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1901. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X LINES OF BLOOD Evolution of the
English thoroughbred--The origin from the East--Arabs, Barbs,
Turks, and Persians--Wonderful increase in size--Stamina greater in
Eastern breeds--Speed a modern development--Stayers more numerous
than suspected--Four-mile heats v. sprints--The limit of
pedigrees--The descent of Eclipse goes back to Eastern sires--Their
mating with native maresRoyal mares--Table showing pedigree of
Eclipse--Inbreeding--Lord D'Arcy's importations--Noted descendants
of Eclipse--The Birdcatcher
line--Isonomy--Isinglass--Janissary--The Stockwell line--Blair
Athol--Ormonde, Orme, and Goldfinch--Xendal and Ormonde--Which was
the better?--Their private trial--Galtee More well sold for.
20,000--Handsomest thoroughbred of modern times--Melton--Line of
Camel--The Newminster family--Hermit--His extraordinary stud
career--Characteristics of his get--Hermit mares as breeders--The
Hampton family--Bought out of a Selling Race--His great race for
the Northumberland Plate--Some of his descendants--The Touchstone
line--Line of Tramp--His ancestors and descendants--A line to be
encouraged--Line of Blacklock--The best staying family of
to-day--King Fergus--Hambletonian--Whitelock--The St. Simon-Galopin
family out of a 3 mare--Descriptions of
Blacklock--Voltigeur--Galopin--St. Simon--The St. Simons as
galloping machines--St. Simon's career--Ormonde or St. Simon the
better horse?--Persimmon--Coupled with Harkaway as the horse of the
century--Line of Herod--Four celebrated lines of descendants--Line
of Godolphin--Matchem to Barcaldine--West Australian--The pick of
England--Winning stock of Barcaldine. THE DARLEY ARABIAN THE LINE
OF SIR HERCULES WE can be tolerably certain that "running horses"
were held in high esteem in this country as far ba...
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