American-Bred Epsom Derby Horses.: Contestants in the Great Race from Umpire Down to Norman III., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-12


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AMERICANBRED EPSOM DERBY HORSES Contestants in the Great Race from Umpire Down to Norman III Norman IIIs prominent position in the Derby betting and his credentials as the Two Thousand Guineas1 winner sets one wondering as to the fate of other Americanbred animals which hate com etcd at Epsom in the greatest race of the world So far as I am aware a list of these runners has never yet been published and I will endeavor to supply the deficiency Everybody knows of course that Irixpiois in carrying off the Derby of 1S81 nade ihis own and his owners the late Mr P orillard names famous throughout the world He iiowever was not the first colt bred in the United States to compete in our Derby for twelve months arlier his owner nominated Boreas which failed to gain a place In Bend Ors year Apparently the actual first Americanbred horse to compete in an English Derby was Mr It Ten Broecks Umpire which finished sixth behind Thormanby in 1860 Umpire by the way was successful on sixteen occasions in this1 country American and other invasions disturb us very little nowadays but it does not appear to have been so fifty years ago since before the start Mr Wyatt the owner of Nut Bourne a pretty smart colt which broke down during the running of the race lodged an objection against the halfbrother to Lexington on account of his age ageSeventeen Seventeen years elapsed before the States fur ¬ nished another Derby candidate This was Mr M 11 Sanfords Brown Prince by Lexington out of an imported mare by The Flying Dutchman He ran second to Cliamant in the Two Thousand Guineas but in the Derby failed to pet a place Silvio win ¬ ning by a length and a half from Glen Arthur llrown Prince which became a roarer served many years at the stud iu Ireland where he died ten years ago and his name is to bo found in many Irish pedigrees He got Kilsallaglian which won the Goodw x d up by six lengths in 1804 1804I I have already made a reference to the 1SSO Derby and the next year was that of Iroquois a line up ¬ standing brown colt with a white striiic down the face and the left fore coronet white Bred by Mr A Welch at the Erdcnheim Stud Pennsylvania in 1878 he was a son of Leamington and Maggie B B l y Australian another imported horse lie quietly made his debut in tin Newmarket TwoYearOld Plate at the Second Spring Meeting In 1SSO winning easily by four lengths from five others That sea ¬ son out of twelve starts he won four races includ ¬ ing the July Stakes beating Thebhis but his form although useful was not that of a Derby horse In 1881 Mr Lorillards colt when palpably backward finished three lengths behind Peregrine in the Two Thousand Guineas with another American Mr James K Keenes Don Fnlano third In the Derby Iiowever then much fitter Iroquois took decisive revenge and ridden by Archer won somewhat easily by a length and a half from his Two Thousand Guineas conqueror In common fairness it Inust be admitted that his thirteen opjionents amongst which were two other Americans belonging to Mr Kcene were not of the highest caliber for the only ones with anv pretentious to class were Scoliell the Middle Park Plate winner St Louis and Tris ¬ tan which developed into a fine stayer at four and five years old In view of the tremendous interest taken in the race in the States especial arrange ¬ ments were made for cabling out the result and it is stated that the news of Iroquois victory was known in America twentylive seconds after the horse hud passed the post He subsequently won several good stakes and set the seal on his fame when he cantered away with the St Leger at Don caster It should be mentioned by the way that Mr Jacob Pinciis who was still training at New ¬ market until quite recently was resixmslble for the preparation of Iroquois which returned to the land of his birth where he became a very successful sire getting a real good horse In Tammany Mr Pinciis by the way also trained Brown Prince PrinceA A year later Mr Lorillard had two Derby repre ¬ sentatives to bear his wellknown cherry livery They were Gerald a disappointing soft indi ¬ vidual and Sachem by War Dance which finished a rather indifferent third to Sliotover and Quicklime Before we again find an Americanbred colt com ¬ peting in the Derby there is an interval of fifteen years and In 1807 Mr J K Keenes St Cloud II ran unplaced to Galtee More The son of Candle ¬ mas brother ito St Blaise the Derby winner of ISS3 however made a very l old show in the Cambridgeshire which lie certainly would have won had Sloan understood the Newmarket angles better As it was he was only beaten a head by Comfrey in a desperately close finish with the favorite Sandia another American a like distance away third thirdThe The nest year 189S saw three American colts Mr Belmonts Golden Bridge Mr Curtis Archduke II and Mr Lorilktrds Elfin brother to Democrat finish amongst the also rans ransTwo Two years later America had a couple of very different horses to represent her in the Derby They were Democrat almost Invincible as a twoyearold owned by itlie late Lord William Beresford and Mr Lorillard and Disguise II a very handsome son of the great Domino and imp Bonnie Gal by Galopin the property of Mr James R Keene Bonnie Gal was purchased in the December sales 1S02 for 1600 guineas How Democrat completely lost his form after his juvenile days is well known but in the Derby Disguise II which was trained by Sinn Darling put up a good fight in which he and Forfarshire interfered with one another and at the finish occupied third position behind Diamond Jubilee and Simondale A few months later Mr Keenes colt had his revenge for he carried off the Jockey Club Stakes of 10000 sovereigns beating amongst others the Derby winner as well as For ¬ farshire and Scintillaut ScintillautIn In the Derby field of 1901 were Olympian Tan ¬ talus and Prince Charles II which were all bred in the United States The second named owned by Mr Lorillard was the last animal to carry bis colors in a classic race as his owner died about a month after the Epsom meeting Prince Charles II was the nomination of the late Jlr W C Whitney and that gentleman In conjunction with Mr Haggin in the autumn of 1901 purchased Nasturtium the absolute best colt of his age in the states for 50000 with the expressed determination of win ¬ ning the 1902 Derby with him His departure front New York was a notable one and when he reached this country he was placed in charge of Hugglns then at Heath House Newmarket Shortly after his arrival there he contracted the severe illness which left him very much affected in his wind and to the Intense disappointment of his owner the brilliant son of Watercress was compelled to decline the contest In fact he went back to America never having been started in England and at the Whitney dispersal sale in 1904 he was sold to Mr Milton Young for 10000 There were how over three Americans competing at Epsom in 1903 and all were unpinned Their names were In ¬ truder Jlr Whitney Kearsage Mr Keene and Lancewood Jlr Curtis The American representa ¬ tive In 1903 was Aceful sou of Mirthful but he could only manage fo finish sixth in the field of seven in Rock Sands year a result fully in accord ¬ ance with the opinions expressed by good Judges be Continued oa siitn page 1 AMERICANBRED EPSOM DERBY HORSES Continued from first page fore lie left the States In the 1004 Derby Lan cashlre unsuccessfully carried Mr Buchanans colors lie was bred by Mr Kecne who disposed of the son of Kingston and Calico at the previous December sales for 15000 Last season we had Orby out of an Americanbred daughter of the wonderful Han ¬ over capture the Derby as all the world knows The record of Americanbred horses in the Derby is that twentythree animals have represented the State during the last fifty years with the result that one has proved successful and two others tilled he third position Allison in London Sportsman

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