Big Sum Asked For Constancys Sire: A. B. Hancock Says Owner of Ambassador Refuses to Part with Stallion for Less Than 00,000., Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-20


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BIG SUM ASKED FOR CONSTANCYS SIRE A B Hancock Says Owner of Ambassador Eefuses to Fart with Stallion for less Than 100000 BY EDWARD W COLE COLESARATOGA SARATOGA SPRINGS X Y August 19 Racing folk are asking the question How did Maxcy Hirsch let a good filly like Constancy slip through his fingers for the sum of 10000 when he knew so much about her herIt It was just a mistake according to rumor or that Mr Hancock had already priced her to Com ¬ mander Ross and after her phenomenal work of threequarters in 111 he would not go back on his wordl wordlI I had priced her to Commander Ross said Mr Hancock and having done so he came first as my word once given is adamant I thought this filly would be far better than the average last spring in fact I thought so much of her that I cabled over to Kngland to buy her sire Ambassador and the reply was staggering The man who owns him said nothing less than 100000 would get him yet I bid 30000 for him at the same time I Itouglit Simenas Daughter the dam of Constancy and If I remember rightly he only brought 35000 at the sale saleConstancy Constancy is one of the first crop of twoyear olds of Ambassador and it looks as if he will be a remarkable sire When I bought the dam Con ¬ stancy was by her side I have great future pros ¬ pects in the yearling line there being four mighty good stallions to sire them in Rock View Wrack Jim Gaffney and Omar Khayyam and dont think the latter will not make good It will not surprise me in the least to see his progeny pass down in American turf history as great race horses I dont know of anyone in the business who has four better stallions than I have and a flock of blue blooded marcs There is a possibility of a prominent and wealthy Pittsburghcr buying a stable of horses and accord ¬ ing to report he will not start out with selling platers Prior to the Spinaway on Saturday lie tried to buy Masked Dancer offering 115000 for her Tills newcomer does not wish to become promi ¬ nent until such time that he cau buy a few good horses Money will be no object if he can procure the right material materialFEW FEW JUMPERS AT SARATOGA SARATOGAThe The lack of steeplechase horses at Saratoga is being commented upon rather unfavorably Can ¬ vassing the horsemen they say that many have gone amiss while quite a number are being re ¬ served for the New York and Maryland fall meet ¬ ings Up to the present three and fourhorse races have been the rule at this meeting and there is little probability of the number being increased in the next two weeks racing or they would have been shown ere this The chief cause probably is the size of the purses for jumpers They are small in comparison witii the stakes and purses that will be hung up at both the New York and Maryland fall meetings meetingsAccording According to reports from owners and trainers of steeplechasers there are more good looking three yearolds being schooled through the field tills year than ever before I know of more than a dozen likely looking jumpers that will be ready for the Maryland meeting said Gwyn Tompkins but I dont think many of them will be ready for Belmout Park though there might be a few fewAfter After the Cleveland Stable of horses has been disposed of Frank Regan will try and buy some horses for himself himselfSpeaking Speaking of the bad showing of Cirrus in the Travers Sam Hildreth says the trouble is with his feet He will not try over the main track said Mr liildrcth yet he can just fly over the Horse Haven track Something hurts him when he gets on a hard fast track trackLucullite Lucullite Sam Hildreths star fouryearold will be seen before the meeting is over in an overnight handicap He had no stake engagements at Sara ¬ toga togaI I am not going to take any chances with Golden Broom said trainer Mike Daly The colt is all right and shows no signs of lameness but I think it will be better to give him time consequently he will not be raced again this year

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