Two Stars May be Out: Hope Abandoned That North Star III and Star Hawk Wiil Ever Race Again, Daily Racing Form, 1917-08-21


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TWO STARS MAY BE OUT. HOPE ABANDONED THAT NORTH STAR III. AND STAR HAWK WILL EVER RACE AGAIN. A. K. Macombers Two English-Bred Colts Will Go to Stud Next Year, It Is Now Believed Butterscotch II. Develops Into a Speedy Horse. By J R. Jeffery. Saratoga. N Y., Aug. 20. Hope lias beeh abnn-x,01, Almt. Ahc Kl-class English three-year-old North Star III , upon which Jlr. A. K. Jlacomber chiefly relied in his ambition to win the Kentucky ix-rby last spring and which went wrong upon the eve ol the running of that notable American classic for three-year-olds will ever race again. Nor is it by any means certain that American racegoers will again be privileged to see the great colt Star Hawk, with which Jlr. Jlacomber won the Lawrence Realization Stakes last fail in action. North Star III., which was purchased by Jh Jlacomber from J. B. Joel, one of Englands most noted breeders, in the fall of 1910, after he had earned the reputation of being the best two-year-old in England, was turned out in Kentucky after bowing a tendon while receiving the finishing touches m Ins preparation for the Kentucky Derby, in which notable race he was scheduled to make his American debut. His trouble turned out to be ?!n,Si0J,S,?,,ilt all,Klea ?f brinsIiiK him back to he will enter the stud, for which his fashionable rmfv11!; Wer w!tI. 1,is ow" Hllendid indlvid-uahtj and brilliant racing record, make him so valuable. Unless he disposes of him in the meantime. Jlr. Macomber proposes to mate him with some of his own broodmares, with which he Plans to es abl si. a breeding "stud in Kentuekv for the production of thoroughbreds to carry his colors in future years. North Star III. Is Priced at 0,000. .ftIMHiMVe0imber ,1,as. ,,,rle?l Nort" stir at hB0,000, it is understood, in response to inquiries from several American breeders, who are anxious to secure the horse for stock puriKises. It is said that the colt cost him 0,000. Mr. Jlacomber it is understood, would not consider parting with the but for the fact that in Star Hawk i" has firm, nvn1!!? sntivo stai for breeding purposes vHh exactly the same ancestry on his sires side as North Star III. Both are by the great Knglteh Htllll on Sunstar. It is no secret that W. B "pniUllBS, the veteran trainer of the Jracomber ?, abKWh ias ,1dle1 n,a,,y "tab-class hSc evfr CZild,nrS ?rth 8taIn- 1110 Breatest e charKe not in, even excluding Star Hawk which also was a smasher. J. B. Joel who bred both of them, estimated North Star III to be a fifteen pound better horse than Star Hawk The winning of the Jliddle Park Plate, which is considered to settle the question of two-year-old supremacy in England, was the crowning feat ire of this grand colts career on the other side of the Atlantic. Before his departure for America he had thennlnrhvlled ",th-e Posltion- f favor s for the Derby and it is, indeed, a pity that there is neSf0,!011,8 racilfc again, for American rnce-Kfmf imiiS1 "Vmwrtumty of seeing what competent judges declare to be the best colt ever brought across the Atlantic. iotar IIawk has "P1. raced tllis year because his . iare ,"ner suspicion. Trainer W. B. Jennings n,wd inlT Put H,1! aIong wlth hira slowly, indeed, m the hope that he will eventually be able to bring him back to the races in spite of his infirmities. But it is by no means certain that ho will succeed in doing so. If Star Hawk fails to due,ntimeCC IlG t0 wU1 S t0 the stud lu Among Mr. Jlacombers royally-bred mares are some that will nick splendidly -with either Star Hawk or North Star III., but he also has a number of young mares the ancestry of which are so similar to that of the stallions named that it will be nec- m-Siteytl ? it U h0rSC brUd aInff t,ler Iines t0

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