Owner of Idle Hour Stud Praised: Breeders Belive E. R. Bradley Made Move in Right Direction in Purchasing, Daily Racing Form, 1917-08-28


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OWNER OF IDLE HOUR STUD PRAISED Breeders Believe E. E. Bradley Made Move in Right Direction in Purchasing North Star III. By J. R. Jeffery. Saratoga, N. Y., August 27. Breeders, and horsemen generally believe thnt E. It. Bradley made a move in the right direction when he purchased the colt North Star III. from A. K. Macomber a few days ago for the reported -price of 0,000. It is an open secret that Mr. Bradley has set his heart upon the breeding of some high-class horses at his well appointed Idle Hour Stud at Lexington, Ky., and lt is with the furtherance of that laudable ambition in view, that the purchase of North Star III. was made. Mr. Bradley has not been sparing either time or money in his efforts to produce good horses. He invariably goes to unusual lengths in the care of his stock and it is conceded that there is not a better equipped stock farm in all Kentucky than Ills. . In recent years he has tried a considerable number of stallions and some of his breeding experiments have turned out well. Perhaps the best horses so far produced at Idle Hour Farm is the crack sprinter Blind Baggage, which he bred by mating the good mare Love--not with Barney Schreibers successful stallion Sain, When the latter was standing at Idle Hour Stud under a special arrangement a few years ago. There are not a few competent judges who regard Blind Baggage as the best sprinter in America today. His possession has naturally whetted Mr. Bradleys appetite for more horses of similar quality. It is Mr. Bradleys aim to breed horses of quality rather than to extend tin? scope of his breeding operations in the direction of quantity. Besides Sain, the stallion he has used with varying results in recent years, includes Cunard and Helmet. Fino Future Predicted for North Star III. Barney Schreiber, to whose advice the mating of Love-not witli Sain was in no small measitre due, was one of the first to congratulate Mr. Bradley up on the acquisition of North Star HI. Mr. Schreiber, who is a deep student "of breeding, believes that the blood lines of North Star III. will prove highly potent when crossed with those of some of Mr. Bradleys well-bred mares. North Star III. will be called upon to do his first stud duty at Idle Hour Farm next spring. It is understood that his new owner will take steps to ascertain if there is any possibility of getting tho horse back to the races, periiaps after the lapse of a considerable interval, in view of the splendid record he made as a two-year-old iii England last year. The colt Was purchased primarily for Htud service, however, and will be mated with a selected band of "the Bradley mares next spring, regardless of whether there is any likelihood of his standing training or not. Blind Baggage is also destined for stud service at Idle Hour Farm when the time comes for his retirement from racing. Blind Baggage has been racing sparingly in his brief career on the turf arid will doubtless continue to race for several years to come. He is now only four years old and is in excellent physical condition. He is now getting a respite from racing following a rather hard campaign in Kentucky and Canada this year.

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