Patience In Breeding: Some Remarkable Cases in which Watchful Waiting Won in End.; How Pretendant Came to Be Foaled--Strange Instances of Persistent Sterility., Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-03


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PATIENCE IN BREEDING Some Remarkable Cases in which Watchful Waiting Won in End How Pretendant Game to Be BeFoaled Foaled Strange Instances Instancesof of Persistent Sterility The General Stud Book is full of disappointments in regard to horse breeding and particularly in connection with mares A famous mare Adelaide by Xewminster was barren five years in succes ¬ sion then had dead twins and slipped foal the next year Cantiviere one of the most noted of mares anil of which Lord Falmouth said when he gave 17080 for her that such a mare was a necessity for any slud missed her first year and had a dead foal her second Alice Hawthorn missed her first year and of late thero has l een no greater instance than the famous Signorina which slipped foals to Sheen two years following then rested a year she was barren the year after being in all ten years t the stud before she had a living foal but the patience of her Italian owner was rewarded in Signoretta SignorettaThis This patience of breeders has oft limes brought out the right results in the end There was a notible case of that kind in France some years ago The best mare in that country was Predes tinee by Mr Waggs Bred in 1842 she was raced until she wflK eight and then for five successive years to different horses she was barren At last Henry Jennings who had trained her suggested puld be turned loose in u well inclosed trmtlil y yparohl mlt tlial if kicked fvileath would be no loss This experiment tried the animals became fond of each other and the old mare produced a colt foal of not much account aa a racer but sent to FaiighaBallagh when her first bantling was at foot and at this time she was fourteen years old she liecame the dam of Pretendant quite a good horse as he was second in the Boyal Hunt Cup at Ascot under the high impost of 114 pounds After producing Pretendant she also had three others and died at the age of twentytwo twentytwoCASES CASES OF STRANGE STERILITY STERILITYIn In case of sterility among horses the most notable instance was that of The Earl by Young Melbourne Bay Celia by Stockwell As the winner of the Grand Prix de Paris he was one of the best of his year and it was said that S Cookson gave the Marquis of Hastings 15000 for him Put to the Ktud at five years old and considered precious he was given a limited subscription and none but foaling marcs allowed to him in his first season Although there was no ostensible reason for it no marcs stood to him though for two seasons and then at great expense Mr Cookson had a large walledin paddock laid out for him with a box in one corner without a door and so lie could run in and out as he pleased Fed on roots too and not heavily in the winter Mr Cooksons view be ¬ ing to keep him to nature as much as possible It was no use though and for several years the Naesliam Hall yearlings had to be described as by The Earl or The Palmer one colt only the Earl of 1 Dartry being supposed to have been possibly his Doctor Freeman the eminent medical man and I breeder of race horses at Bath took him to try fur ¬ ther experiments upon but he was no use and a Itilssian at last got The Earl for 125 125Another Another horse that turned out hopelessly was Charon the winner of the Brighton Cup and other good races but his was a case of inability and for a long time it was thought The Bush by Hermit would have been useless but patience in this case gave satisfactory results and lie subsequently proved hiinself to be a successful sire Not so in i the case of Prijice Barcaldine the Lincolnshire Handicap winner of 1898 as being shipped to South Africa it was found that none of his mares were in foal and proving sterile in the land of his adoption he was unsexed and ridden as a hack by an official in high office officeOne One rule or general custom came into use through the wisdom or lilKrality of a Marquis of West ¬ minster as when Touchstone had reached the age of 2i it was found that none of his mares of the previous reason was in foal Orders were given to inquire into every case and it being well as ¬ certained that there was no exception all the fees were returned to the subscribers On tills the rule has been that if a horses services in a season have been absolutely nil the fees arc returnable and it is reasoned that on the grounds of custom they would Iw recovered in a court of law There was a case in Devonshire of a carthorse serving a hundred mares in a season and there were general com ¬ plaints concerning his efficiency The owner was by no means averse to leave the matter to general opinion and the Westminster precedent was brought forward It was clearly proved though that one mare was got in foal aud was thought sufficient to Kive the stallion the benefit of the doubt or as tin farmers put it It saved his bacon baconWORKING WORKING MARES AND THEIR FOALS FOALSThe The question as to working of mares after four or five months of Itcing in foal must be considered in a variety of ways It has Ixen shown that a mare five months gone will win a long tiring race under even punishment with no bail results ap ¬ parently Several winners of the Ccsarewitch can IM quoted and when Noelie a French mare won the Prix Imperial at Paris over four miles by a short head in Noveml er and was so exhausted that slit had to be sup orted to the weighing stand she s liail a good colt foal the following April that sub ¬ sequently under the name of Don Carlos was a l notable winner over long distances This proved I that neither the mare nor her offspring was injured I by a somewhat undue lilxrty on the formers exer ¬ tions There are cases of hunting mares going well 1 until Christmas and foal in the following May and it is often undiscovered that bus mares doing their regular routine of daily work are in foal until I within six weeks of their time Tills would be the II work to injure an animal in such a condition as they are so often pulled up sharp on their haunches In almost every parish there are cases of working up to within a fortnight or even later There was one instance certainly of the plowman seeing that there was something wrong with one of the pair he was steering and pulling her up directly and having her out of the gear she had a fine foal 1 in five minutes minutesThe The power of a more is so great that she can canthrow throw her foal In quicker time than almost any oilier animal and it has been well ascertained by bytravelers travelers that the foal will gallop away with its Continued on second page PATIENCE IN BREEDING Continued from first page wild mother directly it is born to keep clear of t i beasts of prey That is evidence of the almost pre ¬ mature energy of the offspring Asked how long a mare should be worked before foaling It wcvhl b safe to say that she should not be raced or limited after she had gone six months in foal and five months would be more reasonable She could do steady harness work seven miles an hour vri to eight months and slow cart work or to plow or harrow up to three weeks provided the man In charge of her was a steady careful fellow Quiet work is no doubt good for them The horse is a meditative animal thinks a good deal of 1I that is to come and a little exercise and excitement may help a ciare in the anticipation of her trouble Bullys Magazine

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