Englands Leading Breeders This Year, Daily Racing Form, 1916-12-04


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ENGLANDS LEADING BREEDERS THIS YEAR. In 1015, horses bred by Messrs. L. Neumann, S. B. Joel and J. B. Joel won amounts of over 10,000 sovereigns, the gentlemen named figuring in that order in the annual breeders table of statistics, witli 14.482, 11,330 and 10,510 sovereigns respectively. This year none of the trio occupies a prominent position, their several totals having dropped to 2.473, 975 and 4.43S sovereigns. These figures provide a sufficiently eloquent demonstration of the vicissitudes of the racing enthusiast. Had Lanius won the Cambridgeshire, and such horses as Figaro, Argos, Elsilon and others done as well as anticipated, Mr. Neumann would have been much nearer to the top of the list, as also would Mr. Sol Joel had Pom-mern been permitted to run for more of his engagements; but these things did not come to pass. The case of Mr. J. B. Joel was somewhat different, as owing to the sale of a large number of his young horses lie had a much smaller string in training than usual. North Star, however, gave him a lift by winning the Middle Park Plate and a valuable nursery, so that, on the whole, the total credited to him as a breeder is greater than might have been anticipated. As it is, Mr. Hulton is in the place of honor this year, a position he has held for some months past, and of which even the Duke of Portlands victory in the Jockey Club Stakes by far the richest race of the season, could not deprive him. Mr. Hulton was the breeder of eight winners of thirteen races valued at 7,843 sovereigns in 1915; this year there have been thirteen winners of twenty races wortli 13,379 sovereigns. The northern sportsman, then, has a long lead over his nearest rival, no other breeder being credited with even 10,000 sovereigns. Fifinellas victory in the New Derby and Oaks brought in only 4,000 sovereigns, about a third of what would have accrued to her had her triumphs occurred in the real classic races on Epsom Downs. Another of last years good juveniles, Athcling, was only once successful during the campaign just ended, but the latest Hulton two-year-old crop did vi ell, Margarethal winning 3,147 sovereigns, Knuts-ford 1,710 sovereigns, the game and consistent Poignant 1.448 sovereigns, and Silver Wand, Hel-ford, Treddle and Cresset smaller amounts. Of the older horses, both Silver Tag and Torloisk, in spite of occasional disappointments, carried off useful races, their respective contributions being 055 sovereigns and 442 sovereigns. Pennant and the Cesarowitch failure, Nisus, cacli took a small prize, and, altogether, as stated above, thirteen horses bred at the Warren Tower Stud, carried their owners pale blue and orange jacket to victory. Torloisk having retired to the stud, Mr. Hulton now has five stallions on offer to breeders, viz., Fairy King, Shogun, Lonawand, Stornoway and Torloisk. The first two stand at the Meddler Stud, Kennct, Lonawand at Warren Tower, Cheve-ley and the others at Aislabie Stud, Stetchworth. Next to Mr. Hulton in the winning breeders list stands Lord Derby, with nine successful animals, which amongst them took fourteen races wortli 9,120 sovereigns. All carried his lordships own colors, and were, of course, headed by that beautiful filly. Canyon, whose One Thousand Guineas victory yielded 4,300 sovereigns. Her efforts were well seconded by Phalaris, whose three triumphs produced 1,372 sovereigns, and the two-year-old Whitewash, whose share, in consequence of two successes, was 1,075 sovereigns. The Tarbard gelding Coq dOr, which put up such a good fight with Dansellon, won a race worth 847 sovereigns, and the other contributors to the total were Russet, Marchetta filly, Serenissima, Hasta and Va Via. The Duke of Portlands position he is third is, of course, almost entirely due to Cannobies unexpected capture of the spoils appertaining to i the Jockey Club Stakes, which amounted to 7,440 1 sovereigns. The colt also won two minor races; but Ajaceio was the dukes only other winner. Still, this was a great advance on last year, when ; his name was completely missing from the lists i of successful owners and breeders. Fourth in order stands another patron of the Kingsclere Stable. Lord Falmouth; but here again it was a case of one horse having done all the work. I allude, of i course, to Clarissimus, whose Two Thousand i Guineas victory brought in 5,400 sovereigns, which was supplemented, not long ago, by the 900 sovereigns Champion Stakes. Fifth place is claimed by horses bred at the . famous Yorkshire nursery of the thoroughbred Sledmere or, to be strictly accurate, that section , 1 of the Sledmerek winners bred during the lifetime of the late Sir Tatton. Sykes. Nassovian was the chief of these, and lut for going amiss some time ago, the half-brother to Craganour would almost certainly have added to his score in the Princess i of Wales Stakes of 3,004 sovereigns. However, he lives to fight again another day, let us hope, as i his American owner, Mr. John Sanford, is an ex- cellent sportsman. Other winners making up the late Sir Tattons total of 5,401 sovereigns, were Kings Prize, .Bayard, "Mediator and Reigning Star. Sir Tattons successor, Col, Sir Mark Sykes, figures as the breeder of the Bellatrix filly, and the name of tho new owner of Sledmere will, of course, be much more in evidence in the statistics of future years. Up to this week, Lord dAbernon, owner and breeder of the two sisters in blood, Eos and Diadem, had, thanks to the efforts of the pair, won five races worth 2,925 sovereigns. On Wednesday, moreover, Diadem easily carried off the Moultou Stakes, an example which was immediately copied by her older relative in the next race, the Cambridgeshire. These two events caused their breeders amount to be materially swollen, so that he comes in sixth with 4,052 sovereigns a creditable position, considering that Lord dAber-nons stud is anything but a large one. Mr. J. B. Joel 4.438 sovereigns has already been mentioned, and following him comes Mr. W. Mur-land, breeder of Mr. James Buchanans grand colt Hurry On, which has won altogether six races in each instance practically without an effort. Let us hope tl-at all may go well with the big son of Mar-covil, and that there may be some Cup races for him to compete in next year, so that we may ascertain what manner of horse he really is. Mention may be made of one or two more, as, for instance, Mr. A. W. Cox, better known as Mr. "Fairie," as he put in a great spurt during the Houghton meeting with the two-year-olds Gay Crusader and Tclephus, the former a son of his good horse Bayardo, ami the other a half-brother, by Spearmint, to the good stayer, Aleppo. Then then; are the late Captain Hon. W. It. Wymlham, one of the many gallant sportsmen who have laid down their lives during the war; Mr. L. Neumann, Lord Rosebery. Mr. Leopold de Rothschild, the late Major Eustace Loder, Mr. W. M. G. Singer, and Lord Carnarvon all with more than 2,000 sovereigns to their credit. Loudon Sporting Life of November 4.

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