Thinks Engish Thoroughbred Superior: A. J. Joyner Pays Great Tribute to Tracery and Talks of Whisk Brooms Successes, Daily Racing Form, 1913-12-09


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THINKS ENGLISH THOROUGHBRED SUPERIOR. A. J. Joyner Pays Great Tribute to Tracery and Talks of Whisk Brooms Successes. New York, December S. Andrew Jackson Jack Joyner, who for live years has been training the string of thoroghbreds that Harry Payne Whitney faces in England, is here on a visit to his friends and relatives. He will have under his charge next year twenty-four liorss, including nine two-year-olds, The majority of the racers were bred by Mr. Whitney at his Brookdale Stud in New Jersey. "Racing in England is a sport and pastime to the majority of the English people." said Joyner. "Racing seems to grow in popularity in that country. Since my first trip abroad Ive seen the attendance increase materially. The sport is well conducted and the officials keep a tight grip on it." "Do you like to train horses in England:" "If I didnt I wouldnt return there," replied Joyner. "Ive been well treated over there." "What did you think of the success of Whisk Broom II. in this country? He won the triple crown here the Metropolitan, the Brooklyn and the Suburban Handicaps." "So I read," said Joyner.. "It was not a surprise to me, for Whisk Broom II. was a good horse in England. He had to meet horses of better quality in England than those he raced against in America. At present the horses in England are much better than those in this country. This is due largely to the trouble the American breeders have had during the last five years. The English thoroughbreds are distinctly high-class." "What do you think of the relative merits of Tracery and Prince Palatine:" "Tracery was a great horse one of the best race horses 1 have ever seen in any country. He was fast aud could maintain his speed a great distance. Those tilings, you know, tend to prove the quality of a race horse. I considered him a better horse than Prince Palatine this season. "Tracery certainly would have won the Ascot Gold Cup if he had not been pulled down by a man, who grabbed his bridle in the stretch. At that time he was in front of Prince Palatine. Prince Palatine was a grand horse with a great turn of speed. He liked a long route. Both horses have been retired from the turf."

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