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BOLES OF PRECOCITY AND OTHERWISE. It is always interesting to watch Ihe doings of ,f sire.; of note by means of their two-year-olds. St. i- Simon horses can surely be relied iiimui for a fair r prop irtiou of juvenile winners, most of the stallions s descended from the "Pride of Wellieck" following g in the latters footsteps in siring young stock k which unlike that of some other lines, comes early to hand. The first cr p. for example, got by St. t. Simon included nine two-year-old winners, chief f of which were the two fillies Siguoriua and Scnio-liua neither of which met with defeat in 1SX9. - SigHTina won nine races worth nearly 12.01 mi sover-eaiis r_ in her first season and Semolina accounted for ,r thirteen of the value of over 9.IMM* sovereigns. •• Memoir which was the liest three-year-old filly, "• winning the Oaks and St. Leger. played a oom-parativelv " Insignificant part as a juvenile, winning ■ onlv throe races of not much value, and when she *" rau for tlie next years One Thousand her chance • of victory was sacrificed owing to the Duke of " Portland dec/taring to win with Semolina in prefer-eii — In the result Semolina won on sufferance * from her stable companion. In the year that tin-two " ft. es referred to carried off three of the five classic events SI. Simon was represented by eight J winning juveniles, and most of his sons and grandsons J" have followed in his footsteps in that respect. In the sadly mutilated and curtailed season which , 11 came to a close last Friday sons of St. Simon in Desmond and St. Fmsqiiin — lioth of them uufor-tunatelv dead— kept up the family tradition. In the first seventeen sires of the season are included ■[ four St Simon horses, and Desmond amongst his winners has u- fewer than six juveniles, whilst *t St Frusipiin was restmusible for five. Desm mils s six youngsters, moreover, included the lieu hurst st Plate winner. Atbeliug. and the champion Irish J til i v Vvn llali. in addition to such other smart ones j* •is Meinioud and Liniond. The liest of the St. Fntwinin two-year-olds are probably Argonaut, which •h lrt-at Silver Star and others f..r the B.scawen Post st Stakes, and Salamandra. Bv wav of contrast to such sires as those men-ti.-m-d of Santoi. whose above we have the case -lock seldom do much in the way of winning juvenile n- races, making up. however, as they go on. 11. st-iving lieitig the chief characteristic of the family. V- During the seas .m just over Santoi was without .2 a two-vear-old winner, but among his four winning three-vear olds there were three that had not scored .„ in their first turf season in Sanctum. Savoyard -,j and Schamyl. while such older horses at Fiz aina. a. China ock and Santair did good service lor their ir ► ■re lust to show how few two-year-olds by San " to! are at their liest in their first year on the IP race curse it is interesting to note that out of rs hi. tofil of six tv five winners in the last four years Other leading sires p« onU seven were two year-olds. that have d well with their youngsters arc ri. Farimnn and Svmingt -n. each of tliem. like St. t F™"i. being "credited with five winners of that at a-e The liest of the larimnns is era ruz. possibly s" the l est juvenile in Ireland, with the imm •• has lengthy array •" lion of Ami llali. Symington a of winners to his credit, but among the five J" t«,ear olds there is nothing seemingly of the 1J* -ass of such previous juveniles by him as Seaforth ■ and Junior. As to other stallions. Orliv and Poly-meliis v" represented by four successful two year In aideT-e are Polvmelus as ihe sir.- of the living S ,» FinneUa half-sister to Silver Tag! and Melga. well C ■ .tains Id" reputation, and with Eos and Tele- ,.. **• Girt in his lot Orby has likewise done well. II I -nrortiiiatelT Telephone Girl is touched in her pr J lb," even so she has proved herself smart rt over short courses. By the way. I hear that the „. tlie American buyer for Telephone lie i.rioe nnid bv ilrTs P" • ,|.l companion. Star Hawk, was .hoot ut Sunstar and Sweet it of which the -on M» «« at 1 i».-h cannot U- considered dear. V.lci" and K i llcrodc haw cad, a trio of ju 11 r s g k t. f - r_ ,r •• "• " ■ *" • of " * " J J" , 11 in veuile winners to their credit. Those bv Valens are Cratiau. Jack Annandale and Julian, all useful. but overshadowed by Iheir sires three-year-old flyer, Volto. Kings Pay. Roi dEcosse and Kings Ally. the three winning youngsters by Rid Herode. if of nothing approaching the class of The Tetrarch. at all events keep their sire in tlie limelight. This may likewise be said of Radiums two winners. Clarissiinus and Marchetta filly. Radium with a little more luck would have been credited with an- other winner if- Marconi, which was probably uu- lucky in being only third for the Houghton Stakes to Grassland and Angelina. Another Radium youngster, whose debut was delayed until the Houghton meeting, that should in due course make a name for himself in Flaming Fire. Beaten only by a head for the Criterion Stakes by Ferox. Flaming lire is out of Flair, and therefore I member of the famous Paraffin branch of the No. 1 family. This colt may be heard of to advantage n»xt year. Al- though second among the winning stallions. Dark Ronald has only two juvenile winners to his name in Popingaol aiid Dusky Boy, but he is a sire of stayers. Son in Law to wit. and relies more noon his older stock, in tlie same way as Santoi. — "Vigi-11 lant." in London Sportsman.