Excerpt from The Farmer's Magazine, Vol. 13: January to June, 1846
At Richmond, Captain Shaftoe beat Cramer, the prize bull at Shrewsbury. Magician's pedigree is not yet given in the Herd Book but he has been recently purchased for Sir C. Tempest, from Mr. Lax, Who is an old ... breeder Of some celebrity, and who purchased the bull Sir Dimple, at Mr. C. Colling's sale in 1810. Mr. Lax's celebrated twin bulls Bob and Shaftoe are also from the Captain's dam, a very fine cow which he bought from Mr. Shaftoe, Of Whitworth Park, Durham, who was the breeder of Cassandra, dam of Clementi, Collard, and Cramer, each sold for 200 guineas, under one year old which cow was by the same bull Miracle.
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