Some Favorites In French Breeding: Points of Interest Presented in the Blood Lines of Sardanapale, Le Samaritain and Macdonald II., Daily Racing Form, 1919-07-31


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SOME FAVORITES IN FRENCH BREEDING Points of Interest Presented in the Blood Lines of Sardanapale Le Samaritain and Macdonald H Three examples of popular French lines of breed ¬ ing are presented here Le Samaritain and Mac ¬ donald II have proved their excellence in the stud Sardanapale is young and as yet has not done so Unless some of his progeny have won this year in France bis only winners are in this country his daughter Alphee being a case in point Sardanapale was the best race horse seen in France in many years The outbreak of the Great War brought his racing career to a close abruptly but for which there is no telling to what further triumphs he would have gone on Up to that time he had won eleven races out of sixteen and the enormous sum In money of 206155 Considering that this rec ¬ ord was made in five races when a twoyearold and in that part of his rudely interrupted career as a threeyearold in which he was able to take part it is cause for especial womler Quite nat ¬ urally a horse of his transcendant merit would command a large price for stud service and ho stands at a fee of 2000 It may be assumed that his progeny will justify it presently Here is his pedigree In 1874 the Thormanby colt Atlantic won the Two Thousand Guineas for Lord Falmonth and ran third to George Frederick and Couronne de Fer in the Epsom Derby Later on he was sold to a Frencli buyer and in France founded a wonderful family mainly through his son Le Sancy which is the sire of Le Samaritain This latter horse is the sire of Rbi Herode which in his turn became the sire of the marvellously fast and unbeaten gray colt The Tetrarch Like his noted sire Le Samaritain has numbered many great stayers among his progeny as well as some of remarkable speed It might be a beneficial thing to our own breeding interests if we had a few direct male line descend ¬ ants of Le Sancy over here There is a considera ¬ ble infusion of Newminster in Le Samaritain through his daughter Clemence and son Strath conan and otherwise his pedigree is of great value and interest It reads as follows In one wa and another a good many of the sons and daughters of Macdonald II have reached this country in recent years and have done reasonably well in our racing Kilts II being quite a good race horse Macdonald II is a favorite sire In France and like the more famous Bayardo in England is a son of the Hampton sire Bay Ronald good blood to tie to As a racer at three years of age he was good enough to run third to Ajax and Tourenne in the Grand Prize de Paris Second to Ajax in the French Derby and the next year with 141 pounds on his back defeat the great colt Adan in the rich Prix du Conseil Municipal On his dams side he numbers such great ancestors as Barcaldine Robert the Devil West Australian and Parmesan There is much to admire in the following pedigree

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