Small Turf-Talk from Abroad, Daily Racing Form, 1908-03-21


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SMALL TURF TALK FROM ABROAD. Tattersalls Cup. in Sydney, goes back to is:-; and it has always been a two-mile race. The Melbourne Cup. the Australian *up and the Sydney Cup are other long-distance handicaps which have never been shortened with the object of catching larger entries and bigger fields. ••Truths" Sporting Notes writer hears that in consequence of the Duke of Devonshires state of health, his graces racing stud will be given up either in the spring or early in the summer. Need less to say. the loss to the turf of so eminent and distinguished a patron would be very considerable. The rumor may not be true. Boiiuebrune. the dam of Rock Sand, is to be mated this year with Handicapper, which, like the mare, is at the stud in Belgium. Last year sin-was barren to Trazegnies. so that her only foal since M. F. BriiiTiu.-iii purchased her for 4..VIO guineas, is I ry Sand, which she was then carrying, and which is now a two-year-old. The present mating of the mare with Handicapper means Inbreeding to Oalopin in the top and third quarters of the pedigree of the produce. "Deutscher Sfiort" deplores the fact, recorded in the Oerinan ••Calendar." that out of 709 lirooil-iiiai-.s. only #08 have foals in 1907. tiie remaining •: :•". nearly 42 per cent, being without foal. Ard Patrick and Gaftee More proved disappointing, the first -named having only nineteen foals to his credit, while of his remaining fifteen mares twelve were barren, one slipped foal, and two others bad foals ■kick died. Oaltee .More had onlv eleven foals livinir. while seven mares were barren, six slipped foils, and the foals of three others died. The success in Australia of Positanos stock in cups is remarkable. Nearly every cup of importance in the commonwealth has been MM bv one of his sons. His latest cup winner is Post Town, which foll..«,-d up his success in the W. A. Derby bv taking the Pertii Cup. His cup winners are: Melbourne Cup. Lord Oardfean and Poseidon: Caulliebl Cup. Poseidon, twice: Sydney TattersalTs Club Cup. Postillion: Sydney Cup. Iird Cardigan; A. R. C. Birthday Cup. May King: Perth *up. Mav King and Post Town: Boulder Cup. Pius; Kalgorlie Cup. May King: Metropolitan, Mooltau, and Doncasttr Handicap, Little Toy.

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