Displaying Much Interest: American Breeders See Great Opportunity in Macomber Sale, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-26


view raw text

DISPLAYING MUCH INTEREST American Breeders See Great Opportunity in Macomber Sale. Best of English and French Families Represented In Brood Marcs Being Shipped Hero to Bo Sold at Durlands. NEW YORK, N. Y., November 26. Breeders of thoroughbreds in the United States are manifesting the greatest interest in tho shipment of French brood mares from the famous Haras du Quesnay of A K. Macomber, which are to be sold by George Bain on the evening of Friday, December 15, at Durlands Riding Academy in New York City. These mares, forty in number, are now on the water, having left the Belgian port of Dunkirque on the 14 th aboard tho steamer Olen, which was chartered by the Furness Line for the occasion. They represent the best English and French families from the noted stud which the late W. K. Vander-bilt founded. Included in the offering are a few mares that were acquired by J. E. Widener two years ago. Mr. Widener is another breeder who has never let money stop him when he wanted a particular mare. Mr. Macomber is sure that the individuality of this years offerings, which represent an overflow of a rapidly increasing surplus of his French establishment, will appeal to the bloodstock fanciers of this country, many of whom picked up great bargains at the draft from the same stud in 1921. The fact that many of these mares never raced, owing to the war, is in the opinion of experts a point in their favor. Major August Belmont is considered as successful as any breeder in the United States. His practice is to send a number of untried dams to the stud every year. The results obtained at the Nursery Stud attest the soundness of such a policy. With blood lines and individuality present the chance to achieve success when breeding to untried dams is better than to Continued on second page. DISPLAYING MUCH INTEREST Continued from first pace. individuals that have been raced hard over a period of years. Racing men will find among the three-year-olds that were out the past year fine prospects and some of them, no doubt, will be acquired for active participation in the sport next year. Chief among these is the good winner Hellebore, a gray daughter of Isard II. Habana, by Rabelais, which also produced La. Hatelle, a winner of 110,000 francs. Another good one is Eudora, by Maintenon Isadora H. by Flying Fox or Imprenable, which was not bred last spring and is ready to go into training next year. Still another good prospect is the three-year-old winner La Tafna, by Royal Eagle, from the dam of Tchad. The latter" is a winner of the French Derby. Yet another is Sekina, by LOiseau Lyre, son of Gallinule Miss Ronald, dam of Minto and Irak, by Bay Ronald. Conspicuous among the lovely mares of more mature age are Sprocket, by Spearmint, from the 1,000 Guineas winner, Winkipop, by William the third ; La Candeur, by Sardan-apale, Mise, by Rabelais; Kick In, by Buckwheat, Fornia and GIossop, by Prestige ; Fortuna, by Negofol ; Isadora II., by Flying Fox or Imprenable, one of bis good sons. Palestra, by Prince Palatine, whose second dam is a sister to Domino, and which cost Mr. Macomber ?10,000 in England ; Raindrop and Sandblast, by Maintenon, War Love, by Spanish Prince II., whose second dam produced Sundridge and Scramble, by Le Melior, from Tangle, by Meddler, great race mare and noted producer. Ameircan breeders have the opportunity of a lifetime to replenish their studs with the choicest of foreign dams. That they will avail themselves of it, is indicated in the inquiries about the consignment, which are coining from every part of the United States and Canada.

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1920s/drf1922112601/drf1922112601_1_6
Local Identifier: drf1922112601_1_6
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800