Golden Opportunity for Breeders: Dispersal Sale of Wickiffe Stud Offers Chance to Acquire Desirable Blood Lines, Daily Racing Form, 1917-12-25


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GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR BREEDERS Dispersal Sale of. Wickliffe Stud Offers Chance to Acquire Desirable Blood Lines. "A dispersal sale of bloodsfbcS is "ever of coin-polling interests," says a Kentucky turf writer, "but a dispersal sale of such a well appointed stud as the Wickliffe Stud, is. of unusual interest and this sale is of tremendous importance to the breeders, not only of the United States, but also to breeders and horsemen abroad, in fact, the Wickliffe Stud catalog embraces and teems with the blood which has ruled the turf, of this and other lands, for lo these many "years. "The date set for the holding of the Wickliffe Stud sale is January 15, 1918, and will be conducted under the auspices of the Kentucky Sales Company. Once again will breeders of this and other lands be afforded an opportunity to purchase members of the same line of blood which made the blue spotted jacket of the late, James R. Keene famous in every land where the grand old sport of racing is carried on. This unrivaled and never to be repeated opportunity to purchase horses which carry in their veins such a wealth of the flying blood of Alarm, must not be underestimated and it must and is at once apparent" that this dispersal sale of the Wickliffe Stud will, have a far reaching influence on the turf world in the days that are to come. "Domino blood and success on the turf mean practically the same thing. Turf history bears eloquent witness to this. The richest and most sought for prizes of the English turf have been Avon by racers in whose viens flows the flying blood of Alarm and it was this same blood by way of his grandson Domino that enabled Mr. Keene to total the largest money earnings in any one year ever annexed by one owner in any country. What has been done once can be done again and the dispersal sale of the Wickliffe Stud offers an opportunity to lay the foundation for another turf career equally successful. Not only is the Wickliffe Stud dispersal sale catalog rich, in the Domino blood, but in addition it fairly teems with the best English strains, which are responsible for the best of the classic winners. Names of the most famous of Cup horses abound in this catalog. Mares from across the seas, absolutely worth their weight in gold will be offered. Breeders of today must look to posterity and those who follow will in after years, bless the day when the spirit moved one of their forebears to make purchase at the Wickliffe Stud dispersal sale. "In a notice of this kind it would be invidious to specialize, it is enough to say that six stallions will be offered and among them is the undefeated Colin and of the six no less than five, Colin, Disguise, Hippodrome, Last Coin and Ultimus, are tail male descendants of Domino. Of the elders it can truthfully be said, that they have all attained to eminence as sires, a future which the passage of time assuredly holds in store for their juniors. "Fifty-six mares will be offered, the majority of them safely with foal to one or other of these Domino horses. Nine of the 1914 crop of youngsters will pass under the hammer. These youngsters are in active training, some of them having already been returned winners. Fifteen of the 1915 crop will also be sold. Twenty-eight of those, foaled a year later and twenty-three which will enter into their yearling days on .Tahuary 1st. Good wine needs no bush and no prophetic vision is required to predict future racing and stud success for the majority of these Wickliffe youngsters, whose true worth can hardly be estimated in dollars and cents."

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