Imps Last Appearance, Daily Racing Form, 1902-09-10

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IMPS LAST APPEABANCE. Imp, the noted black mare by Wagner Fondling, the most popular thoroughbred that ever looked through a bridle, made her last appearance in New York last Friday, when she was placed under the hammer with her dam Fondling and her half-brother in the Fasig-Tipton Companys paddocks opposite the Sheepshead Bay track. This well-known winner was purchased by E. A. Tipton of the Fasig-Tipton Company, and she will be sent to John Maddens Hamburg Place farm in Kentucky, where she will be bred to Mirthful, sire of the crack two-year-old Mexican and other good ones. Imp was the first to be sold and when she was led into the ring she was greeted with loud applause from the crowd. In her racing days Imp always Hooked poor, but Friday she was only a shadow of herself. In addition to her poor looks Imps off hind leg was swollen to an enormous size, due to having been fired and blistered, and according to auctioneer Easton, the pain of this caused her to look so poorly. When the bidding opened Peter Wimmer, S. S. Browns trainer, who handled .Imp in her last racing days, responded with an offer of ,500, and there was a halt of some time before T. Hitchcock, Jr., raised it to ,000. John Madden then made it ,100, which was at once raised to ,500 by Hitchcock. Tipton then appeared with an offer of ,600, and Hitchcock jumped the price to ,000. Tipton then increased it to ,100, and this was the final bid. Tipton stated afterward that the purchase was made for himself, although many believe he was acting for John Madden. Imp is now believed to be in foal to Top Gallant. Imps half-brother, by Top Gallant Fondling, was then sold, and he went to S. S. Brown for ,200. Fondling was then sold and went to S. S. Brown for ,700. The others sold were yearlings, the property of various owners, and they went for good prices. The full list of sales follows : Estate of D. B. Harness: Imp, blk. m, 8, by Wagner Fondling ; E. A. Tipton ,100 Fondling, br. m, 16, by Fonso Kittie Heron ; S. S. Brown 1,700 Bay colt, weanling, by Top Gallant Fondling; S.S.Brown.. 3,200 Property of Baker Bros. : Bay colt, by Wagner Linnie ; J. A. Drake l,CO0 Chestnut colt, by Falsetto or Henry Young-Sun Shade; Milltown Stable 700 CONTINUED ON SECOND PAGE. , 1 1 1 1 I IMPS LAST APPEARANCE. Continued from-First Page. Property of W. Sho waiter: Chestnut colt, by Top Gallant The Queens Gambit; T. C. McDowell 1,500 Property of John B. E wing: Bay colt, by Top Gallant Lucille Boynton ; Hi B.Durham ZOO Bay colt, by Top Gallant Occula ; P.-BeJ- mont 1,600 Bay colt, by Top Gallant Aunt Sally II. ; H. B.Durham 400 Bay colt, by Top Gallant Glene; J. Hynes. .. 500 Bay colt, by Top Gallant Macdona ; W. P. Burch 500 Bay filly, by Top Gallant Bessie Smith; A. Shields 425 Property of W. M. Fields, Jr. : Bay colt, by Wagner Undecided ; E. Wasser- mann 800 Black filly, by Wagner Fabecia ; W. H. May andSons 408 Bay colt, by Wagner Favena; S. C. Lyne... 150 Chestnut filly, by Wagner Lottie Carpenter ; P. Belmont 800 Property of Tyree Bate : Chestnut colt, by The Reapor Laughing Water; W. Midgley 225 Bay colt, by The Reaper Lillie Lee; J. , Lamley .- 125 Chestnut colt, by The Reaper Tecalote ; R. C. Doggett 150 Property of Mr. Sidney: Bay colt, by The Reaper Salvia; W. G. Rollins . l.COO Lady Walter, ch. f, by Sir Walter Lady Luke ; J. Ullman 400 The day after this sale Mr. Tipton sold Imp to J. E. Madden for ,000.

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