Expect Omaha Youngsters To Make Good., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-05


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EXPECT OMAHA YOUNGSTERS TO MAKE GOOD Lexington Ky June 4 Major I P Johnston owner of Montrose Farm and president of the Na ¬ tional Trotting Association has turned over the management of the thoroughbreds on his farm to his sons Preston mid Fayctte while he divides his time between his trotters and the duties of his office as adjutant general of the Kentucky State Guard Lately he has not had much time for the trotters The night riders have kept the states soldiers busy and the major he prefers the title major to that of general because he won the former by hard fighting during the Civil War has been spending about twenty hours out of every twentyfour in his office at Frankfort FrankfortHis His sons however are a pair of hustling young men with good business heads and it is not hazard ¬ ing much to venture that they will make money out of the stallion Omaha and the twenty mares and produce they have taken over Fayette the young ¬ er has bcii directing the breeding of the thorough ¬ breds the past two seasons and has been successful to tho extent of ninety per cent living foals But whether his Ideas about mating will rcsiilt in first class racers is yet to be determined He will find out shortly however for the first of the get of Omaha now twoyearolds have just been brought Into the Kentucky Association track from the farm They have been working at the farm track under the direction of Preston Johnston and in the care of trainer Joe Chinn since early spring and the pur ¬ pose now Is to determine which and how many are fit to go to the races The likely ones will be sent to Latonia and the others will be sent back to the farm and sold oft to traders tradersThe The Johnston brothers have twelve horses at the track but they are not all twoyearolds though all re maidens and only one has ever been raced That is tin fouryearold chestnut gelding General Karly by Frankfort Miss Helyettc Another four yearold is the brown tilly Jane Randolph by Frank ¬ fort Cito I do not think much of the Frank forts said Preston Johnston a day or two ago as he sat timing the work of the twoyearolds The breeding is all eight of course but I have no fancy for a sire that was not a proven race horse In this day jind lime pedigree without individual mer ¬ it whether it be in horses or men does not call for much In the shape of cash I would much rather breed our thoroughbred mares to n trotting stallion or a saddle stallion than to a horse like Frankfort I have not been able to buy the kind of a riding horse I want so I have set about to breed one to suit me I mated four thoroughbred marcs with a saddle talliou last year and got three foals I will now breed the fillies when they are old enough to another type of saddle horse and I think I will have what I want in that direc ¬ tion I do not believe there is to be found in any type a better general purpose horse than one pro ¬ duced from the mating of a trotting stallion with a thoroughbred mare The buyers for the United States Army know their value and they snap them up quickly wherever they are found We raise two or three such every year and we do not have to keep them beyond the twoyearold year We get 150 for them at that age and it pays The best hunter we ever had on the place was by a trotter out of a thoroughbred mare He could take a five foot fence with ICO pounds up and never touch a mil He of course was not speedy enough for steeplechasing but when he came to following the hounds ho would be there all lay if necessary and in at the death with the next mans mount He was equally as good on the road in the shafts of a ba ¬ rouche But about these young racers by Omaha I believe they are going to make good They have been showing us half miles around 50 and 51 and about next Tuesday or Wednesday we are going to ask them the vital question II they havent im ¬ proved any over that they dont go to the races not yet at any rate rateThe The other ten horses in the string are areEdgar Edgar Hill br g 3 by Buckeye Leaf Leita Kent KentLittle Little Fitz ch g 1 by His Lordship Forray ForrayPhenomenist Phenomenist ch g 0 by His Lordshlt Cito CitoOctahedron Octahedron ch c 2 by Al Frisco Esles EslesOutset Outset ph c 2 by Omaha Onset OnsetOrgy Orgy half brother to Sinner Simon br c 2 by Omaha Mary Banjo Oratress br f 2 by RIaddison Brooklet BrookletOakum Oakum b c 2 by Omalia Byf ByfOath Oath b c 2 by Omaha Neon 1 Ollne en t 2 by Al Frisco De La Crolx

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