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In April last the "Special Commissioner" of our London namesake,placed : before English breeders a co-op-! erative scheme ' purchase threefourths of the Btailion Tracery. Thirty breeders were asked to put up £1200 each, and this would guarantee them the horse's services to one mare for .three years — equal to a fee of £400- — and at the end of that term they would still have their interest m the horse if alive. ■: ■ >-. ' '<■■■ Up to the time of the last mails leaving the deal had not been clinched, but now that Tracery's son Papy--rus has won the Derby the/ thirty subscribers should be forthcoming. In any case, whether the scheme develops or not, Tracery will stand the next season m 'England, and m, the event of the co-operative scheme falling through, his covering fee is to be 600 or 600 guineas, - ; Tracery was purchased by Senor TJnzue, of Buenos Ay real two years aero for £53,000, after an offer of £40,000 on behalf of Lady James Douglas, owner of Gainsborough, ' had been turned down. The "Special Commissioner" describes Tracery as : the best sire . m the world, and after the result of the Derby there will be many to agree with him. " Every year he has had high-class colts performing for him m England, his best last year being Tamar, second to Captain Cuttle In the Derby, while the four-year-old Monarch ran seconds to Glanely m the Lincolnshire Handicap, to the Yellow. Dwarf In the Victoria Cup, "and v to Silver Image m the Great Jubilee Handicap. , In 1919, when Grand Parade won the Derby, Tracery's son. The Panther, Mma the sensational f&vorite, but ran 'badly, and m 1920 (Spion Kop's year) another son In Abbot's Trace (own brother to imported emblematic) fell .through interference when m a good position. While Papyrus is his first Derby winner, Tracery can claim to have provided the English turf with many celebrities, and his return to England should be welcomed by all breeders. He will go into the Cobham Stud, which Is managed by the "Special Commissioner."

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TRACERY RETURNING TO ENGLAND., NZ Truth, Issue 918, 30 June 1923

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TRACERY RETURNING TO ENGLAND. NZ Truth, Issue 918, 30 June 1923