Great Mares Coming From France: Major Belmont Bringing Hour Glass II. and Topiary to Nursery Stud in Kentucky., Daily Racing Form, 1918-11-13


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GREAT MARES COMING FROM FRANCE Hajor Sclmont Bringing Hour Glass II and Topiary to Nursery Stud in Kentucky New York November 1 3Iajor August Belmont now in France has decided to move much of his French racing stock to this cpuntry In fact nine mares and six foals are now on their way here They left France a few days ago bound for Eng ¬ land from where they will be shipped here it is not probable they will arrive before the end of November In the consignment are Hour Glass II the dam of Hourless with a weanling brother to Hourless at her heels Another aristocratic mare is Topiary the dam of Tracery one of the greatest horses that ever raced The remaining mares and foals while all are well bred do not compare in thoroughbred society witli Hour Glass II and To ¬ piary piaryHourless Hourless the great threeyearold of 1917 was retired hist April to the Nursery Stud in Kentucky served fourteen mares this year and will be re ¬ served by Major Belmont for his stock next year with the exception of a few selected mares belong ¬ ing to outside breeders at a fee of 1000 1000This This was a great peace day among horsemen who remained on the Long Island scenes The Waldorf was parked witli men prominent in turf affairs all gloriously happy at the outcome of the war The only regrettable assertions heard were tin senti ¬ ments of several turfmen and trainers who inti inuteI they may go to France as soon as affairs arc more settled It is generally believed that several of the fashionable stables which were in France be ¬ fore the war will return there

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