Macomber Horses Shipped to France: Three Stallions and Twenty-Three Brood Mares in Consignment-Wilkinson Also Sends Horses, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-19


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MACOMB ER HORSES SHIPPED TO FRANCE Three Stallions and Twenty-Three Brood Mares in Consignment Wilkinson Also Sends Horses. NEW YORK, N. Y., December IS. On the steamship Sumland, which left Raltimore Tuesday, were shipped A. K. Macombers band of brood mares and stallions bound for France. In the consignment were twenty-three brood mares, sixteen of which are now iu foal to stallions belonging to .Mr. Macomber. including Sunbonliet. in foal to Friar Rock. With the shipment went thirteen horses belonging to W. T. Wilkinson, which are being sent to France for steepleciiasing, with the exception of Track-send, which goes as a saddle horse. Many of the Wilkerson horses were purchased from Mr. Macomber last spring and include Twiford, Omidale. War Paint. War Duty, War Rocket. War Cap, War Drive, Merry Heels, Silk Rird, Alias, Tracksend, The Sachem and the erratic horse Papp, which won the Futurity in 1917 in the colors of G. W. Loft. The Samlaml will steam direct to Antwerp, whence the horses will be sent to Paris, the estimated trip lasting thirteen days. Walter Jennings superintended the loading and is profuse in his expressions concerning tlie consignment. "I never saw a better band of brood mares shipped," said he, "and the stallions. Star Hawk. War Cloud and Hollister. which went with them to preside over the Macomber Farm in France are healthy and promising. War Star was also in the band, but I think he will be raced in France. Every inara that has been sent back was imported by Mr. Macomber. being purchased from Mr. J. P.. Joel a few-years ago. These exportations of Mr. Macomlwrs does not infer he will not le represented here next year; on the contrary, he has made many entries iu future stakes here; in fact, he has nine horses here in the hands of Lewis Garth that will bear his colors in 1920. More than tiiat, he has thirty-six mares in California and as many weanlings, all of which have been nominated for future stakes. While Mr. Macomber is sending horses abroad; lie is not deserting this country by any means; in fact. I would not be surprised to see his colors prominent here, as he intends to keep two establishments, one here and one abroad." Walter Jenniugs will leave for California next Tuesday and may not come east again for some time. "I am going to do all I can to try to bring back racing in the west raid he. "I firmly believe it. can be done with the aid of Mr. Rosseter and a few of his influential friends."

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