Reviving an Old Establishment, Daily Racing Form, 1914-03-18


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REVIVING AN OLD ESTABLISHMENT. New York. March 17. When racing begins in New lork there will return to the turf a racing establishment that in the early eighties was a familiar one on the amateur tracks in the east. It is the Queens lounty Stable, and it is being revived bv the descendants ot the sportsmen who, thirty years ago. made it popular. In those days the stable was raced y I" -Montague, Rene La Montngne. Sr.. and I ierre La Montague. The Queens County Stable Unit will reappear on the turf this year will be controlled by Rene La Montague, Jr., and Maurice. Montague and William La .Montague. With the revival of this famous old sporting establishment the younger generation of the La Montagues will bring back the old silks, black with red sleeves and white bars on the sleeves, and to the old-timers it will awake pleasant memories of when Zanzibar, .Monte Cristo, Jim .Murphy and Glen-bar were stars of tiie hunt meetings. Thev were some of the horses that raced successfully for the old stable. In those days of the sport Ileiirv J. Morris now a leader m the governing bodies of amateur racing, was one of the foremost gentleman riders in tiie country, and ho piloted the horses of the Queens County Stable in most of their races. For the revival of the stable a promising lot of horses are being brought together, and it has been promised that the silks will be shown at the open ing of the racing season, the Rockaway Hunt Ohm meeting. May 2. It was originally announced that the Lockaway Hunt Club would inaugurate the 1911 season of racing in New York April 25, but the date has been changed to Saturdav. Mav 2. P. Ambrose Clark and Mrs. "Clark, who raced abroad under the name or "Mr. Stokes." will bring all their horses back to this country next month. It is their intention to race in America during the coming season, and their stable will be a valuable addition to the cross-country division. Both Mr. and .Mrs. Clark have long been ardent supporters of the bunt meetings, while Mr. Clark has also met with success at the larger courses. In the shipment that will be brought back to New York will lie the mare Meadowsweet, the most sensational three-year-old jumper or 1012. This lillv would doubtless have won the Harbor Hill of that year had she been started, but -Air. Clark decided o ship her abroad after she had taken the measure of Highbridge at Piping Rock. It was her onlv start in America, but .Mr. Pell considered Highbridge good enough to go after the Liverpool Grand National and Mr. Clark had designs on the same historic race with his lilly. Meadowsweet fell sick on her journey across the Atlantic and it was a long time before she could be put into training after reaching the other side. Later she came to herself and raced with a good measure of success. While abroad Mr. Clark made several purchases, and. besides the daughter of Yankee and Campo, he will enter the field with a formidable string of jumpers. j , - t I ; ! : 1 1

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