Thorpes Continue Breeding Activities: House Seven Mares At Salinas Nursery; Californians View Future Of Industry With Optimism; Peggy Martin Top Matron, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-24


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Thorpes Continue Breeding Activities House Seven Mares At Salinas Nursery NurseryCalifornians Californians View Future Of Industry With Optimism Peggy Martin Top Matron MatronSOLEDAD SOLEDAD Calif May 22 Mrs Paula Thorpe who with her husband operates a breeding establishment in the Salinas Valley of Monterey County had a fair measure of success with the horses racing under her silks at the recent Bay Meadows meeting Trained by the veteran George Click the horses mostly young stock won several races and were in the money quite often oftenThe The majority of the horses were bred on the ranch and are from qne of the seven mares now holding forth there Heading the list of matrons is the veteran Peggy Martin now twentysix years old Many years ago this daughter of Martinet dropped the colt Alexander Pantages who was destined to become one of the best Californiabred racers of modern times and later became a sire He was her first foal and she never had another of equal class although she got Gabbo Sir Strat ton Bon Hommage and other useful run ¬ ners nersOther Other mares are Santa Sweep by Sweep Santa Maria by Golden Maxim Silver Sarah an eightyearold by Bon Homme Flamme Verde by Epinard Toke eleven years old by Torchilla Dulce Tokalon by Marchmont n and dam of Peter Tokalon Twilight Maiden by Torchbearer Devonshire Dolly by Broomstick Amy Lee a sixyearold by Bon Homme Eva M by Bistouri and Miss Steinhaus thir ¬ teen years old by Transmute Deirdre by Celt CeltForty Forty Acres of Paddocks PaddocksFor For the past three seasons Miss Stein ¬ haus has been bred to Hollyrood All the other mares were mated with that sire this year The previous season Mrs Thorpe mated Amy Lee a useful racer as a two yearold with ByPass n Twilight Maiden with Roman Soldier Toke with Top Row Silver Sarah with ByPass II and Peggy Martin with Dah He HeThe The Thorpe ranch takes in 1250 acres over forty acres of which are paddocks Many acres have been planted to peren ¬ nial pasture which it is claimed furnishes horses with a wellbalanced diet Another section of paddocks is planted in alfalfa Every foot on the property is irrigated and the barns and stalls while not elabo ¬ rate are large and practical practicalThe The Thorpes are among the California breeders who have not curtailed opera ¬ tions since war began They are not dis ¬ posing of their young stock because they are firm in the belief that at the concluj sion of the conflict thoroughbreds will be worth real money particularly those out of good brood mares by firstclass stallions stallionsPeggy Peggy Martin was bred by J and H Bar nett Amy Lee and Silver Sarah by Charles E Cooper Twilight Maiden by Himyar Stud Toke by Clyde Van Dusen Santa Sweep by Himyar Stud and Miss Stein ¬ haus by Wood F Axton

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