Big Prices at Argentine Sales, Daily Racing Form, 1914-12-16


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BIG PRICES AT ARGENTINE; . SALES. Latest reports of the . Argentine sales show that the second lot of the "El Moro" youngsters were iu more demand than the first. The Old Man colts had failed to find favor, but this time the fillies by that successful sire were in great request, insomuch that twelve of them sold for an average of ,500 per head, top prices being made by a brown daughter of Silvershot,,545; a chestnut out of Campanula,,110; a chestnut out of Traumerci, ,020; and a chestnut out of Mosipieta, ,020. Six colts by Rosales averaged ,370 each, and eight Fulmen colts averaged ,475. The result was that thirty-three "El Moro" "products" made an average or ,015 each by no means bad if the money is actually forthcoming. Financial affairs in South America are so bad at present that it is probable many of these "products" are dealt with on an 1. O. U basis, and, after all. why should npt something- of the same sort be done in England to stimulate business; There are plenty of people who would be glad to sell bloodstock to approved buyers on credit terms. The top price at the "El More" sale was ,855, which was given by Mr. Vincente Perez for the chestnut colt by Orange out Of Sardonlx. . It is not often that a first-class horse fails to "make good" after being exported from England to another country, but one such : failure "appears to be Dieudonne. whose stock in the Argentine have been consistently disappointing. Colts by him sold for comparatively poor prices, and I cannot but think that the stud management of the Haras "Henry Hawkins." where he is located, is not what it should be. Dieudonne was a brilliant race horse and a rarely well-bred one. He did not quite get the Derby course, but he beat Cyllene as a two-yea--old. "The Special Commissioner" iu London Sportsman.

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