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CHAMPION SIRES

SON-IN-LAW AND SOLARIO

Son-in-Law and Solario were among the sires inspected by "Meyrick Good," of the "Sporting Life," when shown round Mr. Reg. Day's three studs at Newmarket last month. Son-in-Law is a veritable wonder for his 26 years, "Meyrick Good"' writes. He cantered round his spacious paddock full of life. One of his best foals is" out of Idle Lady, a sixteen-year-old mare. Son-in-Law has a promising understudy at the Terrace Stud in Tiberius, who has the great vitality and strong constitution of his sire. I was shown some grand foals by* the Ascot Gold Cup winner. In a paddock adjoining Tiberius is Portia w, a splendidlybalanced grey. : „ . , After looking over Bay town and Pinxit, and noting how well the latter has let down, we were shown the season's champion sire, Solario. It is no exaggeration to say that the son of Gainsborough is an "oil painting — a grand quality horse With .legs as clean as the day he was foaled. With Mid-day Sun and Exhibitionnist, he has made his position secure as the season's champion sire. It will surprise me if this perfect specimen of the thoroughbred does not get many more classic winners. Reg. Day confirmed the fact that Sir John Rutherford turned down a genuine offer of £ 100.000 for Solario on the day he won the Coronation Cup. He told us also that Sir Abe Bailey never goes to Newmarket without paying a visit to Son-in-Law.

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CHAMPION SIRES, Evening Post, Volume CXXIV, Issue 42, 18 August 1937

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CHAMPION SIRES Evening Post, Volume CXXIV, Issue 42, 18 August 1937

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