Important Macomber Sale: Forty Seven Highly Bred Brood Mares Coming from France, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-16


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11 1 t s -5 c J 1 g j ,: , c 1 j .-, j j , , , , k L ! 5 1 3 t . 1 1 :, 1 e , e d s e of f r, 1. 2. IMPORTANT MACOMBER SALE P Forty-Seven Highly-Bred Brood B Mares Coming from France. Entire Band to Be Sold at Auction at Bel- E mont Park About Middle of December, According to Announcement. NEW YORK, N. Y., Noember 15. The biggest single shipment of bloodstock that P eA-er left a foreign port for the United States ir in departed from Dunkerque Monday on board s the steamer Olen of the Furncss Line, con- r signed to Dr. Robert W. McCully of New c York. They are forty-seven in number, and come from the famous Haras du Poissy of tl A. K. Macomber of Paris and San Francisco, a at They represent an oAerflow from the stud A! Avhich he acquired from the estate of the si late William K. Vanderbilt of this city. P There are only a few mares in the con- a signmcnt more than ten years of age and c most of them are from four to six years old. ai They Avill be offered to American breeders n at public auction by George Bain at a great n sale Avhich will be held at the private stable of Mr. Macomber at Belmont Park about a the middle of December. t When Mr. Vanderbilt took up racing in s France he determined to breed his OAvn li horses and he bought Avith discriminating d care the best blood to be held in France and li England, regardless of price. He also made s importations from this country. These mares t Avere mated Avith the best sires abroad and a it Avas not long before his colors Avere to E the fore in all the French classics. When t he died his stable, under the management of e the American trainer, William Duke, Avas the most formidable on the French turf. t t NECESSARY TO REDUCE STUD. c Mr. Macomber, at the close of the current E French racing season, found himself the owner of 115 mature mares, and as he had in addition forty-live fillies coming on to as- 1 sume their places in the breeding ranks, c he determined that the breeders of the . United States should haAe the benefit of the surplus. His shipment includes mares by Sunstar, Sardanapale, Prince Palatine, Nego-fol. Prestige, Rabelais, Sweeper II., Over- sight, Bruleur, Rire aux Larmes, Spanish Prince II., and other noted sires. They are j Avith foal to Maintenon, Star HaAvk, War Cloud, Hollister, McKinley, Rire aux Larmes and Seasick. . From time to time American breeders have . imported English and French mares and stal- lions and their impress on the bloodstock of this country has been of an indelible character. The progress Avhich our thoroughbred 1 families haAe made has been largely through the infusion of strains that haAe blended with representatiAe American families. It was so in the case of the French stallions Rayon dOr and Mortemer and it was equally true of the results achieved later on through the impor- tation from England of Rock Sand and Star Shoot. The blood of this quartet is found in the pedigrees of most of our best horses of the present day. The mares include Sprocket, a six-year-old by Spearmint, from Lord Astors Thousand Guineas Avinner, Winkipop, by William the Third Maskelyne, by Sweet Maskett, by Dis- guise, Avinner of the Futurity ; Oneonta, by Maintenon Court Dress, by Disguise, dam of many French winners; Miss Sweeper, by Broomstick Urania, by Hanover, granddam of the Derby winner Durbar; War Love, by Prince Palatine Sun Lass, by Isinglass; Isi-3 dora II., by Flying Fox Isere, by Le Var; Pigeon Pie, by Sweeper II. Colonial Girl, by Meddler, dam of the great three-year-old filly Meddlesome Maid; Princess of Thule, by Elf Wallflower, by Meddler; War Memories, by Sunstar SAveet Lassie, by Orrae; Sand-blast, by Maintenon Sand Flake, by Trenton, and Palestra, by Prince Palatine Adana, by Adam. There are many others equally as well bred, conspicuous among them being a number of daughters of the great mare Fore-e sight, by Halma. Something of the character of the shipment may be gained by the fact that only eight of the forty-eight mares are as old as ten years, while only one is fourteen. Breeders must realize that Mr. Macomber has sent them a thoroughly representative lot. For them it is the chance of a lifetime to partake of the re- suits achieved by one of the most successful breeders of modern times. American bloodstock men Avill benefit without the expenditure of a dollar by the researches which made a the Vanderbilt stable the most formidable on the continent. The exact day of the sale will be announced il shortly. The present intention is to hold it l- about the middle of December.

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