Fire at Rancocas: Forty-Two Valuable Thoroughbreds Perish in Flames, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-16


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FIRE AT RANCOCAS « Forty-Two Valuable Thoroughbreds Perish in Flames. ♦ Stallions Inchcape and Cirrus with Twenty-Eight Brood Mares and Eleven Foals Destroyed. • JOBSTOWN. N. J.. April 15.— One of tho most disastrous fires in the history of the American turf destroyed forty-two valuable thoroughbreds at Harry Sinclairs Kancocas Farm here last night. Th? stallions Inch-cape and Cirrus, twenty-eight mares and eleven foals perished. No insurance was1 carried on the horses. In addition to the above-mentioned stallions the fine filly Edict, three-year-old daughter of Jim Gaffney and Royal Message, winner of the Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga last year, was mong the horses destroyed. She had been bred this spring, as had all of the other mares whicli were destroyed. The fire was discovered about 1 :30 Saturday night. John Cochran, stud groom and brood mare manager at the farm, had left the barn just fifteen minutes before. The frenzied neighing of one of the mares apprised him that something was wrong. He hurried to the barn and discovered that fire had started in two places widely separated from each other. Cochran immediately sent a fire alarm to Columbus, N. J., two miles away, and the chemical engine arrived within a siiort time. There was no chance, however, to save any of the slock in the barn. Nearly all of the mares, foals and stallions in the doomed building were suffocated by the dense smoke before the flames reached them. 0 ESTIMATE OF LOSS. Mr. Sinclair and trainer S. C. ILldreth were at a loss to explain the origin of the fire. They also refused to make any estimate of the monetary loss, although Mr. Sinclair expressed his feeling that the loss of the valuable blocd stock, which it has taken him some years to accumulate, will retard the Kancocas breeding operations seriously. The following were some of the horses destroyed in the fire: Inchcape, ch. h. 5. by Friar Rock — Rose of Gold, liy To| Gallant. Cirrus. ! . h, 7, by Tracery — Morningside, by Meddler. Nightmare, h. f. 4. by Dick Iinnell Martha Palmer, by Sempronius. Passing Shower, b. m. 7, by Oriiiondale — fMH, by Hamburg. Restraint. l . f. 4, by Jack Atkin— Lottie Starr. by F.ihelbert. Oriana, b. m, 9, by Bassetluw — Lady Ietz. by Hanover. Pictons lrida. br. m, 11, by Pieton— Mrs. Itowes, by Matchmaker. Royal Kusign. b. in, S, by tltimus — Banorella. by Bannockbtiin. Sidius. b. f, 4. by Zeus— Ryoln, by Mexican. Suweep. b. f, 4. by Sweep- Iridescence, by Peter Pan. Tapiola. b. m, 22, by The Commoner— Catalpa. by Hindoo. Florenza. b. f. 2. by Peter Pan -Florence. IMcardy. ch. f. 2. by Pennant Itose of Uoses. Annaly, br. f. 3. by Tha Finn -Dolly Higgins. Autumn II., br. m, 11, by St. Frusqiiiu Cornfield, by Isinglass. Broompa e. b. f. 3. by Brooiistii k Kthel Pace. Budana. b. or br. t. 4. by Zeus Buda. by Sweep. Cherryola. ch. m, 15, by Tanznieister — Lust Cherry, by Sir Dixon. Edict, b. f, 3, by Jim Gaffney Basal Message, by Star Shoot. Fanfare, b. f. 3, by Zeus Frances, by Singleton. Genie W., br. m. 5, by Star Shoot Pamela, by Hamburg. Hourbel. br. f, 3. by Hourless Belgravia. by It ii Brush. Wedding Cake, blk. m, 6. by Rock View - I.atona, by Sain. High Vale. b. m. S, by Hastings Sand Yah, by Rock Sand. Dode. blk. f, 3. by Celt Mimesis. Lhpiette. b. in, 11. by lertti I-iyette, by Carlton. Miss Crittenden, ch. m. 17. by Royal Flush ill. — ■ Dainteous. by Del Paso. Mazeppa. b. f. 3. by Spanish Prince II. AVaina- moiueu, by The Commoner.

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