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FRENCH CLASSIC

GRAND PRIX I)E PARIS

HISTORY OF PLACE-GETTERS

TRIUMPH OF ST. SIMON LINE

BY SPEAKMINT

Mieuxce, winner of the Grand Prix de Paris on Sunday last, is a son of tho 192-1 Ascot Gold Cup winner Massino. He was bred by Mr. If. Ternynek, father-in-law of liis trainer, Elijah Cunningham, and is owned by M. E. Maseuri. The dam of Mieuxce is L'Olivote, by Opott from .lonicole, the third dam being Samte Fiolo, by Flaeon. This i.i almost entirely French breeding. Mieuxce ran three times into a place as a two-year-old, winding up the season by being second to Fast net ill heavy going in the valuable Prix Thomas Bryton, 7i furlongs. His first ivin this season was in the Prix Delatre at St. Cloud, wiiicli he won comfortably by two lengths from Wi/./.ard, with Arquebus third. Later, on May 10, he won the Prix Hocquart, for three-year-olds out of mares covered by Frenchbred stallions. The distance was a mile and u-hall, tho stake £JSO(J to the winner, and Mieuxce won without any difficulty from six other runners. Sire of the Winner

Massine, sire of Mieuxce;, was foaled in .11)20, by Consols from Mauri, by Ajax from La Caniargo, by Childwick from Belle et Bonne, by Jolly Friar from Free Trade, by the 1860 Derby winner Pretender, tho only winner of the Epsom classic ridden by the great jockey .J. Osborne. The family is No. 12, which is now decadent, and Massine comes from a branch which has not produced a classic winner for over 100 vcars.

I/it Camargo, grand-dam of Massine, was the best man; of her time and won nearly 000,000 francs. It is interesting ti) note that M. Ternynch, the breeder of Mieuxce, a woollen manufacture r of Roubaix, was held a prisoner at Maubcrgo by the Germans all through the Avar.

Consols, sire of Massine, was by St. Bris or Doricles from Console, by Bend Or from Grace Conro.y, by Estcrling. 'l'llj line is that which produced Night Hawk, winner of the St. Lcger and a dismal failure at the stud in Australia. St.. Simon Blood

The doubt respecting the breeding of Consols is really immaterial, as both St. liris and Doricles are representatives of the great Galopin line, St. liris being by St. Simon and Doricles by Florizel 11., a son of St. Simon. St. Bris won the Alexandra Plate, two miles and three-quarters, at Ascot and the Cesarewjtch, and Doricles won the St. Lcger. Thus a representative of the great St. Simon line has won another Grand Prix.

Si ml, who finished second to Mieuxce, ran twice last season as a two-year-old, being unplaced when backward in the Clearwcll Stakes and Criterion Stakes, both at Newmarket. He is by the St. Lcger winner Solario from Mirawala, by Phalaris from Miranda, by Gallinulc from Admiration, by Saraband. This breeding is interesting to New Zealand, as Miranda, apart from being a sister to the wonderful mare Pretty Polly, was dam of Mr. T. H. Lowry's sire King -John, who was drowned in Wellington Harbour when being shipped to Australia. King John's Part King John lias come into the limelight recently as sire of the dam of Gold Rod, who is already being spoken of in Australia as another Phar Lap. Sind's best performance in England this season was when running third to Quashed and Cecil in the newly-estab-lished Ormonde Stakes, 1 mile 5 fur. and "syds., at Chester in May. In commenting on his performance, London Sporting Life remarked that Siiul was a splendid tyj)o of thoroughbred who was sure to do better.

Alcali, the third horse, is by Bonny Boy and was assessed in the French Free Handicap at 1-11 b. below Mistress Ford and lib. above the Grand Prix winner Mieuxce. He is trained by his owner, Mr. Ralph Cartiight, and it is stated that a Newmarket trainer who was recently at Chantilly made a very substantial offer for him, which was refused, the answer being that money would not buy him.

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FRENCH CLASSIC, New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXIII, Issue 22461, 3 July 1936

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FRENCH CLASSIC New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXIII, Issue 22461, 3 July 1936

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