Gossip Of The Kentucky Farms.: Horses Still Being Sold at Very Low Prices to Go to Other States., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-02


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GOSSIP OF THE KENTUCKY FARMS Horses Still Being Sold at Very low Prices to Go to Other States Lexington Ky August 1 J C Mllam Is taking things easy these days He has sold off all of his I horses with the exception of the fiveyearold Mer rlek the threeyearold Lucille D the twoyearold Ada Meade and two yearling colts one by Sempro nius out of Eugenia Wickes and the other bv Alvescot ont of Satellite II The first named is a halfbrother to Perrv Wickes and the latter Is a halfbrother to iSeverus Evening Star Star Gazer Ladr Attendant Swing Corners Morning Star and Burori Arnold all winners The yearlings are belag broken at the local track and the other three horses are at Mr Mllams farm about three miles from Lexington Ho snvs he exitects to dispose of Mer rick and Lucille D this fall and that Ada Meade will be1 the only horse he will have for winter racing The two yearlings will be turned out until next spring after they have been thoroughly broken brokenCoal Coal Black Lady the sevenvrarold blnck mare by Meadowthorpe Flirt by Lisbon which carried the colors of W Newman In steeplechases last si ring Is now owned by P W Ray and Is at Knoxville Tenn Mr Ray has a string of saddle horses and roadsters for show purposes at the fairs in Tennessee and other southern states and he bought Coal Black Lady to run In halfmile races and over the hurdles She Is just the horse for that i sort of a combination and should prove a paying investment investmentDuring During an electrical storm four or five davs atro the mares Alma T and Grace J were killed by lightning while standing under a tree on the farm of John D Carr Alma T was nineteen years old by Spendthrift out of Miss Easyon by Soanstone and was the dam of Lucy E jS Grace J was twentyone years old by Great Tom out of Alaska by Hiawatha and was the dam of Great Pirate Mr Carr has not lost any sleep over the death of the inares Everything considered the lightning did me a favor said he Tlie mares were old and barren and under present conditions they were prac ¬ tically worthless I have n fairly good lookinc yearling filly out of Alma T but nothing out ot Grace J She slipped her foal this year yearJohn John B Stewart and R L Baker are still buying weedy mares and yearling culls for market in Montana and other western states They shinned eighteen yearlings and twentyseven mares last Sun ¬ day and now have on hand about thirty They ex ¬ pect to make another shipment in a day or two They send the horses to John A Campbell at St Louis and there they are graded and sent on with certain other breeds to Butte and other points They are paying from 30 to 550 per head and do not take everything that Is offered They are choice in their buying even at those prices They are looking chiefly to size The horses are It Is understood to be sold without pedigree or identification of any kind kindW W L Lewis lias arranged to break twenty year ¬ lings fourteen colts nnd six fillies for J N Cam den of Hartland Stud The majority of them are by Mazagan and they will come into the Kentucky Association course Monday morning J S Hawkins has purchased two yearling colts by Mazagan from Mr CaradMi One Is out of Sister Juliet a half sister to Hyperion II Hawkins now has ten year ¬ lings at his farm near this city and he will begin breaking them at the local track next week He is driving Manchester to his busgy these days and has a notidu that he may be able to race again againGuess Guess youll have to drop that after October 1 said Colonel Milton Young to a visitor syho had addressed him by the title wlileh conies to him because of his having been a member of the staff of more than one Kentucky governor Ill be out of the breeding business bv that time yon see and will only be a private citizen Iidldnt mind Gov ¬ ernor Hushes killing the racing game with his in ¬ fernal bill so much as I did being reduced to the theAlong Along about May 1 Ed Martin iras apprised of the fact that Nettle Traver his twoyearold filly bv Lamplighter out of Calamity Jane had developed ji couple of curbs and he was sorely disappointed He had sold the filly to f S Hawkins for 1000 on the condition that she was sound on that date He had missed a sale but Instead of nutting the flllv aside i he took the advice of a veterinary friend and kept her in training at the local track Now It is claimed the curbs have been removed and that she will be ready to carry the Martin colors at the fall meeting meetingEdward Edward Corrlgan has been requested by a gentle ¬ man who Is now racing a stable of horses at Seattle to nut a price on the Imported stallion Marta Santa and eight or ten broodmares among them The Lady California Lucille Murphy Lute and Penela

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