Xalapa Farm Mares Young: Matrons to be Sold Just Beginning Their Stud Careers, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-08


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I i i I , 1 j ! ; j XALAPA FARM MARES YOUNG Matrons to Be Sold Just Beginning Their Stud Careers. Horsemen Predict That New High Average Price Will Be Recorded Blood Lines Are Excellent. Horsemen who have examined the catalog for the dispersal sale of the Xalapa Farm Stable of Edward F. Simms, to be held by Fasig-Tipton Company in Squadron A armory on the evenings of December 10 and 11, freely predict that the ninety-seven brood mares included in the sale will bring a new high average for that class of bloodstock in this country. This estimate is based not entirely on the quality of blood lines represented, nor on the individuality of the mares, "though it is well known that they were selected by Mr. Simms aides after careful study and with no thought of expense. The point that horsemen were quick to note is that a majority of the mares are young just at the begin-I ning of their stud career and at an age when their value on the market will be at its highest. Indeed, some of them are almost too young for sale purposes, having gone into the stud so recently that they have not yet sent produce to the races and therefore have not that most potent factor in brood mare sales, winning sons and daughters. The extremely valuable blood lines they represent, how-, ever, and the fact that their stud careers are before and not behind them are expected to offset that lack of tangible proof of their productivity. AGE OF MARES. It is said that the Xalapa band of broodmares is the youngest in the country. This statement is justified after examining the catalog. Old mares are rare in the lot. Of the ninety-seven offered, only seventeen are over the age cf twelve, while forty of them are five, six and seven years old. The mares below the age of thirteen are divided as follows: Arc 3 -1 r 0 7 S 9 10 11 12 Number 4 2 3 5 15 20 12 0 ." S 0 American mares predominate, of course, but there are twenty-five imported ones in the lot, with French and English bloodlines of today about equally represented among them. The dozen mares in the sale brought from France by Mr. Simms are nearly all foals of 1917, and therefore only seven years old now. Consequently their names have not yet become familiar to American breeders, though the foreign lines ippearing in their pedigrees are instantly recognizable as those appearing in the most successful producers abroad. Mr. Simms increased his brood-mare band right up to the present year, as evidenced by the presence of several fillies that raced Continued on second page. XALAPA FARM MARES YOUNG Continued from first page. during the season just ended. This also was true of importation. One of the most recent importations in the lot, and the most interesting, is the four-year-old mare Portland Urn, by Son-in-Law Lady Portland, a winner and dam of two winners and a half-sister to the great Sunstar, winner of the Derby, Two Thousand Guineas, etc, and also a half-sister to Princess Dor-rie, winner of the One Thousand Guineas and The Oaks. Another imported mare of, a line in much demand abroad is the ssven-year-old Venice, by Marcoville, sire of Hurry On, the St. Leger winner that sired the Derby winner, Captain Cuttle, The One Thousand Guineas winner, Black, Golden Orb and many others. Marcovil gained new distinction as a broodmare sire through his daughter. Miss Mattie, the dam of Papyrus. Venices first yearling sent to the Saratoga sales was a filly by Eternal, for which Mrs. George B. Cox paid ,100 last August Another rich brcodlmare line in England is represented by the ten-year-old, Sabotiere, a daughter of the Kings derby winner. Minora. The latter produced Roubaix and other stake winners, but is chiefly notable as the sire of the dam of Tranquil, the mare that won the Thousand Guineas, Jockey Club Cup, Newmarket Oaks, Liverpool St. Leger and defeated Papyrus to win "the" St Leger at Doncaster. Marcs by him also produced Selene, winner of the Liverpool Autumn Cup, Eglington Stakes, etc. ; White Bud, winner of the Linconshire, Royal Fancy, winner of the Prince of Wales Stakes, and others. An imported mare of more familiar lines is Yeomanette, a six-year-old daughter of the English horse, Voter, that came to this country several years ago and won th. Metropolitan, Coney Island and Toboggan Handicaps, and sired Ballot and many great brood mares before being sold to France. Voter mares need no introduction. Probably the finest record held by a brood mare now in service in America is that of Voters daughter, Inaugural, who has given to the Harry Payne Whitney Stable Whisk-away, Flagstaff, Crocus, Panoply, Flags and Initiate. Other daughters of Voter have produced Campfire, Novelty, Gnome, Thunderstorm, Believe Idle Hour and many others. Also in the lot are the young French mares Almadine, by Verdun, and Almadine II., by Faucheur. The formers yearling colt by E ernal brought 6,000 from William Ziegler, Jr., at the Saratoga sales last summer, and the latters son by the same sire, brought 0,000. Among the American mares in the consignment that are well known to most breeders are : June Bug, dam of June Flower, winner Aberdeen Stakes and Pimlico Spring Juvenile Stakes. Crystal Maid, winner of Debutante and Clipsetta Stakes, Louisville Handicap, La-tonia Oaks, and dam of Honor, Poe, Crystal Day, Lady Fair Play and British Maid. Mille Fleurs, sister of Lord Brighton, Stan-wix and Margaret L. Fair Atalanta, sister of the Kentucky Derby winner, Worth, and dam of Bondage Niagara Stakes, Hamilton Cup, Potomac and Michigan Handicaps, etc. ; Georgie Harmoni-con, Kingston, Amityville handicaps ; Thes-saly Mineola Stakes, and the two-year-old of the current season. Dangerous. Little Rock, dam of Serapis and Haidee. Land League, dam of Hyperbole. Cowl, dam of Irish Abbess, Limerick, Inquisition and Knighthood. Jane Francis, winner of the Queen City Champion Stakes, and dam of Queen Diana. Even Break, dam of St Maurice Aberdeen Stakes. Largo, dam of Larghetto, Desperation, Corto and Skirmisher. Everdene, dam of Dolly Varden and Argo. Helen Marie, dam of Matches Mary and Helen Cook. Mileage, dam of Sergt. Yorke and Post Haste. Madame Herrmann, dam of Marie Datt-ner.

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