Irish Turfman and Breeder Dies, Daily Racing Form, 1917-12-20


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IRISH TURFMAN AND BREEDER DIES t A predominant figure in Irish racing and breeding passed away when C. J. Blake died at his home in Ireland Xovember 29. Concerning him, London Sportsman of December 1, said: "Mr. Blake, who had reached a ripe age, had been closely identified with the turf for well over fifty years, during which he bred and raced on an extensive scale, but failing health had obliged him to refrain from attending race meetings for several years. He was elected a member of the Irish Turf Club in 1873, and was for twentv-three consecutive years a steward of that body. He was associated with the late Captain Machell for some years previous to the latters death, and they purchased in partnership Kilwarlin for 1.000 pounds and sold him for 7,000 pounds to Lord Rodney, for whom the colt won the St. Leger of 1S87. Mr. Blake also owned numerous other good animals, including Rockdove, Ballinzona, Portmarnock, Del-phos, Gazeteer, Pericles, Oppressor, Baldoyle, Sir Hugh, Shillelagh, Lesterlin, St. Fiacre, Steinort, Fariman, Glasgerion, Caspia, Farola, Grammont and Pendragon, while this year ids two colts, Elfterion and Carados won over 4,000 pounds in stakes. Tlie Heath Stud, which he founded in 1880, lias had a fine record of successes, and the stallions now in residence there are Fariman. and Glasgerion." I

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