Breeding of Rose Prince: The Winner of the Cesarewitch is by the Great Prince Palatine, Daily Racing Form, 1923-11-13


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BREEDING OF ROSE PRINCE The Winner of the Cesarewitch Is "by the Great Prince Palatine. 1 HJs Sire Bow Standing- at E. F. Simms Xalapa Farm Conceded to Be Best Son of an Illustrious Father. BY E. B. COUSSELL,. LONDON, England, Oct. 19. A. K. Macomber purchased Rose Prince a few months ago for, it is stated, 5,000. The colt was owned by Baron Baeyens. There were reasons why he sold him, though the son of Prince Palatine did carry the barons colors with success. After Rose Prince won his big trial at Poissy his owner and friends supported him for the big Newmarket handicap. His price was then 40 to 1. I think I am not exaggerating in stating that those closely associated with Rose Prince won over 50,000 as a result of his short head victory over Teresina. Rose Prince is by that great horse Prince Palatine, now located at Edward F. Simms beautiful Xalapa Farm near Paris in Kentucky. He is easily the best son of Prince Palatine. It will be recalled that the Due Decazes bought him from J. B. Joel. He paid 00,000 for Prince Palatine at Goodwood. Mr. Joel was most disappointed in the horses fertility, which did not improve in France. HIS LINEAGE. The fourth dam of Rose Prince was taken from England to France in 1879. This was Merry May, by Knight of the Garter. She and her filly foal by Speculum cost ,000. In France when mated with Silvio, Merry Maid bred May Pole. Silvio was a Derby winner and a son of a Derby winner, Blair Athol. At the stud he failed in England but was a big success in France. May Pole won the French 1,000 Guineas and eight other races. She bred six winners of thirty races. One of these winners was her daughter Rose de Mai by Callistrate. She won both the French 1,000 Guineas and the Oaks. She had several successful offspring, including Gaillarde IX, a sister to Eglentine. The latter, a daughter of that great race horse and stallion Perth grandson of Gailliard and Barcaldine, won four races in her second and third seasons. Eglentine the dam of Rose Prince was bred in 190G. So far she has produced four winners of twenty-seven races and close upon 170,000 francs in France. "WON FIVE RACES IJf FRANCE. Prior to his Cesarewitch victory Rose Prince had won five victories in France. On September 3 he was unexpectedly beaten a short head at Longchamps in a two-mile race. He is a thoroughly genuine stayer, with plenty of speed, characteristics which he undoubtedly inherits from his sire and the maternal grandsfre. He is a good-looking colt; perhaps a littlo on the leg. He may make a good stallion if he can overcome the fatality which seems to attach to the St. Simon male line. Perhaps he will establish one. It would be welcome. Teresina is by Tracery, sire of Papyrus. Ceylonese, which was third in the St, Leger last year, is a son of the Cesarewitch winner Willonyx, as is Miwani, which finished fourth. Ceylonese looked fit for any task. He is the first foal of his dam, Excelita a daughter of Dark Ronald. She is almost full sister to Brown Prince and to Ambassador, the sire of St. James. These two good stallions are sons of Excellenza, which bred Excellence by Gallinule. Her first foal was Excelita, by Dark Ronald, the sire of Brown Prince and Ambassador. It will be seen that the American breeders, E. F. Simms, Arthur B. Hancock, Frederick Johnson and Hal Price Headley, all had a peculiarly personal interest in the Cesarewitch this year.

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