Only Five Winners Of The Two Thousand Guineas Imported Into America, Daily Racing Form, 1915-05-14


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ONJY FIVE WINNERS OF THE TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS IMPORTED INTO AMERICA AMERICABy By DE M M LEACH Winners of the Two Thousand Guineas which have been imported into this country are five in nnmlier and include Riddlesworth Glencoe Prince Charlie Ormonde and Hock Sand The pedigrees and performances of the two latter have already been dealt with and this loaves us with only three Kiddleswortli Glencoe and Prince Charlie CharlieRiddlesworth Riddlesworth is the elder of this select little party and although he was not Imported until after Glencoe had already made three seasons in the stud in this country we may as well take him first Riddlesworth chestnut horse bred by Lord Jersey also the breeder of Glencoe and Bay Middleton was foaled in 182S and was got by Emilius out of Filagree by Soothsayer from the famous Web sister to Whalebone and Whisker Iliddleswortli was imported1 by Dr J C Mott of Alabama but eventually found his way to Ken ¬ tucky where he died at the comparatively early age of fifteen years Kiddlesworths turf career did not extend over any great length of time but he won the Uiddleswortli Stakes the Dinner Stakes and the Two Thousand Guineas in which he de ¬ feated imported Sarpedou famous as tlie sire of Alice Carneal dam of Lexington Iliddleswortli was a shortpriced favorite for the Derby but succumbed to the iiO to 1 shot Spaniel The Kmilins colt also won 400 sovereigns and 450 sovereigns and the Newmarket Derby 030 sovereigns at Ascot and 150 more at Doncaster But he like most of the rest of Englands imported classic winners has failed to set up a house of his own and is mainly known to fame as the sire of Sally Hiddlesworth dam of Maggie G and ancestress of Kings Courier winner of a Doncaster up In which lie beat sucli as Merry Gal and the Oaks winner La Koche Kings Courier also won the Jockey Club Cup finishing in front of Santol Ascot Gold Cup at evens and was placed third to Merry Gal and David Garriek for the Epsom Cup and has some good representatives racing for him on British soil soilNow Now then for Glencoe possibly the greatest all round and certainly the greatest broodmare sire ever imported into this country Glencoe was a chestnut bred as we lnov by Lord Jersey and foaled in 1831 In his breeders colors he won the KMdleawortu Stakes and the JTwp Thousand Guineas from n field of six flatterer running second Plenipotentiary however proved too good for him in the Derby Shllelagh splitting the pair Glencoe also won the Desert Stakes the Garden Stakes and the Racing Stakes but would have none of Plenipotentiarys game in the St James Palace stakes tnoiKrh he won 400 sovereigns at Ascot that year Glencoe also won the Ascot Gold Cup ami tae Goodwood Cup of two and fiveeighths miles from Colwick The Saddler Rockingbam St Leger St Giles Derby and strangely enough Mar pessa afterwards dam of Pocahontas was also included in the field Lord Jersey then challenged for The Whip in which are supposed to be in ¬ corporated some hairs from the tail of Eclipse but the challenge was not accepted and this wound up Glcneoes racing career and on being sent to the stud in England he immediately became the sire of Pocahontas and1 also of the second dam of Young Melbourne and of the dam of Torment the granddam of Petrarch and Itothcrhill Glen ¬ coe also was the sire of Malaga granddam of Cardinal York Glencoe was Imported In 1830 by J Jackson of Florence Ala but was afterwards sent to Kentucky where he scored his greatest successes in the stud Glencoe was a son of Sultan which got more winners of the Two Thousand Guineas than any horse which ever lived and was a tail male descendant of Herod which in my opinion has had much to do witb his excellence as a broodmare sire Glencoes dam Trampoline was by Tramp Web sister to Whisker and Vo ful This is the best branch of Bruce Lowes No 1 family It is not my purpose to draw at ¬ tention to the merits of Glencoe as a sire of race horses hut rather to note what a tremendous in ¬ fluence for good the blood of Glencoe has upon the production of our presentday race horses G ton co left only one son Vandal strong enough to carry on the line and Vandal gnt but one also Virgil which got Hindoo sire of Hanover a genuine onehorse Glencoe sequence Glencoe is the onlv one of all the imported classic winners Dionted included which has proven strong enough to es ¬ tablish a line of bis own and descendants of Glen ¬ coe in the male line have invariably turned out to be extraordinarily good broodmare sires cul ¬ minating in Hanover whose daughter caused him to head the winning broodmare sire list for a number of years and not one of the American bred winners of the English classics was without bis or her dash of Glencoe Hanovers daughter Rhoda B is the dam of the Derby winner Orby and the One Thousand Guineas winner Rhodora Magnolia by Glencoe was the third dam of Iro liiols Siboia gets her Glencoe through Kitty Clark Norman III traces to Mildred by Glencoe Can and Bells has strong Glencoe infusions through Domino and Durbar II is out of n mare by Meddler from Urania by Hanover and runs in direct female line to Julia by Glencoe anil all this in addition to the StoekwelL King Tom and Hatapian crosses one or other of which is almost sure to l e fonnd in these pedigrees pedigreesAt At the time when Hanover was at the zenith of his fame there appeared to be but little danger of the Gleneop line in tail mail being snuffed iut and Hamburg when located in Kentucky it the famous La Belie Stud and even when standing at Marcus Dalvs faraway Bitter Root Stud in Mon ¬ tana accomplished wonders but since they carted him oft to New Jersey that land of sand and mosquitoes his winning annual output has been ma ¬ terially lessened and Hamburg Is getting to be quite an old man now although there Is time enough yet for him to still make one or two Reasons in thi blue grass and this really should be done as it would be nothing short of n calamity if this famous line were like the rest iiermitted1 to drop out in tail male Lexington practically made his reputation as a sire off Glencoe mares Reel produced War Dance Florino was the dam of Aero ¬ lite dam of Spendthrift Rutherford Jersey Belle etc Magnolia the groat wan another daughter as were Volga Eagless Rudelighr Lightsome grancWam of Siilvator Lizzie Morgan Sally Lewis dam of Susan Beane dam of Ouondaga Strat ford Sensation and Susquehanna Judith ancestress of Domino and Hamburg Kitty Clark Dance Gaio pade Jr Novice Norfolks dam Sisters to Prior Mildred Miriam granddam of Duke of Magenta Heads I Say My Lady Pevtonn Blonde Nannie Hariver Dew Drops dam Nebula dam of Asteroid and Julia ancestress of Durbar II Truly a marvelous collection of broodmares of the highest class to which Pocahontas and the grnnddam of Young Melbourne must be added and I cannot begin to think of any stallion In any country which lias left so marked an impress on the broodmare lines of iKith England and the United States Glencoes record as a broodmare sire eclipses that of any other sire which ever lived livedWhen When carrying the burden of liis nineteen years Prince Charlie the Two Thousand Guineas winner of 1872 was purchased in England by Mr Daniel Swlgert and imported to stand for service at his Eimendorf Stud near Lexington Prince Charlie i chestnut of giant size was a son of Blair Athol out of Eastern Empress bv Surplice and despite his fine i edigree and enviable racing record was practically a failure at the stud in bis ain couniree Prestonpans afterwards imported was a In ut the best of the Princes English get and was returned the winner of the Prince of Wales Nursery at Doneaster lldpefnl Stakes and the Cri ¬ terion Stakes at two and the Liverpool Autumn Cup at three Locbiel another son was exported to Australia where he l ecame a pronounced suc ¬ cess as a sire but Prince Charlie achieved his greatest success as a stallion in this country Here be got the valiant Salvator the grand race mare Senorita Hayden Edwards sire of Bannockbnru Batten and Rensselaer Rnperta and Triaua dam of Buck Massie Prince Charlie was bred by a Mr II Jones but raced under the silks of the famous John Osborne In his early days on ac ¬ count of bis rather ungainly and undeveloped ap ¬ pearance Prince Charlie was not regarded as a coming champion but soon won for himself by his electriclike speed his way into favor and commenced bin racing career in most auspicious fashion by taking the iMiddlc Park Plate from Laburnum and Nuneham and this was followed by a win in the Criterion Stakes from Nuneham and Cremorne As a threeyearold Prince Charlie opened his campaign by winning the Two Thousand from Cremorne and Queens Messenger with Wenlock and King Lud in the field The undula ¬ tions and sharp turns of the Epsom course com ¬ bined with his wind infirmity proved his undoing in the Derby and the Blair At hoi colt was unplaced to Cremorne Pell Mell and Queens Messenger Prince Charlie then won at Ascot the Fernhill Stakes from Trombone the AllAged Stakes from Wenlock and Sterling l oth great horses and the Drawing Room Stakes at Goodwood and ran second to Wenlock for the St Leger As a fouryearold Mr Osbornes horse was unbeaten scoring ten wins right off the reel and earned for himself the title of the Prince of the T Y C No big plums came his way although all comers over his favorite course looked alike to him At five Prince Charlie scored eight wins out of nine starts his one defeat coming about at the hands or I should say feet of Blenheim which after many trials somehow managed to teat him for the Queens Stand Plate at Ascot Perhaps Prince Charlies last race was his best in which he de ¬ feated M Aumonts Cambridgeshire winner Pent Etre over the severe Rowley mile at Newmarket The Prince Charlie line In tail male appears to be rapidly fading out though not quite done with yet for Barney Schrelbers Banuockburii Is an ¬ nually responsible for a fair share of winners and there are still some male descendants of Lochiel doing stud duty in Australia It is strange in ¬ deed the manner In which these male lines come and go Who at one time would have thought that Emilius would l e snowed under or that the Blair Athol line would have dropped out in the third generation It is only by a slender thread that Melbourne still holds on onThree Three winners of the Ascot Gold Cup have been sent to ns from abroad two Glencoe and St Gatien from England and one Mortemer from France The performances and their inlluence on the blood stock of this country of the two first mentioned has already been touched upon which leaves us only Mortemer to deal with Mortemer was a chestnut foaled in 1S5 a grand race horse both in France and England and a success in the stud in France as well as this country ami wast altogether a Frenchman of distinction The year 1S 5 was a fortunate one for that great French breeder and sportsman Count LaGrango for not only was Mortemer foaled his property that year but that splendid race horse Gladiateur also carried off Englands Triple Crown and won the Grand Prix in France as well a feat never ac ¬ complished before nor since sinceThe The house of Herod claims Mortemer which was by Compiegnc out of Oointcsso by The Baron or Nuncio and a member of Bruce Lowes No 1 family Compiegne was a son of Fitz Gladiator son of Gladiatorf sire of Queen Mary and another of the many good horses such as Flying Dutch ¬ man and West Australian which have been taken out of England by the French FrenchAs As many another horse famous in after life for his ability to pack the weight and stay the dis ¬ tance Mortemer did nothing to set the Thames on tiro as a twoyearold finishing unplaced in a Stockbridge Biennial his only start in England and scoring a couple of minor wins in France The following season as a threeyearold Mortemer ran four times in England and the best he conlO do was to get second to Athena for the Grand Duke Michael Stakes Mortemer however registered four victories in his own country ran second to Oura gam at Baden Baden Germany and was placed sec ¬ ond to Sedan for the Grand St Leger de France His wins Include Prix Principal 1 mile and 7 furlongs Prix de Acacias V miles worth OSOO francs Prix de la Seine and a biennial worth 7000 francs It was however as a four yearold that Morlemer came out In his true colors and showed whal sterling stuff he was made of Starting in eighteen races he won jnst half of them always running in the l est of company at long distances and carrying much weight Count LaGranges horse won the Prix de la Seine 1 miles ran second to Trocadero for the Paris Cup won the Prix dn Printemps 1 miles 132 pounds up and the Prix de Satry 2ii miles carrying the almost impossible burden of 112 pounds Le Sarrazin beat him twice at evens for the Prix de LEmperenr 3 miles and the Prix de Pavlllion 2 miles each time bv half a length and the horse wound up his four yearold career by beating Mademoiselle de Figny Clotho Trocadero and Dutch Skater for the Prix de Ville at Marseilles MarseillesMortcmer Mortcmer started in half a dozen races the fol ¬ lowing season and won five of them including the tonthousandfranc Paris Spring Cup the Prix de la Seine 1 miles for the third time l eat Dutch Skater when picking up 117 pounds for the Prix do Pavillion and the Prix de LEmpereur easily from Mars The following season back in England once more Mortemer scored two victories out ol four tries Mortemers most meritorious perform ¬ ance was of course his victory in the Ascot Gold Cup In which be beat Verdure granddam of Sir Visto and Bona Vista Bothwell Two Thousand Guineas Kingcraft Derby Gertrude and Sidcrol ite Mortemer also ran third to Simmon and Favonins Derby in the Goodwood Cup and was after this retired to the stud In France where be got that great horse Verneuil scot Sold Vase Cup and Alexandra Plate Chatpant Two Thousand Guineas and St Christophe winner of the Grand Prix de Paris After his importation Into this country Mortemer became the sire of Exile which went mad and was shot some few years back but was a great race horse and the winner of some thirtyfour races Wanda was another big advertisement for Mortemer and his daughters have proven superlatively excellent as producers Melba being the dam of that good horse Stalwart which is now showing up so strongly as a sire The Sweeper produced Waring and others Veva was Delhis dam Snnnyside foaled Previous Saluda Is the dam of the One Thousand Guineas winner Sihola which also ran second in the Oaks Soncy Lass gave us Souffle and other good ones are Castalia Floss Mnurine etc Wanda is ma ¬ ternal ancestress of Herman B Duryeas Derby winner of 1014 A great horse indeed was Morte mer but I fear his line is played out l oth in this country and in France In tail male and we could well do with some more importations of his class

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