Celestas Trip Abroad Abandoned: G. W. Wingfield Fears to Risk Crack Mare on Ocean Voyage-First Get of Honeywood Arrives, Daily Racing Form, 1917-02-15


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CELESTAS TRIP ABROAD ABANDONED. G. W. Wingfield Fears to Risk Crack Marc 0:1 Ocean Voyage — First Get of Honeywood Arrives. San Francisco. il.. February 11. — The sc 11-year-old bay mare Celesta, holder of the American record of one and one-sixteenth miles and which la now in the atnd at the Napa Stock Farm, has been deprived of a trip to England to go to the court of Polymelus beeaan of the ruthless submarine warfare inaugurated by Germany. George W. Wing-field said that he has abandoned the plan to :■ | a choice colt, as he does not want to take a chance of having his valuable thoroughbred matron sent to the bottom of the ocean. The submarine activity nipped in the bad quite an extensive breeding policy. Sending a hone dear acnes the continent and then to ship across the Atlantic and back again would have been an undertaking that would have marked a record expenditure m? modern turf affairs in the far west, Poly-molus has a wonderful record as a sire, however. and Wingfield is confident that the colt he would have secured would have justified the expense. For three years Polymelus has led the stallions in England. His Ixxikings are limited, and it is said that the owner- of Polymelus lias refused offers of *2..".00 per service for his champion sire. The first foal of the stallion Honeywood has arrived at the Nevada Stock Farm in Reno. It is a colt, dam Kumiss, an English -bred mare. Mr. Wingfield has decided to send fourteen or sixteen head of horses to campaign on the metropolitan tracks this summer. After the Close of the Tijuana meeting, manager George Berry and trainer Early Wright will make the trip east. The sensational Slippery Elm. Square Set. Scarlet Oaks, Bank. Star Shooter. Minnow and several colts will be in the string. Wingfields candidate for the valuable Kentucky Derby will be Square Set. the Duke of Ormonde three-year-aid. The master of the Nevada Stock Farm will keep a number of his thoroughbreds in the west to go oil the circuit that is being outlined. Wingfield will also send Severn] horses on the California Fair and Racing Circuit. Secretary Joseph Waddoll intends to arrange mixed programs of trotting and running races and thoroughbreds will be given an opportunity to get into the limelight at the fairs. Mr. Wingfield is just recovering from an operation on his throat and expects to return to Tijuana shortly.

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