After Mare Carabosse: G. W. Wingfield Desirous of Purchasing Well-Bred English Racer Now at Tanforan, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-18


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AFTER MARE CARABOSSE G. W. Wingfield Desirous of Purchasing- Well-Bred English Racer Now at Tanforan. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., December 17. Tanforan is fast taking its place here, not merely as racing headquarters and training ground for the year round, but likewise as a sort of Tattersalls, where sales arc negotiated between fanciers of the thoroughbred. "Swapping" horses and buying and selling are nearly as old as racing itself and breeders out this way are veiy human when it comes to efforts to get hold of some mare or stallion that "looks good" to them. That they do not always realize their hearts desire Avas forcibly illustrated by the failure of George Wingfield, owner of Neveda Stock Farm, to acquire the mare Carabosse from George Lane of the Bar U Ranch. Alberta. Mr. Wingfield was familiar enough with the blood lines of the five-year-old daughter of Fairy King and Cyrene and when he saw her at Tanforan he was more anxious than ever to buy her. Racing secretary Robert F. Leighton of the Pacific Coast Jockey Club was of the opinion that Mr. Lane would sell the mare, which is usually known as the "turf queen of the Pacific coast" by reason of her victories at Brighouse Park and Hastings Park last summer and fall. The owner was communicated with up in Canada and arrangements made for the continuance until Mr. Lanes arrival here. Carabosse has been gojng along nicely under the care of John Franklin and "Bill" Hafley at the track down the peninsula and much to her owners delight worked in fine I manner on the training track at Tanforan in his presence. The distance was undetermined, as there are no posts as yet at Tanforan, either on the main course or the exercise track. The mare was sent three times round the training track and the long jauni did not particularly distress her. Mr. Lane nominated Carabosse for the Coffroth Handicap and Tijuana Cup and by the trial became more convinced than ever he had the probable winner of the valuable stakes. Mr. Wingfield wanted Carabosse for the breeding paddock, but in arriving at a price he thought was right Mr. Lane took into consideration the racing ability of the mare and the amount she is likely to win in the next year or two. The owner of the big ranch has an idea the daughter of Fairy King and the Cyllene mare Cyrene might do well in the Toronto Cup next year and in other severe tests for thoroughbreds. "Bob" Leighton conveyed the figure to Mr. Wingfield at which the mare could be purchased and the master of Nevada Stock Farm did not take her. Carabosse was in a shipment of fashionably bred mares from England several years ago to the ranches of the Prince of Wales, the Earl of Minto and George Lane. She I proved herself a possessor of good speed and stamina of the highest in taking the feature races in British Columbia racing. It was easy for her to pack 130 pounds or so, with "feathers"- on the backs of her opponents, and win pulling up. The mares De Beers and Laggan were to have been turned over to Mr. Wingfield with Carabosse if he had j agreed to George Lanes terms. They came over with her from England. Mr. Wingfield is always looking round for representatives of the Cyllene line, having been so favorably impressed by the stud showing of his stallion Atheling II., a son of the Cyllene mare Wood Daisy, and his stallion Honeywood, a son of the Cyllene horse Polymelus. The five-year-old mare Wick, recently purchased at Newmarket by E. R. Bradley, is a daughter of Atheling II.s dam, showing other breeders are appreciative of Cyllene blood.

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