His Majestys Breeding Establishment: Stallions and Broodmares That Have Brought Success and Fame to Sandringham, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-19


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HIS MAJESTYS BREEDING ESTABLISHMENT. 1 Stallions and Broodmares that Have Brought Sue- j cess and Fame to Sandringham. Apart from its royal prestige, the Sandringham Stud will always be famous for the career of Per- I dita II.. who produced the three brothers. Florizel ! II.. Persimmon and Diamond Jubilee. Bred by tin- ; late Lord Cawdor, she was a beautiful mare by | Hampton, her dam. llermione. by Young Melbouric- I out of La Belle Helene. by St. Alban*. mention of : which last named reminds me that although it has always been understood that it was by the advice of I John Porter that His Majesty, then II. R* 11. the Prince. of Wales, was induced to buy the mare at the i end of bet racing career from Mr. Henholm. I have lately beard that the Duke of St. Albans also had i a Word to say in encouragement of that most remarkable deal. Perdita II. 18811 produced her first foal. Derelict, to B.ircaldtne. In 1888, and by , the same horse had Barracmtta in the season following, says "Vigilant" in London Sportsman. She was barren in MM and again in 1M V_ but in the in tervening year dropped Florizel II. as the result of ] her first alliance with St. Simon. Then came Per simmon by the Duke of Portlands great horse in , isit.t. followed by Farrant. by Donovan: in UH Azeeza. by Surcfoot. in INOTi. and Sandringham. by St. Simon, in ism;. The last named split a pastern ast a two-year-old. and never carried the purple and scarlet of His Majesty, who disposed of him privately as a four-year-old. when he was sent to tlu-Inited States as a stallion. In 18!t7 Diamond Jubilee was her. produce by St. Simon, but then came trouble, for. having slipped her foal in 18H8. she died in Ihe following year subsequent to the birth of Nadejda. Of the three brothers instanced above Florizel ll. was a really good horse, especially over a distance of ground, but he was hot quite of the same high class as either Persimmon or Diamond Jubilee, of which the first named won the Derby. St. Leger. and the Ascot Cold Cup, to say nothing of the Jockey Club Stakes and Sundown Pa,rk Eclipse Stakes, while the name of his younger brother is enrolled in the select list of triple-crowned heroes. , Although she varied so much "in her foals it will In-admitted that Perdita II. was a great success, and has proved, moreover, the foundation to His Majestys racing fortunes. Since the conclusion of their several careers on the turf each has earned a large income at the stud, , and as regards Diamond Jubilee, the climax was reached when he was sold for ."7.."ifM to go to the Argentine. Inhappily. misfortune has overtaken Persimmon, the sire, first of Sceptre and later of Zinfandcl. and a fractured pelvis will effectually incapacitate him from fulfilling his serviee engagements during the current season. It goes without saying that all that human skill and modern science can accomplish for his recovery has been done, and it is most gratifying to hear that serious as is the injury Persimmon is making such good progress that confident hope is entertained of his being sound and well enough to resume his duties next year. The latest report from the royal haras shows that at the present time His Majesty has thirteen broodmares in the paddocks, and needless to add, they an- of the very best blood, many of them having been purehased with the express view of mating with the Sandringham sires, as, for instance. Loch Doon. which was bred by Mr. Miles IAnson and raced for Richard Marsh before she joined the Kojal Stud and produced Flower of the Loch. Foaled in 18ft8. she is by Dread Knife, out of The Dson, by Reauclerc. out of Bottvardia. by Hermit, and has in succession produced Pearl of the Loch three years i, ivrdona two fun, and a bay yearling filly by Persimmon, to which she is again in foal. She would in the ordinary course have, been put to him again, but with the big horse temporarily hors de combat, a fresh mate may lie found for her in Florizel II. Laodamia, one of the loveliest mans ever foaled, is another importation, for Ihe daughter of Kendal and Chrysalis, by Lecturer, out of Queen Bee, was seven years old and in foal to Isinglass when, at tie- sale of Mr. W. W. Fultons stud. Lord Marcus Reresford secured her for T."i00. She made an inauspiious start, as the foal died. Then came Pole Cari-w and Persistence, lioth by Persimmon, and, w;bereas one was sent to France, the other went to Canada. Plinliinmon and La Paix followed by the same sire, but with the services of SI. Simon substituted came more successful produce in Slim I.ad and Simpatiea. To her next mate, Cyl-leue. she produced Mountain Queen two years, then a bay filly to SI. Simon, is now bearing tribute to Oallinulo .ind will in due course lie put to Thrush. So far her descendants have been remarkable for good looks rather than stoutness, but It seems impossible that such a grand mare should not liear a foal worthy of her own racing reputation. Amphora and Medora will be recognized as having lieen in the stud of the late Colonel MeCal-inont. and it was after the lamented death of that • gentleman that the oue covered by Isinglass was , purchased for .r.,«00 and the other with a buy eoll Mores i. by l.adas and covered by Persimmon, was si cured b. l.onl Reresford for .*2S,000. Am phora is the dam of Class Jug and Perrier. She has no t wo -j ear-old. having unfortunately missed to Persimmon, but her yearling chest nut filly is by Flying Fox, and she Is expectant to St. Simon. Medora stands out in bold relief as the dam of Zinfandcl. but was not served In ]9or . Her yearling is. however, an own sister to the celebrity just named, and she is again true to Persimmon, to which, like Amphora, she was to have returned, but other service will now have to be found for both. I

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