Quick Growth of a New Stable: How Irving H. Wheatcroft Sprang into Sudden Prominence as Owner and Breeder, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-21


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QUICK GROWTH OF A NEW STABLE. How Irving H. Whoatcroft Sprang Into Sudden Prominence as -Owner and Breeder. While most people interested in thoroughbred racing are familiar with the records and histories of the Keene. Whitney. Madden and Belmont racing establishments, bow many have noticed a new factor, that will ho doubt be a formidable one in the future history of the turf, asserting Itself In these troublous days of racing, namely, the St. James Stable. The recent Seattle meeting introduced this new organization to the turf world. The stable derives its name from the home of its owner, Irving H. Wheatcroft who resides on the St. James Island, near Vancouver. British Columbia, where he has a large and well appointed farm. At the recent McGrathiana Stud sale, Mr. Wheatcroft was the heaviest buyer, making purchases which will form the foundation for a master breeding establishment Mr. Wheatcroft was fortunate in being abfe to purchase at such a low figure a stallion of such recognized worth as Cesarlon. With such a sire at the head of his stud, a successful future for the St James Stable is assured. Ccsaribn was a good campaigner in his racing days, capturing thirty-six Taces and winning 3,917. Standing at the head of McGrathiana Stud, Cesarlon, as A sire, has been a pronounced success. He had eleven two-yqarbld winners in 1900, thirteen In 1907 and eight so far this season. Ccsarions name appears In the list of leading sires for 1907 and also In that for 190S, while the winnings of his get asf year amounted iq 5,752, gnd "JW? year Jo 0,076. Minnie Adams. Sewcll, Cohort. Boscrrlan and Mollie Montrose are a few which have brought renown to the name of Cesarlon. Mr. Wheatcroft. In purchasing the young stallion. Yorkshire Lad, now six years old, has also secured a promising sire of good breeding. The weanlings by Yorkshire Lad. that were recently sold by Milton Young, are the first of the get of that young sire. It was rather a coincidence that Mr. Wheatcroft should have acquired both the sire and dam of Sewell. but sucli was the case when they knocked down Ora Bailey to him for ,000, as he already had the sire. Cesarlon.. Design, nnothcr great broodmare, was also purchased at this sale. A complete summary of the McGrathiana sale shows that the St. James Stable purchased two stallions, fifty-two broodmares, forty-one weanlings and two yearlings at a total cost of 0,035. The conclusion of this sale did not stop Mr. Wheatcroft from purchasing thoroughbreds, for since then the St. James Stable has leen greatly strengthened by the addition of several crack horses in training. Mr. Wheatcroft paid ,000 for the three-year-old filly. Miss Sain, then bought the mare Alma Dufour and the two-year-old filly Elizabeth Harwood from Edward Corrigan. French Cook and Woolwinder were also added to the string.which Includes the two-year-olds, Anderson and Maid of Gotham: the three-year-olds. Hasty Agnes, Lady Souffle, Margaret Randolph and Shirley Rossmore; the four-year-old. Bye Bye II., and the five-year-old, Lotus Eater. Most of these horses arc now quartered at Santa Anita Park, where the St. James Stables colors will be seen during the winter. The following list shows the purchases made by Mr. Wheatcroft at the McGrathiana Stud sale, with their breeding and the price paid for each: Ccsarion, b. h. 16. by Faustus Cleopatra.... ,000 Yorkshire Lad. blk. h, 0, by Dinna Forget Rose Marjorie 1.500 Aquila, ch. in, 17, by Sterling Eagle 225 Belle of Penzance, ch. r. 4, by Pirate of Penzance Harebell 230 Brush By, br. m. S. bv Ben Brush Atala.. 375 Called Back, ch. m, 9, by Chorister Stcphan- otis 185 Carsona, b. m. 14. bv Adieu Haven 425 Chance Shot. ch. m. 10, by Meddler Spring Gun 475 Chiffon, b. m. 15. by Lisbon Cambric 110 Clymena, br. m. 14, by Hanover Laura Stone 550 Cribbage. b. m. 9. by Bassctlaw Kate Daly 135 Design, b. m, 9. by Hanover Device 1.000 Rosannn. b. m, 15, by Rosy Morn Myra .... 05 Sweet Noll. br. ui. S, by Esher Intacta .... 275 Tranquil, br. m, 12. bv Cheviot Eternity . . 125 Clonsilla, b. m. 10, by Enthusiast Maid of Athens 150 Plunder, b. m, C, by Pirate of Penzance Whirlwind 150 Dora F.. ch. m. 12. by Candlemas Nereid.... 75 Embrace, ch. m, 15. by St. Blaise Squeczem 475 English Money, b. m. 6, by Royal Sovereign Decoy 500 Fatty, ch. m. 11. by Kingston SkadI 500 First Land, ch. m, 14. by Pioneer Acra .150 Fonsolette. blk. m. 14. by Fonso Islette 500 Frenchlc. br. m. 10. by St. Florian La Misere 325 Freshet, b. m. 14. by Exile Fresh Start 105 Glenore. b. m, 16. by Glenelg Mignon 150 Grove Queen, ch. m. 8. by Requital Druidess 400 Guess Work. blk. m. 10. by Charade Edith Gray 200 Helen Thomas, ch. m, 12. by Hanover Flour dOr 500 Ida III., ch. m. 15. by Strathmoro Baylieht 65 Insinuate, ch. m. 10. by St. Blaise Meddle. . 110 Katie W.. ch. m. 14, by HImyar Favoress. . . 225 Kosino. b. m. 13, by Bend Or or Miser Ameriquo 350 La Belle III., h. m, 13, by Onondaga Ailecn 105 Lady in Waiting, b. m. S. by Requital Stately 200 La Poupee. ch. m, 12. by Hanover Elsino. 200 Margaret II.. b. m. 16, by Lisbon Homeward Bound S5 Merry Queen, b. m, 13, by Hindoo Bramba- letic 200 Miss Petticoat br. m. S. by Domingo Alccstls 125 Ora Bailey." "b." .....- m, "io," by Hanover Ovation.. 2,600 Pense Triste. b. m, 10. by Tristan Dlnna Forget 155 Priceless, ch. m. 15. by Magnetizer Princess 215 Red Mark, b. m. 10. by Magnetizer Red Girl 200 Right Wild. ch. m. 15. by Woodlands Right 175 Shandrona. br. m. 11. by Shancrotha Car- drona 259 Sliilda, b. m. 16. by Rayon dOr Belle of Eltham 100 Shoes, br. m. 10. by Onondaga Little Barefoot 125 Stvllsh, ch. m. 9. by Hanover Magnificence II 325 Tasmania, ch. m. 11. by Hanover Device 500 The Henrietta, ch. m. 15. by Macduff Gll- daga 210 Winged Sandals, ch. m, 11. by Strathmoro Queen Elizabeth 325 Young Princess, ch. m, 13. by Hanover Princess Iskra 250 Eppie. b. m. 9. by Lamplighter Eerie 130 Weanlings. Brown filly, by Lamplighter English Money 175 Bay colt, by Inspector B. Frances Booker. . 55 Chestnut colt, by Lackford Frenchic 55 Chestnut colt, bv Handspring Grove Queen.. 300 Black filly, by Yorkshire Lad Hand Bell 150 Chestnut filly, by Alloway Helen Thomas... SO Bay or brown colt, by Sorcerer Irony 55 Bay colt, by Monsieur de LOrme Lady in Waiting S5 Chestnut colt, by Monsieur de LOrme Lady Scarlet 100 Bay filly, by Peep oDay Margaret II 135 Brown filly, by Monsieur de LOrme Mignon 100 Bay colt, by Alloway Moccasin 100 Bay filly, by Woolsthorpc Mrs. Nelson 135 Bay fillv. by Sempronius Peavine 225 Bay filly, by Woolsthorpc Pockctpiece 125 Bay filly, by Ccsarion Red Mark 300 Bay filly, by Ccsarion Semper Clara 190 Brown filly, by Ccsarion Soubrettc II 200 Bay filly, by Sorcerer Whirlwind 100 Chestnut colt, by Nasturtium Eppie 200 Bay colt, by Woolsthorpe Sweet Antoinette 70 Bay colt, by Woolsthorpc Alice Belle 155 Bay lilly. by Woolsthorpe American Lady... SO Brown filly, by Yorkshire Lad Bad Luck... 50 Brown or black fillr. by Cesarlon Borealls.. 105 Chestnut colt, by Cesarlon Brogue 275 Bay filly, bv Yorkshire Lad Cake Walk 75 Chestnut colt bv Woolsthorpe Carsona 425 Bay or brown filly, by Woolsthorpe Chum . . 70 Bav filly, br Monsieur de LOrme Chiffon.. 50 Bav filly, br Monsieur de LOrme Christmas1 Tree 70 Brown filly, by Ccsarion Cicely 150 Brown colt by Woolsthorpe Clara Bauer. . . . 200 Bay fillr. bv Yorkshire Lad Ciemcncc , 70 Bay fillr. by Monsieur de LOrme Damo 65 Black colt by Monsieur de LOrme Device.. 50 Bay colt by Sorcerer Discard.. 3150 Brown filly, by Yorkshire Lad Bon Bon.... 40 Chestnut colt, by Nasturtium Madlne 130 Bay fillv. by Lackford Rosanna 50 Chestnut colt, by Lamplighter Tid Bit 75 Yearlings. Bay colt by Inspector B. Lena II 125 Bay filly, by Stanhope Charm 75 Total 95 head 6,035

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