Great Britain to Stand in Canada, Daily Racing Form, 1914-10-01


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GREAT BRITAIN TO STAND IN CANADA. "When Great Britain Is retired from the turf," said bis owner, Mr. George M. Hendrle, at Woodbine last week, "he will go to the Valley Farm. He is not too good a horse to stand In Canada." That was like his father, and in line with an incident recalled by Charles Boyle In the gossip between races. "It was at Sheepshead Bav." said the veteran, "after Martlmas had won the Futurity and finished in front in the Flatbush Stakci. An agent of Richard Crokcr came to ine to ask If Mr. llendrie would sell the colt, and If I would present him. so that he might open the business. I did so, first telling him that he had better make a pretty good offer. He said he was authorized to offer 25,000 for Martlmas. and that Mr. Croker wanted to take him to Ireland. Mr. Hendrle replied that he thought he had a pretty good horse and would take him back to Canada. "That is history," concluded Mr. Boyle, "because I was there and I Uno.w." Francis Nelson in Toronto Globe. 1

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