MChesney And Mates Go To Buenos Ayres, Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-21


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MCHESNEY AND MATES GO TO BUENOS AYRES New York August 20 Omi hundred and two thoroughbred marcs and stallions belonging to James It Keciio and J B Haggin were shipped to Buenos Ayres Argentina today in charge of Matt Byrnes and fourteen attendants including a Japanese vote riuary surgeon They were taken aboard the Lam ¬ portHolt Line steamship Velasquez on which spe ¬ cially built and fitted quarters had been arranged for tho high strung thoroughbreds A track on the deck will lie used In calm weather for oxercislnff purposes Twentyfour of the horses In tho big con ¬ signment came from Castleton including tho stal ¬ lions Wild Mint and Zambesi Tho other seventy eight are from lUmendorf Including the famous McChesney and Dieudonno The entire shipment is estimated to be worth 500000 Notwithstanding all the precautions taken In loading the animals were got aboard only with great difficulty Zam ¬ besi blocked the way for nearly an hour having fi ¬ nally to bo loaded sling fashion Just as the boat was getting under way Lady Lucas greatly excited by the escaping Of steam jumped overboard and swam around in the water for nearly an hour before she was respited She appeared to bo none tlie worse for her unusual experience The experienceThe Journey to Buenos Ayres requires twentysis days Tho tare for each horse is 100 and S2 for each of the men

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