NOTES ON BREEDING RACEHORSES.
sand Guineas and the Derby 1843; Mowerina, Lady of
Silverkeld Well, etc.).
3. Snowdrop, goes back to Beningbro' (dam of Gemma di
4. Canezou, goes back to Sorcerer (dam of Fazzoletto, Bas-
quine, La Bossue, dam of Boiard).
5. Ghuznee, daughter of Languish, in-bred to the same Sir
Peter, goes back to Sir Peter (dam of Meeanee, Storm,
6. Alice Hawthorn, goes back to Beningbro' (dam of Thor-
manby, winner of the Derby 1860; Oulston, Terrona,
Findon, Lady Hawthorn, Sweet Hawthorn).
7. Phryne, goes back to Waxy. She produced to Pantaloon:
Elthiron, Windhound, Hobbie Noble, and The Reiver;
to Melbourne, Rambling Katie and Blanche of Middle-
bie; and to the Flying Dutchman: Katherine Logie.
About the breeding combinations in respect to Phryne vol-
umes might be written. We have seen, that of the mares show-
ing in the descent of their parents but two removes from the
common ancestor, Finesse, her daughter Decoy and grand-
daughter Legerdemain, are in that strong degree in-bred to
the three sires Highflyer, Sir Peter, and Peruvian, or grand-
father, father and son; nevertheless, Legerdemain, the offspring
of threefold in-breeding, when mated with a stallion of a quite
different strain of blood, breeds a horse of the first class, like
Toxophilite; and her dam Decoy, a produce of twofold in-
breedingr, with Pantaloon (from herself only twice removed),
four such good animals as Sleight of Hand, The Drone, Van
Amburgh, and Legerdemain. Fortunately, for a comparison,
Decoy was also mated with Touchstone, with whom she stands
(four degrees removed from Waxy) in moderate relationship,
and, behold, produced Flateatcher, winner of the Two Thou-
sand Guineas and sire of numerous excellent brood mares, and
Phryne, one of the most valuable pearls of the whole Stud Book.
Decoy must assuredly have been a mare of enormous individual
potency, to be able to produce six animals of the quality, of one