Restigouche, Another Son of Commando to Earn Brackets, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-25


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RESTIGOUCHE, ANOTHER SON OF COMMANDO TO EARN BRACKETS. The victory of Restigouche in the United States Hotel Stakes and the second of Peter Quince in the closing race at Saratoga yesterday brings the total of James R. Keenes winnings for this season to ?2SG,441. As things appear now, it Is an even money proposition that he will have 00,000 or more to Ills credit this time next week, for on public form Colin holds the Futurity safe and, according to the reports of the work-watchers there is no candidate among those that have not appeared under colors that can hold a candle to the son of Commando Pastorella. The Burgher and Jersey Lightning booms for the Futurity have about exploded. Restigouche is the fourth two-year-old by Commando to race this year and the third to win. Transvaal, winner of two races and never outside of the money, was the first. Then came the undefeated Colin, then Restigouche and Peter Quince, which made his first start yesterday. Restigouche started for the first time in a purse race at Sheepshead Bay, June 21, the day that it was so foggy that no time was taken in some of the races. He was beaten by Live Wire after he had led into the stretch and tired. Three days later he finished a good second to Mombassa in the Surf Stakes, five and a half furlongs in 1:0CJ over a slow track with 111 pounds up. He was not out again until the Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga a week ago yesterday. In that race he was fourth, Jim Gaffney 115, Fair Play 125 and Bar None 115 finishing ahead of him a total of four lengths. The track was sloppy and the time for the six furlongs 1:15. The only time he lias appeared on a fast track was in his initial race and it would seem that trainer Rowe holds to the idea that he will run better in muddy going than on a perfectly fast track. Irrespective of tills, the geldings race in the Hopeful was a forecast .of his victory yesterday, and it is surprising that he was not backed by the public. Restigouche is beautifully bred and appropriately named. His name is that of the great salmon stream in Canada and was suggested to Mr. PeCourcey Forbes, who names all of Mr. Keenes horses, from the fact that his dam is the English mare, Dancing Water, daughter of the mighty horse Isonomy. The tabulated pedigree follows: Alarm Rclipse. fHimyar Maml. , i Hira Lexington. A "Domino. -j j Hegira. L. Enquirer Leamington , r""i""Lr S iMannie Gray L11:l - r . Lizzie G War Dance. Commando - Dan of Lecompte. V The Peer j Melbourne. f tOarebin Clnlzelli. 5 Lurline Traducer. - "S lEmma C - .Mermaid. S Flood Norfolk. 3 .Guenn 1 Ilennie Farrow. P Glendew Glengarry. O "! jGlenrose. - Oxford. Irish Birdcatcher. . ,stPriin g 1 rSterling j Honey Dear. a g ;Hv-rJ;ii... u-- j.; . Whisper V Flatcatcher. PS "2 J Isonomy:..- . 1 Silence. tj . : f Stoekwell j The Baron. c i l,Isola Bella i Pocahontas. 2 , . . Isoline j Ethelberr. 3 LDanc gWater. J Bassishaw. M Stockwell The Baron. o fDoneaster Pocahontas. S I Marigold Toddington. I. Pretty Dance. J , Dau. of Ratan. j Scottish Chief.... Lord -of the Isles. Highland Fling. . . Mss Ann. t Masquerade 5 Lambourne. Burlesque. Imported from England, flmported from Australia. Dancing Water is now twenty years old and might be properly called an unlucky mare in racing and In the stud. She was bred by Mr. Corblet in England and was raced only three times, that as a two-year-old in 18S9. She was third in her first start and was unplaced in the other two. She was erratic and had a habit of bolting. This disgusted her breeder and owner and when Mr. Foxhall Keene, fancying her breeding, made an offer for her, he got her. In 1S91 he mated her with the noted Foxhall and the following spring she foaled a dead colt. In 1802 she was sent to the court of Barcaldine and proved barren. In 1S93 she was mated with Hampton and the following spring dropped a bay filly, which was named Virginia Water. Dancing Water was sent to the good horse Orvieto In the spring of 1S94 and that fall, with her foal at foot, was brought to this country. In 1S95 she was barren. In 189G she slipped her foal. In 1S97 she was again barren. In 1S9S she foaled the chestnut filly, Running Stream, by Domino, in 1899 she slipped and in 1900 she dropped Riverside, by Kingston. To the same sire in 1901 she foaled Rivcrdale. For the next three years she was barren and then came Restigouche in 1905. Virginia Water was raced as a two-year-old in 1800, but did not win. She was put in the stud and ha-J two foals by Kingston Surbitor and Ambrosine and died in 1902. Running Stream was sent to England, won there, and was brought back to this country. She is now in the stnd at Castleton. Riverside also went to England, won and was sold. If alive, he Is still there. Riverdale was raced here, but did not win. Restigouche is clearly the best foal of his dam.

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