Edmond Blancs Costly Purchases, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-23


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t EDM0ND BLANCS COSTLY PURCHASES The record for a yearling in France was left far behind when in September Edmond Blanc gave at the Establissement Cheri sale 5,070 for the chestnut colt Ksar, by Bruleur Kizil Kourgan, by Omnium II. Kizil Kourgan, which died last May. was born in 1899 and had a remarkably successful career on the race course, securing for Mr. E. de Saint-Alary the French One Thousand Guineas, the Oaks and the Grand Prix de Paris. Her sire and dam were both classic winners. Omnium II. securing the French Derby and the Prix du Conseil Municipal twice, while her dam, Kasbah, a direct descendant of Pocahontas, took the French Oaks. Kizil Kourgan retired to the stud in 1903 and proved a regular breeder, among the best of her produce being Kenilworth, by Childwick, a good stayer and sire in Australia, where he changed hands at auction last September for 4,100 guineas, while among his progeny is Wolaroi, winner of the. Victoria Racing Club Derby in 191C. Khedive ill. is also a son of Kizil Kourgan. Mr. Blanc has thus two remarkable records to his credit, for it was he who gave .17,500 guineas, the record price for a horse at public auction, for Flying Fox when the late Duke of Westminsters horses came up for sale at Kingsclere on Thursday, Marcli 8, 1900. The present colt is described as a magnificent yparling, and certainly ho could not claim higher lineage, for in addition to his dam, Bruleur, his sire, also won the Grand Prix de Paris. A

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