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THOUSAND GUINEAS

SOLARIO FILLY; WINS

(United Press Association—By Electric srapli—Copyright. - . (Received May 1, 12.30 p.m.)'. . ■'; ■• LONDON, April 30. At the Newmarket Spring Meeting the following was the result of the

ONE THOUSAND GUINEAS STAKES, of 5 soys. each and . forfeits, with IOOOgs . added (value .last year, £7533); for three-year-old fillies; 9st; 1 mile. . ,

Sir. V. Bassoon's b f Exhibitionnist , (bred in France), by Solario— '•-. Lady Wembley. ". 1 Major H. Cayzer'si Spray ......... 1 2 Sir.J. Jarvis's'Gainsborough Lass . .3. • Twenty started. Half a ler*th; head.

The first two. of the leading English classics, the Two Thousand Guineas (won by Le Ksar) and,the^One Thousand Guineas, have now been'won by horses bred in France. Exhibitionnist, however, is from English stock. She had one win as a two-year-old. Her sire, Solario, is one of the best-known stallions in-...England, and last season, he was second on the winning sires' list with 21 winners of 32 races worth £29,336. There was an extraordinary sequel to the amazing victory of the St. Leger winner Solario in the Coronation Cup in 1928. The field of five included the three placed ■ horses in the last of tlie classics, and .Solario won over the mile and a half course by fifteen lengths. ; This -achievement brought an immediate offer to his owner, Sir John Rutherford, of £75,000 from Mr. J. B. Joel. . The offer, was declined with thanks. Then the Aga Khan asked if £100,000 would tempt Sir John.. The answer was.the same. There came a day, some years later, when Solario was for sale at the Newmarket July Sales of 1932. It was a historic occasion. Solario had been represented on the Turf for two and a half seasons, and his stock had .won about £43,000, so he was well recommended. It was generally agreed said the "Bloodstock Breeders' Review,", that no English breeder, acting for himself alone, could afford to buy Solario as a business proposition, because any, revenue would be chargeable to tax and surtax, which would amount to 33 per cent, or, perhaps, in the case of a very rich man, to 50 per cent! of the income. There were four bidders, arid, starting at 25,000 guineas, the bids rose, and Mr.' Hills, representing an American syndicate, was the under-bidder at 46 500 guineas, which was capped. by! Lord Glanely's syndicate, which secured the horse at 47,000 guineas, -he highest price that had ever been paid at auction for a horse up to that time. The syndicate whose original, limit had been fixed at 40,000 guineas, but which was extended under the threat of Solario's emigration, included the Aea Khan, Lord Astor, Sir Abe Bailey. Mr M H. Benson, Sir Alfred Butt, Mr. J A. Dewar, Lord Glanely, Lord Rosebery Miss Dorothy Paget, and several others less well known in New Zealand.— "Ribbonwood."

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THOUSAND GUINEAS, Evening Post, Volume CXXIII, Issue 102, 1 May 1937

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THOUSAND GUINEAS Evening Post, Volume CXXIII, Issue 102, 1 May 1937

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