Print of Bay Bolton
|Breeder||Sir Matthew Pierson|
|Owner||2nd Duke of Bolton|
|Queen Anne's Gold Cup (1710)|
Leading sire in Great Britain and Ireland|
(1724, 1726, 1727, 1729, 1732, 1733, 1734)
|Last updated on 30 October 2012|
Bay Bolton or Brown Lusty (1705–1736) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse who won Queen Anne's Gold Cup as a five-year-old in 1710. After retiring from racing he became a successful sire for the Duke of Bolton and was Champion sire seven times.
At York in 1710, Bay Bolton (then a five-year-old) beat eight six-year-olds to win Queen Anne's Gold Cup. In 1710 he also won the Subscription Purse at Middleham-Moor. He then walked 200 miles to run in, and win, the Rich Prize at Quainton-Meadow in Buckinghamshire. Bay Bolton was then bought by the Duke of Bolton, who sent him to Newmarket, where he won a match race against the Duke of Somerset's Wyndam and a match against Sir Matthew Pierson's Merlin. He also won two match races against Mr Frampton's Dragon.
Bay Bolton was retired to stud where he became a very successful stallion, becoming Champion sire in 1724, 1726, 1727, 1729, 1732, 1733 and 1734. His progeny included Bonny Lass, Fearnought, Looby, Starling (a Champion sire) and Whitefoot. He died at the Duke of Bolton's stud at Bolton Hall in Yorkshire in 1736.
* Bay Bolton was inbred 4x4 to Darcy's Yellow Turk. This means that the stallion appears twice in the fourth generation of his pedigree.