History Of Holmdel Stud.: Wonderfully Successful Career of David Gideon Recalled by Recent Transfer of Famous Stud., Daily Racing Form, 1910-03-02


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¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ I ¬ in ¬ ¬ ¬ HISTOR OF HOLMDEL STUD Wonderfully Successful Career of David Gideon Ro called Iby Recent Transfer of Famous Stud New York March 1 The recent sale of Holm lei Stud FUrM in New Jersey reduces the thorough ¬ bred Interests of DavidfOideon to small proportions Once an assemblyman and a deputy sheriff of New Yqrk Gltyx thivldGideonjame to be a millionaire by jistnrf operations Ivorfune was kind to Mr Gideon for many years Of late however his betting jpenitious Jiave been JJijiItcd and no longer do tlie scouts for tlie big operators care to know what Daveis ftftttirig on f ok sit is a long time since he engineered a coup His few remaining broodmares including The Butterflies are boarding at a Ken ¬ tucky stock farm His Highness is dead and the inly horses now left to carry the boy In blue are four in number Yet no racing confederacy that ner existed had a more successful career than that ofGldCbn Daly from 1S01 to 1S9 In the jailer year the horse in the stable passed under tlie hammer three different times On each occasion phenomenil prices were realized Some of the horses were bought in and they led the list of winning stables in 1S91 His Highness won the Futurity and li0 0 Two others Ludwig and Merry Monarch won the Great Eastern Handicap and tlie Flathush Stakes respectively That year the stable winnings were more than a quarter of a million dollars An Incautious exjwsijre at Madison Square Garden during the horst show of 1SM was responsible for the deatn of AtigustHflmoiit the first and the sale 3t hlT young horses made it possible for David iildeoii John Daly and James Rmre to become the owners of His Highness that sou of The 111tsed which won the second richest Futurity that of 1 91 tvtr run pmncairthftfoTfeits of which Mr Gideon was still collecting majiy years after the dark blue Jacket had hcenfirst past the post The victory of His Highness that year was only one of many tri Ttniphs atJlieved byther confederacy which year by viar had begun to menace the domination of the Owyers rr rather of Michael Dwyer for the part ¬ nership which had existed between the brothers since 1875 had been dissolved and while Philip re ¬ tained the famous red and blue jacket Michaels c61ors were Vliite John IHyland did the training for Mr Gideon and Mart Bergen did tlie riding though it was Jimmy MiLaughlin who rode His Highness in the Futurity When iMerry Monarch won tlie Flatbnsh he l eat among others Huron It was about the latter that Ed Corrigan made so jjreat a protest when told that ho could not run in the Futurity He did run him through si court injunction but the judges of the thick ignored Huron thougji he finished second Thar proci dlng of Corrigans cost the westerner hundreds of thousands of dollars for his entries were thereafter barred froincourses in sympathy with the Coney Island Jockey Chili ChiliAVhat AVhat with tiio Stake winnings and successful wagers in those days David Gideon could not make i losing bet tlie llolmdcl Stud was formed and liv due time His Highness and Ludwig were placed Htits head W might as well be said right here that His Highness failed as a stallion even when mated with that oilier Futurity winner Tlie Butter ¬ flies lie begot however at least one good horse Jean Bereaud which Mr Gideon sold to the late AVillhlm C Whitney But see how the shrewdest ihon call err Milton Young was so impressed with Hfs Highness Futurity Victory that the following winter he offered Mr Gideon 0 H0 In cash for the privilegefof mating with the horse thirtylive mares This was at the rate of nearly 1000 a mare some ¬ thing unheard of at that time arid yet it was re rufced Though Hyland begged Mr Gideon to take tluJ offer1 Voc perfbdV qf flye years the GideonDaly con ¬ federacy mt re than held its own Another Futurity was woii In 1S94 when The Butterflies came home in front of Brandywine and Agitator for a 48710 stake and in 18 still another when Requital won from Crescendo Silver II and a big Held first TiiorieylfeiiigJfTMni Tims up to 1907 when Colin voi tlie race for Jaincs R Keene tlie GideonDaly confederacy were the only owners to land the richest jstake in America three times When Colin won it was jMrf lyeciies thifd victory Domino and Cha cornac being his otjior two Since Colins year AlaskMtte and Sweep have also won the Futurity As James Rowe trained Mr Belmonts Poto ¬ mac in JS90 LAlpuette in 1S97 for the young Messes JriiohipstfiUCliiitoriiac in 1S99 and Colin Maskette and Sweep in succession besides being part owner of His Highness in 181 his grip on the famous stake has been pretty strong For the GideonDaly confederacy Ramapo in 1S94 won the Suburban amU Metropolitan Handicaps lie would hayjj won U V Brooklyn Handicap too if he had been engaged In it said Hyland recently Strangely enough the Brooklyn of that year was won by the GideonDaly castoff Dr Rice which as a threeyeafrold became a bleeder and was sold to till western turfman Fred Foster in IS to cSme tiick the following spring after having heeb trained on the sandy track at Madison 111 and win tlie Grnvescndclassic GrnvescndclassicTliQUvt TliQUvt IiiJtbeGide n bonnet was to found a great stud farin in New Jersey When the initial steps were taken raging In New Jersey was flourish ¬ ing and land for breeiliiig purposes was at a good figure Tlie 241 acres cost more than K000 It was ground rich in sentiinent which attracted Mr Cidconr Many ycar Before such a renowned racer as Lexington hail grazed over the property So had Kentucky Ruthless Monday Nemesis Acrobat Atilla AVildidle and many other wellknown thor oughbrods Charles Lloyd a turfman well known in the 50s bred Macdnff on his farm there ami he was a stalwart colt sis well as being a firstclass threeyearrold llexbeat General Monroe in tlie spring of ISSXahd that was a good performance for a threeyearold threeyearoldAdjoining Adjoining the Lloyd farm was one owned by the V n Mater fiinHv fiinHvrrTliis rrTliis was sold at auction and became part of Holnidcl Joseph Van Mater besides being A gobo churchman was a famous breeder It was he who owned Monmouth Eclipse sold for 12 OOO probably at tlwt time tlie highest price paid for a thoroughbred in America The famous Flora Temple most noted notedi i t trotting mares spent a large part of her life at ftho yan Mater farm The day arrived when it Imcaine necessary to sell the place Tlie Aaii Mater family had owned it for a hundred years With tears ndtviug down his cheeks and with liter daughter at hfs side begging him to keep the old farm while lie Jived tlie old man nearly heartbroken roitorat Lthat it must be sold and so was formed the Holindel Stud which probably has passed as tlie breeding place of great horses The place js but tone hours journey from New Yprlc arid just vliy 5onle one of tlie many rich men ihtcrested in breeding thoroughbreds has not ac ¬ quired If Is surjlriHing Harry Payne Whitneys breeding establishment1 at Brookdale is only one mile away Ncjirbi atEatoutown is AV O Fiinshawes SilVer Brook Stud Not an hours journey from Red Bank is Rantocas where the late Pierre Lorillard bred year after year horses good enough to win classic stakes on the English turf Recently William Bradley a wealthy contractor has invested several hundred thousands of dollars in a breeding farm for trottersat Jlaritan A sreat many lirstclass horses have been bred in New Jersey in the last thirty years The list includes Ilenrv of Navarre Irish Lad Requital The Butterflies Loantaku Kinglike King Eric Favcrdalf 8tonenell Major Domo The Huguenot Laggard which once defeated Hanover Nick Cynosure Buckstone Duplex George gingerly Report Shigiard Pampero Parvenne upon which Pittsburg Phil once won a fortune and hun ¬ dreds of others can be named There is no stake of any consequence that has not been won by horses reared or developed inf Monmouth County Money CountyMoney was lavishly spent by Gideon Daly to make Holindel a suitable mirserv for the thorough hred There is an artesian well IOO feet deep on it feeding a inOCOgiillpa tank and this alone cost 20000 Several years ago at an expense of 2O ifM a glass observatory was erected on one of tlie build ¬ ings Tills was afterward removed To dig the stumps out of one field cost 1000 More than 100 nfen and thirty teams were employed for weeks to get the farm into the condition the owners de ¬ sired To raise the ground for the training stable more than 4riOO loads of dirt were carted Not less Ihan r0 0 was spent at Holmdel

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