Omar Khayyams Sire Destroyed, Daily Racing Form, 1917-12-20


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OMAR KHAYYAMS SIRE DESTROYED Because of infirmities, the English sire Marco was put to death at Tilgate Forest Stud Farm late in Xovember. His son Marcovil, also a success in the stud, had preceded him by a few months. Marco was by Barcaldine Xovitiate and was a good race horse, winning tlie Cambridgeshire among other important races. In time he will be represented In American breeding by his splendid son Omar Khayyam, while of his family prospects in England "Vigilant" said in London Sportsman of December 4: "Xow that Marco has followed his son, Marcovil, to the "happy hunting grounds," the chief pillars of the Marco branch of Barcaldine as far as this country Js concerned are Xeil Gow, Beppo and tlie latters son Aleppo. Mark Time was exported to France in 190G, that cast-iron horse, it was understood at the time, having been selected mainly for tlie purpose of improving tlie half-bred stock l across the channel. Mark Time was by Marco Semitone and iiis brother, Mirador, is in Ireland. Mirador was in training four years and, like his brother, was a good stayer, winning some good-class races. Another son of Marco that stood training for no fewer than eight years is Marozzo, which was standing in Scotland when last I heard of him in 1915. There are several other sous of Marco at the stud, but what became of such good winners us hembo and Moscato I am unaware.

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