South American Breeding: Yearlings by The Panther a Most Remarkable Collection.; English Failure May Prove a Great Success in Argentina--What Allison Saw., Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-28


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SOUTH AMERICAN BREEDING Yearlings by The Panther a Most Remarkable Collection English Failure May Prove a Great GreatSuccess Success in Argentina What WhatAllison Allison Saw William Allison in the course of one oJ his letters from Buenos Aires to The Sports ¬ man states that there is a great want of fresh imported stallions in the Argen ¬ tine and asserts that several important transactions already would have been com ¬ pleted were it not that the trade in cattla is so bad and the exchange has gone against Argentine buyers He recites that two years ago he could only get between seyen and eight pesos to the pound sterling where ¬ as this time over twelve were obtainable This is amply illustrative of the barrier in the way of any big deals in horse flesh in that part of the world just now and it is not to be expected that the commission sent down from the United States to enhance trading between South America and this coun ¬ try will have for some time progress to report in the matter of establishment of a market there for our thoroughbred horses The thought comes however that the markets delayed establishment may be all the better for the United States since we havent horses enough at this time to really supply the de ¬ mand at home homeHowever However it is observed that Quaker oats a product of the United States is in usa for colt feed at Senor Ignacio Correas Las Ortigas Stud in the Argentine Mr Allison says there has been trouble at this stud through worms or other parasites which in ¬ flicted bad damage on the foals of which three of the thirtytwo by The Panther died He adds that he never heard of unweaned foals being so badly affected by worms as this but most of them are now past the trouble though even now they aro being fed on Quaker oats and muzzled when turned out with their dams lest the herbage may have been the source of the trouble troubleHOW HOW THE PA3TTHEK IS DOIXG DOIXGAnd And now comes something rather surpris ¬ ing even though it is known that Mr Alli ¬ son had a part in sending The Panther to the Argentine He says Nothwithstanding all these difficulties I question if there is in the whole world a finer lot of foals by one horse than those by The Panther There is positively not a wrong one among the whole lot that I saw They have without exception big clean nodes with great shanks and absolutely unimpeachable forelegs Good ¬ ness fihows which is the best of them A dozen good judges might each pick a different one oneThe The surprise is that an Englishman would be willing to admit belief much less record it that the most superb crop of thorough ¬ bred foals is outside of England no mat ¬ ter if these foals are by an English sire he had helped to expatriate expatriateIt It was a real treat to see The Panther let out on the lawn in front of the house continues Mr Allison He improves in grandeur and quality year by year and ho has stamped his foals with his own quality A more perfect tempered horse there could not be and I have not the slightest doubt that we have seen no better one during the century Whatever was the cause of his Derby fiasco I am certain that tho horse himself was not to blame It was a fortunate incident as far as Senor Correas was concerned for The Panther would never have been permitted by the board of agri ¬ culture to leave the country had his racing career proceeded to its natural conclusion As it was the board was disinclined to let him go and it took me a month or two to persuade them themAfter After commenting that several of Tho Panthers foals are chestnuts as was to be expected but that he saw none with GalH nule characteristics Mr Allison continues Old Diamond Jubilee which was also led out on the lawn carries his twentyfive years bravely and he was heal of the list of winning stallions last season his stock win ¬ ning fortyseven races worth 309420 against Cyllenos thirtyfive races worth 5267746 5267746DIAMOND DIAMOND JUBILEE WEARING WELL WELLIn In the 1921 winning lists Craganour came third Old Man fourth St Wolf by St Frusquin fifth Amsterdam by Pietermar itzburg sixth and Your Majesty seventh The best classic winners were got by Dia ¬ mond Jubilee and Cyllene respectively Mo ¬ loch by the former and Pulgarin by tho latter But amid all the glamour of these successes no one can look at Diamond Jubi ¬ lee and put him in the same class with Tho Panther Of course he is handicapped now by age but I have known him throughout his life and to my mind he never was half such a horse as The Panther whose racing career may be taken as one of the most re ¬ markable tragedies of the turf turfI I saw a good many old friends among the mares notably Rosaline dam of Rose drop which is fresh and certainly in foal to The Panther I may here state that the Argentine breeding season now begins on July 1 instead of August 1 so that there is not so much difference between an early foal to their season and a late one to ours oursWe We breakfasted with Senor Ignacio Cor ¬ reas and his son and daughter who speak English quite well though they disclaim any pretentions to do so There were also two cheery grandchildren running about and no one could have failed to be happy in such pleasant surroundings surroundingsI I wish I could write about it all at greater length but that must not be in view of tho coming flat race season We interviewed The Panther in his box where as always ho was the ideal of character temperament and quality Then came the time to drive back to Moron Station and reach Buenos Aires for dinner The day had been in every sense agreeable and instructive

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