Botafogo Sold For A Big Price: New Owners Pay 00,000 for the Famous Argentine Racer for Future Use in the Stud., Daily Racing Form, 1919-03-17


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BOTAFOGO SOLD FOR A BIG PRICE New Owners Pay 200000 for tho Famous Argen ¬ tine Racer for Future Use in the Stud I hear that the champion Argentine race horse Botafogo has been sold by Senor Diego Alvear to the wellknown owners and breeders Benito Arillaneuva and Martinea de Hoz for 40000 pounds sterling Senor Alvear sis my correspondent understands has reserved the right to send two or three mares to Botafogo during his first two seasons From one of the south American exchanges I note si further condition of the sale was thsit Botafoso should not leave the country There is no doubt about his preeminence over all his contemporaries jn South Americst fOtralie vasiieVerbeaten but once and then as my correspondent says he was quite off All the same they are bold speculators who have stood 40000 on him as a stallion for he will be an exception to the almost nniversal rule if he succeeds inasmuch as he and his sire before him were bred in that country It is undeniable however that Old Man the sire of Botafogo was si champion sire but he came from imported stock on both sides his sire being Orbit by Bend Or winner of the Eclipse Stakes and his dam the Frenchbred Moissonneuse by Dollar DollarKorea Korea the dam of Botsifogo is an imported mare although from the United States to the Argentine She is by Raeburn Vila by Barcaldine her dam Springwell by King Tom Wildflower by Spring ¬ field Marie Galante by Macaroni This is a good branch of No 2 family Korea with a number of other mares and bloodstock was exported from Kentucky to Buenos Aires by Thomas Carson in 1910 during the antigambing troubles sind she with a fillyfoal by Ben Strorae at foot was sold to the Stud El Moro for about 2500 by Messrs Bullrich at Palermo The price paid for Korea and foal was the highest in that catalog which included also the Cesarewitcli winner Scintillant ScintillantKorea Korea has been a widely traveled mare and perhaps none the worse for that but she at any rate was bred in England by Maj Kevlock in 1902 so it is only in respect of his own birtli and that of his sire Old Man that Botafogo really loses touch with this country Nevertheless it is a leap in the dark to give so much money for one that is bred as lie is and the result will be watched with much interest If lie should really succeed there will be plenty of breeders in South America of csittle and sheep as well as of horses who will slack off in their desire continuously to import frcsli stock but I look forwsird to the future in this respect with absolute confidence which is founded on precedents without end all pointing one way The Special Commissioner in London I Sportsman

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