Christian County Breeding Prospers, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-22


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CHRISTIAN COUNTY BREEDING PROSPERS Dr. M. W. Williams of Hopkinsville, Ky., gives glowing reports of the prosperous condition of the thoroughbred in Christian County, Ky. While the death of Jack Atkin was a great loss to the breeders of that section, the stallion Zeus continues to be a profitable producer, and G. W. Lofts Donna-cona, which is making his first season in the stud, has been received with great favor. Several years ago John E. Gladden sent The Finn on a trial breeding trip to Christian County, and while his owner recalled him after one year those who bred their mares to him have profited greatly. Phil Chinn has just purchased four colts and two fillies, all by The Finn, from Christian County breeders for 0,000. The prizes in the turf lottery do not always fall to the shrewd and experienced. Several years ago John E. Madden sold Dorothy Gray at auction. John Reeves of Christian County Avanted to go into the breeding business in a modest way, and Dr. Williams advised him to buy Dorothy Gray, which, although twenty years old, was by Hamburg and a good individual. He bought her for 00 and bred her first to Jack Atkin. She foaled a colt which sold at auction for ,600. Mr. Reeves next bred her to The Finn and she produced another colt which sold for ,500. Dr. Williams is enthusiastic over his recent purchase of the mare Busy Alice. She is only nine years old, but she is the dam of Busy Signal, whose record of 2:02 at Latonia will be remembered ; also Robert Bradley and Bradleys Choice, and now is in foal to Blind Baggage. She will be bred next season to Zeus.

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