Lucky Escape of Thoroughbreds, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-06


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LUCKY ESCAPE OF THOROUGHBREDS. The large Lainport-Ilolt Line steamship Velasquez, which left New York on August 20 destined for Buenos Ayres. Argentina, with the shipment of the Keene and Haggin thoroughbred mares and stallions, and which arrived at its destination in due time without any mishap, is reported to have been wrecked off the coast of Brazil on its return trip. A London paper prints the following regarding the wreck: "Lloyds casualty list announces the running ashore on the rocks at a point adjacent to Santos. Brazil, of the very line freight and passenger liner Velasquez, belonging to the Lamport-Holt Line, while on her homeward voyage to New York. A month ago in this column we noted her arrival at Buenos Ayres with 100 head of bloodstock, fully insured and consigned by Messrs. naggin and Keene for sale by public auction. It is fortunate for those underwriters who carried the bloodstock risk that this casualty did not take place when passing the same spot on the outward voyage, as some doubt is expressed as to whether the liner can he salved. The Velasquez is new. cost upward of 00,000. and is admirably adapted for the carriage of valuable live stock."

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