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EXPENSIVE YEARLINGS.

Tho London " Referee " contains a carefully compiled table of bhe yearlings cosbing over 2,000 guineas sold since 1885 and bheir earnings. Ib is a most instructive docuHjenb. Forby-nine yearlings albogebher have during bhis period been knocked down ab a sum over bhe margin, .named. The highest • priced ones were La Fleche <5,500 guineas), bhe sister to Mimon, Tphieh made a successful debut in the Cfresberfield Stakes last week, Simoniam (4,000 guineas), Priestess (4,000 .guineas), and Sanctissima (3,900 guineas). Thirty out of the forty-nine never earned a solitary sixpence; fourteen could not even be trained. Three only earned more than they cast, viz... Enterprise, which cosb2,ooo guineas and earned £6,037; Enbhusiasb, 2,000 guinea- youngster, which •earned £4,623 ; and Merry Hampton, which >cosb 3,190 guineas and earned £4,5_5. The total cost of fche forty-nine youngsters was 132,750 guineas, or an average of 2,709 guineas. It is scarcely lair perhaps to deal with the yearlings of 1890, because they've nob bad bheir chance yefe. Leb U3 take, therefore, the 57 disposed of from '85 to '89 inclusive. These fetched 95,350g5, and 21 of them costing 52,350 never earned a penny in stakes. The sixteen winners whose purchase money was 43,000gs won £28,381 during their turf careers. The biggest prize of the 49 was Enterprise. Simonian has now just gob back bhe 4,000 Colonel North gave for him, and ifc is probable iDeibher La Fieche nor Priesbess will burn •oub badly. Lord Dudley's investments Jjave so far proved disastrous. ' ; '

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EXPENSIVE YEARLINGS., Auckland Star, Volume XXII, Issue 211, 5 September 1891

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EXPENSIVE YEARLINGS. Auckland Star, Volume XXII, Issue 211, 5 September 1891

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