Macomber Mares Arrive: Forty Head from Celebrated Haras Du Quesnay Unloaded Excellent Condition, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-04


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1 1 ; MACOMBER MARES ARRIVE Forty Head from Celebrated Haras du Quesnay Unloaded Excellent Condition. NEW YORK, N. Y., December 3. Forty brood mares, carrying the best blood of France and England, from the Haras du Quesney of A. K. Macombcr, have arrived in this country and are now quartered at Belmont Park there to await their appearance in the sales ring December 15. Dr. Mason, assistant to Dr. R. W. Mo-Cully, inspected the consignment .which was in charge of Delbert Reiff, and pronounced the animals in excellent condition. To avoid huge masses of ice already appearing in the north Atlantic, the Olen took a circuitious course, which made the trip unusually long. A feature of the unloading was the necessity to lift each horse out of the hold separately. When unloaded from the setamer they were immediately placed in vans and started at once for the private barns of Mr. Macomber at the Nassau County course. The fact that this is the largest single consignment of thoroughbred mares ever brought to the United tSates has attracted a great deal of attention. The value of the blood to the thoroughbred industry of the United States at a time when there is a shortage in the American bloodstock market cannot be overestimated. Most of the mares are young, and many of them are with foal for the first time. Nearly all carry strains of blood that will furnish a direct out-cross for American sires. This is particularly true of those of the famous Le Sancy family, whose chief exponent is Maintenon, which was at the head of Haras du Quesnay during the life of its former owner, the late William K. Vander-bilt. Several of the mares in the consignment are by Maintenon, while others have been bred to him. This family is highly prized in England, where It is best known through the expoits of Roi Herode and his ants, especially The Tetrarch.

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