Big Chance for Breeders: Seen in Coming Sale of Macomber Brood Mares at Durlands Academy December 15, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-12


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BIG CHANCE FOR BREEDERS Seen in Coming Sale of Macomber Brood Mares at Durlands Academy December 15. NEW YORK, N. Y., December 11. Visitors to the Macomber stable at Belmont Park, where the consignment of thoroughbred mares from the Haras du Quesnay will remain until the day before the auction at Durlands Riding Academy, where they will be sold, find difficulty in selecting the most desirable members cf the consignment. Those dam3, having a strong infusion of Dollar and Le Sancy blood bred to purely English horses like Hollister and War Cloud, sons of Suntar and Polymclus, respectively, and to Star Hawk, another son of Sunstar, whose dam runs to good stout old-fashioned American families, are receiving considerable attention from breeders largely because these horses had established their quality in hard I fought races in this country before they were sent abroad. Their blood lines and individuality make them worthy of the best opportunities in the work of reproduction. On the other hand, the mares that have been bred to Maintenon, Prestige, Sea Si k and McKinley, have their friends because they are purely representative of an establishment with a world-wide reputation for the achievements of its product. Each of the horses named was a mighty race horse. All but the young horse McKinley are proven successes in the stud, the latter being too young to have any progeny old enough to race. Aside from the lines peculiarly his own, Mr. Macomber is giving American breeders a fine opportunity to strengthen their studs through the introduction of such staying blood as comes through Spearmint, Sardana-pale, Negofol, Bruleur, Prince Palatini Tc r-loisk, Izard II., Riry aux Larmes, Sandy Hook, Ukko and other horses whos-. h n rs have been won over the most trying courses and under conditions that tested them to the limit. It is the finest sort of help for th3 United States blood stock fanciers in a per od when the tendency to racing at short da- " tances has readied a height where its c t n-tinuance is a subject of grave concern to tne racing authorities. That a shortage of brood mares exists in the United States at the present time is attested by the recent registrations filed v itli the Jockey Club. It is going to tak many such consignments as that of Mr. Mac mbn-to put this country well on the way to the proud position it once occupied in the thoroughbred world. With winter racing wll established in Cuba, New Orleans, and California, the supply of horses is not sufficient to meet the demands. Either breeding operations must expand, or turfm?n will be compelled to import the finished prodiut from England and France. The value of the thoroughbred has ik ver been so high in tiie United States as at present. The extent of racing and the value of the stake and purse offerings sets the standard. It is the time for the established breeder to add to his holdings and f Oi tne farmer to realize that a good thorough! red mare is one of the best assets he can po: p us. That the breeders and fanciers cf l- country are alive to the situation is in ; c. d by the interest in the coming sre. isevv York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, J.lissouri, Maryland, Pennsylvat i x, Ohio, Massachusetts, California, NcvaUi, Texas and the Dominion of Canada will be represented at the ringside when Georgo A. Bain calls for a bid on the opening lot.

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