Please American Breeders: Much Satisfaction Over Success of French Colt Epinard.; Also Pleased Over Prestige of Prince Galahad--Both Have American Pedigrees Tracing to Nursery Stud., Daily Racing Form, 1923-01-09


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PLEASE AMERICAN BREEDERS Much Satisfaction Over Success of French Colt Epinard Also Pleased Orer Prestige of Prince Gala ¬ had Both Hare American Pedigrees Tracing to Jfursery Stud NEW YORK N T January 8 American breeders of bloodstock are deriving consider ¬ able satisfaction from the performances of the great French colt Epinard recognized as much the best of the juveniles on the con ¬ tinent the last autumn and the placing of the good fouryearold Prince Galahad at the head cf one of the most popular Irish studs Both have American affiliations and an analysis of their pedigrees cannot fail to bring comfort to the horse fanciers of the United States StatesThat That Epinards dam Epine Blanche Is a daughter of Rock Sand which was bred at the Nursery Stud of August Belmont and sent to France along with others during the period when racing was under fire in this country a decade since is in his favor but back of that mare is a line of stout blood tracing to the immortal Alice Hawthorne by Newminster It is the family of Hourless and a host of other great race horses Epine Blanche was from White Thorn by Nastur ¬ tium the giant half brother to Rhoda B by Hanover which gave Richard Croker his Epsom Derby winner Orby and the Ono Thousand Guineas winner Rhodora White Thorn was a fast mare but was troubled with rheumatism and Jack Joyner who had charge of the Belmont horses at the time was never able to get her to the post Her first foal by Hastings was the good per ¬ former Hawthorne winner of fourteen races in 1912 as a twoyearold twoyearoldThe The third dam of Epinard Thorn Blossom was by imported Martenhurst which was from Eye Sweet by Galopin so there was a reason for the presence of Eugene Leigh who trains Epinard for L Werthcim the mil ¬ lionaire shop keeper of Paris at the recent Newmarket sales When he bought the Rock Sand mare Sands of Time whose dam Won by Waiting is a daughter of Galopin breed ¬ ers knew he was after pay dirt That Sands of Time will be sent along with Epine Blanche to Badajoz the sire of Epinard in the hope that the nick will be found as suc ¬ cessfully with the Galopin blood as close up as it shows In the pedigree of his recent pur ¬ chase is taken for granted grantedDESCENDANT DESCENDANT OF OPTIMIST OPTIMISTBadajoz Badajoz is a son of Cost which was got by Callistrate a son of Canbyse and Ameri ¬ can interest in his pedigree is manifested through the fact that Mars the sire of Cit ronelle the dam of Callistrate is by the Lexington Jiorse Optimist taken to France during the Civil War after a period of rac ¬ ing in England in the colors of that daring speculator and astute horseman Richard Ten Broeck BroeckOptimist Optimist was bred by A Keene Richards at Georgetown Ky and was foaled in 1857 He was out of one of the fortyfive mares by imported Glencoe recorded in volume 1 of the American Stud Bock He raced in Eng ¬ land as a two and threeyearold with indif ¬ ferent success his best performance in the latter year being a second in the Cesarewitch to Dulcibella beating twentyfive others Mr Ten Boeclc had planned a great coup which just failed to come off offAs As a fouryearold Optimist won five races out of nine starts most of them with George Fordham in the saddle He won the Ascot Stakes at two and a half miles the Palatine Continued on twelfth page PLEASE AMERICAN BREEDERS Continued from first page Cup Stakes and other good events turning the tables on Dulcibella on more than one occasion and the third to his stable com ¬ panion Starke by Wagner for the Goodword Cup Optimist won four out of eight races in 1SC2 as a fiveyearold and beat all the top weights in the Cambridgeshire though just outside the money to a lot of light ¬ weights the placed horses having an average of ninetyfive pounds in the saddle Taken to France and placed in the stud there is satisfaction in this day and generation when he would be classified as a halfbred by both the English and French turf authorities to find his name in the pedigree of the best twoyearold in France FranceTRACE TRACE TO HENRY OF NAYARRE NAYARREIn In the case of Prince Galahad American claims are equally direct and the female line runs to one of the stoutest of our oldfash ¬ ioned families This horse changed hands at the recent Newmarket sale for 36500 He is by Prince Palatine son of Persimmon and Lady Lightfoot by Isinglass from Decagone by Martagon The next dam High Feather was by Henry of Navarre one of the stout ¬ est and truest race horses that ever looked through a bridle Like Epine Blanche High Feather is a produce of the Nursery Stud and she was in turn from High Tea by the stayer imported Rayon dOr The next dam was the famous old matron Ella T by War Dance DanceElla Ella T gave the world one of the greatest campaigners the turf has ever known In Ban ¬ quet winner of 118535 in 166 races of which he won sixtytwo He was second in fortytwo and third in twentythree She also produced the good stake horse Tea Tray a brother to Banquet If the presentday values of turf prizes prevailed in the period when Banquet was racing he would have been one of the greatest money winners of all times timesThe The career of Prince Galahad in the stud in Ireland will be watched with interest by American breeders who have an abiding faith in the families that have made racing history wherever they had a chance to show their quality

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