Highest Price Recorded: Sain Reported Sold to Jame R. Keene for 00,000, Daily Racing Form, 1907-10-26


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1 J ! 1 1 1 1 1 : HIGHEST PRICE RECORDED. SAIN- REPORTED-SOLD TO JAMES R. KEENE FOR 00,000. T; Missouris Famous Sire Said To-Be; Destined to "Succeed Commando at Castleton Stud. Daily Racing Form is informed by its St. Louis agent that Barney Schreiber has sold his great stallion, Sain, to James R. Keeue for 00,000. This has not been confirmed by Mr. Schreiber iu response to a telegram of inquiry sent to him, but, assuming it to be true, it is the greatest price ever paid for a horse. Previously, the highest-priced horse of history was tlie famous Flying Fox, for which Ed mond Blanc paid 37,500 guineas, or, approximately, 87,500. A representative of Miv Keerie, it is said, entered . into negotiations with Mr. Schreiber at Latonia for the purchase of Sain, and finally offered 50,000. Schreiber refused, but ;said he would take 00,000.. The two men left Cincinnati for St. Louis Thursday to inspect the horse at his quarters at Woodlands. The result appears to have been an agreement and a sale that will excite wou- dering comment wherever the thoroughbred horse Is known. Mr. Keene is a very rich man and able to pay any price for a horse that appeals to his judgment. The extraordinary success of " Sain in his few years hi the stud points to him as a worthy successor ,to Commando in the Castleton Stud, and if the sale has been made it is one oyer which both parties to the transaction are to be congratulated, Mr. Keene over acquiring one of the most exquisitely bred and most successful young sires, In the World, and Mr. Schreiber over gaining the enduring fame of having developed and sold the hlghest.priced stallion of history. Sain Is a brown horse, foaled in 1894,- and . so still a young .horse. He is by St. Serf The Task, by Barcaldiue, second dam Satchel, by Galopln, and was imported to this country with his dam by the late Marcus Daly. For Mr. Schreiber, from mares of greatly diverse lines of breeding, he has sired a host of winners, and, mated with the matchless band of broodmares at Castleton could hardly fail to further enhance his already great reputation. It is to be "hoped the reported sale will be verified speedily. . Lexington, Ky., October 25. It is expected here that Schreiber will be a bidder for Adam at the sale of the Millstream stud next month. Mr. Schreiber made a trip to the Millstream farm last Sunday especially to inspect the French stallion, for which Frank C. .Bishop paid ,000 last year.

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