For them stage-coaches will have become romances--a team of four bays as fabulous as Bucephalus or Black Bess
. Ah, how their coats shone, as the stable-men pulled their clothes off, and away they went--ah, how their tails shook, as with smoking sides at the stage's end they demurely walked away into the inn-yard.
Which famous highwayman's ride from London to York on his horse Black Bess
was popularised in Ainsworth's novel Rookwood?
Turpin was real enough but there's no evidence that he had a horse called Black Bess
and no horse could complete the 200-mile journey from London to York in one night.
A Black Beauty B Black Bess
C Black Wind D Black Angel 8.
Another going for PS5,500 was the black colt foal Cascob Deio Du, who is out of the 2015 Royal Welsh winning mare Cascob Black Bess
. He bought by the Fronarth Stud of Pennant, Llanon.
Turpin, reputedly a regular at a string of Black Country pubs, was backed by very good PR and the "spin" created images of a dashing, brave figure astride his steed, Black Bess
KEMPTON: 5.45 November, 6.15 Saffire Song, 6.45 Black Bess
, 7.15 Bay Of St Malo, 7.45 Perche, 8.15 Milady, 8.45 Etaad, 9.15 Candesta.
And not too far away, just outside the city walls is his grave, so large that it was rumoured his horse Black Bess
was in there too.
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The play began, and at the appointed time Black Bess
leapt into the grassy circle amid the plaudits of the spectators.
Shall we call it Black Bess
? It''s being ridden by an English rogue, but it''s owned and trained by a Welsh consortium called WAG.