Oakwood Stack Farm Depleted.: Last Lot of Thoroughbreds from Lawrence and Comstocks California Breeding Stud Sold., Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-17


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0AKW00D STOCK FARM DEPLETED. Last Lot of Thoroughbreds from Lawrence and Com-stocks California Breeding Stud Sold. San Francisco. Cat. January 16. — Californias list of famous breeding farms of horses has been further depleted by the retirement of the Oakwood Stock Farm from business. Lawrence and Comstock, proprietors of the thoroughbred establishment, recently announced the final disposition of tin- horses en their farm near Lincoln in Plater county. George Byaa, superintendent of R. J. Macken-7.i -s Ileasanton track, made the purchase of twenty-eight two-year-olds and two three-year-olds, and the horses are now up at Ileasanton going through their training stunts in preparation to making their bow on the turf. This cleaned out Oie Oakwood Stock Farm. There was a time when I aw renee and Comstock annually raised thirty to fifty foals and ranked as one of the largest breeding establishments left in the state. For years the breeding farm ran full blast with a choice gathering of brood mares and several select stallions. When the racing was legislated ut of California, Lawrence and Comstock had no immediate market for their stock. They were forced to make the long ship to the east and it did not prove profitable. A decision was reached a year or so ago to go out of business. A number of the thoroughbred matrons were disposed of to Edward Cobrian. George W. Wingfii hi and others, and a big consignment ol yearliags were sent to New Orleans and put up at auction. Bey Hindoo, the well-known sprinter, that was placed at the head of the farm, was sold, and Tim Iayne. another stallion, went to Cebrian and later die 1. It left only thirty head, and when they were disposed of to Byaa the Oakwood stock Farm was left clean of thoroughbreds. Lawrence and Comstock are considering stocking their place with cattle and engaging in that business. In the band ut Ileasanton are twelve two-year-olds by Bey Hindoo, eleven by Salvation, five by Tim Iayne and two three-year-olds; one by Tim Iayne and the other by Salvation. Byaa, who was visiting San Francisco recently, declares they are a bunch of fin- lookers, and he ipects t i have them under silks on the turf this j ear. The thirty head will shortly be named. The business must be done by March 1. with the Jockey Club of New York, so that they will be eligible tor the races this year. Ileasanton track is a busy place these days with close to 200 horses in winter quarters, report-Byaa. Ileasanton is going to he represented by Byan at the meeting of track owners and racing promoters in this e:»y to-day. and it is likely that the Alameda County Fair Association will have a delegate on hand. According to communications received by secretary P*ed W. KeUey of the Pacific Coast Trotting Horse Breeders Association, practically every track in California will be represented at the meeting.

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