South Americans Buy Derby Winner: Pont Ieveque Exported to Argentina; Five-Year-Old Has Unusual Pedigree, Daily Racing Form, 1942-06-30


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1 South Americans Buy Derby Winner Pont YEveque Exported To Argentina; Five-Year-Old Has Unusual Pedigree Special Correspondence NEWMARKET, England. Pont IEveque, winner of the New Derby of 1940, has been sold to an Argentine syndicate for a reported price of 50,000. The French-bred five-year-old is the sixth English Derby winner to be exported in the same number of years, having been preceded abroad by Blenheim H., Bahram, Mahmoud, Camer-onian and Coronach. The first three went to the United States, Cameronian to Argentina and Coronach to New Zealand. Pont IEveque is by far the most unusually bred of the sextet, as Blenheim and and Barham are both by Blandford, with Mahmoud being a son of Blenheim, while Cameronian is by Pharos and Coronach by y Hurry On, all popular stallions. Pont IEveque, named for a .town in northern France famous for a brand of cheese, is a son of Barneveldt. The latter won the Grand Prix de Paris of 1931 in the colors of the vicomte Max de Rivaud, ridden by the steeplechase rider, M. Fruhinsholtz. Barneveldt beat Baron Edouard de Rothschilds Taxodium and Marcel Boussacs Tourbillon in a furious finish, and many observers thought that Charlie Elliott had committed one of his rare errors in judgment in making a premature move with Tourbillon. Beats Tourbillon Again Two weeks earlier Barneveldt had finished third- in the French Derby, beaten about four lengths by Tourbillon, with Bru-ledur splitting them. However, another two weeks after the Grand Prix, Barneveldt beat Tourbillon six lengths in the Prix du President de la Republique. The track was fetlock deep in mud and Tourbillon had wasted away to a rack of bones. Barneveldt is probably the only first-rate horse sired by The Winter King and was at the head of the French two-year-old handicap. His sire is royally bred, being by Son-in-Law from Signorinetta, winner of the Epsom Oaks and Derby. Barneveldt was sold as a yearling at Deauville for 300,-000 francs. Pont IEveque is his only first-class son, but the war interrupted his career, which also had an earlier interruption. After one season at stud, in which he appeared to be sterile, he was returned to the races with mediocre success. Nothing resulted from his first stud venture, and his first offspring to race appeared in 1938. Ponteba, dam of Pont IEveque, is a gray mare with an interesting pedigree. She is a daughter of Belfonds, who was taken to the United States by Abram S. Hewitt, from Poet?s Star, dam of Pervencheres. This mare was also taken to the United States by Joseph E. Widener, where she threw Bartferybush and Iron Shot, but is better known as the granddam of Perifox and Olympus. English Opinion Of Pont IEveque himself, the English observer, V. R. Orchard, wrote after his Derby victory, "It may be recorded that Pont IEveque was probably as good a Derby winner as would be seen over any group of average years. Without, perhaps, , the class of a Hyperion or a Bahram, he , would undoubtedly rank with a Bois Rous-; sel or with those proved stayers of the 1928-30 period Felstead, Trigo and Blen-i heim. Owned and trained by Fred Darling, trainer of Watling Street, winner of this years New Derby, Pont IEveque beat Turk-; han and Lighthouse and 13 others in the I Derby, running the mile and one-half at Newmarket in 2:30. He was bred by Hi Morriss, who was offered, and refused, a ; half interest in him before the Derby. L

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