War Shots First Crop: Seven of Them Sold to J. McKeon and B. E. Symes for Tow Year Old Racing at Tijuana, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-23


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WAR SHOTS FIRST CROP Seven of Them Sold to J. McKeon and B. E. Symes for Two-Year-Old Racing at Tijuana. SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., November 22. Major Christenson, the latest of well-known Californians to join the ranks of thoroughbred breeders, has taken the first crop of his stallion AVar Shot to Tijuana. Four of the seven coming two-year-olds will race in the colors of John McKeon of Los Angeles, and Baron E. Symes, of Santa Fe Springs, who recently purchased the youngsters for the substantial price of 4,000. The former owner will train the "babies," along with his own three, until the first of the year. McKeon and Symes are well-known oil operators of Southern California. McKeon was formerly interested in the ownership of Incog-nance and other western bred horses. His partner is a newcomer to the sport. The sale of the quartet was made following good gallops on the home course over at Meadowbrook Stock Farm, near Pleasanton, Alameda County. The colts are remarkably well mannered and of good bone and substance. That they possess speed was demonstrated by fast eighths in the presence of McKeon and Symes and horsemen of this vicinity. The Christenson colts are well bred on the side of the dams, as well as on the side of the sire, and are likely to make trouble for the best youngsters at Tijuana. War Shot, the sire, had the misfortune to break his ankle in a work-out as a three-year-old, but under patient care was brought back to perfect health and strength. He has some of the best foreign blood in his veins, being by Mauvezin Berenice, by St. Simonian II. Isis, by Bend Or Shotover, by Hermit Mauvezin was a son of Rueil and Modest Marthe and according to Tod sloan, who rode him, was one of the fastest horses in Europe. The four "babies" sold by Major Christenson are : Cannon Shot, br. c, by War Shot rurcr, by Sir Dixon. First Shot, b. f, by "War Shot Monaco Belie, by Prince of Monaco. Double Shot, br. c, by War Shot Belle Shot, by Cedars trome. Overshot, br. f, by War Shot Nuns Veiling, by St. Angelo. The three still in the Christenson barn are a brown filly from the High Order mare Countess Joan ; a brown colt from the Rightful mare Salt Water, and a brown filly from the St. Avonicus mare Amada. War Shot is a finely formed brown of the No. 13 family, seven years old, and has "stamped" all of his offspring with his own conformation.

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