Belmonts Establishment in France, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-27


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BELMONTS ESTABLISHMENT IN FRANCE. August Belmonts recently established breeding quarters in- France will be conducted on a large scale. The stallions Octagon. Norman III. and Henry of Navarre, will be at the head of the stud, with seventeen mares Amicitia. Bivouac. Bridlepath, Crossways, Donna Henrietta. Duleibella. Ferment, Fidena, Fond Hopes. Lady of the Valley. Lady Viola. Lady Rosemary. Maze. Oriza. Queens Bower. Six oClock and Dame Beauty. All but Dame Beauty are due to foal next year. To Octagon. Amicitia. Donna Henrietta. Duleibella. Fond Hopes. Lady Rosemary, Maze and Oriza have been bred. Bivouac, Fidena, Lady Viola. Queens Bower and Six oClock are in foal to the 25,000 Itock Sand. Bridlepath, and Lady of tiie Valley are in foal to Hastings, while Ferment has been bred to Orme. Mr. Belmonts farm Is situated at Faucarmont. The Chateau de Villers. occupying a part of the land, has afforded accommodations for many persons notable in the turf and political affairs of France and is au old landmark. The farm includes 125 acres and was formerly used for breediug purposes by Captain Violelte. There are ten paddocks, sis brick stables and a special "round house" for stallions. Several of the stables have as many as sixteen stalls of the 1kx style, with floors of cement and are well lighted. The quarters for the stallions are some distance away from the other stables. Octagon which is the leading stallion at the new farm, is the sire of Beldame, one of the Iest mares that ever raced in America. Norman III. won tin-Two Thousand Guineas and the St. Leger in England this year, but was unplaced in the Derby. Henry of Navarre was recently sent to France from Mr. Belmonts Nursvry Stud in Kentucky, where ire has done stud duty for a number of years. But even with this formidable establishment In France Mr. Belmont still has a big breeding industry in this country. Hastings and Itock Sand arc at Nursery Stud with many of the finest bred mares In the world. Yet Mr. Belmont says that if the general crusade against the turf in America con tinues he will be compelled to ship his entire stock to France, where he will be able to race a big stable later on under the rule that horses that are not foaled in that country cannot race there. Mr. Bel mont says that when he has secured a new crop of young horses as the product of iris French stud be will race them at both Paris and Newmarket. England, which is only a few hours from Faucarmont.

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