Death of a Great Race Mare, Daily Racing Form, 1908-01-12


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DEATH OF A GREAT RACE MARE. The weekly issue of the German •Calendar" announces the death at the age of tweiny-eighl of the brilliant race mare, ileiieimniss. winner of the Oaks of 1NS2. which was expensed Mas Inglniul to Germany in 18f»:i. Her turf career extended over four ■sassaa. As i two-year-old the daughter- of Rosi.rucian — X.uneh-ss. which was bred by Mr. John Watsoa at Waresl.y. won all her seven races, taunting her initial dead heat with King of the Fairies at Saiidowu in the spring of LSNl as a win. In her lirst two races she was owned and ridden by Tom Cannon. who I ght her as a yearling for :;:in guineas, and he -i ..oeiiilv sold hi i to !.uii Mainlonl. M wuose colors she won the remainder of her r ic. 1 as a Juvenile, Including the Astley Stakes, the Convivial Produce at "ork, and the Clievcby Stakes in the Honghtsa week. In the next year she was not seen out until the Oaks, for which she carried Lord Stamfords "ligut blue, black and gold belt" to vietorv from St. Marguerite, winner of the One Thousand Guineas. Nellie and others, running without success in rive subsequent attempts. For the St. Leger she Started at 11 to S on, with her stable companion. Shot Over heroine of the Two Thousand Guineas and Derby, and admittedly her inferior!. sec. eel in demand. They finished in accordance with their market positions, but were beaten by Dutch Oven, which brought off a 40 to 1 chance. In the next year Coboimniss was the properly of the late Lord Alington. and. carrying Ost Bab, was beaten by Hornpipe in a sensational race for the Stewards Chp, failing by only a head after victor had seemed assur-d. She was also beaten bv a similar narrow margin for the Iortland Elate, when conceding seven pounds to Lowland Chief. In ISM she was twice victorious at Ascot, and also won the Stockbridge Cup. At the stud in 9Bgfsad and Germany she was ■ prolific matron, producing sixteen foals from 1991 to 199$, being pui out of the stud in the year last named. Among her F.nglish-born children the best known are Freemason sire of First Principal, etc., Oddfellow. Oinladina. Gamine. Dame President, and Northshnmpton. In Germany she also did well with X. Beloinantie the best tilly of her yean, Drude and Iatum as probably her liest.

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