Kentuckys Eminence in Breeding: More than Half the Foals of Last Year Came from Its Great, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-17


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KENTUCKYS EMINENCE IN BREEDING More Than Half the Foals of last Year Came from Its Great Stud Farms. In Kentucky, as well as wherever the thoroughbred is produced, the breeding industry can prosper only to the extent that racing thrives, and as a result of the material success of the latter breeding is today ut the height of its prosperity. In this state there are now a greater number of breeding studs than at any time in the past. A few are owned by New Yorkers, many more by Kentuckians, and several by others from various sections of the country. Approximately 1,300 foals have been registered from this state, produced from 2,000 mares and about seventy-five sires. The number of foals represents more than half the entire numlcr registered with the Jockey Club, registrar W. H. Rowe having announced that 2,000 colts and fillies of 1918 ltad been recorded for registration in the Stud Book. The New York owners include Major August Belmont, whose Nursery Stud has lKen maintained ,ia Kentucky for many years; Harry Payne Whitney, who purchased part of the land included in the Elmendorf tract; Richard T. Wilson, who has under lease the noted KIrklevingtnn Farm; William B. Miller, a partner in the stud at Beaumont Farm with Hal Price Headley. Other New Yorkers who breed in this state on more or less an extensive scale are W. R. Coe, John A. Drake, H. H. Hewitt, H. K. Knapp. Andrew Miller and John Sanford. Joseph I. Widener of Philadelphia haft recently sent to Kempland Farm the stallions Mont dOr, by Val dOr. and Maintenant. by Maiutenon, together with several mares, and will in the future breed horses with the advantage that undoubtedly exists in the soil, limestone and grasses In Kentucky. In the Nursery Stud Major Belmont has the royally-bred and exquisitely formed Hourless, French-bred, and a desirable outcross. for the English and American- mares which will foal this spring. No finer horse has ever been seen in Kentucky than the son of Negofol Hourglass, which, during his two and three-year-old form, was one of the real stars of his division. Hastings left his Impress on the Nursery Stud as well as on the American turf,, and In his best son. Fair Play, Major Belmont has a horse, the popularity of which among Kentucky breeders is quite equal to .that of any oC.the. rambus.sirps whicliliaVej added? to tucJCame of the thoroughbred not only in "this state but wherever his blood has found its way. H. P. WHITNEY HAS GREAT STUD. Harry Payne Whitney sent Broomstick, Peter Pan and All Gold to Kentucky nearly two years ago, and Thunderer has since Joined the others in the stud. Among the mares are Jersey Lightning, dam of Regret, the only filly to win the Kentucky Derby, and Artful, winner of the Futurity. Broomstick has not been represented on the turf by his Kentucky-bred colts and fillies, nor has Peter Pan, but the foals by both are a superb looking band and from among the number must come more than one high-class race horse, for all are well developed and show by their size, the quality of the bone and substance, the benefits derived from the blue grass. At Kirklevington Richard T. Wilson has Olambala and his best son, Campfire, the latter having been sent to this state after his retirement from active racing. Olambala has done well in the stud since coming to Kentucky, for, in addition to Campfire, his son Hannibal was One of the best juveniles last year. The foals from this stud not technically yearlings are weir grown and from the mares owned by the president of the Saratoga Association the Futurity winner of 1910 should accomplish even more than has been done by his sire. . John E. Madden is rapidly closing out his large stud, but still has Star Shoot, Ogden, Ormondale and other sires of note at his perfectly appointed breeding farm. At Idle Hour Farm, where Edward R. Bradley now makes his home, the head of the stud is North Star II. The son of Sunstar has as yet to prove his merit as a stock horse, this year being the first in which his progeny will be seen by the side of their dams in the paddocks. North Star II. has developed into a superb looking horse of fine size, rare quality and abundant substance. At Ashland Thomas C. McDowell has The Manager, the son of Voter and Bracegirdle, which won the Breeders Futurity in the spring of his two-year-old form and at three was quite the equal of the best. Among the mares are Kings Daughter, winner of more than thirty races; Star Jasmine, winner of the Latonia Cup at two miles; Water-blossom, winner of the Ashland and Kentucky Oaks and the Fort Erie Derby, and Star Cat. the famous daughter of Star Shoot. New York Sun.

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