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Viilii By GEOBGE MllifJt ^
World's Top] Blood Lines In Derby Colt
Mr. Robert Sic Clark's ch c NEVER ! DIE, 3y, Nasrullali-Sin Grass (J. Lawson).
A 73-YEAR cycle
sed before Ame notched ¡ts second br ing success in the En¡ Derby, it having i made complete by H Say Die at Epsom Wednesday.
The colt represents a bli
inß of the best blood: Britain, Ireland, Fra ' and America.
I He was got in England
Nasrullah, his dam, S ing Grass, having b sent to that country fr U.S.A. for the service ¡ then returned to homeland.
The international flavour
the bloodlines of Ne'
- Say Die is perhaps I
best feature of the Der
The basic American indi
ence in Never Say D was War Admiral, sire i Singing Grass.
She came from the\.matir
of War Admiral with Bi reale, a mare by the ou standing French sire Vi tout from Galaday ll.
Galaday II was the issue o
Sir Gallahad III, later sen to U.S.A., and Sunstep a Sunstar mare who als« was shipped to Americ! and who came from As censeur, a mare by Eager War Admiral was by th¡
top American racehorse and sire Man o' Wai from Miss Brief, who wat by he Phalaris horst Sickle, anoher English de- fection to U.S.A.
Sickle was from Selene, and
thus was a half-brother
to Hyperion, Hunter's Moon and Coronal, and a brother to Pharamond.
The Phalaris blood, long a
dominant factor in Euro-
pean racing, was returned to Never Say Die through
Nasrullah. bred in Ireland
oy the Aga Khan, was by Nearco from Mumtaz Be gum, daughter of Blen- heim and Mumtaz Mahal, the latter of whom was bf The Tetrarch.
Nasrullah's sire was Pharos,
who in turn was by Pha ralis, son of Cyllene and the Quiver mare Maid Marian, so that he repre- sented the male line of Eclipse.
Sir Gallahad III, who is one
of the top sires in Ameri- ca, and has been for years, introduced the powerful blood of lhe French horse, Teddy,
rle was the sire of Sir Gal-
lahad III, whose dam was Plucky Liege, an out- standing producer by Car- bine's son Spearmint, and whose progeny included Bois Roussel and Admiral
The intermingling of strong
bloods, with judicious re- turns to dominant lines, is the outstanding feature of the pedigree of Never Say Die.'
The ability of Arabian
Night to run second, fi- nishing on, augurs well
for the future of his half- i brother, King's Own, now in training at Randwick.
Sing's Own is Mr. W. ft
Mackay's prospective sire whose lines the Stud Angle analysed recently'