Increasing Value Of Thoroughbreds., Daily Racing Form, 1910-01-07


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INCREASING VALUE OF THOROUGHBREDS Th r value of the thoroughbred horse for stork purposes Increases steadily and is now eight or trii nies wiat it AViis forty years ago An offer of oft t 00K made to Mr Fairie for rayardo suggests i Joha CorJrtt a oniparison of prices and ho says In thr SK rtng Tin s sWe We have alrcad regarded Blue Gown as a fine example of a Herb winner and he won far more races than BayanU lias done including tin Ascot Cup WNii tho lat Sir Edmund Tattersull went to SN Sir Joseph Uawliy to tell him that he had been commissioned on the part of a Gorman buyer to ascertain whether he was willing to sell hjm and the price Sir Joseph replied Five thousand guineas and banging his stick on the grourd added with sonic asperity Guineas sir not IKiunds It was in 1SCS that Jacksons stud was sold liv public auction and that popular Idol Blair Athid was bought bv Mr ISlunkiron for 7000 guineas So far as looks are concerned Bay ardo will not compare with Blair Athol and In ¬ deed he is by no means a grand horse to look at It is however a rase of handsome is as handsome does Of all the Derby winners the grandest lookiiig on a we ever saw was Persimmon and at four years of age he was seen to still mori advan ¬ tage lie was an Ascot Cup winner as well as tho winner of the Derby and St Leger In a great year but if anyone bad valued him at that time lat 200000 people would liavo thought that he had gone mad Bayardo has most certainly not the same face value that Persimmon had at the same period hilt 5i the short space of thirteen years the value has gone up per rent Common in ISiil won the1 Two Thousand Guineas Derby and St Irger and ought to have won the Eclipse Stakes There was a lot of talk when Sir J B Maple gave 75000 for him Bayardo won only one of the three great races and is priced at nearly four times the nniotmt Commoj which had won all three was sold for and agoIt this not twenty years ago It is universally considered that in refusing 280000 for Baynrdo Mr Fairie did a most sporting thing but whether he did a wise one or not is an ¬ other matter continues Mr Corlett How much will it knock off his value if he gets beaten in this race Is a question that Tom Jennings put to Ed ¬ mund Tattersall concerning Gladiateur which was in a race at Goodwood Half promptly replied Mr Tattersall This will explain why Gladiateur did not run for the race in inicstion that it was generally thought he could not lose It was not good enough in order to win a stake worth two or three hundred pounds to depreciate the value of the animal by ten times thr amount Mr Fairie has a lucky knack of tumbling into gold mines and if he is fond of his horse and has no pryseut need for 2SOHK why should lie sell him It is refreshing to know n man to whom a little matter of 280100 is aboutThe of no moment There are not many about The latest sale at a good price by an English owner was made a few weeks ago by W It Purefov who disposed of the Orme horse Cupbearer for 40000 to M E VeilPicard to take the place of Childwick Mr VeilPicard races as well as breeds horses and at least two American jockeys Albert Songer and Alex Corniiick have worn his colors

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