French-Bred Yearlings Arrive Safely: Valuable Consignment of Thoroughbreds Reach This Country to be Sold during Saratoga Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-05


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FRENCH-BRED YEARLINGS ARRIVE SAFELY. Valuable Consignment of Thoroughbreds Reach This Country to Be Sold During Saratoga Meeting. New York, July 4. What is said to be one of the largest and most valuable consignment of thoroughbreds ever landed in this country reached hero Monday from France on the Mongolia of the Atlantic. Transport line. In all. this steamer brought over 114 head, the majority being the products of the studs maintained in France by American breeders and consigned to the Fasig-Tipton Company of tills city to be sold during the August race meeting at Saratoga. The largest single consignment in point of numbers is that of Delbert Reiff, a brother of the famous jockeys of that name, Johnny and Lester Reiff, who has brought over forty-five head in all. Twenty-four of the number consist of the entire crop of foals of 1910 bred at Haras Champagne St. Hilairo, the stud maintained by Baron Maurice de Rothschild. The majority of thfcse youngsters are the get of Kardanapale, son of the unbeaten Prestige. The balance of the Reiff consignment consists of yearlings by the leading sires of Frauco and foaled by mares that have won and produced, and one three-year-old that Reiff believes can hold his own with the best of that age in this country. It will be recalled that Sun Briar, the winner of the Great American Stakes at Aqueduct last Saturday, in which race he defeated the crack two-year-olds Luculllte and Tracksenu. was brought over by Reiff last year and sold at Saratoga to his present owner, Willis Sharpe Kilmer, for,000. Second in point of number is the consignment from Haras du Gazon, Normandy, France, the breeding establishment founded by the late II. B. Duryea. From this stud Mr. Duryea sent out many winners of important stakes in England and France, including Durbar II., which carried the Duryea colors to victory in the greatest of all classic events, the Epsom Derby, while in France he won such rich stakes as the Prix Noailles and Prix Delatre. Another stallion that won some of the leading stakes of England and France for Mr. Duryea was Sweeper, winner of the Two Thousand Guineas and Richmond Stakes. Of the twenty-four yearlings in this consignment the majority are by these two great stake winners.

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