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j DEATH TAKES SIRE PISTOL Australia Loses One of Its Most Famous Stallions — Remarkable Record in Stud siiKiAi. cfii:RKSPONL ::xcr:. SYDNKY, X. S. W.. Australia. Heath ended the career of the twenty-nine-year-old sire Pistol on February 27. After ailing for some time, Pistol wa-i found to be in a bad way in the morning and. shortly afterwards, dropped dead. Imported to South Australia in 1901 by J. H. Aldridge. Pistol carried on operations at the Richmond Park Stud. Adelaide. In first prize money only. Pistol, as a race horse, won 6,995. His progeny first started racing in the 1907-8 season, and throughout his career. Pistol sired winners of 1.592 races and ,082,9S0 in stakes. Ip to the time of his death. Pistol was probably the oldest sire in Australia. It was only last Saturday week in South Australia that he sired a winning double — Healo and Jules Jordan. A bay horse, foaled in 1899. Pistol was by Carbine — Wenonah, by Calopin — Baa, by Incas — Fleada. by Hermit. His record at tin; stud for each season was as follows: No. u. Prize Year. Winners. Winv. Money Won. 1907 S 1 U;. I 7.02-1 l»os-9 is M is. ."..:o isae-is 17 XI 24.7.11 19111 II 24 H :S7,-M0 I9II 12 44 BB .13.S9.1 IM2-1S 44 111 71.9S1 191:: 14 29 8.1k r.i.o::o 1911 1.1 S.1 111 ili.Sl.l IP15-M 14 ISJ BBVMB ISK 17 .10 KM .14.SV1 19I7-1S 41 91 41.P11 IMS 19 4S 94 4.5.941 IPJP-SB -in Phi BS.SSS 1920 21 4t; !*» 71.29". 1S21-2S is 9K4 7.1. S21 IP3Z-2S 4.1 K7 71.111 1923 24 39 714 BB.43B r.rj4-2i PJ «7 r.7.-n.Mi isss-as n 7s .17.140 IPJB-SI 24 4S -1:!49.