Short Grass Stud Sale: Emil Herz to Dispose of Stallion Short Grass and Good Mares, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-05


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SHORT GRASS STUD SALE . Emil Herz to Dispose of Stallion L Short Grass and Good Mares. Dispersal to Take Place on February 22, and Farm, Formerly Known as Kingston, Will Be Included. On his return to Lexington from New York Emil Herz announced that the dispersal sale of his famous Short Grass Stud would be held on February 22. The decision of Mr. Herz to dispose of all his interests means the distribution of a remarkable band of fine young brood mares, while the farm itself is one of the best in Kentucky. The Corrigan and McKinney dispersal sale was one of the big thoroughbred transactions of the last dozen years, and it was at that sale that Mr. Herz purchased the famous old Kingston Farm. There the Corrigan and McKinney confederacy had established the most modern thoroughbred nursery that money could purchase. Mr. Herz paid 5910 an acre for the 237 acres that made up the property, and it was there that he established his imported stallion Short Grass. Kingston had long been famous in the breeding industry of Kentucky, and it was made even more famous by the short term of the Corrigan and McKinney tenancy. The dissolution of the partnership dispersed a wonderful band of thoroughbreds, but the improvements to the farm, costing 00,000, made it an ideal location for Mr. Herz to establish his breeding farm. DEVOTES ATTENTION TO BREEDING. Firm in the belief that Short Grass would make a tremendously successful stock horse Mr. Herz devoted all of his time to the breeding1 end, though it had been racing that had occupied most of his attention before he purchased Kingston. To carry on his breeding plans successfully he took in two partners of means, and now the dispersal comes from a dissolution of that partnership. Mr. Herz has bought out his partners, but it has incurred an expense that makes the sale imperative. Incidentally Short Grass did not measure up to expectations, and after he had been thoroughly tried Mr. Herz patronized several other sires and they are represented in the sale. These are Spanish Prince II., Star Hawk, Peter Pan. North Star III., All Gold, Wiidair, Jim Gaffney, Pennant and The Finn. With such sires it is inevitable that the crop will be a good one. There are sixteen mares in the list and I one has already foaled, while thirteen others j ; are heavy in foal. In addition to these there are six young imported mares that were not bred, ten yearlings and the stallion Short Grass. In addition to all this Mr. Herz has said that he will offer the farm and everything it contains, including the tools and the household furniture. Besides Short Grass the live stock is composed as follows : MARES IN FOAL. Adele, by Burgomaster Elizabeth D., by Charcot; in foal to Wiidair. Castle Douglas, by Lochryan Castle Jewel, by Simontault; in foal to Spanish Prince II. Christopbine, by Plaudit Kmma Xraunmiller, by Ksher; in foal to Star Hawk. Common Law, by The Commoner Brief, by Badge ; in foal to Peter Pan. Comsora, by The Commoner Ilawksora, by Hawks-wick; in foal to North Star III. Erla Lee, by Hindoo Bastanlc, by Bramble; in foal to All Cold. Gentlewoman, by Sain Homespun, by Hanover; in foal to Short Grass. Mana GraFs, by Short Grass Ida Claire, by Golden Maxim; in foal to "Wiidair. Continued on tenth page. 1 : : : I I 1 SHORT GRASS STUD SALE Continued from first page. Mary Powell, by Star Shoot Flora Pomona, by Florist; in foal to Jim Gaffney. Mary Belle, by Ballot Wing Ting, by Star Shoot; with foal by Pennant. Queens Loch, by Lochryan Queen of the Plains, by Salisbury; in foal to The Finn. Set Square, by Simon Square Scythia II., by The Sailor Prince; in foal to Star Tawk. Susie, by Lochryan Dingle, by St. Brendon; in foal to Chicle. Triple Crown, by Star Shoot Miss Kearney, by Planudes; in foal to The Finn. Fair Helen and Intrigue; not in foal. YOUNG ENGLISH MARES, NOT BRED. Air Cushion, by Feather Bed Vane Air, by Ayrshire. Balm, by. Swynford Melissa, by Rochester. Honest Lass, by Simon Square Xant Graw, by Marcovi. Lucky Flight, by Flying Orb Luck Star, by Sun-star. Home Star, by Sunstar Santa Cassa, by Symington. Ripple, by Adular Dimples, by Robert le Diable. The last two named ivere to be trained, others to be-bred this year. YEARLINGS. Bay filly, by Short Grass Mary Belle, by Ballot. Chestnut filly, by Short Grass Comsora, by The Commoner. Chestnut filly, by Short Grass Queens Loch, by Lochryan. Chestnut filly, by Short Grass Fair Helen. Chestnut colt, by Short Grass Castle Dougas, by Lochryan. Chestnut filly, by Short Grass Common Law, by The Commoner. Bay filly, by Short Grass Intrigue. Bay filly, by Short Grass Susie, by Lochryan. Bay filly, by Short Grass Christophine, by Plaudit. Brown filly, by Short Grass Mystic Owen.

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