Carbines Family Well Distributed, Daily Racing Form, 1914-12-04


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CARBINES FAMILY WELL DISTRIBUTED. Carbine was imiorted into England by the Duke of Portland chiefly in order that the gteat New Zealander might, by means of -his-soundness and equable temperament, counteract the excitability of our thoroughbred stock descended mainly from Gal-opin. He sired many good horses, but somehow or other the continuance of tlie Fmgllsh branch of the male line of Musket seems to hinge on few good representatives. Inexplicable as It may seem, no sooner did we have a number of Carbine horses available for stud purposes than we allowed some of the best of them to go abroad. Wnrgrave Ce-sarewitch unfortunately died early, after transmitting some of his stoutness to Wurlmghaui and Grave Creek. Carbine, winner of the Manchester November Handicap and Chester Cup, was sent to India, and died on the voyage when on his I way home again; Dundonald, winner of the Duke of York Stakes Kempton Park, and Greatorex also a good winner were sent to South Africa: Giugal and Ramrod were other winners that were bought to go to France; aud Cargill was sent to Austria. Pistol, which won the North Derby after having split Sceptre and Ard Patrick in the Two Thousand of l!i02, was two years afterwards-despatched to Australia, followed in 1000 by another sou of Carbine in Mousqueton. Pistol, by the way, has made a big name for himself as a sire "down under," and I see from the West Australian "Sunday Times" that in the Glenelg Handicap, run over a mile and a quarter at the South Australian Jockey Club Spring Meeting, three sons of Pistol occupied the first three places in a field of eleven. The winner was Epistle, which scored by three lengths from Pistol King and Pistoller. In the last issue of the "Register of Thoroughbred Stallions" there were certainly ten stallions by Carbine, but the only two that were in the first class a3 race horses were "Spearmint and Fowling-piece. Of these the latter secured the Newmarket on objection, the first at the finish. Ard Patrick, lieing disqualified In his favor, but up to the present Fowling-pieces fillies have done better than his colts, his daughters including Galore, Waiontha, Hair Trigger II., and Happy Fanny, but one of his colts showed that he had Inherited the family gift of staying by bringing off a 40 to 1 chance throe years ago in the Goodwood Plate, for which Pillo started a warm favorite. This was Ignition, then a three-year-old. Spearmint, too, has in his comparatively brief stud career shown some disposition to sire good fillies, such as The Tylt, First Spear, and Plucky Liege, for example, but as "befits Carbines best English-bred son winner of the Epsom Derby and Grand Prix de Paris he has likewise sired some good colts in Tlie Curragh. Catmint, and Javelin. There are. of course, possibilities in some of the remaining sons of Carbine, Bomba, lor instance, which created a surprise by defeating Santo Strato and others for the Ascot Gold Cup. He was credited with only one foal In his first stud season in Bandit, which, if lie has not yet won a race, has on several occasions run up. Another promising horse by Carbine is Foresight, which was a rare sprinter, but at present It looks as though Spearmint Is the one Mo whom we must look to firmly establish the mue line of Carbine in this country. "Vigilant" in I London Sportsmau.

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