King William Destroyed: Young English Sire of Stayers and Good Brood Mares Meets Fatal Accident., Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-03


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KI1G WILLIAM DESTROYED Young English Sire cf Stayers and Good Brood Mare Meets Fatal Accident SPECIAX CORRESPONDENCE CORRESPONDENCELONDON LONDON England May IS The well known stallion King William was destroyed April 23 at the age of fourteen years yearsA A few days earlier while being mated with a mare the horse fell and broke his near hind leg Although everything possible was done in the endaavor to set the injured limb from tlie start the veterinary surgeons re ¬ garded it as a hopeless task and the horse eventually had to be destroyed This was particularly bad luck for his owner If Hartley HartleyKing King William was neglected the first years he was at the stud now that his stock are doing well his services were in demand and his untimely death could not have come at a more inopportune moment momentKing King William when racing had not the best of reputations It may have been due to the fact that he was generally running in the highest class He was undoubtedly a good colt As a twoyearold he deadheated in the Dewhurst Plate beating Prince Palatine The next season he won the Ascot Darby and other races He was third to Swynford and Lemberg in the Princess of Wales Stakes and third to Prince Palatine in the St Leger He was regarded as practically unbeatable at Doncaster and started a hot 6 to 4 favorite He met a much better horse in Prince Pala ¬ tine which then was only beginning to reveal his high merit meritAs As a fouryearold King Williams form was useful but he never fulfilled his early promise Lord Derby who bred him sold the horse at Newmarket in 1912 for 5250 5250At At the outset most of his offspring went abroad and out of England they have won about JIGOOOO in England to the end of 1921 King Williams stock had won thirtynine and onehalf races value 549000 His best winners were Holbeach Orange William Nonenity Margaret Joyce which defeated Caligula in India and Sydney Damsel ono of the best mares of her size to race in Aus ¬ tralia where among many other races she won the Doncaster Handicap worth 12000 She was from Wild Damson which when carrying Sydney Damsel was bought for 1250 and shipped to Australia The filly was foaled while the mare was in quarantine in Sydney SydneyKing King William was somewhat on the leg like many of the sons and daughters of William the Third The dam Glasalt was by Isin ¬ glass She won the Liverpool Cup and about 20000 Glacalt bred Canyon which won tho One Thousand Guineas Several of her other produce were gcod stayers for instance Glacis was successful in the Chester Cup and ran third in the Cesarewitch while Queens Journal carried off the Goodwood Plate over two and onequarter miles

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