Four Derby Winners
SALE OF THOROUGHBREDS
BRITISH HORSES HELP TO
WIN THE WAR
The fourth Derby winner .to be shipped from Britain in the last twelve months to earn foreign exchange for the war effort brings to something like £1,000,000 the value of thoroughbred horses sent overseas since war was declared. He is the famous thoroughbred Cameronian, who has won races to the value of £31,287, including the Derby and the Two Thousand Guineas, and has sired the winners of 77 races, valued at £52,000. Shipped to Buenos Aires, where he should breed great winners for" his Argentine owner, he is the first Derby winner to be sold to that country since the last war.
Three other Derby winners are included in the 1500 thoroughbred horses which have been exported from Britain since war broke out. The first was the Aga Khan's Bahram, unbeaten winner of the Derby, the Two Thousand Guineas and the St. Leger, and the first colt to achieve that distinction for nearly 40 years. He was purchased for £40,000 by a syndicate of four American breeders. His service fee will be 2,500 dollars. Two months later, Mahmoud, another ,of the Aga Khan's breeding and creator of a new time record for the Derby, followed his stable companion to America where he was sold to Mr Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney for £20,000. Thus, following the sale of Blenheim, Mahmoud's sire, four years ago, the Aga Khan's three winners of the Derby have now gone to American stud farms. Apart from Bahram and Mahmoud, American breeders have taken such British horses as Easton, Rhodes Scholar, Hunters Moon IV, Galatea II (the only American-owned and bred winner of the One Thousand Guineas and the Oaks), Heliopolis, Hypnotist and his dam Flying Gal, Foxbrough 11, St. Andrew's 11, Chrysler, Kahuna, Nadushka and
many others. I The fourth Derby winner shipped abroad last year was Coronach, which Mrs Macdonald-Buchanan, who retains the ownership, has "loaned" to thoroughbred breeding in New Zealand for the duration of the war. This horse, winner of the Turf's Blue Riband in 1926, has sired the winners of over £68,000 in Britain alone. His own winnings totalled £48,225.
Thoroughbred racing- stock has also been dispatched to Australia, South Africa, Malaya, Chile and Brazil. Priminent among the British thoroughbreds sent to Australia was Field Trial, who ran third to Bahrain in the Derby! With the export of Robin Goodfellow, second in that year's race, last year saw the shipment of the first three horses in the 1935 Derby. Australia also bought Golden Sovereign, Le Grand Due, Kinderscout, England's Glory and the two Hyperion colts Titan and Helios. New Zealand
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Four Derby Winners, Ellesmere Guardian, Volume LXII, Issue 76, 23 September 1941
Four Derby Winners Ellesmere Guardian, Volume LXII, Issue 76, 23 September 1941
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