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FRENCH-BRED FILLY

THOUSAND GUINEAS WIN

I Galatea 11, who won the One Thousand Guineas at Newmarket (England) recently, was the third French-bred filly to win that classic in the last eight years. She is a daughter of Dark Legend from Galaday 11. Dark Legend, who was. foaled in 1914, has been a great stud success, his stock being noted for stamina. He was by Dark Ronald, the sire of Magpie, and a scion of the famous Hampton line, from Golden Legend, by Amphion from St. Lucre, by St. Serf (son of St. Simon) from Fairy Gold, who, by Bend Or, was sent to the United States, where she became the dam of the great Fair Play, whose son, Man o' War, was one of the greatest horses of the American Turf. Lord Derby's Derby winner of 1933, Hyperion, a chestnut son of the staying Gainsborough, has made a name for himself with his first crop of foals, who are now three-year-olds. Hyperion's son, Admiral's Walk, ran second in the Two Thousand Guineas, and his daughter, Aurora, who is raced by Lord Derby, finished second to Galatea 11. She is from Rose Red, by Swynford, sire of Blandford, from Marchetta, the dam of imported March Along, by Marco, grandsire of Hurry On, from Hettie Sorrel, by Peter. Aurora's sixth dam, Blanchefleur, by Saunterer, was a half-sister of Wheel of Fortune and Spinaway, -both winners of the One Thousand Guineas, and the Oaks, and they were daughters of the Oaks winner Queen Bertha. Spinaway produced Busybody, who also won that classic double. Olein, third in the One Thousand Guineas, is a daughter of Colombo, who finished third in his* Derby. Olein is raced by her breeder, Lord Glanely, in whose colours Colombo raced. She is from Grand Peace, who was by Lord Glanely's Derby winner Grand Parade, a son of Orby, from Placida, by Valens, son of Laveno, from Red Heart's Pride, by Red Heart. Grand Peace, a good winner, traces to Overreach, a half-sister of a great staying filly, Virago, through unusual lines of sires.

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FRENCH-BRED FILLY, Evening Post, Volume CXXVII, Issue 113, 16 May 1939

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FRENCH-BRED FILLY Evening Post, Volume CXXVII, Issue 113, 16 May 1939

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