C. W. Moore, The Breeder: Characteristics of Picturesque Kentuckian, Recently Departed., Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-08


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C W MOORE THE BREEDER BREEDERCharacteristics Characteristics of Picturesque Kentuckian Recently Departed Saturday afternoon May 27 Charlea Whitney Moore master of Mere Hill Farm home of imported McGee the sire of Exter ¬ minator was laid to rest in the family lot overlooking the lake In the beautiful Lex ¬ ington cemetery A large concourse of his relatives and friends gathered at his home on the Ncwtown road to pay the last tribute of respect to his memory Men from all walks of life were present lawyers phy ¬ sicians bankers merchants farmers and the representative breeders of thoroughbred horses in this and adjoining counties countiesCharles Charles W Moore was a Kentuckian in whom there was no guile Living in a world colored of cant and hypocrisy neither word found its way into his lexicon of life and conduct He was seldom in doubt regarding i his positions and opinions vacillation being another word alien to his vocabulary His convictions concerning men and events were always cleancut and his very own Unfet ¬ tered by precedent or tradition his mind was individualistic in all of its processes It was always honest and outspoken and utterly frank and fair fairThe The fact that he knew his own mind was tho secret of his success in the breeding busi ¬ ness He was a keen student of blood lines a fine judge of yearlings brood mares and stallions a wizard when it came to the appraisement of values being one of the few men in the business that never made the mistake of overvaluing his own horses when offering them for sale saleOn On the way to Saratoga one summer he was telling of selling privately more than a dozen yearlings by his great sire McGee to some gentlemen from St Louis As the young thoroughbreds were paraded in the paddock he priced them and sold each of them on the spot without quibble or debate of any sort The men to whom he was sell ¬ ing realized he knew values that he was fair that he would not permit his enthusiasm to warp his judgment That was the secret of his success that is why he was so seldom compelled to send his annual yearling crops to the public auctions auctionsThe The wonderful success of McGee as a sire of daily winners as he often phrased it never failed to quicken his heart with happi ¬ ness Although not often advertised In the public prints and never for any length of time the victories of McQecs sons and daughters Donerail Exterminator Fire ¬ brand Viva America Martha Fallon Sym ¬ pathy made the way to Mere Hill familiar wherever horses are raced and as wellbeat ¬ en almost as the old Newtown pike itself itselfMr Mr Moore will be missed from the race ¬ courses of the country He was one of the last oldtime Kentucky racing gentlemen whom the world will not soon forget He was known on every racetrack from Lex ington to Saratoga His distinctive pictur j esque appearance his widebrimmed white hat his tanned complexion keen and flash ¬ ing eyes his restless energy swinging his ubiquitous little hickory walking stick which ho had carried for many years his leonine frame straight upstanding vigorous had endeared him to hundreds winning for him one of the widest acquaintanceships in the history of American racing Everybody knew Charley Moore master of Mere Hill home of imported McGee the sire of Exter ¬ minator and many valued his friendship above the price of temporal things Among them permit me to subscribe myself humbly John Wilson Townsend in Thor ¬ oughbred Record

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