Yearlings by an Epsom Derby Winner.: Mrs. Duryeas Interesting Shipment to America Will Include Progeny of Durbar II., Daily Racing Form, 1917-02-28


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YEARLINGS BY AN EPSOM DERBY WINNER. Mrs. Duryeas Interesting Shipment to America Will Include Progeny of Durbar II. Mrs. II. B. Duryea will bring twenty six yearlings to Am-rica this year from her Fp Beta breeding farm. There are thirteen crdts ami thirteen fillies in the number. Twenty -two of the youngsters are by her own royally-bred sires Irish Lad and Sweeper II.; three are by the Derby winner, Durbar II.. and one is by a noted French stallion, the only one of the entire hand by a sire not owned liy Mrs. Iluryea. Irish I. id- success as a sire after lie vas sent abroad is attested by the fact that everything of J; is progeny of racing age was a wheat r at the time the war stopped racing in Frame. Sweeper II. Jk â– aid to have been pronounced by Eugene Leigh to lie the most promising sire in France. The three yearlings by Durbar II. will constitute an ksteresting portion of the shipment, not so much because of the fame of their sire. ;is because of his youth, and to add to the novelty of this feature they are from young dams. The experiment of breeding to the 1914 Derby winner and with young mares was of course another of the effects of the war. the y .ung thoroughbreds being utilized in this way when racing was no longer open to them. The three Durbar II. yearlings are said to be slightly undersized but otherwise promising in appearance. The Duryea shipment will not come to America s i soon as did the shipment of last year, not merely because of the present handicap to shipping, hat also because it was found that the band sent over last year suffered from shipment while the weathet was still unsettled.

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