Mistress of Mt. Pleasant Farm Turns to Production of Mules: Activities at Maryland Stud Geared to War Needs Thoroughbred Not Eclipsed, Daily Racing Form, 1942-05-26


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Mistress of Mt. Pleasant Farm Turns to Production of Mules Activities at Maryland Stud Geared to War Needs-Thoroughbred Not Eclipsed COCKEYSVILLE, Md., May 25. At Mrs. i Van Lear Blacks Mt. Pleasant Farm near j here, . where at one time only thoroughbreds were bred, the changes of these war-torn days have brought about another phase of breeding, that of mules. Mrs. Black continues to breed thoroughbreds, but as she is the only person for 1 miles around owning a jack stallion her place is fast becoming a popular spot with farmers desirous of mating thoroughbred and three-quarter mares for production of 1 mules. The long-eared members of the equine kingdom and once the forgotten animal, have come into their own through the need of agriculturists to employ a substitute ! for tractor and other gasoline-propelled 1 farm implements. The substitute, of course, is the mule. Instead of being scorned, the lowly mule ; : is now- the rage. Farmers throughout the land are using the hard-working beast : more and more, and being advised by the U. S. Department of Agriculture of the ways of the mule which are numerous; all stubborn. State universities are also en- v deavoring to aid the farmer by fostering teamsters courses. All in alU the rural sections of the country are mule conscious. Mrs. Blackjack is a sturdy old fellow of Spanish origin. Weighing about 700 pounds and about thirteen years old, which is not old for such an animal, the Castilian gentleman is doing yeoman duty. The mistress of Mt. Pleasant reports that he has served numerous thoroughbred mares, as well as cold blooded individuals". He has even been bred to a Percheron mare. Four Thoroughbred Foals The breeding engagements of the jack, humorously called "The Admiral" by Mrs. Black, does not represent all the breeding activities at the farm. Thoroughbred propagation is being continued. Four filly foals to date constitute this years crop. They are a brown daughter of Morgil Irish Girl; bay, by Sir James Princess Peri, and two chestnuts, the get of Dauber, from the mares Armadale and Furr Buckle. Three of the mares that have already foaled, Armadale, Furr Buckle and Princess Peri, were bred to Airflame. Kosan, in foal to Sir James, and Brightest, due to foal to Morgil, will be mated with the stallion son of Ariel who proved so popular in his first season at stud. Airflame stands at Adolphe Pons Country Life Farm, near Bel Air, Md. The matrons going to Airflame are comparatively young. They have had but one or two offspring to reach the races thus far. Three are represented by two-year-olds. Armadale, a daughter of Epinard Shenanigan, by Hourless, has a juvenile colt named Spin Along, he by Bud Lerner. Brightest, the get of Crimper from the Brilliant mare Brilliance, has the colt Strung High, by High Strung. Princess Peri, sired by Dunlin Perilous, she by Danger Rock, is represented by the filly Misidentic, by Identify. In addition, Princess Peri has a yearling named Periponne, a chestnut daughter of Legume. Other yearlings at the nursery are Battery B, a chestnut colt by Dauber Brightest; Bridgette, bay filly by Legume Irish Girl; Apeeo, chestnut filly by Petee-Wrack Playstar, and Cavalette. a brown-coated filly by Cavalcade fron. the Playfellow mare, Scarlet, the last matron served by the son of Lancegaye before he died.

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