Wheatcrofts Numerous Industries, Daily Racing Form, 1915-11-30


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V do u si t; V li i s n l * s f t v s i J 1 | t t I l . i I j . j WHEATCROFTS NUMEROUS INDUSTRIES. E [ By Ed Cole. ] New York. November 2!. — When Irving II. — Wheateroft went into the horse business he did not s;f things bv halves. It is only a few years ago — that he took a fancy to the thoroughbred, but _ since engaging in breeding he has sent horses of his _ own raising to almost every country where racing » exists. At the present writing he still owns more A than one hundred and fifty liead on his three farms. i the St. James Studs in Kritish Columbia and Aus- =; tralia and the Swalcliff Stud in England. Mr. ~* Wheateroft was the first American breeder to send H horses to Australia. His initial consignment to jb that country went from Kentucky to Vancouver by fj special train and from Vancouver to Sydney on the f siK-cially chartered steamship Kish. In the consign- ■ inent were Kill head, of which lie sold more than J, 100. At the present time he has fifty mares and 5 stallions on his Australian farm, including Cesarioii. ■ As companions Cesarion has the two English-bred T, sires Flying Machine and Pteropus. ~; Mr. Wheateroft does not race many liorses. ] re- " ferring h pay decided attention to breeding and bringing bl.iod* liucs together that, in his opinion, will produce the best results. That he has been Jl successful is demonstrated by the magnitude of his establishments and the broad expanse of his deal- * iugs. ■*«■ far off Brar.il boasts of horses bred by Mr. Wheateroft. He is a great believer in blood variety and I mixture of strains. One of the Cntta he has brought here is by William the Third, for - who;o services to Miss Simoks he paid , 80. Miss rj Snooks is the dam of Snooky. a prominent sire in JJ fJerniany and is closely related to Frusi|uin. a high- ■ class winner in Russia. These facts are mentioned to show the efforts of Mr. Wheateroft to gather up J the iK-st blood lines obtainable. Horse breeding has = been entered Into as a pleasure, rather than adopted , for commercial reasons, by the owner of the St. * James Stud. He is far from lieing dependent upon * horse breeding for an income, lieing president of four banks iu Oklahoma. He also owns a railroad £ in Kentucky, is president of the Wheateroft Coal and Mining Co.. aud the town of Wheateroft in 2 Kentucky is named after him. 9

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