| "Mr Miles I'Anson, the very popular
Clerk of the Course and Stakeholder, has kept on the Blink Bonny breeding
establishment since it was bequeathed to him, and the yearlings are sold annually
at Doncaster in the St.Leger week. The sires at the farm at present comprise
old BEAUCLERC, SELBY, BREAD KNIFE, BOSPHORUS, KENILWORTH, WATERFORD, INGOLDSBY
(a brother of CHITTABOB, as some will guess) and a promising young stallion
calledPETROS, brother of ST.SERF, that has this season been visited by fifteen
nice foaling mares. The brood mares at the Blink Bonny establishment are
about ninety in number, twenty-three belonging to MR MILES I'ANSON and the
remainder to his brother WILLIAM, and to Messrs. C.Perkins, P.Buchanan, Stevenson,
W.R.Reid, and James Tait, junior. . . MR MILES will send no fewer than seventeen
[yearlings] into the paddock on Friday."
|Miles was living at Hungerford House, Malton, at
this time, a house that had been purchased by his father in 1867, and where
he lived until his death, as did Miles himself. Apart from the Blink Bonny
Stud and Hungerford House, Miles also inherited the RACING TROPHIES. He never married.