(34,601), foaled in 1908, and got by the H. and A. S. champion horse Benedict (10, 315), out of the well-bred mare Jenny Weir, by the beautiful horse Woodend Gartly (10,663), which was ﬁrst at Ayr when a three-year-old and was champion across the Atlantic. Maid o’ Threave is one of the best and weightiest mares seen in a Scots show-yard in recent years. As a yearling in the hands of Mr. H. B. Marshall, of Rachan, she was ﬁfth at Kilmarnock, third at the Royal Gloucester, and third at the H. and A.S., Stirling; as a two-year-old she was second at Ayr; and as a three-year-old third at Kilmarnock, second at Ayr, and second at Edinburgh. She was sold at the Rachan Stud dispersion at Lanark in October, 1912, at a high price to Mr. Brydon, and this year, in his hands she won numerous prizes both in the North of England, and at the principal shows in Scotland. In shape and quality, with weight and substance combined, she was always regarded as one of the best show mares of her time, and she is the sort New Zealand is always glad to have.”
Among the descendants of this celebrated mare, Maid o’ Threave, to be found in this Catalogue, are four full-sisters, sired by Junior Chief, who is still at the head of the Maraekakaho Stud, and is himself catalogued. Junior Chief has long since made a name for himself as a sire of some of the greatest prize-winning stock in the land, his progeny having won innumerable high awards, including many Championships.
Another sire which stood the Maraekakaho Stud in great stead was the imported horse, Berlin Congress (1061), bred by Mr. Ra1ston, of Stranraer, Scotland, and this horse was got by the famous Lord Lyon (489). Sir Douglas McLean also imported an outstanding mare named Loch Leven, a bay daughter of the great Lothian Lad from a Lord Clyde mare. Various additions have been made as time went on of mares from the foremost breeders in New Zealand, and amongst others several imported stallions