Vicissitudes of Golden Corns Dam, Daily Racing Form, 1921-10-07


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VICISSITUDES OF GOLDEN CORNS DAM The way she came to be bred is interesting. Captain Adyc of the Compton Stud owned her dam, Corn Cockle, and experienced considerable difficulty in getting her to breed after she had produced a foal to one of the Compton sires. Accordingly, he caused her to be left out to pull her own living during the winter of 1917-1918. In January he sent her to Golden Sun, chiefly because the horse was under the charge of Coates, a most careful stud groom, who had formerly been in the service of the late Major Fife-Cookson and then acted for the latters sou, Colonel Andy Fife. Golden Sun managed to render her pregnant and she foaled to a February service. At the December sales of 1918 she was included in the Compton lot of brood mares safe in foal, and Captain Brassey bought her for about 3,000 guineas. I saw Corn Cockle and her Golden Sun foal, Golden Corn, during the summer, and even thus early Golden Corn showed racing characteristics. Mated with Hai-nault. Corn Cockle was sent back to the December sales last year and Mr. Browning became her owner at 2,100 guineas. She had then every appearance of being in foal, but unfortunately proved barren. This year she was mated with Bachelors Double. Meanwhile Captain Cecil Boyd Rochfort had bought Golden Corn on behalf ot Mr. Marshall Field cheaply for 1,000 guineas last October. Mankato, iu Manchester Sporting Chronicle.

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