Barred From English Stud Book: Great Racer Irish Elegance Rated a Half-Bred Through a Flaw in His Pedigree., Daily Racing Form, 1919-07-19


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BARRED FROM ENGLISH STUD BOOK BOOKGreat Great Racer Irish Elegance Bated a HalfBrcd Through a Flaw in His Pedigree PedigreeThe The iudex to the English Racing Calendar says of Irish Elegance Not in Stud Book Such is the case Nobody doubts that he is in reality as cleanly u thoroughbred as any horse in England but it cannot be proved There is obscurity as to the far back breeding of the mare May Day which appears on the maternal side of his ancestry hence her descendants are rated as halfbreds and not eligible to registry in the Stud Book He is not alone in this disability The May Day family has produced other famous racers which were also barred from registry for the same reason reasonDespite Despite thig theoretical disability the colt is one of the fastest horses of presentday racing and in the Cambridgeshire Handicap of last year at a mile and eighth showed that his limit of endurance is not confined to a mile or under In that race the brilliant threeyearold filly Zinoviu carried 119 pounds and won by a head The four yearold Dansellon had up 124 pounds and was sec ¬ ond a head in front of Irish Elegance which also carried 124 pounds The then threeyearold Arion which has raced so well this year was fourth with only SC pounds on his back and following were eighteen of the other best handicap horses of the year This was his best race as a threeyearbid and his interesting pedigree is as follows

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