John A. Drake to Race Again: Buys Twenty-One English Racers-Phil Chinn to Take Charge of His Stable, Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-09


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JOHN A. DRAKE TO RACE AGAIN. Buys Twenty -One English Racers — Phil Chinn to Take Charge of His Stable. New York, January 8. — Time was when John A. Drake was intensely interested in thoroughbred racing, and his frequent attendance at the races last year led to the belief that he was listening to the call of the sport, but it was not anticipated that he was once again to become the devotee he was when Enoch Wishard aided in the direction of his racing stable. It has just developed, however, that he will become an ardent supporter of racing, inasmuch as lhilip T. Chinn. the owner of the Kentucky Stable, has just returned from abroad, where he purchased twenty-one yearlings for Mr. Drake, seven broodmares for It. T. Wilson, Jr., and two new three-year-olds for himself. Of the twenty -one youngsters acquired for Mr. Drake, whose racing stable interests will be under the guidance of Mr. China, eighteen are colts and the others fillies, all being bred in the purple. The mares which were purchased by Colonel Chinn for Mr. Wilson will fit in nicely in the scheme of things at Kirklevington. the stud farm of the Jockey Club vice-chairman in Kentucky, where he is going in for breeding on a large scale with Olambala. the sire of the champion two-year-old of 1910, as the chief stallion of the stud. To Go to Kentucky. The entire band will be shipped to Kentucky directly they arrive from their native heath. Colonel Chinn declares that racing is in a precarious condition in England, because of the stand of the government. Small in number as were the racing days allotted last year, there is every indication that they will be even fewer during the coining season, as tests on the flat will be restricted to Newmarket Heath, with probably fifty days as the extent. Many racing stables are selling out because of the lack of stable help, all the able-bodied men having been called to the colors and most of the jockeys being listed with the Aviation Corps. Another phase of the situation which works havoc on the average owner is the fact that aside from there being little or no racing, the price of hay has advanced to .0 a ton, oats to .20 a bushel and provisions in like proportion. This situation has proved a hardship to the small breeders, who have found it all but impossible to make ends meet because of the limited field for the output of their studs. That Mr. Macomber, who recently purchased North Star, the winner of the Middle Tark Plate, and other thoroughbreds, has acquired a real race horse in the son of Sunstar is the opinion of Mr. Chinn. who states that the question of leadership, as shown by "past performances." among the prospective three-year-old stars of England, was between North Star. * Knutsford. Molly Desmond, Margarethal. Grand Fleet. Diadem and Athdara. with the possibility of Danselon being the best of those left in England during the coming year. Breeding of Yearlings. The importance of the purchases to the future of racing in America can be discerned by a glance at the breeding of the yearlings and mares acquired by Mr. Chinn in the interests which are mentioned, those belonging to Mr. Drake being as follows: Ch. c, by St. Yictrix — Potam, by St. Angelo. R. c, by Darley Dale — Yictagon, by Mintagon. Rlk. c, by Mushroom — Crepe, by Chaucer. Rlk. c. by Sunbright — Sabrinetta. by Kilwarlin. P. c. by Llangwm— Maud primrose, by Mcintosh. P. c. by Llangwm — Kate Angelo, by St. Angelo. Pr. c, by Matchmaker — Spades, by St. Aidan. Pr. f. by Oliver II. — Gloom, by Dark Ronald. Ch. f, by Adam Pede — Unprotected, by Islington. P. c, by Marajax — Turndown, by Collar. P. f. by Marajax — Pennsylvania, by Meddler. P. c. by Marajax — Merry Match, by Matchmaker. B. c, by Greenback — Talavera, by Carbine. P. c, by Zira — Los Angeles, by Llangibby. P. c, by Cantilever — Kostcr Girl, by Gonsalvo. B. c, by Rraxted — Mouche Pleu. by Gardefeu. Ch. c, by Lonawand — Fumes, by Forfarshire. P. c, by St. Auiant — Cyanie. by Cyllene. P. c, by Light Prigade — Calandria, by St. Serf. P. c. by Light Prigade — Panne, by Polymelus. Ch. c, by Light Prigade — Gallonia, by Gallinule. Broodmares for R. T. Wilson. The mares that Richard T. Wilson will add to his recently established breeding farm are: Cariiiya. ch. m. 1910. by William the Third— tarita. by Gallinule. In foal to Cylgad. Yellow Sea, b. m. 1911. by Martagon — Sea Thrift, by Florizel. In foal to Kesendale. Ma Woe Dear. b. m. 1908. by Love Wisely— Priolle. by Martagon. In foal to Marajax. Champinto. b. m. 1913. by John o Gaunt — Car-pathia. by Sainfoin. In foal to Rochester. Orange Lily. b. m. 1910. by William the Third— Nuneaton, by Pond Or. In foal to Lonawand. Longo Range, b. ni. 1911, by St. Frusquiu — Dum Hum. by Merman. In foal to Polymelus. Honeymoon, b. m. 1909. by Matchmaker — Morrow, by Cyllene. In foal to Marajax. "There are. I should think, about one hundred horses on the Minnehaha, which may arrive any time this week." said Mr. A. J. Joyner. "This onxLudo brood mares recently purchased at Newmarket. I have six mares which were bought for G. I. Widener. Jr. They dont seem to know at the dock just when the ship will arrive, but from all accounts she is within 1.000 miles of port — guess she is dodging submarines. From what I know of the breeding of many of the yearlings coming here, tl.ey ought to be a fine lot. Many of them shine in thoroughbred aristocracy."

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