Turn Out to be Little Gold Mines: Six Thoroughbreds, Costing About 2,600, Sold during the Year for 31,600, Daily Racing Form, 1917-12-14


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TURN OUT TO BE LITTLE GOLD MINES I Six Thoroughbreds, Costing About 12,600,. Sold During the Year for 31,000. When Cudgel, the three-year-old son of Broomstick Eugenia Burcli, was sold by John W. Schorr last week to Capt. J. K. L. Koss for 30.000, the demand for high-class thoroughbreds once again was emphasized. Another illustration also was furnished of what a little gold miiie a good horse may be. Cudgel was sold as a two-year-old at Saratoga Sprjngs in ll10 for a price .said to be .."00. He was a cast-oft" of the H. P. Whitney stable, and such a good judge as James Howe let him escape for a song, to the great profit of Mr. Schorr. . Other examples were not lacking this racing year of bargain horses selling for fancy prices. Six thoroughbreds, which cost in the aggregate 2,000, wen sold for an aggregate of 31,000, a clear profit of 10,000. Omar Khayyam was bought as a yearling In England by Frederick Johnson and C. K. G. Billings for Jsl.fRM. and was sold at auction last spring to Wilfred Viau for SUO.WO. He was :i bargain even at the latter price. Since that time hi! has Avon more than his purchase price in stakes and purses. Liberty Loan, a .000 two-year-old. was sold last June to A. K. Macomber for 0,000 and an interest in the Latonla Derby amounting probably to ?r..WO more. GELDING BRINGS BIG PRICE. Tippily Witehet, a two-year-old cast-off by the H. P. Whitney stable last spring, and sold for a price under ,000, was bought at auction two or three weeks ago by John Sanford for 0,500, even though a gelding. Kashmir, a two-year-old. was purchased early this year nt a weeding out sale of the Wiekliffe Stable by AY. C. Clancy Tor 610200. The colt was sold at Saratoga Springs to II. C. HaUenbeck for ; ..oiKi. Westy Hogan. bought as a yearling by J. u. Whitlow, a blacksmith at one of the western track, Tor . .fs nurchaseri by Wilfrid Viau late this year for 0,000. I Herein lies one of the fascinations of owning and i developing race horses, bur "all is not gold that ! glitters." There is another side. Many a yearling of royal breeding and high proinise eojiiuiaudsJL fancy price ohly lf"be u disappointment and sometimes eveu a horse which proves his quality is sold for a small fortune only to disappoint or break down. Ono striking example of the latter case may be mentioned because it is still fresh in memory. A. K. Macomber paid a big price to J. B. Joel in Eng7 land for North Star III., one of the leading two-year-olds of i IK in Great Britain. Bui North Star III. never raced under Mr. Macombers colors in this country. He broke down wldle being trained for the Kentucky Derby last spring and finally was sold to E. It. Bradley, the well-known breeder, at private terms. One other interesting fact may be mentioned. Of the six- horses which changed hands this year fot 0,000 or more, four were three-year-olds Omar Khayyam, Westy Hogan. Liberty Loan and Cudgel.

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