Reviving a "Lost" Strain, Daily Racing Form, 1913-11-14


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REVIVING A "LOST" STRAIN. In the October number of the Bloodstock Breeders Review there is an especially interesting article by the breeder of The Tetrarch, under the heading of "The Lost Line of Herod." London Field points out that the line of Herod survives mainly In France chiefly through Elf II., winner of the Ascot Cup in ISttS. Elf 11. has been a fairly successful sire and through Le Sancy is grandsire of The Tetrarch. Untli Mr. Edward Kennedy, the breeder of the two-vcar-old of the year lii England bought the French-bred Rol Uerode and located him In Ireland the line has fallen upon evil days In the Old Country. As the Field suggests, it cannot yet be claimed that Rol Ilerode and his wonderful gray son have abso-lutelv revived the so-called lost line, but it is likclv that they have, for the sire, is now being given first rate chances of further proving himself, while the colt when he goes to the stud will have mares chosen for him from all the most choice strains that are thought to be best calculated to knit with his male line of Wood. Rol Herode is strongly inbred to Thormanby. Not only does be go back to the Scotch Ironmasters Derby winner of fifty-three years ago through his sire, but on his dams side Lie has Rouge Rose the dam of Bend Or, by Thormanby, for his great grand dam. The Tetrarch comes out even stronger on that line, for Vahren, his dam. is by Bona Vista, a son of "Bend Or. The colt races in the light blue and scarlet with white cape of Dermot McCalmont, who bought him at .Mr. Kennedys sale of yearlings, for 0,500. One thing that readers of turf articles may expect during the winter is a deluge of matter on the origin and efficacy of grey as color. Last year Roi Hcr-odes service fee was 0. This year it is 00 and next vcar will be ,000. H. P. Good, iu Montreal Mail.

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