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YEARLING SALE PROSPECTS Boom in Thoroughbred Market Promises High Returns at Saratoga. Last August some 350 thoroughbred year- w lings, many of which are racing now as two- Y year-olds, were knocked down to the highest bidders In the well-equipped sales building of the Fasig-Tipton Company of New York, 1S near the Saratoga race course. li This coming August Edward J. Tranter, l the president and general manager of the I Fasig-Tipton Company, estimates that he if will sell upward of 500 thoroughbreds that U will come of racing age the first of January next. i Mr. Tranter, whose finger is always on the i; pulse of the market, bases his theory that IS unusually big rewards will come to the breeders who offer their horses at Saratoga j; this coming August on the big prices thor- y oughbreds have been fetching since the be- t ginning of the year under the influence of a 1 heavy demand. . 11 At Jamaica in May Adolph B. Spreckels, J the breeder of Morvich, offered eleven two-year-olds, mostly sons and daughters of Runnymede, the sire of Morvich. at public jj auction and the lot brought 8,850, an v average of more than ,000 a head. Nor was Runelise, sister of Morvich. the star of u this Napa Stud sale. 1! One of the buyers at the Spreckels sale 1! was Thomas Fortune Ryan, millionaire trac- H tion magnate of New York City and owner j of the Oak Ridge Stud of Virginia. Alto- J tether, Mr. Ryan paid 5,000 for two-year- olds that went through the Spreckels sale j He bought Runelise after the salo from j the Runnymede fillys purchaser at the auc- tion block. 1 recent nicn-rniCED iiorses. In Kentucky in April Jefferson Livingston, who had sold all of his thoroughbreds at auction in New York a year ago last fall, unexpectedly re-entered the market again and paid 0,000 for the four-year-old Firebrand and 5,000 for an untried two-year-old by the English stallion Wormleighton. Mr. Livingstons two-year-old has since made good at Belmont Park under the name of i Newmarket. i Just before the running of the "Withers c Stakes at Belmont Park J. S. Cosden of Baltimore paid John Sanford 5,000 for the three-year-old Snob II. A few days before Mr. Cosden purchased Snob II. FranK J. 1 Farrcll of New York paid William Wallace 5,000 for a half interest in the imported St. i Amant three-year-old Horologe. Today de- veloped horses arc practically unpurchasable. It lias becomo plain to buyers that if they , want horses of class for racing next year and through the years that follow they must attend yearling sales and buy young horses : and develop them. i The cream of the country will be led to tho block at Saratoga, the best products of J the great public breeding establishments of Kentucky. New York, Pennsylvania, Mary- J land, Virginia, California. Wyoming and Ne- vada. Since the sales business, in so far as the public auctioning of yearlings is con-earned, has been concentrated at Saratoga, Saratogas racing month August ha3 ac- quired new significance. The yearling sales bring thi3 way hundreds of visitors whose Interest in the thoroughbred has a breeding 1 rather than a racing angle. Tho sales are held mornings and nights and they are attended by hundreds. They have, indeed, assumed the character of functions which it L3 J Quite the thing to attend. I IIAJfCOCK SALE IS FIRST. Arthur B. Hancock, who is maintaining Studs at Claiborne Farm in Kentucky and Ellerslie in Virginia, will lead off August 4 with his Claiborne produce and his sale will be particularly attractive because he Will offer to buyers the first yearling3 by Omar Khayyam which will appear in the market- Omar Khayyam, son of Marco and liisnia. was one of the most successful English horse3 which ever raced in the United States. He won the Travers, Kenner, Kentucky Derby and Lawrenco Realization Stakes and the Saratoga Cup of 1017, and was Hourlcss most formidable rival for the three-year-old crown. He is owned by Mr3. Louise Viau of Montreal. Mr. Hancock has him under lease and at service at Claiborne. Other consignees of August 4 will be J. IT. Morris. Rogers and Camden and Howard Black. Monday. August 7, will be marked by the i sales cf Lucas Brodhead Combs, Emil Hcrz the Short Grass Stud. Thomas J. Clay. Joseph Marrone, William W. Darden and Walter O. Parmer; Thursday. August 10, has been assigned to tho Belair Stud of Maryland, W. B. Miller, Miss Elizabeth Itaingerfield and W. B. Watkins; Wednesday. August 9, to D. W. Scott, Car and Piatt, Sanford C. Lyne and others. Thursday, August 10, has been assigned to Captain Philip M. Walker and Samuel Ross; Friday, August 11, to Mr. Hancock for his j Ellerslie Stud produce, Edward M. Wela and J. B. Choto ; Monday, August 14, to the j ! Hopkinsville breeders and A. E. Hundley and j Sous; Tuesday, August 15, to Willis Sharpe Kilmer and John Sanford; Wednesday, August 1G, to John H. Rosseter and Edward i Cebrian ; Thursday, August 17, to the Xalapa I Farm, and Friday, August IS, to the Himyar Stud. Dates for the sales of tho yearlings of tho studs of Lewis Garth, Frank C. Littleton, I Hichard F. Carman and J. J. Parkinson will he assigned later. New Yorks representatives in tho sales will be consignments from the stud of Willis Sharpe Kilmer and John Sanford. Mr. Kilmer will offer twenty-two budding racers from his Sun Briar Court Stud, where Assagai, sire of Relay and Ray Jay, and Sun Briar, the champion two and three-year-old of American racing, respectively in 1217 and X918, are standing. Mr. Sanford will offer twenty-five French, English and American-bred youngsters from Hnrrlcana Farm. Hurricana, tho birthplace o Rcckton, Mohawk JJL, Chuctanunda, Caughnawaga. Molly Brant, Rockvillo, Irish Dream, eta, is the oldest thoroughbred nursery of the Empire State. It was at Hurricana that the 5,000 Snob IL was raised after he had been brought to this country as a yearling from France.