Blank (1740–1770) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. He only won one race, but became a very successful sire and was British Champion sire in 1762, 1764 and 1770.

SireGodolphin Arabian
DamsireBartlett's Childers
CountryGreat Britain
Breeder2nd Earl of Godolphin
OwnerMr. Greville
Mr. Haydon
3rd Duke of Ancaster
Record1 win
Leading sire in Great Britain and Ireland
(1762, 1764, 1770)



Blank was a bay colt bred by the 2nd Earl of Godolphin and foaled in 1740.[1] He was sired by Godolphin Arabian, who was an Arabian horse and three-time Champion sire. Amongst Godolphin Arabian's other progeny were Lath, Cade, and Regulus.[2] Blank's dam was Little Mare, also known as Amorett, who was a daughter of Flying Wigg.[1]

Racing career


Blank made his racecourse debut aged six at Newmarket in April 1746. He rarely raced and only won one race, which was a match race over three miles against Cumberland in 1748 at Newmarket.[1]

Stud career


After retiring from racing Blank became a very successful stallion and was British Champion sire in 1762, 1764 and 1770. He stood at Grimsthorpe in Lincolnshire and his best racing progeny included Ancaster, Great Subscription Purse and 1200 Guineas Stakes winner Antinous, Doncaster Cup winner Charlotte, another Great Subscription Purse winner Chatsworth, Chrysolite, Contest, 1200 Guineas Stakes winner Foxhunter, Hyder Ally, Lycurgas, Manby, Pacolet, Jockey Club Plate winner Paymaster, and Tatler. His daughter Rachel was the dam of Highflyer. Blank was also the damsire of Delpini, Goldfinder, Juniper and Young Marske.[1][3] Blank died at Grimsthorpe in 1770.[3]

Sire line tree

  • Blank[4][5]
    • Contest
    • Tatler
    • Foxhunter
    • Manby
    • Antinous[6]
      • Lamplighter
      • Givens
    • Centinel
    • Fallower
    • Granby
    • Chatsworth
    • Chrysolite
    • Pacolet[7]
      • Citizen[8]
        • Pacolet
    • Hyder Alley
    • Paymaster[9]
      • Paragon
    • Lycurgus
    • Ancaster


Pedigree of Blank, bay stallion, 1740[1][3]
Godolphin Arabian
br. c.1724
(unknown) (unknown) (unknown)
(unknown) (unknown)
(unknown) (unknown) (unknown)
(unknown) (unknown)
Little Mare
Bartlett's Childers
b. 1716
Darley Arabian
b. c.1700
Betty Leedes Old Careless
Sister to Leedes
Flying Whig
Woodstock Arabian (unknown)
Points St. Victor's Barb
Grey Whynot

Note: b. = Bay, br. = Brown


  1. ^ a b c d e Pick, William; Johnson, R. (1803). The Turf Register (Volume I). A. Bartholoman, High-Ousegate.
  2. ^ "Godolphin Arabian". Retrieved 2012-12-09.
  3. ^ a b c "Blank". Retrieved 2012-12-09.
  4. ^ Foundation Sire: Blank
  5. ^ Biography: Blank
  6. ^ Foundation Sire: Antinous
  7. ^ Foundation Sire: Pacolet
  8. ^ Biography: Citizen
  9. ^ Paymaster