Two Thousand Guineas Winner Dies, Daily Racing Form, 1916-11-30


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TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS WINNER DIES. "Deutscher Sport" announces the death of the stallion Kirkconnel, which occurred the other day at the Neu-Colln Stud In Germany. Kirkconnel, which was by Royal Hampton Sweet Snuce, won the Two Thousand of 1895 for the late Sir Blundell Maple. Subsequently Kirkconnel started a warm favorite for the Newmarket Stakes, for which he was ocly fourth to his stable companion, The Owl. The latter was a forlorn outsider at 20 to 1, and their owner considered that Kirkconnel had run below his form, especially as Sir Visto, which had been beaten by three lengths in the Two Thousand, finished in front of him. Sir Blundell had The Owl and Kirkconnel galloped twice, if not three timos, ir the brief interval between the Newmarket Stakes and the Deiby, with the result that The Owl showed himself the better colt each time. For the Derby The Owl carried the confidence of the stable, but it was a case of the race being left on the trial gro-ind and the colt was nowhere, whereas Kirkconnel gained the third place to Sir Visto and Tom Cannons half-bred gelding, Curzon. At the stud in Germany, KirKconnel was fairly successful, although he sired nothing of great note. Loudon Sportsman.

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