Meddler To Be Sold., Daily Racing Form, 1898-09-29


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MEDDLER TO BE SOLD SOLDThe Soothe The recent death of Mr W H Forbes leads to the disposal of the carefully selected horses of the Neponset Exponent breeding establishment They are all to be sold at Morris Park October 15 The most interesting feature of the occasion will be the sale of the famous sire Meddler and the general expectation is that he will bring a great prica rica Of this young and splendidly bred horse a contemporary says saysMeddler Meddler cost his late owner 75000 at public sale in London when the stable of Squire Abingdon Abandon Baird was disposed of so keen was the competition to secure the colt which had been unbeaten as a twoyear twofer old and was then on the threshold of his threeyearold career Through the death of the Squire Meddlers engagements had become void and Mr Forbes brought the colt to this country to place at the head of his stock farm in Massachusetts with what success the turf records of 1897 show for with scarcely an ex ¬ ception caption all of his twoyearold toehold representatives last season his first crop earned brackets the best being Previous which not only beat Ham ¬ burg last year but also finished in front of him this season for the Belmont Stakes Meddler is a grand individual and no horse ever im ¬ ported to this country had better cre acre ¬ dentials denials for the success as a sire which he has thus early demonstrated His sire St Gatian Gating like himself never knew defeat as a 2yearold At three he ran a dead heat for the Derby and subsequently won the Cesarewitch Cesar Handicap the Gold Vase at Ascot and the Jockey Club Cup at Newmarket Newark three consecu conspectus ¬ tive tie times His prestige was such that the Germans had to pay 70OCO to secure him for the stud Meddlers dam Busybody daughter of Petrarch Tetrarch winner of the Two Thou ¬ sand Guineas St Leger Leer and Gold Cup at Ascot etc was the crack mare of her day and sold at auction as a 3yearold for 14000 She was only beaten once when carrying top weight she met defeat by a head for the Dewhurst Demurest Plate Her victories included the One Thousand Guineas and Oaks Her dam the famous Spinaway Sinewy also won the One Thous Thus ¬ and Guineas andOaks anoraks as well as eight other races at three years of age and she in turn was a daughter of the renowned Queen Bertha the best mare of her day which also won the Oaks

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