La Lomita Rancho Is Owned By C. G. Patmon: Improvements Made to Nursery in Northern California--Brooklyn Holds Court at 454-Acre Place, Daily Racing Form, 1941-06-09


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LA LOMITA RANCHO IS OWNED BY CG PATMON PATMONImprovements Improvements Made to Nursery in Northern California Brooklyn Holds Court at 454Acre Place PlaceSACRAMENTO SACRAMENTO Calif June 7 Over Cal ¬ ifornias farflung territory jave been estab ¬ lished many thoroughbred ranches in recent years While the breeding fraternity knows it few others realize the amazing develop ¬ ments that have taken place because they seldom or ever pass through the regions in which farms are located Such a ranch is the La Lomita now becoming one of the show places of California nurseries It is the pride and joy of C G Patmon mining man who races a stable of horses It is near a town named Lockford about thirty miles south of Sacramento SacramentoThe The ranch which was established about twelve years ago came into P anons poses sion two years ago and the changes made since that time are a marvel to any person not versed in engineering During the last three months Patmon has had heavy road equipment working twentyfour hours a day on certain sections of the 45 acres clearing out jungles removing unnecessary trees lev ¬ eling grading and planting foddo for the thoroughbred colony he is rapidly enlarging The ranch house is one of the most charm ¬ ing in the state and therein the Patmons now make their home The surrounding surroundingI I gardens would stir the heart of any poet I poetI Over broad expansive acres are groves of oak trees that provide shade for the thor ¬ oughbreds now chiefly brood mares that roam its pasturage Throughout its mead ¬ ows or what will soon be meadows has been laid an extensive and expensive system of irrigation and drainage drainageCULTIVATE CULTIVATE VIRGIN ACRES ACRESIn In one section of seventy virgin acres the old tufted soil has been removed and the entire tract graded Here will be established eight fiveacre paddocks for horses of vari ¬ ous sexes and ages The fertility of the soil is evidenced in the rich prolific fodder and the fact it produces from twentyfive to thir ¬ tyfive tons of tomatoes per acre and from thirteen to fourteen tons of alfalfa In one area of forty acres there is weil under way a field of Sedan grass which will next year be given over to Kentucky blue grass and clo ¬ ver Patmon having been inspired by the success of a similar venture near Oakdale a few miles to the south southThe The new foals at La Lomita consist of six colts and a filly all by the La Lomita sire j Brooklyn son of Blue Larkspur and Knock aney Bridge by Bridge of Earn out of a Sunshot mare One of the me interesting is the tendayold son of Carvola daughter of Carlaris and Volga which four or five years ago was a successful race mare There is also a colt by Brooklyn from Below Zero daughter of Tryster and Low Degree Below i Zero was the mare on which a Mi Western gambler bet over 200000 in a race a few I years ago agoj j Other colts are from Shasta Fox by Tracer out of a mare by The Manager from I Shasta Speed by Harmonique Fastep by Zeus the dam of Red Cent from Shasta Time dam of Alex the Great and Junior Pan and from Amneris daughter of Masked I j Marvel II and an Hourless mare The one I filly is from a daughter of Alexander Pan I tages and Shasta Rose the latter the dam of I the good runner Lloyd Pan PanKILMER KILMER MARES IN BAND BANDAmong Among the thirty or forty brood mares that have been assembled at La Lomita are I three that were purchased at the Zilmer dis ¬ persal sale last fall They are Gamonia by Fair Play out of Franconia by Sweep and therefore a full sister to Stagecraft dam of Sceneshifter and Stagehand Sunaibi by Sun Briar out of Missinaibi the mother of Chance Sun and Sun Pantica daughter of Sun Briar from the Fair Play mare Pantica PanticaFacchina Facchina daughter of The Porter has a yearling by Sim Portland There are two other yearlings both by Alexander Pantages from Shasta mares maresGamonia Gamonia is in foal to Neddie All the mares that foaled this spring with the addi ¬ tion of another due in a week as well as I twenty other mares have been bred to Brooklyn BrooklynBrooklyn Brooklyn now seven of princely bearing high of spirit but withal an equine gentle ¬ man stands slightly over sixteen hands and weighs 1190 pounds Patmon frequently rides the horse to keep him in condition the wealth of which is reflected in his gleam ¬ ing satiny hide hideIn In his efforts to build up a high class suc ¬ cessful breeding farm Patmon has one prin ¬ ciple in particular to which he is inalienably bound and that is one can procure the finest of sires and best brood mares in all the land but if one does not feed them properly ones efforts will be wasted Personally I would no more think of feeding my mares and growing foals on trash that is entirely lacking in the essentials their bodies must have than I would think of eating it my ¬ self he stated statedThe The grass alfalfa and other fodder now of the finest quality Patmon hopes to sup ¬ plement with waving fields of the famous Kentucky blue grass in 1942 If I do not get results then it will be for reasons other than lack of proper nourishment he added

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