Royal Canopys New Home: Noted English Stallion Safely Reaches Capt. P. M. Walkers Stud Farm in Virginia, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-22


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j ROYAL CANOPYS NEW HOME Noted English Stallion Safely Reaches Capt. P. M. Walkers Stud Farm in Virginia. NEW YORK, N. Y., Jan. 21: Word has been received at the offices of the Jockey Club that the English stallion Royal Canopy arrived safely at the Pagebrook Stud of Capt. I. M. Walker and is now in line condition after his voyage across the Atlantic in the steamship Mississippi. Royal Canopy was one in the million-dollar cargo of thoroughbreds landed here last week and came through to his new home in Virginia without a scratch. Photographs of him, taken in Virginia directly after his arrival, reveal that he is a much more impressive animal than could be gathered by looking at him in his cramped and dark quarters on shipboard. " He is an unusually big and line horse, standing 16.2 hands. Like Stefan the Great, imported last fall by Joseph E. Wideiler, Royal Canopy is a gray. Ho is by Rpi Herode Cream o the Sky and is ten years old, having been foaled in 1914. After being twenty-two days on shipboard he weighed 1,270 pounds when he landed in this country. Royal Canopy has not had much opportunity to demonstrate his worth in the stud, although he has already sent some line performers to the races. Among the best known of these is the crack two-year-old of last year, Purple Shade, which ran and won in England in 1923 under 134 pounds. Royal Canopy should prove a valuable addition to our blood stock. .

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