Visit to Rancocas Stud: Reveals some Young Foals of Royal Breeding, including One by Man O War, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-22


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VISIT TO RANCOCAS STUD Reveals Some Young Foals of Royal Breeding, Including One by Man o War. NEW YORK, N. Y., June 21.— On a recent morning at the Rancocas Stud in Burlington County, New Jersey, five mares and their foals were knee deep in the luxuriant grass of a five-acre paddock when visitors came to inspect them. The mares were Blue Glass, by Prince Palatine — Hour Glass II., by Rock Sand, Fair Priscilla, by Fair Play — St. Priscilla, by Rayon dOr, Vesper Hours, by Star Shoot — Sanctuary, by Broomstick, Epinglette, by Sardanapale — Safety Pin, by Adam and Inaugural, by Voter — Court Dress, by Disguise. As August Belmont, owner and breeder of the first named two, entered the paddock, a mouse-colored giant weanling, his face illuminated by a blaze, left the side of Blue Glass and walked inquiringly toward him. Born on April 28 and owning Man o" War as his sire, this youngster is one of the largest thoroughbreds for his age that the writer has ever seen. Possessing the bulk of a draft colt, his powerful quarters, gaskins and arms loaded with muscle and i with knees and hocks prophetic of the colts i size and power at maturity, this juvenile pleased his breeder to the utmost. He has a strain of Rock Sand on both sides of his pedigree and will be a brown or black in color at maturity. A chestnut filly by Hourless— Fair Priscilla, is as dainty and feminine as the Man o War colt is masculine. A neck of unusual length is I joined to a beautifully sloping shoulder. Her j back is short and the loin powerful. Her hind leg is not as straight as that of the Man o War colt, but she will race if there , is anything in looks. Her head is beautiful. bread between the eyes, with well placed ears that are a trifle larger than the ordi- j nary — a good omen in the opinion of some j experts who say that fillies with big ears I I raio well. Both Fair Priscilla and Blue ! Class, the former a sister to Priscillian and ; I the latter a half-sister to Hourless, are visiting Gray Lag and will, at the close of the season, return to the Nursery Stud. Inaugural, owned by Harry Payne Whitney, is also at Rancocas to be bred to Grey ! Lag. She is an exquisite mare, a dark chart- nut in color with quality in every line, and her filly by Whisk Broom II. is a sister to j I Whiskaway. It would be difficult to find a . handsomer mare in foal or a matron, age j considered, that has been as prolific or pro- . j duoed as many good winners as this blooming daughter of Voter. At fourteen years of age she has produced ten foals and is the | j dam of Whiskaway, Flags. Panoply. Crocus, Flagstaff, Initiate and Hanky Panky, all stake winners. Her foal, by Grey Lag, should be a good one. Vesper Hours, though only fifteen hands high, is a typical Star Shoot and her foal J by Lucullite is a strapping youngster as full of mischief as a school boy. He fraternized With the visitors, nipping arms and legs impartially when not teasing the younger, but sturdier colt from Blue Glass. The latter stood his ground in a way that showed he was able and willing to take care of himself. The filly by Lucullite — Kpinglette is a real beauty. She has plenty of size and a smooth quality that makes her a general favorite. She and the Vesper Hour colt furnish splendid credentials for Lucullite as a sire. Epinglette, a blood bay with black legs, is a perfect type of brood mare and, as her dam is by Adam, one of the best sons of Flying Fox, her breeding leaves nothing to be desired.

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