Coes Sledmere Stud Two-Year-Olds, Daily Racing Form, 1918-06-04


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COES SLEDMERE STUD TWO-YEAR-OLDS The purchase privately last year in England, of the entire crop of yearlings of Sir Mark Sykes famous Sleduiere Stud, by W. K. V*if. was one of tlie sensations of the year ill English and American turf circles. Naturally, much has lieeu expected from them in our racing of this year, but of the four which have started. Terentia. Polygon. Sled-mere and Cnder Fin-, only the latter has been returned a winner, as yet. It is quite probable that these aristocratically bred young horses are being trained slowly and are not sufficiently advanced to show at their best. It would he a sorry return for Mr. Coes enterprise if at least one or two of them should not turn out to be real turf stars of the first magnitude. It is worth noting that of those which have not started, the filly Art hone is a sister to Zinovia. which is one of the hest tlirce-vear olds in England, while another. Kiss Again, is a half -sister to Soninie Kiss, which ran second to GaiuslMiroiigh last month in the Two Thousand Guineas. The fact that the Tracery — Veneration II. filly was selected to beat the name Sleduiere. carries with it the implication that she must have given indications of greatness in her training. Her dam is proltaldv the most valuable broodmare in England. She is a half sister of the great race mare Pretty Pollv and infinitely better as a broodmare. In this capacity Veneration II. has been a veritable gold mine. In the six years prior to Mr. Coe s wholesale purchase of the Sleduiere yearlings, her sons ami daughters sold at auction for a total of — 00 guineas, or 17,520. One of her sons. ragamoiir. finished first in the Epsom Derby of 1913. but was disqualified. He was then sold for fl.i0.000 and seut to Argentina, where he is a highly successful stallion. John San ford gave 7,000 for her son Nassovian. a good horse which ran third m both the Two Thousand Guineas and Derby, and won the riHi Prim-ess of Wales Stakes. In 1916 Mr. Sanford paid O.XO0 for her daughter. Homage, which, for some reason undisclosed, could not be With such antecedants and relationships, the filly Sleduiere should in time lie an almost priceless broodmare, whether she does anything effective in racing or not. » . , f , j I t 5 » » • s t ■ « « " * V s a

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