Army Remount Sire Now In California, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-13


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1 ! : ARMY REMOUNT SIRE NOW IN CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., July 12. R. M. Brown of Woodlands reports a colt foal by Gun Rock, from the Torso mare Orsula. Gun Rock, a typical Rock Sand, has been standing several years at the University oi California farm at Davis. The foal arrived May 17. It is a firstling, although the matron is seventeen years old. California breeders are fortunate in having suoh an individual as Gun Rock in their midst. He is among the stallions placed in the West by the Army Remount Service in Uncle Sams country-wide movement to improve the light breed of horses. The blood coursing in the veins of Gun Rock is similar to that of Man o War. Gun Rocks dam. Gun Fire, is a daughter of Hastings. It is familiar to all Americans interested in thoroughbreds that Man o Wars sire, Fair Play, was a son of Hastings and his dam the Rock Sand mare Mahubah. Mr. Brown has bred some fast racers, such as Pride of Lismore, Orange Blossom, Angel Face, Galvesca and others. He is planning to nominate the Gun Rock colt in the Kentucky Derby, considering the circumstances a propitious one that he was foaled May 17, the date of the first running of that famous race in 1S75. In regard to the valuable work being done by the Remount Service, Mr. Brown says: "Mr. August Belmont, that prince of American citizens, presented Gun Rock to the American Remount Association and by good fortune and with the aid of Colonel A. N. McClure of the Remount Service, we are able to secure him for service at Davis. He is a great acquisition, as his breeding gives us an outcross from the blood in this locality." The dam of the Gun Rock colt traces to Tenny, the famous racer, the name of which is inseparably connected with that of Sal-vator by reason of their well-remembered race. Orsulas dam, Hula, is a daughter of Tenny. 1 1 ,

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