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SIRES AND POTENCY

Some time'ago there was' a lot of-talk about limiting stallions in. England'■ and Ireland to 45 mares, but that idea,'was evidently not generally favoured. Knight ot the Garter, whose fee is £49, was mated with 5S mares-in 1931 and 46 live1 foals' resulted.

In tlje same season Elandford (400 guineas fee) had 48 mares, and- hia figures were 24 living foals, two dead or slipped, and 17 barren. Of the 45 mares sent to Warden of the Marches (200 guineas fee) 13 proved barren, and Papyrus (400 guineas fee) failed with 13 of his. 44 mates. Buchan (400 guineas) had the poor average of 12 Jiving foals from 37 mares, and Gainsborough, another 400 guinea!* stallion had 21 from 40. Solario (500 guineas) did- not do badly with 26 .living foals from 37 mares, but it was no wonder Call Boy|s fee was dropped from 400 guineas to 250 guineas with a proviso of "No foal, no fee," for seventeen for the 21 mares sent to him missed. Felstead !(300 guineas), another Derby winner, did particularly.well with 28 living; foala from 39 mares.

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SIRES AND POTENCY, Evening Post, Volume CXV, Issue 15, 19 January 1933

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SIRES AND POTENCY Evening Post, Volume CXV, Issue 15, 19 January 1933

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