Croker Stables Reorganization: The Boss Going to Egypt-Future of Orby, Rhodora and Alabama, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-18


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CROKER STABLES REORGANIZATION, j J The Boss Going to Egypt Future of Orby, I Rhodora and Alabama. Dublin, December 16. Richard Croker is going to Egypt and the Holy Land for the winter. His stable i of horses will winter at Glencairn. There is much comment in racing circles upon j Orbys form In his last race, and the running of the other horses from the Croker stable caused i some disappointment. It has always heen known that Mr. Croker desired to have the best horses and that they should be at their, best at all costs. : Recently, for reasons that he believed more than ; adequate, he parted with the manager of his stables, J Dr. McCabe, and also gave up his "call" on jockey Bullock. He also reorganized his racing establishment. He no longer allows any of liis hands to board in, and he has taken steps to have nobody about the stables whom he cannot implicitly trust. Allen, his trainer, who trained Orby, has been made manager, and a promising apprentice has been appointed in Bullocks place. Since his Derby win Orby has grown to seventeen hands. He has recovered from his weakness and Mr. Croker believes him litter than lie ever was. Mr. Croker has several horses that are entered for all the big races next season and is enthusiastically confident that he will win everything worth winning in England. Already Mr. Croker has his eye on the Derby of 1009, and he hopes to repeat the Orby victory with a now yearling by Americus, out of Rhoda B., the dam of Orby. This one lias been christened Alabama", and has already attracted considerable attention. Many two-year-old engagements have been made, but the real goal of the American sportsman is to take another Derby with the get of aii American sire and out of an American mare. Americus, when raced under the name of Rey del Caredes, was a high-class horse, and to have one of his get win the English; Derby is Mr. Crokers-laudable; ambition. Rhodora, another of the produce of Rhoda B., is a filly that -Mr. Croker has engaged very extensively for 10OS, and he is of opinion that she will he a worthy daughter of her famous mother. She is by St. Frusquin, and will be especially pointed for the Oaks and the One Thousand Guineas. She has many other engagements, and at this time is the best-three-year-old prospect in the stable. Her other engagements for the coming season are: Cheveley Park Stake, Middle Park Plate and Dewhurst Plate, all at Newmarket. She is in the Hardwicke Stakes at Ascot and in the Atlantic and St. George Stakes" of the Liverpool Summer meeting. As for Orby himself, he will not lack for opportunities provided that he trains and is brought to the post. One of -his principal engagements is in the Prince of Wales Stakes at Ascot. He is also in many weight-for-age races and will be nominated for several of the condition races arid handicaps. Orby is not in the St. Leger of 1908, nor is Rhodora in the Two Thousand Guineas or Epsom Derby of next year. There are six yearlings beside Alabama at Glencairn. Of these The Battler, a chestnut colt by the dead Lcsterlin, is most promising. Rhoda B., the dam of Orby, Rhodora and Alabama, is in foal to the home stallion, Clonmel.

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