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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 V ergy). 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, Scalade, etc.). 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 62