Breeding Of Recent English Winners., Daily Racing Form, 1915-04-17


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BREEDING OF RECENT ENGLISH WINNERS The season has commenced well for the few Herod sires in England and particularly so for the grays of this descent for Hoi Herodes sou Kings Day won the first important twoyearold event rtie UrockleVJby Stakes and Greys ixgs son Patrick seemed the Union Jack Stakes at Liver IMJO A survey of Kings Days pedigree leads us right into the niateria of French stud successes There Is no doubt that l i Saneys pedigree lias served as a model for the breeding of Mr jar lands chestnut for like Le Saneys dam Gem of Gems Set Fair is a tallfemale descendant of the peerless Alice Hawthorn On numerous occasions 1 have deemed it neccssarv to draw attention to the fact that so little of this precious maternal blood strengthened in subsequent generations by such powerful sires as Windhound Newminstcr Kettledrum and Rosicrucian lias been retained in England hud that French breeders derive substan ¬ tial benefit from it itThe The late French sportsman M C F Lefevre in 1882 bought from Mr C Carew Gibson the tvo fillies by Rosicrucian out of Hawthorndale the one Hauteur foaled in 1880 and the other Han taine foaled in 1882 lu ISS Hauteur won the One Thousand Guineas beating Malibran by Consul a Frenchbred filly belonging to another French sportsman the Count LnGrange of Gkuliatcitr fame Hauteur soon afterwards went unites but was com ¬ ing fast to hand again in the autumn of 1881 winding up her racing career with a narrow victory over Persimmons dam Perdita II iu the Alexan ¬ dra Plate at the St Icger Meeting In November of that year Hauteur and Hautaine which could not be trained were sent to M Lefevres stud in France where the former made a great hit The exquisite quality of this mare may be judged best from the fact that two of her daughters stood a number of severe tests on the English turf with remarkable success In 18S8 Hauteur foaled a bay filly to Tristan which was an unbeatable horse over the Ascot course winning the Hard wlcke Stakes three times in succession and the Ascot Gold cup She was named Haute Saono and sent to England won for Baron dc Rothschild the Exeter StaUes IJrighton Corporation Stakes Cham ¬ pagne Stakes beating Orvlcto by a length and a half and Prendcrgast Stakes StakesTo To Archiduc son of the French Derby winner Consul and a winner of the Criterion StaUes Hauteur bred in ISSJ the chestnut filly Harlleni II which was also sent over to England and won as a threeyearold the Nassau Stakes and the Midland Counties Handicap at Manchester and as a fouryearold the Alexandra Plate at Doiicaster and the Newmarket Octol er Handicap beating on iHith occasions amongst others Florizel II Four ¬ teen years later another fitly of Ilnwtlinrndale was sold to go to France i e Filoaiena by Petrarch then in foal to St Serf The produce of this alliance was the brown colt Fer which in 1JH2 won the Prix Royal Oak a race equal in its importance to the Doncastei1 St Lcger as one for threeyearold only over a distance of one mile seven furlongs Mated with Winkfields Pride in the following year Filomena produced the Grand Prix winner Quo Vadis In 1SIU Hauteur returned to England having been bought by the late Sir Daniel Cooper who had he made judicious use of this blood would have left a collection of brood mares second to none in the world Hauteur then was standing again to Archidue and in due course foaled a brown lilly Hautesse which Sir Dailel Cooper sold to Mr II J Garrod GarrodHautesses Hautesses achievements at the stull wore not less remarkable than those of her dam for su became the dam of Rising Glass by Isinglass whose various and partly successful rencontres with Ard Patrick Sceptre and the Eclipse Stakes winner Cheers spoke more for his great abilities than the amount of stakes which he won Sot Fair the dam of Kings Day is a sister to Rising Glass and again her daiu Hautesse a sister to Hartleiir II But reverting to the commentary in my previous article whilst that great racing filly Harlieur II proved a dismal failure at the stud her sister Hau ¬ tesse which ran six times unplaced at two and throe years became the dam of a horse of about Ard Patricks standard Set Fair was purchased by Lord Howard de Walden who bred King Day and sold him at the last Doncaster Sales for 520 guinicas to Mr C T Garland GarlandThe The breeding of Patrick reminds me of some occurances at the Newmarket December Sales of 1 A certain foreign breeder had compiled a list of what apiveared to him the best lots of broad mares judged from their breeding and asked mo to be his mentor at an inspection of some of them I drew bis attention to Nymphina explaining that a mare out of a sister in blood to Suudridge was certainly worth buying He agreed so far as this contention went but observed that he would not toiich a mare in foal to such an impossible horse as St Girons It was useless trying to convince him and the mare was subsequently knocked down to the French breeder Mr W Kami at the cheap price of 00 guinicas guinicasThis This gentleman can now rub bis hands for being thanks to the hypercritical attitude of one of his countrvmcn the lucky owner of Patricks dam The matter was fully discussed at dinner on the night of the sales and the question put Wlio is St GironsV I remembered the horse well for lie had appeared iu the ring twelve months previ ¬ ously and was purchased by Col Grevillo for 1000 guluieas As to his credentials 1 recollected seeing his name on the last line of St Simons long list of winners just underneath Juggernaut s These two were the lust of St Simons stock iu training and it speaks volumes for the fabulous vitality of his ire which lias probably served more marcs than any other stallion of modern times that he should have been able t beget in his twcntvsixth year a horse capable of winning SSlSO and looking as strong aud noble as any of those many cracks sired by the son of Gulopiu in the prime of his life lifePatrick Patrick was sold as a foal at the Newmarket sales of 1012 for 230 guineas to J J Mahcr anri nine months later reappeared in the sales ring at Doncaster lie was then knocked down to Sir Kriust Cassel for 1030 guineas a fine turnover within such a short period But lucky as Mr 1 J Maher may have thought himself I feel certain that Sir Ernest Cassel is the man that will laugh last for Patrick has won him already S4io and seems spud enough to trelde this amount amountI I cannot nor do I think anybody else can ei plain the foible of certain horses for special courses particularly if a track is so void of any peculiarities as the Aintren gallops Irior to China Cocks wonderful series of successes in the Liver ¬ pool Cups Lady Rosebery hud achieved something similar for she won the Livernool Soring Cup in 1891 and tlie Autumn Cups in 1SSS and 1S90 then we have Prester Jacks three successive wins in the Hylton Handicap and he only narrowly suc ¬ cumbed to Hornets Beauty at his fourth attempt The al ovequoted Instance of Tristans performance at Ascot is another conspicuous case in point Though I for one am quite certain that a race horse lias far more sense and a greater power of discrimination than the man in the street is pro imred to admit 1 do not believe that tins intel ¬ lectual capacity can go so far as to enable a horse that has lieen over a dozen different courses te acquaint itself within a time of two or three minutes with the peculiarities of each track am to take a profound fancy to one of them II cannot of course be denied that some horses run better on a righthand than a lefthand course aud viceversa but this peculiarity is to my mind the limit of a horses idiosyncrasy so far as a fancy for special courses is concerned Any other instances of repeated successes over the same course can be merely accidental occurrences for if Lady Roseberv should have felt Jit ease onlv on courses of the kind of the Mnlree track she would never havo won the Tockev Club Cup at headquarters and similarly China Cork wouM never have secured a Kenipton Park race by four lengths lengthsThe The pedigree of the Grand National winner pre ¬ sents several interesting points Above all his sire and dam in tailfemale lineage trace back to ancestresses which have established lines tlic most successful members of which were endowed with iiiperb stamina Caststeel Ally Slopers fifth dam was ine of the wonderful and prolific daughters of Whisker She is the dam of Gar ¬ land by Lander which established that stout line of the No Ill family which the offspring of that magnificent linod mure Concussion promise to bund on The Great Yorkshire Handicap win ¬ ner Gfilatitlms wu n brother to Garland Next in the list of Caststeels successful produce cymes the Touchstone mare Gaiety which bred the Great Metropolitan winner Gadabout to Mel ¬ bourne the St Leger winner Gamester to The Cossacl the Liverpool Cup winner Gardener to The Cure and the mare Garnish to Faugha Hallrgh Garnishs best produce was the Chester Cup winner Our Mary Ann Ally Slopers grand dam damTravelling Travelling Lads fourth dam is Lndvlike wind bred thy Cesarewitch and Cambridgeshire winner KosclNrv to Speculum mid the great brood mare Grand Duchess to Lozenge Grand Duchess pro ¬ duced Cvlgads grauddani Merry Duchess by Sleeu bun winner of the Citv and Siibnrbin and Great Yorkshire Handicap Your Grnne by Galliard granddam of Our Lassie and Your Majesty and Sweet Duchess by Hngioscone winner of the Doncaster Cup Travelling Lad was a rather poor tnrf performer for after having been bought out of a threeyearold selling plate for 20 guineas ho was subsequently put over the sticks but though placed numerous timost lie could only win two moderate selling lutes On one of these occasions be changed hands for 135 guineas and on the other lie was bought In for SO gnne s II now does stud work at Kirtou Lindsey Lincoln ¬ shire 01 course bejiiy u chestnut sou of G l liiiule it niny IK assumed that In possesses the wonderful constitution of his maternal grandsire Hermit which accounts for tile exceptional steeple basing talent or for the gift to reproduce Mich of so uiiny members of this line It apMars that the injudicious inbreeding to Stockwell and Newminster lu the fourth removes inliiiated against Traveling Lads successes on the Hat Uonlanger in London Sporting Life

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