Man O Wars Brother Sold: Rancocas Stable Buys Playfellow from Quincy Stable for Sum of 25,000., Daily Racing Form, 1921-06-18


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MAN 0 WARS BROTHER SOLD Rancocas Stable Buys Playfellow from Quincy Stable for Sum of 125000 NEW YORK N Y June 17 Following Grey Lags victory in the Brooklyn Handicap S C Hildrcth sought out James Fitzsimmons trainer of the Quincy Stable and closed a deal for the purchase of Playfellow for the account of the Rancocas Stable The price was not made public but it is easy to guess what vas paid for the brother to Man o War since the Quincy Stable proprietor asserted recently when offered 100000 for the colt that he wouldnt part with him for less than 125000 125000The The transfer of Playfellow to the Rancocas barn gives this establishment a strong hand for the re ¬ maining threeyearold fixtures of the year Yes ¬ terday Knobble was bought by Hildrcth from the Quincy Stable for 25000 Inchcapc the 125000 colt bought last year as a twoyearold from J H Rosseter by Hildreth and Grey Lag complete the Rancocas Stable threeyearold string and between them come pretty near making a sweep of the worthwhile events for horses of that age to be contested on American and Canadian tracks this year yearPlayfellow Playfellow goes in the Carlton at Aqueduct to ¬ morrow afternoon and will carry the colors of his new owner Knobble also is entered for the half holiday feature as is Grey Lag LagThe The purchase of Playfellow brings the total ex ¬ penditures of the Rancocas Stable for thoroughbred stock since the opening of the eastern racing sea ¬ son to 180000 180000William William A a twoyearold was the first of its purchases 30000 being paid for the son of Jack Atkin Playfellows sale by the Quincy Stable swells another total to stupendous proportions that of the moneys realized by this establishment from the sale of some twentyfour weanlings which trainer Fitzsimmons bought for its account three years ago for 42000 So far nine of the two dozen have been sold for a total of 222000 222000The The deal for Playfellow has been hanging fire since June 8 when offers of 100000 for the three yearold brother to Man o War were made by S C Hidreth J B Madden and Gifford A Cochran All of the three bidders are breeders and It is with an eye to his capability in the stud as well as his racing qualities that have built the valuation of Playfellow

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