Interesting Note on an American Mare: Quest for a Sister to Regret and Thunderer, Which Terminated Poorly, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-11


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INTEBESTING NOTE ON AN AMEBICAN MABE. Quest for a Sister to Eegret and Thunderer, Which Terminated Poorly. There is an interesting story attached to Home Brew, a bay American-bred filly by Broomstick Jersey Lightning, that created a surprise by winning a two-year-old selling plate at the Newmarket second July meeting in 1913 for Mr. Whitney, who then let her go for 340 guineas to H. j. Newman. After failing many times in the latter gentleman s colors she won the Corporation Selling Handicap at Doncaster next season, and was afterwards purchased by I. Norton for 1S5 guineas, in whose name she ran once, and then found her Way to India. The excellence shown by Begret and Thunderer, respectively sister and brother to Home Brew, and which were probably the lest three-year-old and two-year-old performers in the United States in 1915, when they were unbeaten, drew attention to the lKissible prospects of Home Brew as a matron, but for a long time iter Indian owner declined all offers to part with her. However, about three months ago the mare broke down, news of which was cabled to- England, with the result that the British Bloodstock Agency, acting on behalf of Arthur B. Hancock, of Paris, Kentucky, secured Home Brew for breeding purposes. She was shipped to England en route for the United States, but a cable was received to the effect that the mare had died at Colombo. This wasii particularly bad piece of luck after all the efforts which had been made to obtain her. Had she readied England in time Home Brew was to have been mated with Sir Martin, whose reputation with American breeds is naturally high. Four yearlings two colts and two fillies by Sir Martin were shipped to the United States a fortnight ago. The quartet, which were bred by Mr. Joseph Cannon, and are the first progeny of the -eoii of Ogdcn, were dams Almond Bock by Wolfs Crag. Poets Dream by Chaucer, mare by St. Pat by Ascetic, and Sugar by Symington. Calamint, H gray yearling filly by Spearmint Haurdina, was also recently shipped to the United States on behalf of Mr. A. B. Hancock. London Horse and llnnnrl.

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