The Curragh Offered For Public Use., Daily Racing Form, 1916-05-12


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THE CURRAGH OFFERED FOR PUBLIC USE. New York. May 11. — This year, for the first time since the Sanfords. of Amsterdam, the breeders of Chuctaniimla, Caughuawaga, Mohawk II.. Sir John Johnson and Molly Brant, began to develop thoroughbred race horses at Hurricana Farm, a Hurri-cana stallion is announced for public service. John Sanford lias let it Is- known to the breeding fraternity of this country and of Canada that The Curragh. a horse he imported from Great Britain last year, may serve mares from other farms. Mr. Saufords object is to help, as far us he can. to make good the tremendous losses the thoroughbred family lias sustained since 190N through the shipping away to Euro|ie. South America, Africa and the far east, of several million dollars worth of viluable stallions and mares. The horse he offers for public service is eminently qualifcd for the task to which his owner has set him. A horse of striking upitearance. The Curragh is of the best blood of the British and Australian thoroughbred families. His sire was the Derby winner Spearmint, and one of the liest Derby winners in a quarter of a century, through whom he inherits the blood of Carbine and Musket, tlie same blood Roamer. our best race last year and year before gets through Knight Errant. Currajong, The Curragh* dam. was a daughter of St. Frusquin he a son of St. Simon and Hellas, she a daughter of Bluvutsky by Isonomy. There are few horses of merit, in either the Inited States. Great Britain or France, which do not claim in some degree the blood of St. Simon and Isonomy. And besides u flawless pedigree The Curragh was a capital race horse. As a three-year-old he won the Dee Stakes and at four he captured the Rabra-liuni Plate, the Princess of Wales Stakes and the Keiupton Park Great Jubilee Handicap. Standing sixteen hands and more on his plates and big in every other direction. The Curragh managed weight easily and maintained his speed over long distances. He is distinctly the ty| e to breed on. He came to this country as a result of a commission placed by Mr. Sanford with his English representative "in turf matters to buy the best horse for Hurricana the British market afforded without considering the cost. Mr. Sanford exhibited The Curragh at Saratoga last summer and the horse was extravagantly admired by tlie shrewdest breeders of the land.

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