Problems About Breeding: English Winners of Last Year and Eclipse-Herode-Matchem, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-01


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PROBLEMS ABOUT BREEDING ! • English Winners of Last Year and Eclipse-Herode-Matchem. | a Formers Descendants Far in the Lead — Darley Arabian and Byerly Turk Statistics. 4 _ In :i recent issue of the Sportsman. I . l i . I ; i England, was published :i most interest lag article on lint-ding foundation by Vstvan dc Szunyogh of Budapest, a Hungarian exiiert and student, wliicli ; is gtiod enough to reproduce. Here it is: •I think that you will be interested in the , appended tabulated statistics, wliicli contain the successes of stallions in England in this year traced barb in Street mule lines to Darley Arabian. Byerly Turk and Oodolphin Arabian. One can make dif-fcieiii comparisons and deduce various conclusions fn m these tables, and for that reason I thought lo send them to you. whose uuihority in racing sad ! reeding questions is universally acknowledged. The f:suren are from sound sources. "IT one compares the successes which the de-s. .ih!:i nts of the alHive-mentioned three famous mi-.--« attained, the most striking feature is the I1, in i. uit part which stallions tracing back to Felipe have played this year in England. Descend -naia . f •I! lipse won 1.813 races 92.4 per cent. to the valae of S.5.2lKt.4 i2. •llerod won 74 races 3.77 per cent. to the «al«c of 30. 007. •Malchem won 70 races 3.."i0 per cent. to the ralae of siuo.orj. "Kclipse has t» thank the Fot-S-os line for the greater part of liis success, the most successful upholder of which strain is the Stockwell -Doucastct-Bend-Or-Bona Vista-Cyllene Hue. "Of the lines tracing back to King Fergus, another son of Eclipse, the successes of St. Simons line — with regard to the number of races won and to the value of slakes— far exceed those attained by the Speculum branch. •It is a very ungrateful task t prophesy, but 1 think that 1 am not far from the truth if I express my humble opinion that in the near future the Suudridge line and not St. Simons blood will be the more successful representative of the Vedette strain. CYXLENE: SUNDRIDGE WORTH. "Taking all these facts into consideration I think one may risk the prophecy that in the next decade the Cyllene strain and the Suudridge branch will play the dominant part in English racing. Certainly it is almost impossible to gue-s which of the desendants of the above-mentioned sires will be individually the most successful. "It never seemed probable that of Rend Ors strain the Bona Vista branch would be the nio-t successful one. This is the more remarkable if we take into consideration that I.ona Vista stood only a few years in England and then, when eight years old. was imported into our country of Hungary, where he sired a series of first-class race horses. D will not be uninteresting to mention that his descendants did not succeed as stallions to such a degree as was to be hoped and expected. "It .-eenis that in the near future Orby will be the Hend Or lines other chief maintainer. There exists every hope that his son Orpheus will be just as successful a stallion as he was on the race course. In any case. I have great expectations with regard to his stud career. "I should be very glad if you would communicate to me your judgment as to all these suppositious of mine. "Another interesting point ■feast these tables is what they do not contain. Thus .loo Andrews branch— another sou of Eclipse, that is the Heads man-Kosicrueian line— lias absolutely disappeared. Neither dcea the line of King Tom. son of the famous 1ocahontas. exist. HERMIT MALE LINE DIM. "It would interest me to have .our opinion as to why it aaapcaa so often that the male lines of ex. client stallions perish. This has happened in the rase of Hermit, which was seven years off the real champion stallion, and yet his male line has died out. "Or Hie representatives of the Herod feloaj has disappeared the excellent Macaroni. Buccaneer attained only moderate successes. His descendants have won this year only four races, to the value of £2.813. Buccaneer, like Dona Vista, was imported from Hungary. He played here a most distinguished part through many years. What good horses he could produce nothing proves better than the fact that in IMS be headed tin- list of winning sires in England. Moreover, he was the sire of the Epsom Derby and Faris Grand Vrix winner Kisber. then he sired nine Austrian and three German Derby winners. In spite of all these circumstances the Buccaneer line has made a very moderate figure in Hungarian races this year. Amongst the winning stallions lie appears only with two sires, and these two were also of very moderate achievement. "It will pi it epn interest you that one of them i* Bogdany. the sire of Adular. In Germany he is better represented by Eels and Gulliver II.. which two inherit his blood thfesngll the Flibtistior-Trach-cubcrg-Hannibal line. Not having access at the , moment to IsKik- Containing French racing records I am not able to ascertain whether Little Duck. Chniiipaubert Friant II.. and BttlL eTWCtafllag ■ from buccaneers son See Saw — have any descendants at all to prove what a dominant part the Dailov Arabian Elips,. |,iM,d has played throughout in England. In these tables the classical winners are divided into categories according to their descents. Of the winners ..f these events descend ant of "H.-irl y Arabian have won 4-10 races: that is , K7.SS per cent. "Bvcrly Turk have a "ii IIS races: that is. 28.71 | ■ac cent. " ;odol|hin Arabian have wen M races: that is. S.1S tier cent. "Aimwell. tile Derby winner of 1183. traces liark In Alco.-ks Arabian: Hannibal, the Derby winner t .if IBM, and Tag. the Oiks winner of 13SS. derived I from Oxford Bloody Shoulders. The percentage el f Dailev Arabian-!* lipso descendants el even « , greater one when we take the classical winners , since ISBS int.. consideration. Anion-.: the -10 winners. . 1!H descended from Eclipse. S from Herod and ] II from Mat. hem. "The display of the Herod. Ma tchem lines is certainly most shabby when compared with the Eclips.- group. "The failure of certain male lines to continue has never been explained and probably never will I 1m-. but it may be roughly stated that Herod and j Matehem have always inclined to the making of f brood mares rather than stallions. a

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