Belle Meades Future, Daily Racing Form, 1903-04-21


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BELLE MEADES FUTURE. Memphis, Term., April 20. The will of the late General W. H. Jackson, for years at the head of the great breeding establishment of Belle Meade, was offered for probate at Nashville Tuesday. General Jackson left all the live stock on the famous farm, including horses, Jersey cattle, deer, etc., to his son, W. H. Jackson. Young Jackson is made executor of the vast estate without bond. To his daughter, Mrs. Selene Ellison, he left what horses and carriages that have previously been used by her, harness, pictures, bed room furniture, piano, and such articles of furniture as are used by her. The live stock at Belle Meade includes the stallions The Commoner, Huron, Inspector B. , Loyalist, and some sixty of the best mares in this country, among the number Jjeing Armiel, dam of Rodermond, Armament, , etc.; Bandana, dam of Red Banner, Banner Bearer, etc; Bessie K., dam of Governor Koraker; Enamel, dam of Joe Martin; Great IAnnie, dam of Tammany Chief; Lythe, dam of Clorita; Maud Ward, dam of Hugh Penny, Belle "Ward, etc.; Nellie Grand, sister to Advance Guard, and dam of Native; Pretence, dam of The Parader, etc. There are some four hundred deer on this famous establishment. Belle Meade will continue as formerly, the home of the racehorse. Sam Hildreth is trying to buy Claude, winner of the California and Tennessee Derbies. He has made an offer to Mr. Daly for the .colt. Mr. Daly is now in Connecticut, and is to give an answer in the next few days. Hildreth wants to point Claude especially for the American Derby, along with Witfull and Topsoil. Witfull pulled up a trifle lame after her race with Claude in the special here Tuesday. Helgesen has been engaged to ride Barca in the Cumberland Derby, to be run Thursday at Nashville. Milton Henry will ride Fore and Aft; Coburn will have the leg on Reservation; Winkfield will ride Postmaster "Wright, Landry will have the mount on Bardolph, Tommy Meade will ride "Von Rouse should "Wishard send him to the post, and Houbre will pilot High Chancellor. The jockeys will be as good in point of class as are the horses. Nashville will get the best of the horses racing here for her meeting, which begins next Thursday. Those that will go to the Rock City are Wood Huffman, E. F. Farley, M. J. Daly, Sam Hildreth, R. M. Watkins, C. E. Johnson, H. Johnson, Doyle Bros., J. Greener and Co., J. B. Cage, and some scattering ones. There are already some four hundred horses at Nashville and the meeting promises to be the best in the history of Cumberland Park. Skilful, one of the promising American Derby candidates, cut a small artery, in his race Wednesday. The colt is all right today and was given slow work without bad effect

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