Belmonts Stable in England, Daily Racing Form, 1908-01-03


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BELMONTS STABLE IN ENGLAND. August Belmont has a string of eleven horses in training at Newmarket to carry his colors in France and England for the season of 1908. Of this lot six are now two-year-olds sent over last year, and the others have raced over the English courses since being sent across. The string is being trained by J. Watson and is in the Palace Stable of Leopold de Rothschild. The only horse older than three years that is in active preparation for the coming season is Lord Hastings, a five-year-old gelding by Hastings— Lady Violet, and accordingly brother to Lord of the Vale. Four three-year-olds are in the stable. Norman III. and Crossbar and their performances have been noted iu Daily Racing Form. The two others are Historic and Dame Beauty. Historic is a chestnut filly by Octagon — Donna Henrietta, and Dame Beauty is a full-sister to Beldame, being by Octagon — Bella Donna. Of this pair Dame Beauty is the favored one so far as engagements are concerned. She is named in the Derby, St. Leger, Grand Prix, the Oaks and the Eclipse of 1909. Historic has an engagement in the Oaks. Four colts and two fillies make up the list of two-year-olds that completes the string. It has lieen the custom of Mr. Belmont to select a half dozen ot - tlie Nursery bred youngsters each year to represent him in England, and for 1908 the lot is a promising one. The colts are Solicitor IV.. a son of Hastings — Selina D. ; Laconian, a bay son of Octagon — Lack-a Daisy; Rhombus, a chestnut son of Octagon— Tady iiayon, and Bay Tree, a bay son of Collar— Black Poplar. This last-named one is a half-brother to Black Oak. the colt imported by Mr. Belmont when Rock Sand was brought over for the Nursery Stud. The fillies are Tarpaulin II., a bay by Hastings — Tarpeia, and Sumach, a brown daughter of Hastings — Souveraine.

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