G. W. Lofts Stable for Next Year, Daily Racing Form, 1916-12-08


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G. W. LOFTS STABLE FOR NEXT YEAR. Friends of Congressman Loft, one of the newcomers in the thoroughbred racing game in the east, are watching the progress of the young animals in his stable with considerable interest, mixed with best wishes. The stable is wintering at Belmont Park. Of the seven yearlings, which trainer Max Ilirsch has in his charge, six belong to Congressman Loft aiid one to Mrs. Loft. There is not an inferior-looking youngster in this lot, but three of them stand out as especially promising. Undoubtedly the "show colt" of this fine trio is the big black son of Burgomaster, out of Antipathy, by Ornament, which Mr. Loft bought at the Morris sale for 5,100 just a day or two before the opening of the race meeting at Empire City track. He is nearly a solid black, his only markings being a star and white near hind foot. At the time of sale this colt was greatly commended for his high finish, neatness and raciness of outline; but since then he has grown into a very impressive, big colt, of better than average height, and what might be termed "immense" range and substance. It often happens that a fast-growing colt seems to grow out of his good looks, but this lias not been the case with this fine son of Burgomaster Antipathy, which has retained all the grace of outline and rare finish for which lie was conspicuous at the time :pf the sale. He now looks like a grand big race horse in which quality and quantity have been most happily combined. Except in color, he looks like his world-famous grandsire, Hamburg. He is a big colt, of exquisite balance and finish. Another of this trio is the dark bay colt by Sweep, out of that famous and eminently successful broodmare, Ellangowan dam of Cock o the Walk and other good ones by De Beauvoir. Acting in Mr. Lofts behalf. Max Ilirsch bought this colt at private sale for ,000, and he seems to have been a good bargain at that. This is a moderate-sized, beautifully balanced and extremely high finished colt and in every respect the counterpart of his splendid sire. Probably just a shade over fifteen hands high, lie is essentially a big colt for his height. He has a long and beautifully bloodlike iicck, rangy and oblique shoulders, fine depth through the heart, an unusually long and cylindrical barrel, with the weight carried right back to a well-skh-tcd flank, a short broad back, a wide and thickly muscled loin and long massive quarters gracefully outlined and having both height and bieadth carried right back to the buttocks. This is a grand looking colt on short legs, a typical Sweep. He is marked with a star only. The third in the trio is a slashing big chestnut colt bv Peter Quince out of Phebe G. half-sister to Luke, by Mazagan. This colt is fully 15 hands high, though rather low at the withers. He has great length and ample substance, and while it is possible that he may not be quite as heavy as the big son of Burgomaster, at first glance he looks even larger. He looks like a real race horse even now and. as lie has a good way of going, it is reasonable to hope for really good things of him. This colt cost Mr. Loft 3,700 at the sale of the Keenland yearlings. A good-looking chestnut colt by Meelick out of Naughty Lady dam of He "Will , another nice looking chestnut colt by Golden Maxim out of Ultimate, a big bay colt by Ballot out of Busy Lady, by Meddler, and an imported brown filly the property of Mrs. Loft by Yankee out of The Hoyden, complete the list of yearlings now in the big training stable at Belmont Park, over which Max Ilirsch presides. Tims far none of them has been given a real trial, and it is doubtful if any will be tried before spring, as it is feared that as they are now backward in the matter of preparation, the ground will be frozen before they can be made ready for anything like a satisfactory lest. The more mature division of the Loft string are all that could be asked, so far as appearances go at the present time, according to recent visitors to Belmont Park. Julialeon, a prominent competitor in the last Hopeful Stakes, the handsome brown daughter of Helmet and Frances, has grown and thickened into a splendid-looking filly since she quit the races at Saratoga. She appears to be rather over 15" hands high and looks to weigli something over 1,000 pounds. She always was a handsome and racy-looking filly, lint now she looks as if she had been built on bigger and broader lines than before. While she never has been asked to do more than race at the distances for two-year-olds, and no one knows whether she will "go on" or not, she has the appearance of a weight carrier and a stayer. She appears to be absolutely sound except for a pair of osselets, which, having been punch-fired, are giving her no further trouble. One of these she throw out in her race for the Juvenile, and the other in the really good race which she ran under a bad ride for the Hopeful. Getting away right at the back of the ruck, she was rushed to the front in the worst of the going, and sent at a killing pace without any attempt to pick out good going and, as might have been expected, was pumped out by the time she entered the last furlong. " She has shown no sign of lameness this autumn, but Dr. McCulIy appears to believe that it might be well to make assurance doubly sure by giving one fetlock joint an additional treatment with the firing iron, and it is probabl.s that this will be done.

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