Outlines of the Colin-Acalot Colt, Daily Racing Form, 1916-01-11


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OUTLINES OF THE COLIN— ACAL0T COLT. The two-year-old colt by Colin- Acalot has been given plentiful laudation both in this country and abroad. For the credit of his aristocratic parentage it is «. be booed he will justify the praise his :ip pearanee has evoked by raring up to the full mans ui ■ of the sign encomium bestowed upon him. The few CothM raced in England did nothing worthy of tluir sires great fame. It may have been reserved for the Acalot coll to bring about a chance in that respect. An eastern writer, who paid him a visit in his present quarters at Gravesend. says of hiin: "He has a handsome, bMOdltfce head, which, while distinctly masculine, is rather small fur ■ rolt of his siz,. and weight, llis forehead is bread and flat, with wide, nni-iilar |OWfa tapering to :i tiue muzzle, with well expanded and. withal, rather delicate nostrils. His neck is well arched and created, and while room would prefer that it should In- longer, it is tremendously strong, muscular and neatly tapered, while a raugy and oblique shoulder i ] and a long backward slope of the withers causes him to show a great deal of horse iu front of the saddle. "He is an unusually long-bodied colt, and yet his back is exceptionally short, while his great, massive barrel conies so nearly being a perfect cylinder, expanding greatly just behind his massive and muscular shoulders, that he is afforded wonderful lung space. The great volume of barrel is carried right back to a flank which is deep and full. "Relatively his quarters are considerably higher than his withers, the sweep of his broad, muscular loin in. uniting in a convex curve to a considerably higher cross-section at the hips than might be expected in a horse of any age. "In this connection it should be added that his hip-points are not especially high, but the height between them is made up of heavy layers of muscle, which sweep backward toward a broad and rather high croup. His quarters are both rangy and massive and exquisitely finished iu artistically graceful outlines. "In the upper outline his quarters look wide arm massive, but lower down and opposite the concave curve of the think, his enormously thick and well let down stifles cause the outline to still farther expand, for his stifles are nothing short of enormous. Lower down, his gaskins. which are well sprung. carry such swelling masses of muscle on the outside that there seems to be no contraction of the vertical outline as it nears his big clean hocks, which are -et squarely and wide apart. On the inside of his gaskins he has a development of muscle which might be termed phenomenal. Iu this respect no well-known thoroughbred of this country has equalled him. unless it be Henry of Navarre. "This colt has a wonderfully broad chest, which is both full and deep. but. with all this, the arch between his forelegs seems to be perfection itself. His arms and the development of muscle above them are both enormous: his knees and hocks are large, clean and perfectly formed, and his cannon bones are short, clean, flat and tremendously strong. "He is a grand looking colt all over, and distinctively of the masculine type, but he is as gracefully and faultlessly balanced and proportioned everywhere as even the daintiest of thoroughbreds."

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