Death of a Famous Racer and Sire, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-20


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DEATH OF A FAMOUS RACER AND SIRE. London. February 10. — Persimmon, the fifteen-year-old bay stallion by St. Simon — Perdita II.. is dead. Persimmon won the Coventry Stakes and Kiehniond Stakes for his owner, the Prince of Wales. as a two-year old. and the following year won the Epsom Derby, St. Ieger and Jockey Club Stakes, and finished second to Leopold de Rothschilds St. Iriisipiin in the Prim-ess of Wales Stakes. During 1887 Persimmon made only two starts, winning the Ascot Gold Cup and the Eclipse Stakes, and was retired to the stud at Sandringham, which has become famous as the home of Perdita II.. the dam of three brothers. Florizel II., Persimmon and Oiatnond Jubilee. I lieeenilKr .it Persimmon broke his pelvis and had since been under the care of two velcriuaries and swung in a sling, hut succumbed to the injury yes- 1 lerday. During his three years on the turf Persimmon won seven raecs out of nine starts, he only times he : failed to win being in the Middle Park Stakes in I 1S! 5 and the Prima -s of Wales Stakes iu lstMi. Hi- winnings amounted to 71. Mfc Oiiring his seven ears at Sandringham Stud Per-sim.iuhi sent 101 winners to the races, which won 1 a total of aaMvMS. His ptfeaa will lie taken by ■ Florizel II.. which will he forthwith, removed from I I-ord Manns Hcrcstonls Heath Stud Farm, at New market, to Saudriiighani. and. inasmuch as those who have taken subscript Ions to Persimmon have been invited to transfer them, his elder brother, which is only scvetileeii years old. will be afforded a bet ter cliame than has over yet fallen to his portion.

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