George Wingfields Latest Acquisition, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-11


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GEOEGE WINGFIELDS LATEST ACQUISITION. As I write there comes in the news that the exceptionally fine four-year-old Atheling has been bought by John Dawson for an American breeder. I have more than once described Atheling as the finest of all Desmonds sons and he is a right good one too, as he has shown in public in his two and three-year-old seasons, also in his only race this year. Moreover, he is rarely bred to make a stallion, being by Desmond Wood Daisy, by Cyllene, her dam, Mountain Daisy, by Ayrshire Light of Other Days, by Balfe. This is the valuable branch of No. 2 family, from which Prince Soltykoff bred so many good winners and it is to be noted that Hurry On, the champion of last year, comes of the same family. John Dawson is also buying several mares for the same destination as Atheling. Straws show how the wind blows and there will lie a general clearing out or shooting of bloodstock if the present ruinous situation is maintained. This morning I have been asked to obtain a freight quotation for 100 head of bloodstock to Australia. So run3 the world away! The Special Commissioner in London Sportsman..

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