Wormleightons Success: Meteoric Rush from a Despised 09 Roarer to a 0,000 Successful Sire, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-21


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j ] j WORMLEIGHTONS SUCCESS Meteoric Rush From a Despised 09 Roarer to a 0,000 Successful Sire. Changes in values of thoroughbreds fluctuate quickly. One of the latest illustrations is Wormleiphton, an Knglish stallion which was importedd uring the war and sold for less than 00. Wormleighton, foaled in 1912. is by Sir Archibald — -Barcarole, by Saraband. His grandsire was the famous Desmond and he is also related to Bayuda and Pretty Tolly. Wormleighton was a roarer and had a tube in his neck when acquired by Sanford C. Lyne. He was looked upon as practically worthless at the time of fale, but today is one of the most promising sires in the Blue Grass State, with a reserve price of 0,000. This, in large measure, is accounted for by the success of his first crop of foals, now two-year-olds, two of which won recently at New Orleans and another, Bessie Leigh-ton, at Bowie. Another of his offspring, Newmarket, a chestnut colt, dam Polly Connelly, by Disguise, was sold recently for 5,000 after showing exceptional promise at Lexington. Thus another star arises in the firmament of American thoroughbreddom.

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