(From the Pall Mall.Gazette.)
The -first- place .in>the,.lisfc of winning sires is held; by Blair Athol,,whose produce havejwoh in the course"'of the past season sixty-two races, of the value of £28,830, among- them being the Derby (£QOSO), and the St. Leger (£5025); which went to Silvio. The best.of Blair Athol's other winners were the six-year-old Ecossais, .who secured six races, worth £1210 ; Rob Roy, who ran third for the Derby, and,, won -the ". Ascot:; Biennial' Stakes :(£806) ; and the two-year-olds' Redwing^ .winner, of five races, worth £4915, and La Merveille, who was credited; with six races, value" £1060. Redwing,' unfortunately, is a roarer ; and so; too, is . Athbl Ijad, brother to Prince Charlie, who secured two races of £1384, but who is. not likely to do much as a three-year-old. Scottish, Chief's produce are credited with almost as many victories, as those of; Blair Athol, but the ,sixty r 6ne,races .'won by twenty-three of his children, do.'not comprise any" of the great events of the season; and the1 total of £18,158 is contributed mainly Hy two-year-olds, the best of whom' were-^Chil-peric, winner of four races worth £3515, and Strathfleet,'.: whose four victories brought' in.:£3725: . The deceased Lord Olifden is.third, with nineteen winners of fortyrfour races and £17,000, and among .the successful representatives of the Newminister horse are Hampton and Petrarch. The victory of the latter in the Gold Cup at Ascot was very gallantly achieved, and to have been beaten afterwards, when amiss, by his half-brother Hampton, in the Goodwood Cup, was no disgrace, more especially as his conquerer, who has since won the Doncaster Cup and mmy other races, has proved himself a really good hol'3e. Lord Olifden had several good two-year olds also to do battle for him, the best of them b.eing Lord Falmouth's Jannette, whose seven victories in races of the collective value of £5266 were unbroken by a single defeat, Lord Clive, who was third to. her in the Criterion Stakes, and who afterwards won two races with much the worst of the weights, is looked upon as a very promising colt; and so, too, is Cyprus, winner of the Woodcote Stakes at Epsom. Rosicrucian, whose sire, Beadsman, figures for almost the last time in the list with eleven winners of £2180, has changed hands since last year ; and he is now the property of Mr Oarew Gibson, who has every reason to be satisfied with the total of £12,700 plaoed to Rosicrucian's credit by fifteen winners of fortyone race 3. The best of his produce are two-year-old 3, conspicuous among whorr> is the winner of the Middle Park Plate. Beauclerc secured two other races one at Stockton and another at York —and he has contributed just a third of the total ascribed tQ his sire. King Tom runs Kosicrucian a very close race; for though his eleven winners haye only' secured thirtyseven races, they have earned between them £12,519 10s. Skylark did well for Lord Falmouth, having .won five races value £1497 lUs,.exclusive of the Asoot Gold Vase; and L.ady Galightly still better, for the ten races in whioh she was suoceasful were worth £4795. Coltness won the Alexandra Plate at Ascot, but none of King Tom's two-year-olds dis tinguished themselves. Although Lord Lyon is credited with thirty raies, hone of his produce are worth mentioning except Placida, whose victories in.the Oaks and, s^ven. oth.er ra<jeg made, u^>
£6321 of his total oi £9713 10a ; and Hermit, whose offspring won twenty-nine 1 ! race worth £9060, had only Rylstone and" Trappist to represent him in good company. Mortimer is credited with ten races, value £8703 10s, and the six animals which won theni all belonged to Oonnt de Lagrange, the best ;of them being Chamant, whose victory ™. ■ *£c Two Thousand Guineas (£5175) created hopes which were so totally disappointed. Adventurer is ninth, • with twenty-seven races worth £8638; < nearly half of which is contributed by Glen Arthur, who won the Prince of Wales' Stakes at Ascot and two races at Goodwood ; and the tenth on the list ia Speculum, whose nineteen winning produce have been successful on no fewer than forty-eight occasions.! Parmesan, one, of the many sires which had died in1 the , course of the year; has thirty-three ; winners of £7658, of whom the Duke of ;M6ritrose's Hop bloom has secured four of ; £2080,' while his half-brother Macaroni; with thirty-seven races, wins £150 less. Toxophilite, though he' has only seven winners of ten races; is credited with almost as much, as Bclphcabe alone, by her _• victories in thb One Thousand Guineas and the, Coronation Stakes'at Ascot, won £5650 for Lord Hartington. Pero Gomez, with fourteen winners of thirty races, has a total of £6888, his best, representatives being Hidalgo, winner of the Newmarket Handicap, and a promising two-year-old, named, in memory of the breeder of Pero Gomez, Sir Joseph. St. Albans, though his produce won but a third the number of races secured by the offspring of Pero Gomez; has almost as large a total; for the five victories of Springfield, who has now joined his sire at the Hampton Court stud, were worth £4655 10s, and Julius Cassar won the City and Suburban Stakes of £1345. Fifteen races, among them being four secured by that smart filly Pilgrimage, are reckoned as having been won by the produce either of The Earl or of the Palmer; but the former has always been so uncertain a foal-getter that the £4185 to which" they amount might as well have been added to the £3315 won by the unquestioned offspring- of The Palmer, whose total'would thus reach £7500. Victorious is tKe only bthor sire whose ; produce have" w6n: :more than £5000. and none of his successful representatives have figured in any race of note. Knight of the Garter and See-saw have won ,£4484 and: £4345 ; while Bropmielaw, Mandrake, Brown Bread, Thunderbolt, Solon? and; Mars, the lastnamed being the sire of the Cambridgeshire winner Jongleur, have sums varying from £3712 to £3080 credited to them. Sixteen other7 sires are represented by produce which have won from £2000 to £3000, and thirty-eight more by winners of between £1000 and £2000.
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