Something About Cesarions Purchaser, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-01


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SOMETHING. ABOUT CESARIONS PURCHASER. Lexington. Ky.. October 31. Irving II. Wheat-croft, : who was the heaviest buyer at the dispersal sale of Colonel IMilton Youngs McGrathiana Stud t !l this week, is the owner of the St. James Stable, which raced so successfully at Seattle and is now at Santa Anita Park for the winter meeting which is 1 to open November 2G. Mr. Wlieatcrofts homo is on St. James Island, near Vancouver, in British j; Columbia, and there he has a large and well-appointed I- farm, wlhieli is to be the future home of f Cesarion, Yorkshire Lad and the band of mares he e bought tliis week. Mr. Wheatcroft says the. climate e is admirable for the production of horses of superior r quality and Kubstanco. though lie may make arrangements - to keep his horses in Kentucky until 1 next spring. He says the temperature at St. James -s is never higher than eighty-six nor lower than n twenty-six. He has a neighlxn-. Mr. Taylor, who has s had good success in the production of thoroughbreds is and -within the past eighteen months has sold quite e a number of horses into Japan. Mr. Wheatcroft says s the Japanese government is encouraging the thoroughbred r. industry and he believes that the land ot if the mikado will be one of the good racing countries .s of the world within the next ten or a dozen years. Z These conditions and prospects, coupled with the !h fact that he was able to secure the horses for much less than their real value, prompted him to make the investment. The weanlings are meant to carry y Hie colors of the St. James Stable in racing in this is country, though some of them may be sent to Japan n I within the coming two years. A gentleman at the sale Tuesday asked Mr. r. Wheatcroft why Hasty Agnes had not performed as rS well at Seattle as at New Orleans early in the year. "I think her poor racing was due to the fact that U ir en. route to Seattle our horses were on the car for thirteen Lavs." said he. "We were hung up at a a place called Red Hill in Montana for ten days. It It could Hiardly be called a station for there Is no house there. It is merely a siding on the Northern rl. Pacific. The track bad been washed out for three ?,i miles ahead of us when we reached this place and it was impossible to go forward or backward. "There wo stood, with a raging river on one side jc of the track nnd a rugged mountain on the otber, i!o making it impossible to take the horses out of the 1 car. The river at one time was so far out of its lxanks as. to be within a foot of the bottom of the ho car. The railroad company after tbe second day v reached us witfli provender for the horses and provisions n ,r for the people in tbe train by carrying it eighty miles over the mountains on pack burros. - Lotus Eater. Anderson and all the other horses " ,.: in tbe shipment, with the exception of Hasty Agnes, "" seemed none the worse for their unusual experience. Ivut the latter mare, being of a highly nervous temperament, was a long time getting oyer it. "By the way. I saw something on that, trip that t has more firmly convinced me than before that horses possess power of reasoning. Lotus Later and Hasty Agnes were Ktallecl side by side, and ho seemed to " fully realize her nervousness and Impatience. She , in nearly every instance at feeding time would consume i" her bar with more rapidity than he. whereupon Lotus Eater, not once, but dozens of times, h took a mouthful from his portion and placed it where Hastv Agnes could easily reach it. He would look at her as -much as to say. There now. you have some of my hay: be quiet. "

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