. (American Turf Register, vol.IV, p.372.
Wallaces American Stud-Book , vI, p371, describes him as, chestnut, foaled c1825.