"Combination Sale" at Lexington: Twenty-Four Half-Breds from August Belmonts Nurcery Stud in the Consignment, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-17


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1 1 1 "COMBINATION SALE" AT LEXINGTON Twenty-Four Half-Breds from August Belmonts Nursery Stud in the Consignment. LEXINGTON. Ky., February 10. The Kentucky Sales Companys fifteenth winter sale, which is to open next Monday and continue through Friday, is to lie a real "combination sale," since it is to be made up of trotters, pacers, thoroughbreds, half-breds, saddle horses, draft mares, jacks and ponies. It is doubtful if there ever was held anywhere in the world just another such auction. During the last half a dozen years sales combining trotters, pacers, saddle horses, jacks and ponies have been held here, but the introduction of draft mares is a new feature, and it remained for Major August Belmont and R. T. Wilson, both New Yorkers with breeding -establishments iu Kentucky, to enter thoroughbreds and half-breds. The draft mares and jacks are to be sold Monday. The mares are .from three to six years old and weigh from 1.100 "to 1,500 ounds. The trotters will be sold Tuesday and Wednesday, and the saddle horses, ponies, thoroughbreds and half-breds Thursday and Friday. The half-breds number twentyrfour from Major Belmonts Nursery Stud. The sires of fourteen of the -sixteen younger horses are the thoroughbred stallions Trap Hock. Fume, St. Rock, Ferole, Fair Play and Danger Rock". The sire of the other two is Dandy Jim. a prize-winning saddle stallion, and their dar.-s are half-thoroughbred. The eight half-bred mares iu the consignment are Be Good and Margaret, bred to Ferole; Arrow, bred to Proof of tiie Pudding; Olive, bred to Fair Play, and Chocolate. Countess, Be Gay and Ella, bred to a jack. The younger horses are made up of six four-year-olds, three three-year-olds, one two-year-old and six yearlings. The sale of these half-breds will carry considerable interest for the breeders of thoroughbreds, inasmuch as they afford an opportunity to get a line of tiie tyiies that the chairman of the Jockey Club has produced at his establishment, and they will give a general idea of what the average of the product of the governments brecling bureau may be like. The Belmont half-breds are exceptionally well formed horses, from fourteen and one-half to sixteen and one-half hands high.

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