Some Real Turf Bargains: Hon. George Lambton Tells of Horses That Won Many Races, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-18


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SOME REAL TURF BARGAINS ♦ Hon. George Lambton Tells of Horses that Won Many Races. ♦ Count I.elindcrfis Advice to Breeders of Thoroughbreds — When Slarter Delayed Bate Forty .Minutes. ♦ In the following article from the London Weekly Dispatch, the Hon. George Dambton tells of the exploits of a number of horses acquired by his employers at low prices which made excellent records in racing : In 189 1 Lord Derby really started to lay the foundations of the Knowsley Stud. At the sale of the Duchess of Montroses yearlings he bought Canterbury Pilgrim for ,000 and the brood mare Broad Coirie for ,000. The descendants of these mares have won many great races. At the same s-ale ho was also the under-bidder for Roquebrur.c. which won the New Stakes at Ascot, and was the dam of Bock Sand. He did not buy extensively that year, but I.rord Stanley and Sir Horace Farquhar — ■ the latter having joined the stable — bouglit several horpes. They wire lucky, for between them they bought some good ones, such as Melange, for .000 ; The Quack, .000 ; Golden Rule. ,000; Chiselhampton, ,000; Nouveau Biche, 50 ; Fast Sheen, ,000; all horses far above the average. 1 wish I could buy horses of that class now for such prices. COUNT LEHNDOUFF IX EXa.AM. At that time Count Lchndorff, manager of the Imperial Stud in Germany, was a great deal in lOngland. He was supposed to be the finest judge of blood stock in the world. He was a typical Prussian, a fine looking tall man. with rather an overbearing manner. I got to know him well, and learnt a great deal from him. He said to me one day : "There are three great things to bear in mind for the foundation of a stud. The first is soundness, the second is soundness, and the third is soundness." And that is the principle I have tried to follow all my life. Horace Farquhars favcrite hois; was Nou-veau Biche, a well-named colt by Carlton — Novice. He bought him himself, for when the horse went into the sale ring he was standing next to George Barrett, who happened to tell him that the sire and dam were two of the gamest horses h i had ever ridden. Horace liked the look of the colt and bought him, and he turned out a useful horse. He was late in coming to hand, and was no use over five furlongs. FAILED TO WIN AS JUVENILE. He did not win as a two-year-old, although we thought him a certainty for a s.-ven-furlong nursery at Liverpool, where he was left at the post. He won five good races as a three-year-old. He lived up to his stout breeding, for after being beaten a neck in the Queens Vase at Ascot he went to Newcastle the next week and won the North Derby and the Queens Plate of two miles. This hardy horse went on winning races till he was six years old. Chiselhampton was another good horse when he arrived at maturity. He never ran as a two-year-old. for he was continually going wrong in his back. Twice I had a sheep killed and the skin put on his lotns. an old-fashioned remedy. This eventually cured him completely, but left him sour in his temper. As a four-year-old he was a regular savage, but a good horse. I dont think I should ever have got a race out of him if it had not been for my jockey, Bickaby. and Bill Newman, my present traveling lad. The latter did him in the stable and rode him at exercse. I know before the York Summer Meeting I had nearly given him up. for we could not get him to start for any gallop. IUCKABY TAMES COLT. But one morning, when he had been playing up at the bottom of the Limekilns. Bickaby, who was on him, said, "Leave him to me; if I stop here till dark Ill get him to go." I cant say from memory how long he was there, but it was for some hours, and the horse three times got rid of his jockey, but "Pick" never let go, and at last he had him thoroughly beaten and did what he liked with him. After that Chiselhampton went to York for a handicap, where he was top weight. Owing to my train being late I pot to the course thirty-five minutes after the time aet for the race, the second on the card. As I went in I asked the man at the gate what had won. "Theyre not off yet," he said, "and Chiselhampton has been behaving like a mad horse." At that moment the bell rang and they were off, and my horse won in a canter. I wonder what the public would say now if the starter waited forty minutes for a I ad horse. It was frequently done in those days. On both these occasions Bickaby had fairly Wt about Chiselhampton, and the medicine did him good, for he then won three good handicaps running, ending up with the Liverpool Cup, beating a raging hot favorite of Percy Bewickes in General Peace, and giving him seventeen pounds. He was ridden by Sam Loates, who rode a fine but a severe race, and his temper was worse than ever afterward.

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