Mieuxce,' winner of the French Derby -and Grand Prix de Paris recently, now UiSr,<£ CUpie«t th=? same Position in the opinion of the French racing public ?ni,sff nt? mS dld until his Chappy bSTCfS Asc^ ast year" He no* BlamifL^^H"l3^? se <a^nce that the eiandford colt did, for, though placed SpJVhre(s start?> he did not win a m^ a» aJuven'le last year; but he -?n^>,W, prOir.ess during the winter, .l h .^at in six races this Pra£ rL«fu, hands of Fastnet in the, Pnx Grelllelhe, was excusable, as he victor*". y aWay and then' went ™ c«! ' Mleuxce was bred by M H Ternynck, a relative of the colt's owner' M. Ernest Masurel, who has been racmgj prominently only about a year. The'colt takes his name from the Domaioe of Mieuxce, in the Orno dis-' -tnct of Normandy. It is close to the Haras dv But, where Massine is now located, '
Mleuxce is a bay colt belonging to Bruce Lowe No. 7 family. He is by Massine from L'Olivete, by Opott who himself ran second in the Grand Prixl de Paris. L'Olivete was genuine and! useful on the racecourse, but had bred only one winner of most moderate class before Mieuxce came along. She is closely related to Odol, one of the best colts'of his tinio. a winner over distances from 51 furlongs to 3 miles 7 furlongs. Opott, who was by Maximum, has sired the winners oE nearly 200 races and over 3.000.000 francs.
Massine, the sire of Mieuxce, is a son of Consols, and he won the Ascot Gold Cup in 1924 in, a single start in England. He was the leading stallion in France,in 1932. the year of Strio the Willow. -,He descends from St. Simon tnrough Dorirtes. the St. Leger winner, and his grandam ip that great marc La Camargo, by Childwick.
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ANOTHER BRANTOME?, Evening Post, Issue 29, 3 August 1936
ANOTHER BRANTOME? Evening Post, Issue 29, 3 August 1936
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