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Five Matrons Slip Dead Twins Sired by Big Game ! Incident Attracting Unusual Attention; Mares Royally Bred By Special Correspondent NEWMARKET, England.— At the recent race meeting here, a widely discussed topic was the confirmed report that five mares mated with the National Studs young sire, Big Game, in 1944, had slipped dead twins j this season. Big Game, bay son of Bah- ; ram — now at stud in America — and Myro- | bella, won the 1942 Two Thousand Guineas and Champion Stakes. This unique, possibly a record, incident I of five mares slipping dead twin foals to the same sire in one season has attracted unusual attention, because the mares are real blue bloods and well known. They ; include the 1942 One Thousand Guineas, Oak and St. Leger winner. Sun Chariot, and Carette, dam of the Blue Peter yearling, Shore All, who sold for 6,200 at the present rate of exchange, at the Newmarket September sales last year. Sun Chariot, daughter of Hyperion and Clarence, and Carette, daughter of Pha-laris and Daumont, are matrons at the National Stud, where Big Game holds court. The third mare is the young Marcy, by Fair Trial, out of Pip Emma, purchased by trainer Jack L. Jarvis for 0,400 at the last Newmarket December sales. The others are Fireplace, dam of the good winner, Blue Smoke, and Fichu, by Colombo, out of Filastic, dam of the good winner, Filator. The only other notable son of unbeaten Bahram, sire of Big Game, at the stud is Turkhan, standing in Ireland. In 1943 and 1944 one of his mates had a dead foal or slipped twins. That, however, proves little. On the male side. Blandford. grandsire of Big Game, there have been few.TTany, , twins for several generations. Myrobella, Big Games dam. later was bred to Bahram, to which she slipped twins. Dola-bella, dam of Myrobella, had no twins but , bar dam. Gondolette, produced twins twice to the 1911 St. Leger Stakes winner Swyn-ford. She was the ancestress of Selene, one of whose granddaughters, Hecate, had twins. : Caretta and Mercy, respectively, had a chestnut colt and a bay filly, both sired by Big Game, in 1944. Fireplace had a chestnut colt by Blue Peter, which Derby hero was also the- sire of a chestnut colt, the first produce of Sun Chariot. Fichu, in 1944. had a bay colt by Diplomat, which youngster died. Fichu is by the Two Thousand Guineas winner, Colombo, who had several mates who slipped twins. Filastic, her dam. was free of twins, but the next dam, Felkington, slipped twins by Tetratema in 1928. Neither the dam nor the grandam had twins, but the third dam. Post Haste, foaled dead twins to the Derby winner Captain Cuttle in -1925. Sun Chariot, for three generations down to Blanche, dam of Blandford. had no twins in her family. Her grandam. Nuns Veil, produced only three foals. Caretta also appears free from twins in her female , line. It is worthy of mention that her grandam, Tillywhim, was the only foal of her third dam, Red Rose. i The stallion Diligence appears in the I I pedigrees of Sun Chariot and Caretta. He j j ! was sired by Hurry On, a line which carried the twin-bearing penchant, as evidenced by Captain Cuttle, son of Hurry On. For three generations, there were no twins in the female line of Fireplace.