Captain Tanners Big Horse Sales, Daily Racing Form, 1919-07-06


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CAPTAIN TANNERS BIG HORSE SALES When at Newmarket during the First Spring meeting I paid a call on Cant Erne st Tanner I was struck by a number of signed checks framed over the mantelpiece in his study writes the editor of Badminton Magazine When things are hung up on the wall it is not for the purpose of keep ¬ ing them secret Examining the checks I found one for 80000 made out to Lord Marcus Beresford another for 90000 to Col W HallWalker one for 112500 to Mr J B Joel one for 105000 to Mr C Bower Ismay another of 157500 to Sir William Bass These Captain Tanner explained though I had naturally surmised the facts were payments for Pietermaritzburg Polar Star Your Majesty Craganonr and Cyllene There were more checks for large sums signed Ernest Tanner represent ¬ ing the purchase of mares and some for smaller amounts which had been given for horses of com ¬ paratively modest repute in comparison but in whom their purchaser had detected something at ¬ tractive The Welkin was one of them Captain Tanner picked him up for a comparatively small sum and he has been a brilliant success at the stud in Anstrala Charlemagne II has done tremen ¬ dous things for bloodstock in New Zealand his Im ¬ portation to the colony being another instance of Captain Tanners keen perception

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